Flying, especially if you’re perched in the co-pilot’s seat, affords you some seriously breathtaking views.

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I’m lucky to have flown our skies many times, and know that the scenes from up high can render one speechless.

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We’ve seen the multitude of colors of the Caribbean Sea when flying over the water to the cayes, noting the various little off-cayes dotting the water here and there (some with names like “Cockroach”, “Bread & Butter”, “Mosquito” and “Man O War”…). If you’re lucky, you may even see a manatee, ray or dolphins frolicking in the clear blue.

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But flying over the mainland? Oh, what a treasure trove of vistas that yields.

Tropic Air Flight Mountains Cayes Air View-11I’m a mountain girl (from the Cayo District) so the sight of greens in every shade, rings of mountains and trees in bloom, the occasional puff of cloud…oh yes, please gimme that!

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You bet I was beyond excited to check out the incredible views during my flight to Punta Gorda, Toledo! It was my first time traveling to the southernmost district by plane, and I could not wait to see it from above.

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From winding rivers…

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To peaks and valleys…

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Tiny houses on large tracts of land (Ambergris Caye, why you so small?! Where’s my acreage?!)…

Land…green, green land…as far as the eye could see!

Tropic Air Flight Mountains Cayes Air View-12I focused so much on catching the shots of the mountains as they grew closer…

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and closer…oh…whoops! We were landing!

Thanks Tropic Air, for letting me clamber to the co-pilot seat (seriously, best seat in the house) – those vistas I’ll carry in my mind forever!

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About the Author: Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym ‘Tia Chocolate’. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.

Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.

She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.


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