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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Bocawina National Park. We did two trails, about 15 k. Waterfalls and little pools were amazing.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:10 pm

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It was pouring down when we got to the blue hole national park. Didn’t dip in the sink hole. Did the walk to the caves in the rain. It was great to be in the rain forest in a heavy downpour.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:14 pm

xunantunich. One of the best Mayan ruins I’ve seen.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:20 pm

Caye Caulker

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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Caye Caulker

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Post by Lincoln » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:33 pm

Fantastic pics...we would have stayed I think in the exact same spot on Caye Caulker as I have the exact same sunset shots.

How are you enjoying Belize so far?

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:07 pm

I love Belize, but man I hate Caye Caulker. Dangriga is an interesting town.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 pm

Lincoln wrote:Fantastic pics...we would have stayed I think in the exact same spot on Caye Caulker as I have the exact same sunset shots.

How are you enjoying Belize so far?
Love it. People are amazing. Lot more laidback than I thought it would be. It was surprising to have the Bocawina trails and the falls to ourselves.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:18 pm

Steve_in_Exile wrote:I love Belize, but man I hate Caye Caulker. Dangriga is an interesting town.
I quite liked Caye Caulker. We spent 5 days there. It went by quickly. We were diving, snorkeling and fishing through the day so didn’t spend that much time in the island. I found Ambergris Cay a lot more annoying. Idiots in golf carts. Argh! I was getting stabby.

Didn’t go to Dangriga. I liked Hopkins a lot. We spent the Christmas Eve drinking with bunch of Garifuna. I drank way too much rum. I don’t even like rum. That was fun. Very cool people.


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Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 pm

Diving and snorkeling in Caye Caulker, Holchan and Shark Ray. I regret going to Holchan and Shark & Ray alley, ecological disaster.

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Post by northern_goddess » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:52 am

Looks fantastic.
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Post by Homerj » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Great stuff CT.
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Post by snowgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm

Very cool. We looked in to going to Belize this year but their gay rights are pretty dodgy so we had to look elsewhere. That hike looks fantastic.
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Post by polardude1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:29 pm

Unread post by snowgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm

Very cool. We looked in to going to Belize this year but their gay rights are pretty dodgy so we had to look elsewhere
Yet you went to Morocco where being gay carries a prison sentence.
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Post by Lincoln » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:07 pm

snowgirl wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Very cool. We looked in to going to Belize this year but their gay rights are pretty dodgy so we had to look elsewhere. That hike looks fantastic.
Say wha?...you refused to go to a country because of their attitude to bummer rights?...I didn't know you were gay snowgirl but honestly theres no reason to boycott a country based on their politics is there?

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Post by snowgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm

My sister and her partner are gay, Lincoln. We didn't want them to feel uncomfortable.
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by snowgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm

My sister and her partner are gay, Lincoln. We didn't want them to feel uncomfortable.
Best to do yor research
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_righ ... lize[quote]
Belize held its first Pride Week in August 2017. Activities raising awareness and acceptance were hosted throughout the country.[5][/quote]
Tourism
Belize has long been a popular tourist destination for LGBT people. Many holiday resorts host LGBT events. San Pedro Town is considered to be the most gay-friendly destination for tourists in Belize. It has a thriving gay nightlife during the high season. Many businesses are openly owned and run by LGBT people in the town.[43]

In 2009, Kim Simplis Barrow, the wife of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, personally welcomed the arrival of a lesbian cruise ship, whose passengers then volunteered at a local children's hospital.[43]
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Post by snowgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 pm

We did our research, ploar. Their very first Pride celebration was last year. Only a year ago. One Pride parade does not cultural acceptance demonstrate. Yes, it's getting better which is great. But we wanted to avoid situations that could target my sister and her partner for their love. This can't really be all that difficult for you to understand, is it?
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Post by polardude1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:15 pm

I can imagine the discomfort the cruise ship passengers flt in 2009

In 2009, Kim Simplis Barrow, the wife of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, personally welcomed the arrival of a lesbian cruise ship, whose passengers then volunteered at a local children's hospital.[43]



I suggest you do better research
https://www.belizeadventure.ca/is-belize-gay-friendly/
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It's the fucking travel branch dude, do you really need to harass people about their travel choices here? Fuck, you don't have to be an ass 24/7, do you?
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I was just pointing out a simple mistake.
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Post by Homerj » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:13 pm

snowgirl wrote:
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Very cool. We looked in to going to Belize this year but their gay rights are pretty dodgy so we had to look elsewhere. That hike looks fantastic.
Has that ever happened to them or are you just playing it safe?
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Post by snowgirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:49 pm

It's never happened to them in front of me. I don't know if it's happened when I'm not there. We were definitely playing it safe.
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Post by ceylon_tea » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Several of my gay friends (all male) have travelled to Belize. No issues. Snow, If they are not travelling alone and showing any PDA I don’t think it’s a dangerous place for gay people. Just my two cents.
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Post by snowgirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:14 pm

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Several of my gay friends (all male) have travelled to Belize. No issues. Snow, If they are not travelling alone and showing any PDA I don’t think it’s a dangerous place for gay people. Just my two cents.
Thanks, Hey, I appreciate that. My sister and her SO are pretty affectionate with each other so I don't know how that might affect any response. Anyway lots of other places we can travel as a family.

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Post by polardude1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 pm

Off to Belize in March
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Post by Shavenhead » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 am

Great photos!

I enjoyed Caye Caulker. Found myself there in 2001 and was seriously thinking of spending the rest of my life there.
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Post by ceylon_tea » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:57 pm

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Great photos!

I enjoyed Caye Caulker. Found myself there in 2001 and was seriously thinking of spending the rest of my life there.
It has become more touristy since you were there. but I loved that place. I could have easily spent more time there. One of the highlights of the trip was finishing off the coast of caye caulker. We charted a boat with an Aussie and two Americans we met and spent 2 days fishing and snorkeling. We caught fair amount snapper and the skipper free dived for lobster. All cooked in the boat. there was rum punch to boot. It was just fantastic. i wish i could be there now.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:01 pm

Some fishing pics

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Post by polardude1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:07 pm

We're headed to Crooked Tree, Degringa and San Ignasio
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Shavenhead wrote:
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I enjoyed Caye Caulker. Found myself there in 2001 and was seriously thinking of spending the rest of my life there
If I lived where you live, I probably would have liked Caye Caulker a lot better. I knew a South African who bought a farm in Belize. He owned a gardening business here in California, and he and I got to talking one day, and it turned out that many years before I had walked right across a piece of land his family owned on the Wild Coast. Anyway, I think maybe California was a little too soft or comfortable for him or something, and one day he up and bought a farm in Belize, and haven't heard from him since. Often wondered what happened to that guy.

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Post by RandomThoughts » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:58 am

Just saw these -nice pics
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