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Camping on a Deserted Island, Belize

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Shortly after arriving in Belize City I discovered that the town held few charms.  Very few, to be honest.  Despite its quaint clapboard houses and tropically colonial British architecture, this city on the shores of the Caribbean was replete with unemployed young men who had little to do in life except prey on the unwary […]

Belize City: A Town Grows but Stays the Same

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When I first visited Belize City in the 1970s, the former capital of Belize possessed a certain seedy charm. The city in 1978 I hadn’t been there in years when I revisited the country in April of this year. The Belize River, which divides the city in two, didn’t look much different. The river’s mouth […]

Belize: Exploring Lamanai

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The year is 2012 and I’ve been seeking illumination about the date of December 21. What better way to find inspiration than to visit a major Mayan site in Central America? So last month we set out for a day trip to the Maya ruins of Lamanai in northern Belize. The route we took involved […]