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Stories and Tips Belize

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Craft with the Chiacs

Written by MichaelJM on 20 Mar, 2013

In the afternoon we were shown the route to meet up with Marta Chiac, a partner in this new venture. It was a 10 minute walk to Marta’s home and we hadn’t got that far when we saw her smiling face coming towards us. I…Read More

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Cycling the tracks

Written by MichaelJM on 09 Mar, 2013

We arrived at the tiny airport of Punta Gorde, or PG as it is more affectionately known, and having disembarked (banging my head on the ceiling of the small plane as I battled to get off) we found our way to the baggage retrieval point.…Read More

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Pausing in Punta Gorda (PG to those in the know)

Written by MichaelJM on 09 Mar, 2013

We were a healthy cycle ride away from the centre of PG and despite the condition of the road it only took our gang of 4 around 20 minutes to get there. PG is built on a grid of roads with Far West Street being…Read More

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Spotlight Safari

Written by MichaelJM on 09 Mar, 2013

We had chosen our six "free excursions" at Lamanai and the first one was The Spotlight Safari. We had to assemble at 7.30 at the landing pier and as dutiful tourists all 8 of us were there on time. Our guide fired up the motor…Read More

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Tree Frogs and Hairy Tarantulas

Written by MichaelJM on 08 Mar, 2013

Our friends had taken the night-time trail the previous day so we were looking forward to a similar experience. The highlight for them had been a Toucan that they’d spotted in a distant tree. It was too far to appreciate with the naked eye, but…Read More

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Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Written by MichaelJM on 07 Mar, 2013

One of the outings offered by Lamanai Lodge was the "Sunset Cocktail" and surprisingly it involved Sunset, Cocktail and water. We assembled at 4.00 pm at the lodge’s pier and soon the four of us were clambering onto the pontoon. It hadn’t taken long for…Read More

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a town worth a wander?

Written by MichaelJM on 01 Mar, 2013

We made use of the free transport provide by Victoria House and cycled our way into the small village of San Pedro. I’m not sure quite what I was expecting but as the words of the cab driver who took us from the airport to…Read More

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Cotton Tree Chocolate - Making Our Chocolate Bars

Written by Montse on 06 Jul, 2010

This is a continuation of the Cotton Tree Chocolate Tour entry. The review ended with our chocolate in the conching machine. After three days it was ready to move onto the next steps. One of the best parts of today was the air…Read More

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Swimming the Blue Creek Caves

Written by Montse on 05 Jul, 2010

The pictures and stories about visits to the cave really piqued my interest. You might remember from a previous journal that I'm not a great swimmer, so I was a little worried about whether I could handle this adventure. The guides and my friends…Read More

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Jungle Survival Trek

Written by Montse on 05 Jul, 2010

After a relaxing morning of tortilla making, it was time to step it up a notch and see some more of the country. I arranged for a jungle survival check with Armando the gardener at the lodge. He was such happy gentleman and so…Read More

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