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Who ever plans to visit Guatemala for sure puts the Maya ruins at Tikal National Park on top of the wish list. But why? What’s so fascinating about this place that shadows the other numerous ruins in Belize and Guatemala? I need to first explain a bit about the historic importance of Tikal so that […]

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Control Costs
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Belize is considered an expensive country for Latin America standards, it has luxury tourism specially based on the paradise islands with diving resorts that had put Belize on the traveling map. It has also a growing inland tourism market as we could experience directly that is attracting the cruise liners which has brought the prices […]

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It’s easy for us to choose the most spectacular activity (adrenaline wise at least) we did in Belize, specially because we did not do the Blue Hole dive: the Cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal. Caves are for the Maya sacred places, like most of the religions have churches and synagogues, Mayan saw the caves as […]

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Unpretentious like its name, Pasta per Caso (literally meaning “pasta by chance”) is a small italian trattoria, selling a simple menu and offering a petite and very cozy outside dinning area. There’s just a few seats, 12 in total, and the place gets full easily, which means you will eat side by side with other […]

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It’s no surprise that people as general behaviour try to find things in common to connect, to ease the interaction, to feed or fill the gaps. And we also know that sports is probably the most used ice breaker,  having worked behind the bar for some years I know how many times I’ve used and […]

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The day starts early and with the first sun rays and the birds’ chirp, the last few remainders of the night’s magic fly away. It’s time to prepare breakfast, there’s plenty of hungry mouths waiting to be fed. She left the masa resting during the night, covered by a cloth, and now it’s time to start moulding it into […]

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Mennonites
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All the ethnic minorities in Belize have an interesting story, as probably all the minorities around the world have. We did not stay long enough in the country to deeply learn and understand all the background of their origin and development in the country. But we did stay long enough to see them coexist in […]

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The house has a garden all around with paved pathways, where you can walk through and smell the flowers and watch the hasty hummingbirds suck their delicate nectar. In a corner, close to the dinning area, an altar with an image of a saint and some offerings, like apples and flowers. “So, what do you […]

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I don’t know how many countries in the world have lost population throughout history, but in Belize once lived more than a million people and today they are shy of 340k. It’s clear they are trying to recover from that with the highest growing population rate of the region (roughly 3%), but it will take […]

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“For every ailment or difficulty on earth, the Spirits have provided a cure – you just have to find it.“ Don Elijio Panti. Elijio Panti was the last Maya Shaman or Doctor-priest of Belize. He died at the age of 103, after a rich life devoted to healing others, physically and spiritually. In our trip […]

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