Best Places To Go When Visiting Belize with @LarryWaight #travel
The beauty of social media is the ability to connect with people from every corner of the world and learn from them. After connecting with Larry Waight on Twitter, I went on to read his various articles on Huffington Post promoting ecotourism in Belize.
In the attached video interview, I asked Larry for the best places to go, see and experience in Belize. We kicked off the conversation with talk of the tamales he referenced in his article.
We talked about Mestizo culture (person of combined European and Native American descent), Mayan people and San Antonio Village where I could learn to make tamales myself.
I mourn that I never learned to make them with my grandmother and her friends before she went Home. Don’t think you have ‘forever’ with the people you love. I miss you, Abuelita.
Next up, Placencia. Oh- it’s gorgeous. Ahh… relax on the beach, check out Chabil Mar Villas and see for yourself the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. You name it – diving, fishing, sailing, snorkeling – they got it.
When you visit Hopkins, you can learn about the Garifuna people, and I don’t know about you- but I’m a sucker for music. And maybe I would even hop in the middle of the dance circle.
Ok, so I would love to get in the dance circle. You?
Punta Gorda. I know what this means! My weak high-school learned Spanish knows this is the “Fat Point”. Fat sure is beautiful.
There has always been something beautiful about eating and cocktailing near a body of water. It makes everything taste better. Caye Caulker hosts The Split Bar. Their motto is “Go Slow”. Need I say more?
I wouldn’t say I’m a “nature girl” but I do love me some nature. Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve looks like the kind of place that makes you saw “Awesome!” and actually reflect on the true nature of the word.
Everyone that travels to Belize tells me to visit the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Tikal Guatemala. It seems to be that visiting old buildings can’t be as much fun as zip-lining through the jungle, but travelers I know and respect insist I will be blown away by the majesty, history and spirit of the ruins. I can’t wait to see what all the hoop-la is about.
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‘Gratis” means free, if you don’t know. I’m working on my ‘Spanglish’.
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