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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 12, 2012

Xunantunich Archaeological Reserve closed December 12 to 26

The Xunantunich Archaeological Reserve will be closed from December 12 to 26, 2012 in order to prepare for the launch of an International Musical Event which will raise funds for the conservation of Belize’s cultural heritage and its archaeological parks. Rumor has it the event is timed to coincide with the Mayan Calendar “ending” on December 21, which some believe will usher in an a

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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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