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Feb 22, 2014 - Caye Caulker

I took the water taxi to Caye Caulker today. It's a 7 mile island with a lot of young people and its way chiller than Ambirgriss Caye. I was only there for a few hours, but the swimming was amazing. And the Lazy Lizard is where it's at. It's a bar right on the edge with a stage playing reggae. It's located at "The Split" which is where hurricane Mitch (2001?) took out the bridge and split off a piece of the island. The water is INcredible. There are probably 150 people there just chilling, sunbathing, snorkeling, dancing, whatever. The...

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Feb 12, 2012 - Ambergris Caye

Enough jungle. Today to went by boat to a nice tropical Caribbean island called Ambergris Caye. Caye is pronounced “key”. A key is an island in the Caribbean Sea, as in the “Florida Keys”. In Belize it is spelled differently but the pronunciation and meaning are the same. Ambergris is about 1.5 hour ride by fast boat (called a “water taxi”) from Belize City. Ambergris is a noun meaning a wax-like substance secreted from the intestines of the Sperm Whale, found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture. We have a hotel...

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Find Tom 4

Jul 13, 2011 - The Blue Hole.

San Pedro 13/7/11 The Blue Hole. We made our way to the Pedro Inn, a short walk from the jetty where the thunderbolt dropped us off. We were informed by the guy who owned the hostel that 65 British Officers from Sand Hurst were making their way to the hostel for some R&R, after spending a month in the jungle… We headed out for a walk and to find some lunch. When we got back we had a short swim in the pool until it was taken over by soldiers. The drinks where flowing and the Segway’s that they had rented collided with taxis and fences that...

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3rd Gap Year

May 11, 2011 - Blissful Belize

Dear family and friends, Our last blog elicited some notes of sympathy towards Chirpy’s scuffings and ours. Thank you; as always we recovered fast with a fine wedding between my brother Dave and Gail. I was lucky to spend a few weeks with Andre in the UK as he prepared for the next rounds of talent contest, X-factor. I marvel at both his bravery and talent in a music world where the competition to make a living is tough and fluid. Fingers crossed in an “X”. Laura had a fantastic time with her sisters and mom cruising Italy and the Med on a...

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Chirpy Ventures

Dec 25, 2010 - Sharks,Rays,Fish and Turtles...Day 25

Hi everyone, nikki here. We woke up and looked out the window...gorgeous day out. The water was super clear and still as glass. It was sunny out and perfect. Best day to go ever. We were going snorkeling at shark-ray alley and Hol Chan. First stop, hol chan!! It was amazing. And the water was sooo warm..kind of. I could bare it though. The fish were gigantic. There were huge schools of fish and it was sooo colourful. Also it was soo shallow so you can really see things close up. At the bottom there weee tons of hufe stigrays about 3 or four...

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Dec 24, 2010 - Christmas eve..Day 24

Hi everyone, this is nikki again on day 24 it was christmas eve. Except you would NEVER know. First off i think there cant be christmas with no snow. It juat doesnt feel the same as with snow. Also there were 2 other families with kids there. We were friends with all of them the only thing is we were all jewish. I guess thats why it didnt feel very christmasy. We juat played on the beach all day. I got a few braids in my hair from a lady on the beach. Then we hung out some more with the kids. My mom totally ignored us and slept. Oh well. We...

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Dec 23, 2010 - Were a fail at kayaking...Day 23

Hi everyone, this is nikki again on day 23 we mostly just hung out. We went out to the reef and did a little bit of snorkeling and we also attempted to kayak. They may say cruise ships are ruining all of the reefs but I think its mostly the schachter family!! We bumped into it a little and got stuck...not fun. Were not very skilled at kayaking. Oh well luckily for us kayaking is not how we make a living or well....we wouldnt be living. The manager put some screens in our windows so the bugs wouldnt be as bad. Jake always plays on the...

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Dec 22, 2010 - Little planes...Day 22

Hi everyone its nikki here again!! On day 22 we traveled from punta gorda to san pedro. We went from one side of the country to another. We say goodbye to yogi the managers jane and brian and their children Jenna and bridget. We got to the airport. SUPER TINY!!! It wqs basically smaller then the air canada bathroom...for that matter it is smaller then the batroom. It is a tiny square. One TINY tv. Three or so old grose couches. And a bathroom. It is one stall. For men and women. ONLY ONE TOILET for the whole airport. But for the size if the...

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Feb 24, 2010 - San Pedro via Snorkling Barrier Reef

Day trip snorkeling ($40 USea) 4 stops on 2nd longest barrier reef (after Australia) in world plus visit to major tourist town of San Pedro on Ambergues Caye 30 min away by boat. Saw nurse sharks, spotted wray, huge black grouper, Nassau grouper, green morey eel, turtles, hogfish, sargent majors, tarpin, mullet, and the big/small solitary & schooling reef fish. It was windy but w/ just 3 of us snorkeling our time in the water was as much as hoped. Still not to the level of Apo Is.(Philippeans) or Red Sea (Dahab) or Bahamas 25 years ago. We...

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Feb 24, 2010 - Traveling The Hidden World Of Belize

Travel to The Hidden World of Belize Most people have heard of Belize , but most consider Belize to be a small third world country in Central America. And no one would consider Belize to be a major tourist destination for those seeking the ultimate tropical experience. Maybe a closer look at Belize will reveal a hidden gem in the maze of all the various tropical opportunities available. Most people looking for a tropical experience think first of the Caribbean Islands from the Virgin Islands to Argentina, the Hawaiian islands, the other...

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Feb 4, 2010 - Ambergris Caye Extended Tour

After leaving the tour we either had no internet or were busy and did not get around to sending this last update to our “The Route of the Maya”. WE enjoyed the tour and the new friends we had the pleasure of making. Sunday we had our last dinner as a group then sang “The Twelve Days of Maya’ to Da’-Veed (David). Monday morning 9 of us took the bus to the water taxi while the others headed for the airport and home. It was an hour and half ride to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The Caye is about 5 miles off shore and 40 miles north of Belize...

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Route of the Maya

Aug 8, 2009 - San Pedro, Belize

The last skirmish on the Guatemala-Belize border was in February 2000 when a Guatemalan was shot by a Belize Defence Force border patrol. To avoid further deadly accidents, a neutral zone of one kilometre on either side of the border was established. When the bus from Flores, Guatemala, finally slaloms its way around the potholes into the Melchor de Mencos border post everything looks pretty normal. I pay the 20 Quetzales to leave Guatemala (10 Quetzales is the official rate, the rest private initiative) and walk across. I clear Belizean...

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