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Celebrating My Eighth-Year Anniversary with Belize: An Unforgettable Ride

I woke up this morning realizing that it was eight years ago, on a humid and hazy summer morning, that I landed in Belize for the first time, solo. I stayed in San Pedrolike a classic first-timer, snorkeled Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and happily stumbled on a colorful Dia de San Pedro celebration, bursting in Mestizo culture.

Dia de San Pedro 2019 – Ambergris Caye.

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

I went to Caye Caulkeron the water taxi for a day. I remember folks being friendly, and the island mellow and Continue reading »

Postcard: Portraits of Belize Tour Guides

Over the next few days, as I finally wrap up my second edition of Moon Belize (hurrah! due out November 2015), I thought I would share images captured along my latest travels around Belize, since September, that somehow never made the blog.

One such series of photos are portraits of some of my favorite local tour guides. They are, in my humble opinion, the unsung heroes of Belize’s tourism industry. They keep me abreast of the latest in their areas every year and help me complete my research while making it fun in the process. And many times, behind the scenes, they’re carrying my bags while I shoot, hike, snorkel, take notes, and completing a dozen other tasks.

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Meet Captain Ian Forte of EZ Boy Tours–a native of Caye Caulker, working for a

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