May 14, 2019.Reading time 16 minutes.
For the majority of first time visitors, northern Belize means Orange Walk District and most head at some stage to the tiny hamlet of Indian Church where the Maya city of Lamanai is located. Access to the area is challenging – an irregular bus service travels 35 miles from the town of Orange […]
May 11, 2019.Reading time 11 minutes.
Belize’s barrier reef, stretching for over 350 miles, is the longest in the western hemisphere. A string of about 200 islands – cayes – is the main tourist attraction in the country. We were heading to the largest – Ambergris Caye – and the main town of San Pedro. Getting There: By land or […]
May 10, 2019.Reading time 1 minute.
I is for Irishness For such a small nation, we certainly pack a punch. The Irish diaspora has been put at over 70 MILLION worldwide. But there are many far flung (and not so far flung) corners where we are still unknown. We are usually met with one of two reactions: Faces sometimes light up […]
May 8, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
Sandwiched between the more famous sites of Yukatan and Guatamala, many archaeologists and cultural anthropologists now believe that Belize was actually the centre of the Maya civilization. Spanning about 4000 years, this society flourished and evolved into a sophisticated network of city states, each one with its own ruler and bound together through trade, religion […]
May 6, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
Fauna The one thing you will want to catch sight of is the elusive jaguar (on the other hand of course, the last thing you’ll probably want to meet is the elusive jaguar!). Few in number and rarely spotted nowadays, its best to forget about it and enjoy everything else on offer. You will see […]