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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Belize – East to Beaches, Seafood and Golf Buggies!

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 […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

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 […]

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Wonders of Belize – The Maya

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 […]

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Wonders of Belize – Fauna and Flora

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 […]

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70 reasons to visit Belize!

1. Colour 2. Mayan Civilisation 3. Belikin Beer 4. Big Birds… 5…and Little Birds 6. Big Animals… 7…and Small Animals (ok -maybe not this guy! [tarantula in its nest!]) 8. Sunsets 9. Sunrises 10. Rasta Colours 11. Party Beaches… 12… or Empty Beaches 13. Fishing… 14… or Eating Fish… 15…or Looking at Fish 16. Small […]

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