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Where we ate:
Starlight - amazing Conch Chow Mein - total dinner for two $15
Riverside Cafe - Stewed Pork & Chicken lunch for two $10
We set out from Belize City by public bus to see the countryside and get visit Dangriga and see the culture of the Garifuna. With a quick breakfast from street carts at the bus …
Thanks to the Kashas for many of the good pics!
We woke up to flooding. There was a guy in the lot fly fishing. We took our coupons to the cozy La Petite next door and picked up all kinds of goodies and were off to Dangriga. We were very late arriving at Williams, misjudged the time to get down to Belmopan, then across through the beautiful humming bird highway to about mile 9. We looked for the Red Roof and you can not miss ...
... ask someone with short hair. I was also looking for some shorts - I totally thought I would be able to buy shorts here and I haven't seen any that weren't tight jean shorts in a month! So we were popping into little stores to see what they had. At one, the lady had short hair! So I asked where she got it done, and she sent me to Shar's, then said "hi, didn't we meet you at Peggy's yesterday?" Well yes, we had! Off we went to find Shar, who was right on the street ...
... made, after it was suggested I should visit). At Cathy & Steve's, managed to avoid the hazardous territory of wiping all of the music off my iPod, and left not only with a densely packed Garifunan playlist, but also a host of others. As we worked through iTunes, the repeated interaction between Cathy and I was broadly: "but you've surely heard of [...]?", she would then reply to my vacant expression with one of disbelief/ sympathy. And then drag and drop. With ...
Dangriga is the countries center for Garifuna culture - they descended from African slaves who were moved here by the British. They also have their own african-like language which is very different from Creole language which is spoken by many other black an mixed race people in Belize. Creole is a mix of English, Spanish, French and other words thrown together in a Jamaican-like jumble.
We hired ...
Basic room with AC, but the AC was so noisy it made it hard to sleep. The AC unit wasn't sealed to the wall so some rather large insects were able to crawl through the cracks during the night. Right across from a park, helpful staff. I would say this would be worth about 2/3 of the price they charge, but it was so hot we couldn't be bothered to walk around looking anymore.
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