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Jan 3, 2012 - Orange Walk, Belize

Greetings from Orange Walk, Belize. We got up early this morning and took a taxi to Chetumal and then a bus from Chetumal to Orange Walk in Belize. Belize is an English-speaking country with a constitutional monarchy. It is not a republic. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. Just like Canada. The Belize dollar is the local currency. The Belize busses are a fleet of ancient school busses - donated castoffs from the southern United States. The one that we went on was a Smith County School Bus, wherever that is. It might be somewhere...

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Feb 21, 2010 - Orange Walk, Belize

To Orange Walk, Belize...uneventful crossing, less than 2 hours on bus, went to 1st choice - Lamanai Riverside Retreat, Lance there very nice, helpful, but no room...he called Orchid Palm Inn for us and got us a room, even called a taxi to cart us there - courtesy of him. Waiting to sign up for River Tour we had a good lunch of veggies & salad & chickburger, but pricey. At Inn we showered immed...wash off hot, sticky bodies. Room here w/ fan and good TV is $40 US. Shopped at market for dinner - canned veggies, crackers and Happy Cow chez -...

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Apr 5, 2009 - Lamanai Ruins

This entry is actually a continuation of the previous one. After our long boat ride, we arrived at Lamanai. We ate a typical local lunch of rice, chicken and beans and then headed off to the ruins. Here again, Carlos proved how knowledgeable he is, and provided a great deal of information as we traveled to the different sites. We learned that it was a Canadian from the University of Toronto who was primarily responsible for the excavation of the site at Lamanai. What we also found out is that only 2 percent of the site is excavated and the...

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Apr 5, 2009 - My first boat ride

Well, I have been very busy the last few days, so much so, that at the end of the day I am just plum tuckered out. I wonder if that is why I am purple? Sunday, April 5th I went on my very first boat ride. Cory and Elaine along with Fiona took a Lamanai river tour. This tour was a 30+ mile long boat trip along the new river in Lamanai. On the boat ride we saw many interesting things, including crocodiles, which makes sense because Lamanai means submerged crocodile. We saw all kinds of flora and fauna such as air gardens, stranger vines, fig...

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Apr 4, 2009 - Traveling to Belize

So today was moving day. Time to pack up and head to a new country. Before doing this, they headed to the post office to mail, a few things, back to Canada. Now working for the post office Elaine has a bit of knowledge on how things work. Apparently they work differently in Mexico. She kept waiting for the worker to ask her to fill out a customs declaration. He never did. So we shall see, if the parcel arrives. It did come with a tracking number, and the good Mexican postal employee, did point our the Mexican Post website for tracking the...

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