Belize Travel Articles

 
Paget’s Belize Journal #40
January 10: Caye Caulker – The Haircut Well, my trip to Caye Caulker was one of those mixed experiences. The water taxi from Belize City takes about 45 minutes and it was threatening to rain and the wind was pretty chilly. But since you’re packed in with (officially) 31 other tourists and locals it’s not […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #26
November 17: Night Noise, Settlement Day I’ve had a restless enough go of it the last two nights that I decided to complain a little. Although there are not enough people here to make a truly difficult noise pollution situation, it can be bad enough. The noise at night and early morning comes from two […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #11
September 28: More Weather; Sensations; Housing Today Dangriga is back to being a refreshingly breezy coastal community, but when I first arrived here, it was very still. The staff at Pelican Beach (the resort where I’m staying temporarily) say it’s because the two hurricanes that ran up the coast in the last two weeks were […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #4
Friday, June 18: Flying to San Pedro; Sand Crabs Here I am in San Pedro (Canon Beach, or maybe Rockaway Beach at 110 degrees with dreadlocks) and finally got a connection that seems “normal” in a streetside lab ($16/hr US to rent a machine and Internet connection). Flew over in two different 8-passenger twin-engine something […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #25
November 12: The Brits; Furniture Therese and I just got back from a trip to the capitol, Belmopan, to talk to the British High Commissioner (a super-ambassador) and his staff about developing a web site. It looks like we’ll get the job, partly because the Brits want to show up the Americans (that is, the […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #10
September 27: Here I Am and It’s Hot! Here I am in Belize and well on my way to slowing down. Since we have lots of new people on the list since my June visit, I will repeat some general information about Belize and Dangriga. Belize is the northern-most country in Central America, on the […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #39
January 7: Bits and Pieces About Life in Belize As my time here begins to wind down, I’ve been thinking about the major social characteristics and influences that I’ve written little or nothing about. The short list is: Lottery, Drugs & Crime, Asian Merchants, Government Indifference/Corruption and Sexuality. Well, and Death. And maybe Coca-Cola. That […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #24
November 6: Food Experiments Even though Belizeans (or at least the Garifuna) are content to eat beans and rice and stewed chicken every day, the food here is really quite good and varied. The fresh fish and shellfish of course are wonderful. I’ve also braved the local Chinese restaurant and it’s excellent. Satisfies my lust […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #38
December 31: Some Christmas Experiences I had quite a nice time over the Christmas holiday even though nothing topped the moon, caye, shrimp and Chardonnay of early in the week. Christmas Eve I went visiting with Therese and the kids to see her sister (fruitcake, cashew wine) and her mother (fruitcake, rum popo – a […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #23
November 2: Observations on Transportation As I think I’ve mentioned, there’s not much in the way of paved roads in Belize. There’s a big project to pave the Southern Highway and most of the Hummingbird Highway is paved, and also the roads between the major population centers in the north. But in general, roads are […]
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