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Boat Trip Bonanza / Reflections on Belize

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Views [2378]

Boat Trip Bonanza Our last destination in Belize was Orange Walk in the north of the country.  This is Belize´s second town, an agricultural centre near to the main concentrations of Mennonite communities in the country.  The main reason most ... Read more >

Tags: crime, guatemalan land claims, laidbackness, lamanai, orange walk, reflections on belize

Getting wet in Caye Caulker!

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [1103]

In Belize, by the Carib Sea... we thought:  let´s go to Caye Caulker and enjoy some sun!  Maybe snorkelling too! But we sneezed instead   and stayed in bed,   feeling half thankful we didn´t have ´flu! Then, thankfully, after three days of wind ... Read more >

Tags: finally sun, rain, sand, snorkelling

Sleepy Time at Belize Zoo

Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | Views [1895]

Trundling by chicken bus towards Belize City, we took some time out to visit Belize Zoo conveniently located next to the highway. The zoo and associated Tropical Education Centre was established in 1983, to quote the blurb, “as a last ditch effort to ... Read more >

Tags: belize city, belize zoo, sleepy animals

San Ignacio, Adventure Capital

Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [2551]

After the backwater horror of Belmopan, we were pleasantly surprised by San Ignacio – Belize´s third biggest town. Its gets a lot of tourist activity, as its near a handful of Mayan sites, including Tikal, across the border in Guatemala. Its also next ... Read more >

Tags: caracol, cave-tubing, mountain pine ridge reserve, nice restaurants, san ignacio, xunantunich

Crouching Basilisk, Hidden Jaguar

Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Views [1449]

Once back from MMRF, we spent a few days in Punta Gorda.   Its an unremarkable town, but we have to say that it had some of the friendliest people that we´ve found so far – lots of people just wanted to chat; to find out where we were from, to tell ... Read more >

Tags: cockscombe basin reserve, maya center, punta gorda

Volunteering at the Maya Mountain Research Farm

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [4620] | Comments [3]

Alter our very relaxing time in Placencia, we caught a bus down south on the long, straight southern highway that passes through mile upon mile of scrubby lowland forest, as far as the eye can see.  It looked like the forestry service was trying, ... Read more >

Tags: lubuntuun, maya mountain research farm, mmrf, permaculture, san pedro columbia, volunteering

Down but not out in Placencia

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | Views [872]

Puerto Cortes would be our last stop in Honduras. The biggest container port in Honduras (if not the only), this working city would be home for two nights and a day until we took the Monday ferry to Belize. The sun was back at last - just in time ... Read more >

Tags: placencia, sand and pink lemonade, sea, sun

Gallery: Belize - Sleepy time at Belize Zoo

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Gallery: Belize - Caye Caulker and Lamanai

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Gallery: Belize - San Ignacio & Around

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Gallery: Belize - Punta Gorda & Cockscombe Basin Reserve

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Gallery: Belize - Maya Mountain Research Farm

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Gallery: Belize - Placencia

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