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Journey to the Mayan Village

It’s 2012, the famed year of the Maya when the current Mayan calendar ends.  There is a large population of Maya in Belize, so it is appropriate that we would get to visit an authentic Mayan village in 2012. We deliberately did not read about Mayan life, history or much of anything.  We wanted to experience […]

Heading out of Dangriga

Dang to Dangriga

Dear Dangriga, It’s hard to write a letter like this, but we have to.  We tried to like you, we really did.  We normally see the good in a lot of places, but you did disappoint.  Perhaps we came with expectations. We were warned via our bus breaking down twice on the way to see […]

Our Garifuna Gals

The Simple Pleasures of Hopkins

I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held […]

See, these are fun & flirtatious beach chairs

Sugar Beaches & Seaweed Shakes of Placencia

If a word can be spoken that evokes the essence of the thing or place it is describing, then the word “Placencia”, is it. The sound of the word is as beautiful and exotic as the place itself. Say it out loud and slow: Pla-cen-ci-a.  Gorgeous! We almost skipped stopping in Placencia. Guide books and […]

Main mode of transporation

Hearing the Silence in Punta Gorda on Christmas

The flight to Punta Gorda, or PG Town as they call it, took us over the rolling mountains, citrus fields and streams along the beautiful coastal area of Belize.  The little Cessna plane flew close to the ground, so we could really see the roll of the land and each individual citrus tree. Our flight […]

First Time in First Class

To fly from Costa Rica to Belize, we had two choices.  The first was an economy fare that entailed a 23 hour journey.  The second was executive class, which took 3 1/2 hours.  The price for first class was actually less than the economy, so it made the decision a no-brainer.  I booked all four […]