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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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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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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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