Caye Caulker "Not a Lot of Hoop or Hoopla but Still and Always a Lot of Fun" is a new book that captures a collection of words and images on how the authors felt. One of the them is Tina Auxillou, an islander of Caye Caulker, who shares her memories of growing up on the Caye. The other two authors are Susanne Michelus & Jason Elliots, frequent visitors to the island. They both capture the vibe and true essence of Caye Caulker village life, sharing their perspective through photographs and words.

The book is a beautiful collaboration and journey in words and images about the island of Caye Caulker, Belize. The book was executed as a self production with an on-demand-printing company ( and their virtual bookstore. The book was published online on Blurb and can be viewed or purchased at

About the Authors:

*Tina Auxillou is a native and life-long resident of Caye Caulker. Aside from being a regular contributor to the Caye Caulker Chronicles for nearly ten years, she has also served as the Special Assistant to the Ambassador of Chile in Africa and is currently the owner and operator of Tina’s Backpackers, a beachfront hostel.

*Jason Elliott is a frequent traveler and professional writer based out of South Florida .

*Susanne Michelus was, until now a New York-based portrait and lifestyle photographer.

She was born and raised in Germany where she studied photography at the FH Bielefeld with Gottfried Jaeger. Susanne continued her studies at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and the New School in New York. This summer Susanne is relocating with her son to Caye Caulker; she is bringing her photography to the island and she is going to take on Tina’s Backpackers and continue the business as Yuma’s House Belize.

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