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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 26, 2012

Eulogy for the Mopan River ferry

One of the primary destinations in Belize is Xunantunich (pronounced “chew-nahn-too-NEECH”) Mayan ruin. For years the only way to cross the Mopan River to access Xunantunich has been on a unique cable ferry. Suspended by fixed cables that allow the ferry to rise and fall with the river level, this ferry was operated by a hand-powered winch. The ferry could carry two vehicles and lots o

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 9, 2012

Baron Bliss Day

Anyone visiting Belize in early March will be surprised when the entire country shuts down for days for a mysterious holiday called Baron Bliss Day. The country goes wild, it is a huge party. Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, commonly known as Baron Bliss (16 February 1869 – 9 March 1926), was a British-born traveler who willed two million U.S. dollars to a trust fund for the benefit of the citi

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 18, 2011

Two big birthday parties in Belize

Belize celebrates their 30th anniversary this September! In 1981 Belize became Belize, after 149 years as British Honduras, a British colony. Chaa Creek, Belize’s oldest eco-lodge, celebrates the anniversary of their inception this September also. They have a BIG party planned, and a bunch of deals to entice you there for the festivities. Visit their blog to read more about it: The Belizean birt

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