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Time to start planning a Belizean Summer vacation! Getting into the planning swing of things right now makes perfect sense. For one thing, it takes one’s mind off the slushy cold weather and waiting for March’s lion to mellow out and finally become a lamb. Secondly, it gives time to pull together ideas and start creating a summer vacation that satisfies everyone.
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The year 2012 has spurred interest in the Maya people and the outlook toward this enigmatic civilization grows each day as we approach the winter solstice of 2012. In the Maya Heartland of Belize, the Maya are very much in our presence and we honor their hard work and dedication in contributing to Belize’s rich heritage.
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Belize’s rich Maya heritage is something that all Belizeans share and take pride in, and it’s been wonderful to see representatives from so many different sectors – government, private industry, art and cultural groups along with a range of individuals, work together to present and promote our real Maya heritage as world attention focuses on Belize.
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Following the laidback honeymoon of Reese Witherspoon and the dramatic, high rating televised proposal by Gene Simmons to Shannon Tweed, we now have much of the world’s attention fixed on Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas and Steve Stagliano’s honeymoon as it plays out on twitter to a legion of happy fans.
Living in the tropics, you sometimes wonder what autumn in the northern climes must be like. We’ve seen the breathtaking photos on calendars, greeting cards, in magazines and elsewhere, so there’s always a feeling of missing out on something, of the smell of wood smoke in the air, crunch of leaves underfoot, the nip at the tips of the nose… all those romantic autumn things we hear about.
Situated some 12 kilometres north of San Ignacio town and straddling the Belize – Guatemala border, El Pilar’s 100 acres contains over 25 plazas, temples, palaces, residential structures, and causeways. Inhabited continuously between 800BC and 1,000AD, it supported a population of over 20,000 at its peak, and was one of the most important centres of the Lowland Maya. For us, one of the more interesting aspects of El Pilar is not just what has been found, but the way in which the research is carried out.
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Sworn to protect the forbidden knowledge, the tribe elders have decided the time has now come for the tribe’s people to reveal their treasure. According to tradition, after centuries of darkness, the stars have fallen into alignment, illuminating a skyward treasure map towards what some have been told is the Sun’s earthly replica, the lost city of gold. Few scientists hold the key to decipher the ancient map. It is crucial that these findings are reported to the scientific world as they hold secrets that can help save the planet in such times of need. Unfortunately there are forces at work that wish to conceal such findings, and use these secrets to increase their own power, keeping the world in darkness and chaos.
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Location, Location, Location.
How many places are there in the world where you can sleep right in the middle of a jungle, and with minimal travel time visit Maya temples, swim with dolphins, visit caves, and see majestic waterfalls?
Within the boundaries of the 365 Chaa Creek private reserve, you can go horseback riding, possibly see over 300 species of birds, take a canoe trip, go hiking, go mountain biking, tour a butterfly farm, walk …
It’s not just Hugh – the caliber of Chaa Creek’s guides is amazing – we were also treated to a great horseback ride by Robert, who also turned out to be an archeology student. We were impressed and inspired by the passion and dedication to education by all the guides.
They were definitely the highlight of our stay.
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I hope I will be able to make you feel how much this trip matters for me even if I am a French native speaker.
As a past student of Central America civilization and Spanish language The Chaa Creek Lodge represents the best opportunity for me to live my passion for pre-Columbian cultures. Belize will be happy to welcome a green addict girl (rainforest, sea and mountains). Human beings will never succeed to reach the perfection of natural beauty that …
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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 …