Belize Travel Articles

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 […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #6
Monday, June 21: Braids, Snakes and Dogs Well, I’m not sure the Caribbean braids are an unqualified success. They’re certainly cooler, but I have to be very careful and wear my hat all the time in order not to get a checkered sunburn on my scalp. Tony and Therese’s 5-year-old daughter said my hair looked […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #16
October 8: The Quadrille, or, Lewis Carrol Ain’t Got Nuthin’ On Us! I offer here, an entire, unedited article from the online version of the Belize Reporter Newspaper – one of four national newspapers in the country (there are no local newspapers). Two of them are produced by political parties, two are not. This one […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #35
December 21: Is it really Christmas? Several of you have had the experience of trying to get into the Christmas spirit in a tropical clime. Just doesn’t work for me. I put up my Christmas lights and got out my presents, wrapped and sent off some others (but not soon enough I fear), helped Tony […]
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 […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #5
Saturday, June 19: Saturday in San Pedro Gradually sorting out what I’m here to do. Last night I went to the annual banquet of the Belize Tourism Industry Association at the grand opening of a convention center facility – banquet, awards, speeches, dance. Only a few differences between this and the run-of-the-mill event those of […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #15
October 7: Day-to-Day Life – Part 1: Avoiding Nocturnal Mosquito Bites It appears to be true that mosquitoes do not land in a breeze and that although they can bite through cloth, it has to be taut enough to give them some drilling purchase. So here are a few techniques for not getting bitten while […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #34
December 15: Tobacco Caye: A “Trip” The plan after my night at the lodge with Capt. Frank, Sgt. Alejandro and the drunk (a Saturday) was that we would meet on the street in front of my house at 7:30 am for our day trip to Tobacco Caye. Now there was a time in my life […]
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 […]
Paget’s Belize Journal #43
January 25: The Last Few Days Well, I’m back home, taking hot showers and goggling at all the white people. But I have a few more thoughts in me about Belize. If it’s not as interesting because the dramatic tension is gone (or for any other reason), just let me know. First I want to […]