Caye Caulker: a grand finale

Belize

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Caye Caulker: a grand finale

If we’d felt like sticky-sweet tourism was fantastically absent from our travels through mainland Belize, the boat station for the islands made up for that within minutes. One step through the gated entryway felt like entering an amusement park: little tourist shops selling cheesy gifts and kitschy postcards, overpriced bars with frothy drinks, and a [...]

Placencia: it's SO nice!

Belize

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Placencia: it’s SO nice!

We’ve heard nothing but bad things about Placencia since arriving to Belize. People have told us it’s too touristy, that it’s fake, and if you are craving tropical beach life it is just better to head out to the islands. We would have had every reason to skip it if it weren’t for the D-Express: [...]

Hitching to Hopkins

Belize

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Hitching to Hopkins

In Belize, hitch-hiking is sort of standard fare. Buses simply don’t run everywhere, and even the most well traveled roads don’t always have regular service. When we wanted to get from Dangriga to the little beach town of Hopkins, we were told that a bus could only take us to the main junction. Hopkins’ buses [...]

Well Done, Belize

Belize

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Well Done, Belize

We try the local beer in every country we go. Not ALL the local beer, just the most famous one or two that you see in every grocery store. We wanted a comparison of the Budweiser in the US, Modelo in Mexico..The big beers. So in each country, we’ve made a point to photograph, and [...]

This is Dangriga

Belize

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This is Dangriga

We wanted three things for our first stop in Belize: a coastal town, a cheap place to stay, and somewhere that wasn’t Belize City. We looked at a map and found that Dangriga was accessible by bus. A quick google search indicated that it was also the biggest city in Southern Belize, one that is [...]

Helping Hands: Travels with Doug & Dave

Belize, Mexico

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Helping Hands: Travels with Doug & Dave

We’ve developed a problem with border crossings over the last month. In short, we were kicked off our direct bus to Belize City at the Mexico border because we hadn’t paid our FMM card. Oops. When I looked online for information on leaving Mexico, the official website clearly stated ‘there is no exit tax’. But [...]

Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

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Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Because it has become a tradition for us in Central America, Dave and I crossed the Belize/Mexico border after dark, on foot, and without having exchanged currency. How this keeps happening, I don’t understand, but at least it makes for a good story… Guatemala to Mexico. It seemed like an easy enough trip until we [...]

On the road in Central America

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala

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On the road in Central America

Contrary to our assumptions that Central America would be easy and convenient to travel, we’re finding that this region is riddled with challenging landscape and long overland delays. Our running joke has been that we ask at the bus station how long the next leg will take, then add two (or maybe 7) hours to [...]