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Crossing the Border at Chetumal: Mexico To Belize & Buying A SIM Card in Mexico

May 21st, 2022

This post covers two topics:  Crossing the Border from Belize to Mexico (and from Mexico to Belize) and Buying and…

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Less Than 2 Days In Merida, Mexico: How I Got There, Stayed, Ate, My Doctor

May 17th, 2022

Merida, Mexico is a large, vibrant city just a few hundred miles north (and a jog west) of Ambergris Caye,…

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Chetumal, Mexico: Is it Worth Visiting?

May 9th, 2022

Visiting Chetumal, Mexico:  Things To Do If you are traveling from Mexico into Belize – on your way from Cancun…

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Budget Travel: My Trip from Ambergris Caye Belize to Cancun and the USA

June 27th, 2019

Flying from Cancun Airport Rather than Belize City – Advice and Scheduling – or “How to Eat Your Body Weight…

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Greetings From Rhode Island: My USA Seems Just As I Left It

July 4th, 2017

Over 10 years ago, I moved, permanently, from New York City to San Pedro, Belize.   I didn’t move because…

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Chichicastenango: A Huge Colorful Market in the Mountains of Guatemala

January 18th, 2017

Anyone who asks ‘What happened to the Maya people?’ has never been to Guatemala.  The indigenous people of the country…

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The Coffee of Antigua, Guatemala: How It’s Made And The Best Cup

January 16th, 2017

I am a HUGE lover of coffee and all things coffee.  The smell of it…the ritual of your morning cup…I…

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Antigua, Guatemala: The Food And the Restaurants

January 15th, 2017

When I set out on my trip to Guatemala almost two weeks ago, I had no clue what the food…

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Antigua, Guatemala: The Sights and Shopping of this Gorgeous Colonial City

January 9th, 2017

I was in Antigua, Guatemala for 5 days and 5 nights and I can’t wait to go back.  In fact,…

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Guatemala’s BELOVED Pollo Campero: Is the Fried Chicken Worth the Wait?

January 8th, 2017

From all the talk I’ve heard about Pollo Campero, I could only surmise that it is the very best fried…

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Sunrise Tour At One of the Most Imporant Maya Cities or How I Got Punked at Tikal

January 6th, 2017

Most of you probably remember the MTV show where Ashton Kutcher and his hidden cameras subjected celebrities to his elaborate…

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Flores, Guatemala: Is it More Than Just Tikal?

January 5th, 2017

Just 2 days ago, I embarked on my 2 week trip in Guatemala.  Not exactly backpacking since the idea of sharing…

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My Pared Down Travel Dream List for Central America – IT WILL Be a Reality

October 12th, 2016

Central America, mistakenly I think, is often looked at as a place to enjoy nature and wildlife ONLY.  But as…

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Just Across the Border From Blue Creek, Belize A Different World – La Union, Mexico

September 17th, 2016

When we in Belize think of Mexico, we think of cheap prices!  tacos and Mexican beer!  big city shopping at…

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A Trip to The Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island Plus Bird-Mania

June 21st, 2016

The Belize Zoo is one of my favorite places in the world.  Up close experiences with animals native to the…

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The Beach in Rhode Island, SO Gorgeous…But We Sure Aren’t In Belize Anymore

June 18th, 2016

I hit the sweet spot.  The weather in Rhode Island has been ab fab – low humidity, temperature barely touching…

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12 Things I Did Not Expect AT ALL About Kerala, India

March 13th, 2016

I am generally one who likes to travel without reading too much about a place.  Sure, it helps to know…

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Good-bye Kerala, India: Traveling Solo, Last Days in Varkala and some Tips for the Indian Train

March 11th, 2016

I left Belize over a month ago and spent a good 3 weeks in one small state in India –…

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Varkala, India: The Holy Spots and Temples…It’s Not JUST a Gorgeous Beach

March 4th, 2016

Since Kerala, India is such a mix of peoples, languages and religions (Hindu, Muslim, Christian and even Jewish), it only…

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Varkala Beach in Kerala: Beach Heaven in India? It Just May Be…

March 2nd, 2016

The Kerala Blog Express is officially over.  15 days, 30 bloggers, 25 countries (26 if you include Belize) and a whirlwind…

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