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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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New Year’s Weekend in Belize: Hello 2012!

My New Year’s weekend was an eclectic mix of colorful, funny and reflective moments – from delicious food (I swear if I lived in Cayo I’d be huge), great friends and unusually cool weather, to dancing to a sweat on New Year’s eve (the fashion police would’ve had a field day with the gold sequin jumpsuits), adjusting to the sounds of roosters and dogs at all times of the night, and waving down an ice cream truck as it sped down the Western Highway (he actually pulled over for us – only in Belize!).

A friend I made during my last trip (as a Road Warrior for the Belize Tourism Board) was kind enough to host me for the entire weekend and it made all the difference – traveling and staying in the Cayo District like a local, like family.

I remembered how scenic and relaxing this area is and how easy it is to leave the city and enjoy some of the prettiest interior of Belize in just a little over an hour’s drive.

Here’s a collage of my most memorable moments of New Year’s weekend in the towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. It bodes pretty well for 2012 I say!

(Most of the images above were taken with my I-Phone. Please note ~ All writing and photographs, mobile and otherwise, on this website are copyrighted material and may not be reproduced without permission.)