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Mennonites in Belize

My Growing Appreciation of Spanish Lookout

  Growing up in Belize City I was exposed to a melting pot of cultures. I had friends who were Creole, Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, and visited some of their culture’s settlements. But it was not until 2008 when I was accepted to study at Galen University which is located in the Cayo District that I […]

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Belize Coral Reef and Turtle

Learning To Dive In Belize

Learning to dive in Belize is easy and safe. For me, it was also quick; the first day involved an intensive PADI video training and on the second day I was ready to go on my first dive! The same can’t be said for everyone learning to dive as it all depends on how quick […]

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Top Reasons To Retire In Belize

As an Expat Relocation Consultant and Property Manager in Belize, one of the first questions I ask my clients or prospective tenants is, “Why do you want to retire in Belize?” It’s important for me to know, because I want to make sure they have practical and valid reasons.  It helps me answer their questions […]

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skeleton in belize's atm cave

Belize’s ATM Cave packs a punch, Indiana Jones style

Actun Tunichil Muknal (otherwise known as Belize’s ATM Cave) is near San Ignacio, Cayo and is one of those places that everyone thinks is really cool at first blush: skeletons, caves, and the general feeling of being Indiana Jones when scoping out artifacts. Unfortunately, once you remember that the presence of skeletons mean it’s a burial […]

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howler monkey in belize

The Sounds of Belize

I have a tape of jungle sounds. Sometimes I put it into my computer when I’m working. It starts in silence, then dawn creeps across it like light across a sky. The trills of nameless birds, the croaks and cheeps of cicadas and tree frogs – the sounds of the Belizean rainforest are as evocative […]

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jabiru stork in crooked tree village, belize

Crooked Tree Village, A Neighborhood Of Friendly People…and Wildlife!

Believe it or not, Crooked Tree Village is actually an inland island. It is surrounded by Revenge Lagoon, Northern Lagoon, Western Lagoon and Spanish Creek. It is located 33 miles north of Belize City and two miles off the Northern Highway, connected by a one-mile causeway. Crooked Tree is predominantly known for two things, it […]

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ABC's The Bachelor in Belize

Behind the scenes of ABC’s The Bachelor filming in Belize

After receiving clues that The Bachelor was coming to Belize to film episodes of its famous romance reality series on ABC, the staff at Ambergris Today went into full paparazzi mode. But we know not to bother celebrities too much, because we want them to come back to visit where they generally find solace from the hogging paparazzi in the […]

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Gap Year belize jungle adventure

Memories of Belize: The People, Culture and Chiquibul

I was sitting in a jungle clearing in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve.  My companions had gone down to the river to bathe, leaving me alone.  The undergrowth rustled and disembodied faces suddenly appeared, followed by sub-machine guns clutched in arms swathed in camouflage gear. The Belize Defense Force soldiers (BDF) stared at me and I stared back.  […]

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