Scott’s Adventures in Belize

Fishing from the pier in San Pedro Town Didn't catch a thing

Fishing from the pier in San Pedro Town Didn't catch a thing

    This pier is at the end of the Perla Escondita Condos. With tomorrows departure looming, I find my Yo Yo, a bag of frozen shrimp, hooks and swivels and weights and try my hands at some hand fishing in Belize. It takes a minute to figure out how to cast...

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San Pedro Town Catholic Church During the week

San Pedro Town Catholic Church During the week

    The San Pedro Town Catholic Church fronts the Caribbean Sea, just like every other bar, restaurant, and lodging in town.. As you walk the length of the beach you can look over a fence that separates church grounds from the beach and see cement seats and...

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Hol Chan Snorkel Trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize

Hol Chan Snorkel Trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize

    We start on a clear day, end in a driving rain, complete a two hour guided tour of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, The fish are many, the coral reef is intact, and there have to be more snorkelers in this reserve than fish. I start my snorkel with ten...

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Coconut Jose selling water

Coconut Jose selling water

    This morning Jose scampers up a coconut tree on the Island Academy grounds and separates coconuts from their necks. They fall with a thud to the sand where he collects them, uses his machete to scalp them, then pours coconut water into plastic jugs that...

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Night time in San Pedro Town in search of papusas

Night time in San Pedro Town in search of papusas

    The papusa is an El Salvadorean snack. It is a grilled soft tortilla, much like a pancake, stuffed with chicken, pork, cheese, beef, and condiments. They are  $1.25 U.S. at this El Salvadorean restaurant in downtown San Pedro Town.  Night in...

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Christmas Decorating Crazy Canuck's

Christmas Decorating Crazy Canuck's

    As quick as Thanksgiving goes, Christmas is nipping at its heels. The girls at Crazy Canuck's, on a Friday afternoon, have opened cardboard boxes and are decorating. Stockings hang over the liquor shelves, tinsel is hung around the bar's ceiling, an...

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J and J Laundry laundry day

J and J Laundry laundry day

    When I travel light I look for a laundry first thing.  Down the street, from Chez Caribe, is my dirty clothes salvation. Kenny owns and operates the J and J Laundry and works long hours- six days a week. You take your clothes, drop them off ,and...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Day in Belize

Thanksgiving Turkey Day in Belize

    Thanksgiving dinner falls into my lap. In the middle of a Walkaholics ramble, our group is invited by the owner of the Sandbar to a free annual Thanksgiving dinner at her bar and grill. It is something she likes cooking for and an appreciation to loyal...

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Construction Zone Legends Bar and Grill Grand Opening soon

Construction Zone Legends Bar and Grill Grand Opening soon

    Alcoholics can't walk by a bar without going in. Ministers can't hear church bells without reaching for their Sermon. Firemen change clothes at the smell of smoke. Construction workers can't avoid a construction zone. This has been a year of house...

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Heading Home Rainbow

Heading Home Rainbow

    The last rainbow gracing these postings was in San Jose, Costa Rica near the Hotel Aranjuez. This masterpiece is between Belize City and Ambergris Caye on the boat ride back from a tour of Lamanai, Mayan ruins in Orange Walk, Belize. Mother Nature sends...

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Belize – Lamanai Ruins Mayan Ruins at Lamanai

Belize – Lamanai Ruins Mayan Ruins at Lamanai

    What I should have done was read about the ruins before I got here. Lamanai, which means submerged crocodile, is a Mayan city in the Orange District of Belize. It dates to the sixteenth century B.C. and was occupied into the seventeen hundreds A.D....

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Monkey Business Feeding the spider monkey

Monkey Business Feeding the spider monkey

    We don't see any other monkeys on this trip. More might be here, but this is the only one who is tame enough and smart enough to meet the boat, take food from us tourists, and entertain for his bread and butter. He is a spider monkey and almost as cute...

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