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Belize

Belize was a great country – it was a great change to be in amongst English spoken people. There was a certain refinement, despite the poverty, the we had not seen in Mexico. Yards were trimmed, fences were kept up. People were proud of where they lived.

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Belize

Douglas da Silva, Belize - November 16, 2003
We spent the night at a nice campsite in a little town in the Pine Ridge Area. It was quite funny, because it was a logging area and there were dirt roads heading everywhere just like there are in Canada’s logging areas. In the morning we’re going to see a 1,000ft waterfall before heading to […]

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Las Cuevas Research Station, Belize - November 15, 2003
Las Cuevas Biological Research Station is in the southwestern region of Belize and is accessible by a two hour long drive along unpaved roads which require a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The research station is not open for visitors, but we managed to see the place because we got hold of a masters student who […]

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Placencia, Belize - November 13, 2003
In the morning, we went to Cisco and Jackie’s house to say goodbye and to thank them for their generosity in letting us camp so many nights at the marina. They invited us into their home and we had breakfast together. Jackie offered to do our laundry (because most of our stuff was wet and […]

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Francisco’s Citrus Farm, Belize - November 10, 2003
The morning after the big storm, all of our gear was thoroughly soaked, including all the carpets in the truck etc. (you get the picture). We packed up and headed inland towards Cisco’s citrus farm where he said we could hang out and spend time at the waterfall on the property. The farm was about […]

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Snorkeling at San Pedro, Belize - November 9, 2003
We set off early in the morning and caught the first water taxi across to an island about 1 1/2 hours offshore. We spent the whole day there checking out the little town (San Pedro) and snorkeling in the water offshore. We picked up our snorkeling gear a few hours before our snorkel trip started […]

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Mmm, the Belize saga … - November 8, 2003
Well, we got packed up and proceeded to the Southern Mexican border to cross over into Belize. The usual confusion with the language complicated matters again, and R&R had to pay more money for obtaining a multiple entry visa which they will need on their way back. The trouble with these ‘officials’ is that whatever […]

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Belize City, Belize - November 8, 2003
We’re so used to travelling in Mexico where distances between places are really large, and it always takes alot of time to get anywhere. It’s hard for us to comprehend how small Belize really is. Belize has a population of about 250,000, and relatively few roads! There are only three main highways in the country […]

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Honey Lake, Belize - November 7, 2003
It took about 2.5 hours to cross the Belize border. All the border officials were really friendly, and it was great to hear English for the first time in over a month.  Vehicle insurance is mandatory in Belize, and we were easily able to purchase the necessary insurance at the border. We headed south and […]

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