Madonna wrote a song about this place?

Trip Start Apr 01, 2009
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Trip End May 14, 2009


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Flag of Belize  , Belize Cayes,
Friday, May 8, 2009

We dropped the parents off in Cancun to fly home and continued on to Beliza. We parked the truck in Chetumal, Mexico at a small hotel and walked across the border into Belize. This is a pretty scary border town. A local Belize thug was harassing Helen, offering her a "good" time and we caught one scary cab to Corozal to take the ferry the next morning to San Pedro. Corazol was dirty and dilapidated. We had a hard time finding any place good to eat. We caught the ferry over to Ambergris Caye to San Pedro in the morning. It was a bumpy. noisy ride. San Pedro was expensive and an ordinary Caribbean town. You could rent golf carts and see the sights which was kind of cool. The diving to their famed "Blue Hole" which I wanted to do was $200 which I thought was crazy expensive. The beaches reminded me of the Florida Keys which is to say, there really are none and, if you find them, they are small. We had planned on spending up to three days there but, after we got the run around from the dive shop, we booked the first flight out of there. We found Belize to be way over priced, the people could give a crap, and there's definitely some kind of drug element going on there. The best thing I could say about Belize is that they speak English. Out of our 5 weeks traveling through the coast and jungles of Mexico, this was the place we felt most unsafe.
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Javalin on

Have to agree with you on Belize, and great to see someone say it. It's a very disappointing place. There are much better options.

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