Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Belize...from someone else's view...

I have a friend who spent the month of April in Belize. I've never met Barry, but we've gotten acquainted through my blog. He told me he took a lot of pictures while in Belize and I told him to send them to me and I could post a few on my blog since he didn't have one. I received his CD today...450 photos. Sheesh! That would take about 10 blogs, so I just went through them quickly tonight to post what I thought were the highlights. I've never been to Belize and Barry's never been to Isla. At first, I thought of doing a comparison post, but then I decided to give credit solely to Barry's photos of Belize. I think Isla lovers will find a lot of similarities.




The Caye Caulker air strip. Definitely not your LAX or O'Hare...haha.


Same kind of colorful houses and stores like on Isla...

And food pics! Good boy, Barry!

This is Barry's pic of the great floor tiles and bartop in this establishment. It's a shame that girl in the bikini had to get in the way!

I love this photo because of the little girl holding the kite...what a beauty.

Loving families...

Little tiendas....

Yikes!! WTF??? I hope this was a long distance shot!! Looks like something from a SciFi movie!



This was probably my favorite shot...but thought it looked better in B&W...

Typical vendors...

I could feel pretty comfortable staying here...


This is a keeper...

I love the photos of the families....


I don't know how the American dollar rates against the Belizian dollar, but if it's even, these prices seem pretty high...


I bet this guy has a few stories to tell...

And just a few more...



Hmmm....I think I will have to put Belize on my traveling list.

6 comments:

Life's a Beach! said...

Fantastic photos! He's a great photographer. A lot of those are stunning! And Deb, I think I read somewhere that the Belize dollar is 2 to the U.S. dollar, but I could be wrong?

I've always wanted to go!

Jamqueen said...

Are all the photos on Caye Caulker? We spent a day in Belize about 10 years ago....on a day trip from a cruise. We went to Zunantunich ruins--traveled across the country & it was a great way to see alot of it in a short time; stopping several places. Have always wanted to go back to the coast somewhere.

Anonymous said...

great photos Barry.(thanks for posting Deb) Barry, are hotels readily available for $40 to $60 a nite? Are the restaurants about the same or cheaper than the USA? And my barameter(grinning) for everything, how much is a COLD BEER? I love Isla, but at times it is losing it's flavor. Thanks ahead of time. carl/debbie

Islagringo said...

The BZD is currently at 2 for 1 USD. So divide all prices in half.

barry said...

Howdy Debbie/Carl.. Thanks for the kind words.. Belize is indeed amazing especially San Pedro/Ambergris Caye ..Such a diversity of Folks . Garifuna,mayan,hispanic ,anglo. and they all seem to get along just fine.. you will say hello and smile a lot there.. Regarding prices. the best saying I heard there was' Ambergris Caye is the Most expensive place in Central America,, but the Cheapest Place in the Caribbean". There are two seasons there, the high,dry ,cooler ( 25Dec-14 April) and the low,wet.. hot and humid ( april 14-Dec 24). and prices vary, I stayed at Banana Beach Resort and I would recommend it without hesitation, great staff, super place,, it was $75USD /nite plus hotel tax... in High ( 25dec-14april)season the price almost doubles... As far as Food,, you can eat like a Tourist there.lots of places and have a tasty snapper dinner for $100USD or Eat at those wonderful Mom& Pop places and have to struggle through a giant bowl of delicious homemade Conch Chowder/rice /8 corn tortillas for $5USD or a 3 lb beef& chicken Burrito at Mickey's for $6.USD. you might have guessed,, take someone to share,, , and cold Beer. its $2. or if you want $48/case and they will deliver it to your place..plus,,the island gets its water from a desalinization plant on island, so its good to Drink right from the tap,, bottled water is personal choice not necessity. As you can tell . I Liked it there and can see a return visit in the future.

gil garcia said...

Good stuff! I miss Belize and have to get back to islands soon. One should try to mix the diversity of the interior with the funkiness of the islands.