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Nov 2, 2012 - Punta Gorda and the community centre!

A quick stop here for one night to get a boat back to Guatemala in the morning. It's a little sleepy , quiet and ramshackled town on the coast and at first glance has a touch of Willesden Green about it. Keen as we were to find a nugget of something to take away with us we were chuffed ( and surprised) to hear there would be Garifuna drumming in town. This is a must see for the region. The Garifuna race are those who came from Honduras as those who were never enslaved. A Proud race with a great deal of heritage and very very good at...

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Jan 28, 2012 - Punta Gorda

Placencia is on a peninsula so to get out of there we had to take the bus back up the peninsula and then get the north/south bus going south on the mainland to Punta Gorda. But instead of that we took a shortcut across the lagoon to the mainland where we caught the north/south bus and skipped the ride up the peninsula and back on the mainland. We crossed the lagoon on a boat called the “Hokey Pokey Water Taxi”. Next to the boat launch I took a photo of a tire-repair shop called the “Road Kill Tire Shop”. Cute names. Now we are at a jungle...

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May 5, 2011 - Good bye Belize

You better Belize it! Peggy schreibt: Ca. 6 Wochen haben wir nun in dem kleinen Land Belize verbracht. Von Nord nach Süd radelten wir ‚nur’ ganz lockere 650 km ….kaum zu glauben. Dennoch sind wir total begeistert. Uns hat sich ein ungeahntes Naturparadies erschlossen. Wir denken noch nie so viele verschiedene Vögel, Schmetterlinge, Schlangen und andere Tiere gesehen zu haben. Ganz abgesehen von der Unterwasserwelt am Clovers Reef Atoll. Schon bei unserem ersten Stopp im Grenzstädtchen Corozal erfuhren wir von der kleinen Robinsoninsel im...

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Dec 21, 2010 - Water...Day 21

Hi everyone. Nikki here....again. On day 21 we went down the river in a boat to the sea. On the way there we syopped ti look at animals and other neat things. Then we stopped at a ranger station to check in. The water was a gorgeous tourquoise colour. Once we got to our destination a little island. there we were on a beautiful beqch surronded by the ocean. The sand flies were horrible so we went snorelling right  away. IT WAS THE BEST SNORKELLING EVRRRRRR!! The coral was amazing nad there was sooo much llife in the water. Once we got out of...

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Dec 20, 2010 - 1,2,3 jump!!!!.....Day 20

Hi everyone, nikki here again. Day nineteen was an amazing day...here is what happened. We too the car to a place called blue creek. Its surronded bupy mayan villages. Oir guide vince is mayan and he grew up there. We were right beside a river when we got there so we saw the mayan ladies washing laundry in the river and the kids all swimming.it seemed very peaceful. There were three guides with up. Vince went in the cave with us as he new it the best. And our other 2 guides set up lunch for us. Blue creek it an amazing cave that is all...

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Dec 19, 2010 - Dancing...Day 19

Hi everyone its Nikki again. Im late again but here is my blooooog.On day 19 we went for a two hout hike with our guides desmond and yogi.It was really fun but really hot out. There was onte tree that had red, slippery barl so you couldnt climb it. Good defence for BOYSSSS like jake. At night theyhad these drummers come in from town. There were boys ages nine to fifteen. Who danced and sung. There was one mayan boy and some garifuna boys. They all came for pre-dinner  and then left afterwards. Then we played a game with them before they...

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Dec 18, 2010 - Chocolate.....Day 18

Hi everyone. Nikki here. Om day 18 my mom tried to get us up early...didnt work. The me went into town to see the market. The town was called Punta Gorda.it was all mayan farmers selling fruits and vegetables. It was a tiny market xompared to at home and very nice. Everynody had a little stand. It was much nicer and cleaner then the on in sanagnacio. I liked it sooo much more. The town i much cleaner then what we had seen befor and the roads were paved which made it way better to get there. We were in a toyota that was open with a roof on...

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Dec 17, 2010 - Farm....Day 17

Hi everyone, nikki here.Jake and i played with some little girls nsmed bridget and jenna all day. My legs were killing me from running around sooo much. He ce the name machaca hill is on a gigantic ll and the owners own tonssss and dtonnssss of land so we played games alll arounfpd the propertt. It was sooo tiring. Then we went to the organic farm were the peopel atmachaca grow all of their fruits and veggies, they shawed us all of the fresh food we wpeat for our meals. There are soooo many foods i have never heard of...some of them are...

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Dec 16, 2010 - Machaca Hill lodge....Day 16

Hi everyone its nikki again. On day 16 we had to say goood bye to my dad who waa leaving to go back home. Were not going to see him for a long time soim genna miss him alot. My dad left in a golf cart half a hour before his flight. Normally at home it takes sooo long here it takes about 2 seconds to go through. And he had to leave by GOLFCARTTTT...so strange. We would be leaving the resort to. We got picked up at 10:00. Then my mom got super mad at me and jake bevause we got picked up at ten and we hadnt eaten breakfast so at 10 to 10 jake...

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Apr 8, 2009 - Mayan Home Stay Farm Tour

**Warning : this entry contains a description of a fowl death. Parental discretion advised.** We awoke quite early as you may expect. Cory says he was awake most of the night on account of a visitor he had in the middle of the night that crawled over his hand. No one else experienced such a thing so I expect it was his imagination. The roosters all started crowing around 5 am but we forced ourselves to stay in bed till 6 then it was up for breakfast which consisted of eggs, beans, and fruit. Justino asked if we would like a tour of his farm...

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Apr 8, 2009 - Mayan Home stay, Punta Gorda

So we arrived in Punta Gorda, on Wednesday, April 8. We had a bite to eat and spent some time on the internet. Easter is much larger down here, and finding places to stay can be a bit challenging. The whole week is a celebration called Semana Santa. After getting our bearings we headed down to the tourist information centre. We were in luck because Justino Peck, was in town and was heading home to his village in 5 minutes. The girl in the office called him, and we made arrangements to go with him. One condition we had was to make sure we...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Punta Gorda, Belize

We arrived in Punta Gorda after a bumpy one hour journey by speed boat from Puerto Barrios in Guatemala. Punta Gorda is a small, laid back town with dusty streets and traditional wooden clad buildings on stilts. Strange to speak English again. The locals were extremely friendly and welcoming. We made friends with the town's vet and his wife and had a very enjoyable evening drinking cold beers with them at their home. We also spent a night at Sun Creek, some 12 miles out of Punta Gorda, from where we travelled to a local farm which, amongst...

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