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    Our Rental Vehicle Route

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Apr 1, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This map shows where we went in Belize during our 3-days of rental driving. After taking a taxi from Belize City to the International airport at Ladyville, we picked up our Honda Passport SUV at about noon. We initially struck out north toward Crooked Tree but soon branched off to the west, as we headed for the wild Black Howler Monkeys in their Community Baboon Sanctuary along the Belize River at Bermudian Landing. We then doubled back to the main highway (a good one) and continued south to Hattieville, where we turned onto the Western Highway toward Belmopan.

    However, we soon pulled up short at La Democracia, near which the Belize Zoo is located in the forests of the countryside. We had two amazing tours of the Zoo, thanks to overnight accommodations located just a mile or so away. The next day, we were off heading west again, with a first stop at the impressive Guanacaste National Park, located just outside Belmopan where the Hummingbird Highway meets the Western Highway. A lunch time stop-over in Belmopan found us trying, unsuccessfully, to find accommodations in Hopkins, but we went ahead anyway - barrelling down the beautiful Hummingbird toward the coast.

    Luck was with us, as we bypassed Dangriga, and were successful in finding some scenic beachside huts in Hopkins once we turned up in person. Two nights there, with a day-trip to Dangriga thrown in, and we then back-tracked on this route (with only a short stop in Belmopan) in order to have the rental back in Ladyville by noon. It was a fun trip on excellent roads!

    From Belize City to the Southeast and Back Again
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    Telephone Calling Card

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Mar 31, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Since I don't bother with owning a cellular phone, I find that it is always handy to have a local phone card to avoid the hassles of having the correct change on hand should you need to make a call for some reason. Not knowing how often we would use the card, while on Caye Caulker, I bought the lowest denomination possible (BZ$5 or US$2.50) and, in the end, we actually used it up and bought another one which ended being half-used. They are the typical scratch the back strip and use the PIN on the card in conjunction with an '800' number. The cards can be purchased at various convenient places anywhere in Belize and, since the whole country is in the same area code, there are no long distance charges. This was very useful the morning we left Ambergris Cay because I used it to phone from there looking for accommodations at the Belize Zoo for that evening and on another day made calls from Belmopan to Hopkins for the same reason.

    A BZ$5 (US$2.50) Telephone Card
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    BENQUE VIEJO del CARMEN...

    by JeanCooke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: BENQUE VIEJO del CARMEN http://www.belizenownetwork.com/Maps/CayoD/delCarmen/content1.htm

    Fondest memory: Green parrots squawked in a neighbor's tree by the landing. I thought the closest one was a pet tied to a perch but not so. He was wild and lively.

    The big church in town is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church http://www.solt3.org/solt/belize.htm but many smaller churches are fundamentalist.

    As darkness fell, we walked the streets stopping at the supermarket run by Asians. Art bought candy to give out to local kids.

    Art was like Pied Piper to kids with his candy. Joan and I photographed the kids. When I showed them their digital pictures they laughed excitedly and called other kids over.

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