The Great House
Travel Blogs from Belize City
Tuesday 24th September - after our visit to the Iguana reserve we travel the 150km to Belize City, which was the capital until 10 or 15 years ago when a hurricane caused extensive flooding and the capital was moved inland to "higher" ground - most of Belize City is at or below sea level.
As we drive through green countryside of fields with …
Great flight to
Houston. I think Jewel was running on 2 hrs of sleep! Wifi was $7 for
connection at the airport, but a worker directed us to the big doors
that closed off the United executive lounge and Wifi was no respecter
of doors so I joined what looked like a few beggars sitting outside a
rich house and enjoyed free …
This will be where we spend our first night. There are more photos below. Here is a little about Belize City:
"Belize is another beautiful Central American country wedged between Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea. In fact, many people say Belize is more like an island in the Caribbean rather than a mainland country. Part of Belize's beauty …
... lied in shambles or moderate wealth--the mark of colonialism, natural disaster and the increasing wealth gap--1st and 3rd world. Walking miles, we came across just a few offerings of food--most of which were Chinese. Many people stopped us to say hello and ask where we were from. Most people at least smiled and told us to be safe as well. Signs warning about HIV, abortions and abstinence were all over the city. We finally stumbled on one of the ...
... after we got into bed, the heavens opened. Luckily our tent proved to be waterproof.
We were up again early and after another great breakfast we left at 9am. We stopped at an island called South Caye where we saw a massive eagle ray and some squid.
During the next period of sailing Lauren and I were on the back of the boat watching the rods when something huge bit one of the lures. Unfortunately it was again too strong for ...