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Belize celebrates yet another Winter Solstice in the Heartland of the Maya. There will be celebrations and observances at various ancient Maya sites such as Tikal in Guatemala, Chichen Itza in Mexico, and at Caracol and Xunantunich here in Belize. One of the many wonderful things about living in the Mundo Maya, or Maya World as the area encompassing Belize and parts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras is called, is this feeling of continuity spanning so many thousands of years.
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I thought about her and I, staying the luxurious eco-tourism resort she had found for us, Chaa Creek, it was called. There, we would live together, eat together, and experience our own tiny adventure together. Nothing had me more excited than the possibility of seeing real honest-to-goodness Maya ruins. When we were kids, my sister and I would play computer games that taught us about the ancient world of the Maya. Since then, their intricate civilization has fascinated me.
I enjoy having adventures, especially with my fiancé along side me. Belize embodies that sprit from its vast rainforests, to the Mayan Ruins, to world class diving and cave exploring. And coming from upstate New York where 85 degrees is considered a heat wave, I can’t wait to experience is the sunny hot days that Belize has to offer. The Belizean coast is a place I could see spending an entire afternoon, just sitting on the beach with uninterrupted ocean in front of us and a rainforest behind us.
A trip to Belize with a stay at the The Lodge at Chaa creek would be a dream vacation for my wife and I. We are seriously involved in bird education and rescue and going to Belize would give us an opportunity to see parrots and other birds in their natural habitat. Staying at one of the most highly regarded and awarded Belizean eco resorts would be a dream come true. We have researched such vacations extensively and so far have been unable to afford one, although we have a plan in place to pay off our debt and take such a vacation in a few years.
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I love to travel. I’ve been to 11 countries in my 28 years. In 2005 I spent 4 months backpacking in Central and South America, and just last year I ended 2009 with 3 months backpacking in SE Asia. I believe that world travel opens our minds, our hearts, and our souls. This year I am marrying the love of my life, a man who has not had much opportunity to travel but has every desire to. We …
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Last night I had a beautiful dream about being in Belize. It was one of
these dreams that feels like it is real even after you wake up. I left this
cold tundra called Minnesota for one night and was surrounded by nature at
its most beautiful, in the middle of the Belizean jungle. I was horseback
riding with my husband and our 6 year old son. I was on a white horse and my
husband and son were on a …
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To our friends at Chaa Creek Last May my wife and I spent four, days at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, and we will be going back, but this time with my grandkids!! We were a little apprehensive at going to Belize and into the “jungle”, but we quickly found out that Chaa Creek was easy to get to and very safe. It provided us with just the right mix of adventure, activity, solitude, and …
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Several years ago a friend told me about her travels to Belize, and ever since I have wanted to visit the country for myself. The pure beauty of the countryside itself is reason enough to want to go, but the rainforest and waterfall excursions, the activities like canoeing and mountain biking, and the history of the region with the Mayan temples are even more reason I would love to go to Belize! I would also love to base my …
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Chaa Creek is one of those places that you don’t think exists until you actually go there. Set in the middle of the jungle, you feel like you’re in a whole new world. I went to Chaa Creek almost 10 years ago, with my family, when I was sixteen. Now I’m getting married and we want to have a destination wedding. Most destination weddings take place on the beach, but we wanted something different. We are adventurers. We want to …
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My first visit to the Lodge at Chaa Creek was in the summer or 2009. Traveling on a tight budget, my friend and I stayed in a cabin at the Macal River Camp, a cheaper, “no frills” alternative to the suites and cottages. We could not have been more pleased with the campsite, surrounded by rainforest and located just above the river. It was such a pleasure to wake up each morning to the sounds of the various creatures in …
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Home to the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Belize has long been popular with scuba divers who head to the island of Ambergris Cay to float among the manta rays, turtles, dolphins, and sharks. As of late, however, travelers are heading inland to hike in a rainforest full of parrots and butterflies, visit rarely seen Mayan ruins, and canoe along the Macal River. This is where you’ll find a 365-acre nature preserve in the Cayo district called Chaa …
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by Dan Koeppel
Imagine bunking down in a fully equipped tree house or a cozy lodge, surrounded by miles of wilderness. Join the many couples today who are seeking adventure-and luxury-in nature-filled Central America.
Wild and lush Belize could be the best bet for adventure seekers who also love champagne. Belize is Central America’s only English-speaking country, and it offers the area’s most sophisticated infrastructure. But that doesn’t mean you won’t find solitude: Belize is so lightly populated the entire country has …
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Tikal Maya Temple was once one of the greatest cities in the world. In its heyday it was the capital of a vast Mayan empire. Today, the site is one of Guatemala’s premier tourist attractions. Its unspoiled jungle setting makes it special for discerning travelers, particularly naturalists and bird watchers.
The mystery of their demise and the magnificence of their achievements both perplex and intrigue visitors. As you explore the temples, with your local guide, you will see panoramas of the city, read about …
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How to Cook a Tapir, by Joan Fry
I love a good travel memoir, better yet, a full-immersion culinary travel memoir. So it was with great anticipation that I cracked open Joan Fry’s latest book, How to Cook a Tapir: A Memoir of Belize. The book documents the author’s time living among the Maya in a village in southern Belize in 1962. A sophomore in college, Fry fell into her life abroad by marrying a dashing anthropologist and following him into …