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Feb 7, 2015 - Dangriga

Today I met George. I was having my toast at the Riverside Cafe when he came in, ordered and sat at my table. There were load of empty ones where any Brit would have sat. George started a conversation which only ended when I had finished. He is a security guard in a school, 43, divorced, no children, wants to work in a hostel for difficult children and manages a singer. Last weekend he was in San Pedro for a gig and next weekend back there to make a music video. NIce guy, long dreadlocks, brightly coloured baseball cap and t-shirt and very...

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Feb 6, 2015 - 5-6 Feb Punto Gorda to Dangriga

No entry for yesterday as I was unwell for most of the day. The only light touch was a fantastic veggie burrito about a foot long under a thatched roof near the sea. l got some more tablets from the pharmacy and hope they will work. This is the wettest part of Belize but raining mostly at night - and it did. It tippled down for about 30 minutes and today looks grey and damp, but warm. I head off to Dangriga on the 9:50 bus - remember our old buses with chrome handles running along the backs of the seats? My bus is of this ilk, rather...

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Jan 18, 2012 - Dangriga

A fourth day of off and on rain. Today we moved to the town of Dangriga. Staying at the Bluefield Lodge. Dangriga is a Garifuna town. The Garifuna have an interesting history. Four tribes of Carib Indians from northern South America migrated to the Caribbean Islands in the 1300s where they encountered the Arawack Indians. The Arawaks killed all the Carib men and kept the women. The next part of the history has two versions of how the Africans entered the area. Either they came on their own from Africa before the white Europeans came or...

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Find Tom 4

Sep 10, 2011 - Dangriga, home of Garifuna and the famous drum maker

8th-9th Sept, Caye Caulker- Dangriga- Honduras8th Sept Caye Caulker to Dangriga. Total traveling hours= 5 We had early start today as we had a good distance to travel. Another water taxi to Belize City and a 20minute treck across town to get to the "bus station". Not a pleasent experience in 30 degree heat with a 23kg rucksack on my back. Why didn't I listen to my mother and pack light! :) Belize City was not what I expected at all, it was a complete shanty town. Most buildings were made out of wood with tin roofs and to say it was once...

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Apr 20, 2011 - Glover´s Reef Atoll

Glover´s Atoll is such a place where you start giving the pelicans a name after a while. We called our one Albert. He was usually seen on the early morning and afternoon checking us out. Meanwhile we were busy trying cracking up fresh coconut and digesting the fresh fish we eat every day. Our tent was pitched on a fairly busy place. At day time every now and then a snorkeler travelled by enjoying the marvel of the underwater world 5 meter off the beach. Short before dusk another show kept us excited every day: sharks and rays started...

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Bikefeeling

Feb 25, 2010 - Dangriga via Belize City & Belmopan

Breakfast w/ folks we met, Mary & Ralph from Portland...decided to try meeting up in San Ignacio on Sat. Took water taxi back to Belize City, walked to bus station and immed got on bus to Dangriga. Less than 2 hours later arr...bus traveled on nice 2 lane road, past miles of citrus groves (mostly oranges, some grapefruit). Just before entering Dangriga we passed a big processing plant (CPBL?)for fruit, lots of tractor trailers hauling loads of oranges - for juice?. Bus was just a step up from school bus...AC was on the whole time even tho...

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Feb 11, 2010 - in dangriga updating my blog for you

So we have now been camped out in the jungle for a few nights. Some of our days have been blistering hot (nothing I can’t stand), and some have been humid and wet. Trevor tells us that it is the beginning of the dry season so i guess we should be thankfull for the rainy days. I don’t mind them, its a break from the sun and it’s still plenty warm out even if you are a bit damp. We are on a 20 acre property owned by my mom’s pals. It’s the first property on this river after the forest reserve and the water is absolutely wonderful. It’s as...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Hopkins

A tiny seaside village on a dirt road, Hopkins remains a traditional Garifuna community. The bus from Placencia dropped us on the main road from where we had to hitch the remaining four miles into the village. Although there is very little traffic we were fortunate enough to get a lift straight away. More 'R and R' on the beach, whilst in the evening we enjoyed the rythyms and dancing of the local Garifuna drumming (very African in style).

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May 29, 2008 - Dangriga

The idea was to spend one night in the mainly Garifuna town of Dangriga, while we waited for a boat to the cayes, Tobacco Caye in particular. We had heard that the snorkeling was amazing, and view from the small island couldn’t be beat. Unbeknownst to us though was that the spurts of rain we had been seeing all weekend were not in fact just the beginning of rainy season, but were actually the outer bands of tropical storm Alma. As we pulled into town it was pouring rain, and after we dropped of much needed laundry we found a place called...

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