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The Best of the Central American country of Belize in Social Media, curated to reduce the noise - Updated Daily...http://www.belizenet.com
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Discover the Secrets of Beautiful Belize

Discover the Secrets of Beautiful Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Discover the Secrets of Beautiful Belize Belize, a country of approximately 311,000 people, rests on the eastern coast of Central America.
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Trip report – Belize and Guatemala

Trip report – Belize and Guatemala | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Long but nice, down-to-earth, first hand trip report of a visit to Belize and Guatemala...no photos : >(

 

"...I just returned from a week long trip to Central America - Belize and Guatemala. Initially I wanted to go to Key West, but a friend went to Belize last year and loved it, so we decided to use Chris..."

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Xunantunich

Xunantunich | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A great travelogue of a mother and son visiting Belize.

 

"...We have traveled back to Belize City via water taxi and jumped onto a local bus for the hour and half ride to San Ignacio. The ride through the country was interesting and I saw one thing I didn’t expect to see, Mennonite farmers. I thought I was seeing things, after all, we just came from a Caribbean island with dread locked locals, presumably populated from the slave trade in the 1800s. Then driving the Belize city, the occupants getting on and off the bus in the local urban areas were of African decent but spoke an English that sounded more like Creole to my untrained ear..."

 

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Visiting Belize

Visiting Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice travelogue about a visit to Crooked Tree with some great photos.

 

"...The only difficulty in visiting Belize was getting there. This tiny Central American country on the Caribbean Sea is only a two or three hour flight from Miami, Houston, or Dallas/Fort Worth. But my friend Sharon and I went there just before Thanksgiving, and even with booking reservations months in advance, the best we could arrange was a red-eye flight from Denver to Miami and a six-hour layover before our two-hour flight to Belize City..."

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A Happy Spirit Once Again

A Happy Spirit Once Again | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

An interesting journal entry from a traveler in Punta Gorda, Belize.

 

"...After a hard week at school I was in dire need of some spirit rejuvenation and some inspiration. And where else to look but to nature and history!

In the morning, after the market for my veggies, I took a run out to the big hill at the back of town called Cerro Hill - about 5km from my house. After running way past where the "path" starts, I finally saw some people who I could ask about it. I was a little tentative about asking two men where the tiny, lonely, far from town path was when I was clearly alone, but I figured if I got weird vibes, I would take note of the entrance and come back another day..."

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A Thanksgiving adventure on Caye Caulker, #Belize

A Thanksgiving adventure on Caye Caulker, #Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

An entertaining travelogue of Thanksgiving on Caye Caulker, Belize.

 

"As some of my friends already know, I spent my Thanksgiving in Belize. Well, on an island off of the coast called Caye Caulker. It was, by far, the best family vacation we have ever had. We arrive ..."

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The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A to the heart travelogue and departing feelings on visiting Belize.

 

"No other country has left such a positive impression on our departure than Belize.

I woke up this morning realizing for the very first time in my life, I could possibly miss a flight. Let me break down the math for you..."

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Belize Briefs: Tips, Quirks & Foibles After 2.5 Months in Belize

Belize Briefs: Tips, Quirks & Foibles After 2.5 Months in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Great first hand account of a long term visit to Belize.  Quirks and foibles noted after almost three months of travel in Belize.

 

" We spent a total of 78 days traveling 1,540 miles through just about every inch of Belize (an impressive feat since driving from the northernmost point to the southernmost point in this tiny country is only 286 miles). We traveled all around Belize City, went bird watching in the Rio Bravo Conservation Area (just one of the places where we saw tons of the amazing birds in Belize), flew out to Ambergris Cay, drove down to Hopkins to look for whale sharks, headed out to Turneffe Atoll and made it all the way down to Punta Gorda plus all of the Mayan ruins, jaguar sanctuaries, cave adventures and dive sites in between..."

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1 Year in Belize. Travelogue from Dangriga

1 Year in Belize. Travelogue from Dangriga | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
The week before last, on Friday 18th November to be precise, I celebrated my 1-year anniversary in Belize.

I spent the weekend doing pretty much exactly what I’d done the previous year – heading down south to the Stann Creek district to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day. I won’t go into the details of the Garifuna and their celebration, as I’ve already written a post about it. But suffice to say it was another enjoyable Belizean weekend – filling food, heavy drinking, loud music, and late nights. And unlike last year, I hadn’t just got off a three-plane, overnight, 8000 km air trip from the UK, so I was a little more awake than before.

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Trip Back to San Pedro & An Ode To Tulum, Mexico

Trip Back to San Pedro & An Ode To Tulum, Mexico | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

I am back in San Pedro. After four nights at the Secret Garden Hotel, we headed back on the 10.30am bus to Chetumal. A very easy 3 hour 15 minute ride.

