Belize Travel Articles

 
Paget’s Belize Journal #14
October 5: Dock Activities, Yoga and Nightlife One of the reasons I will be very sad to leave Pelican Beach Resort (when I finally find a house) is the dock. It’s about 120 feet out into the ocean and 8 to 10 feet wide. The water underneath is quite shallow, no more than 2-4 feet […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #33
December 15: A Belizean Week-end I got a little more adventurous this weekend and ended up with some typically Belizean experiences, unlike my usual mode which is mostly observation. On Saturday night I finally visited a Belizean bar (a real one, not the kind at a resort) with Capt. Frank, Sgt. Alejandro and another guy. […]
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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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Paget’s Belize Journal #42
January 18: Red Bank, Scarlet Macaws, Gray Skies My last nature trip in Belize was a good one, very strange and jungly. We (Godfrey the guide, a couple from Las Vegas and me) started out from Dangriga a little before 6:00 am to drive to Red Bank, a Mayan/Indian village south of here so we […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #13
October 4: Security and SNORKELING! Just a short note to finish the security topic for now and then on to the good stuff. The point of all this security is not physical protection but possessions protection. As I was told, “The Garifuna, they like to thieve a bit, but they will never hurt you, no.” […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #32
December 10: A Trip to Cockscomb Basin They called me Wednesday from Pelican Beach and said that there was a tour going to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday that had space available. So I went. There hasn’t been much opportunity for me to tag along on tours lately because there haven’t been many tourists […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #22
October 23: A Weather Report or, What they think is cold Here’s another Belize weather report for you: GENERAL SITUATION: COLD FRONT AFFECTING THE COUNTRY! TEMPERATURES: HIGHS(TODAY) COASTAL 30C/86F INLAND 30C/86F LOWS(TONIGHT) COASTAL 20C/68 INLAND 16C/61F And that’s what Belize thinks is cold! October 23: Minimum Wage I know it’s foolish to comment on politics […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #41
January 14: Caye Caulker Again After my haircut I went walking around the village to see what I could see. This is a nice little beach town (in the middle of the ocean), pretty much focused on tourism and water sports. One end of the island is mangrove swamp and apparently good for bird-watching via […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #12
October 1: Housing Styles and Security A few people have expressed some interest in the security measures that are in place here, presumably because of my mention both of the issue of security bars on houses and the night security man at Pelican Beach. For Dangriga in general, it appears that neighbors look out for […]
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Paget’s Belize Journal #31
December 7: Thanksgiving in Mexico Thanksgiving in Mexico with Carol’s friends was a good combination of traditional and local color. Carol and J.B. are back in Bacalar, located about 10 miles from Chetumal (just across the Belize border) on a beautiful lake called “Lake of the Seven Colors.” The water is very clear and still […]
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