Vignettes from a lifetime of Travel

X is for  Xunantunich   Anuradhapura,   Kanchanaburi,  Chichicastenango,  Chefchaouen,  Xunantunich……. I can rattle off place names with 3 or 4 syllables but don’t ask me to remember anything shorter (and don’t get me started on people’s names – I was always useless!). I wrote my first vignette in February 2019.    Wasn’t I the lucky […]

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Thinking of Belize? – Things you need to know…

First Things First When to go? The best time to visit is between December and March (but of course this is also the most expensive). The rainy season is from June to November. Most hurricanes (Sept/Oct) pass north of Belize but there is no guarantee of course. Paperwork Everyone needs a passport. If you are […]

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Belize – West to Market Towns, Toucans and Spectacular Landscapes

Western Belize is a great base for jungle trips,  caves and excursions over the border to Tikal in Guatemala.    Road access is better than that of Lamanai in the north so its also a good place to view Belizean Maya ruins.   It combines very well with the cayes for a ‘surf n turf’  trip. […]

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Belize – South to Palm Trees, Ocean and even more Colour!

‘This mobile is for you – We’ve added $5 credit and our number – just in case you wish to make local calls or need to get in touch with us while you’re out’ Well that’s a first for us! Welcome to Placencia!   Placencia This fishing village is well worth the bit of effort […]

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Belize – North to the Jungle, River and Maya Ruins

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 […]

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