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Belize: small country, big adventures - travel tips and articles

Belize: small country, big adventures - travel tips and articles | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Read Belize: small country, big adventures for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet...
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Travel In Belize - The Four Faces Of Belize

Travel In Belize - The Four Faces Of Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Belize offers a great diversity of lifestyle options, including opportunities for living, retiring, and investing on Ambergris Caye, in the Cayo District, in Corozal, and in Placencia.
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I can't Belize we're here!

I can't Belize we're here! | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Another long travelogue about Belize without photos...but still very informative and first hand.

 

"...Jeff and I spent Christmas day tubing and zip-lining in an area west of Belize City on the mainland in limestone caves. I lost a thong on the first river crossing and one of the guides lent me his giant crocs for the rest of the walk (as opposed to wearing crocs as I was, the rocks convinced me to wear them). We met a cool Canadian couple (although, aren't all Canadians cool?) and the girl gave me her thongs, insiting she had another pair so I wouldn't have to walk around Belize barefoot, have I mentioned that I love Canadians?.."

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Night Canoe Adventure - Boom Creek, Sittee, Stann Creek, Belize

Night Canoe Adventure - Boom Creek, Sittee, Stann Creek, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

One of my favorite authors about travel in Belize explores Boom Creek by canoe at night while remembering the day's events and cultural encounters.

 

"...Suddenly, in the darkness, I forget where I am. It has been a long day of movement and miles. I know I am paddling a canoe at night, on my knees in the bow, twisting my body with each stroke, trying to make as little noise in the water as possible..."

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A Trip to Caye Caulker

A Trip to Caye Caulker | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A short account of a visit to Caye Caulker.

 

"...The Belizean population is composed of a number of different people groups – Indigenous, Caribbean, Creole, Central American refugees, and others – which results in a very accepting tolerant perspective and a society full of niches. Their culture caters to so many preferences and for this reason I found travelers are easily persuades to stay longer than anticipated, myself being one of them..."

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The Reality of Belize

The Reality of Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A great post about living in Belize "without the slick, glossy effect of the tourist brochures or the schmoozy realtor blowing sunshine up your shorts".  It is so true, from fancy make believe websites to spraying post like a firehose all through the Social Media. 

 

"...Living in Belize is an adventure! The majority of the roads are dirt, the traffic laws are lax, there are few police, the borders are porous, corruption by government officials is rampant and overt, there are scary tropical diseases, deadly snakes and health care is relatively primitive..."

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Caye Caulker – Belize’s Hidden Gem

Caye Caulker – Belize’s Hidden Gem | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A humorous and down to earth travel report from one of Belize's hottest destinations.

 

"When I talk about Belize – Caye Caulker (pronounced Key-Caulker) – is the place that quickly comes to mind as my favorite. The somewhat sleepy island village is a backpacker’s dream. Beautiful water, exciting day trips, two delightful hostels, dirt roads, golf cart transportation, cheap prices and delightful people leave just about everyone who visits smiling..."

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What to do when you bike fails you on Ambergris Caye

What to do when you bike fails you on Ambergris Caye | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A humerous story on bike repairs on Belize's number one tourist destination.

 

""Ping" is the sound I've always read that a bike spoke makes when it breaks.  I'd never broken a spoke before.  It's something that typically happens to heavier riders, usually on the rear wheel,..."

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First hand account of Belize Experiences, not all good.

First hand account of Belize Experiences, not all good. | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A forum post on personal experiences in Belize.

 

"I was in Belize intermitently over several years in the 80′s. I was mostly in The Orange Walk District, the capital, and Belize City with trips far into the jungles and along the coastal bogs and canals through the mangroves. I crossed th borders at Mexico and Guatamala, even venured into Honduras. Been to Raoul’s and sailed from the southern coast to the US bayou..."

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Belize Roundup - a travelogue about Belize

Belize Roundup - a travelogue about Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"Our trip to Belize started out as a visa run to renew our visas for the C4 Region (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua), but lasted two weeks. We embraced the “Go Slow” motto of our first stop, Caye Caulker, and spent a lot of time just relaxing at the beaches..."

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Wine tasting in Belize #belize #wine

Wine tasting in Belize #belize #wine | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Great account of a first hand trip into wine country in the rural areas of the Belize District.

 

"With the area dotted with villages sporting names like Double Head Cabbage and Burrell Boom, the names of the villages, were reason enough to explore, but the mission was to determine what story lay behind the old Creole song, "Drink yu wine on a Krismas mawnin', drink yu wine…."

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Belize - Where Tranquility Meets Adventure

Belize - Where Tranquility Meets Adventure | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

We cruise along the highway toward Belmopan, the Belizian capital. Roadside stands along the highway offer drinks and snacks. We encounter horses pulling long sticks of bamboo; we see a small boy waving an iguana for sale. It is intended as someone's dinner, despite the illegality of such offerings. Orange groves, lemon orchards, lush and wild flowering plants dot the landscape.

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A Drive Through Belize

A Drive Through Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
On a drive through Belize's interior, Meghan Daum learns that a Central American road trip calls for an adventurous spirit, a good map—and a sense of humor.
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