Belize – 2012

We spent most of February in wonderful Belize once more, finalising details for the next expedition. This time we travelled a ‘new way’ via Cancun and overnight bus to Belize City, then onwards to Belmopan. Meetings in Belmopan (capital of Belize) with Minister of Health, and British High Commisioner for future expeditions were followed by  a brief stay at Pooks Hill. Pooks Hill was as fantastic as ever and from there we organised further details for community projects and with Belize University. It was then onto Placencia, via the Hummingbird Highway and Dangriga. We stayed just outside Seinn Bight (Garifuna village) on way to Placencia. Stunning location, warm Caribbean Sea, soft white sand and the friendliest people. Riding down the Placencia peninsula on the local bus with Bob Marley blaring from its speakers, and clear blue sky and sea…..perfect! More meetings and then northwards again to accom at the Belize Zoo Education Centre. The accom right in the middle of the jungle on the ‘jaguar corridor’ was amazing and the zoo itself…WOW! We did a day tour and then the night tour. All the animals are there due to mistreatment/injury/orphaned so quite different from the usual zoo experience and truly a magical place. From there we headed on the ferry to Ambergris Caye to spend last few days looking at possibilities there and staying with friend Vicki. Ambergris is pretty, the sea is amazing and it was great to be with Vicki in her lovely home right on the beach. Finished off with ferry to Mexico and bus to Cancun. We met great people as ever and are all set for the next time! Roll on…..Belize is a place to see and be!

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