Hugh Parkey'S Belize Adventure Lodge
Travel Blogs from Belize City
I slept most of the 3 hour drive from the border. We arrived into Belize City at 7am (after 7 hours on the bus) This country is so different to Mexico. The main road was just a single carriage way, full of pot holes and speed bumps, so it was impossible to get up any speed. The houses and buildings are all dotted along the sides of the roads - very colourful and many on stilts. Palm trees were dotted around and the whole area felt a lot more tropical compared to Mexico. ...
... prosciutto and artichokes, and free wine. I was clearly made for this type of lifestyle, and someone is going to need to fix this problem! We went through customs easily, where one of the officials told me he liked my face, and invited me to a party... then hit up the duty free shop at the airport to purchase some supplies. We met our van driver, and the drive to San Ignacio was MUCH smoother this time, and it was light out, so we could actually see ...
... are sometimes called sea cows and can grow up to 4 metres long weighing as much as 590kg, and unfortunately these slow gentle giants are an endangered species.
We then had time for some free snorkelling to explore the reef as we wished. I headed over to the coral and spotted loads of colourful fish and some beautiful coral - really bright purple and fanned out like a tree. I also saw a small shark before snorkelling back over to the edge of the reef where I ...
... br> Early Preclassic +2000-1000 BC
Middle Preclassic 1000-400 BC
Late Preclassic 400 BC- 100 AD
Terminal Preclassic 100-250 AD
Preclassic Collapse c 250 AD
Early Classic 250- 600 AD
Late Classic 600-850 AD
Terminal Classic 850-1000 AD
Post Classic 900-1500 AD
1. Early Preclassic (Formative)- The earliest distinctly Maya settlements date to c2000/1800 BC. However, the Maya settlement, ...
... in Belize before left Florida, due to the time differences!
The airport was small and we walked from the plane, across the tarmac and into the airport. Ahh, slight problem- we should have filled in two forms, no, three forms (they gave up on us in the end since we were confused). The rep (Issi) from Pook's Hill was there for us with his placard and as he had no one else to collect we set off in the 4x4 immediately. The car drove along the edge ...