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All Seasons Guest House Ltd. : Perfect Location For Your Stay In Hopkins
Sunday, 01 January 2012 12:07
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PHEW!  Back from Hopkins after catching at 6.50am bus to Dangriga.  And I see that the horrific weather has followed me to San Pedro.  Last night it rained incredibly hard in Hopkins...and it looks like it did here too.  A brief post for today until I get myself in gear!

I've received lots of emails in the past two days asking where I am staying.  So...allow me to tell you.

I was staying at the All Season's Guest House in Hopkins.  It's a great spot.  In fact, it may be the ideal Hopkins location.  Halfway between the larger resorts and the "downtown" village, the guest house is surrounded by the village's very best restaurants.  Rob's Gourmet Cafe (sometimes called the best restaurant in Belize) is right across the street.  (You will be hearing much much more about the food in Hopkins...whether you like it or not). 

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Places to Visit in Belize
Monday, 25 July 2011 01:49
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Source: Article Alley

Belize stands out inside the Central the United States by possessing English as its official languagea plus factor for English-speaking tourists. Enclosed by Mexico, Guatemala, plus the Caribbean Sea, it has in a very short space of time become a hodgepodge of Spanish, Kriols, Maya, and Garinagu (mostly African) men and women. The British culture is apparent in this state as a result of the years of colony under Britain.

This land has a tropical climate--having only wet and dry season, just like some countries in Asia. This is probably one of the reasons why tourism is one of the flourishing industries in Belize. So what can one particular truly expect from this little (but terrific) land? Read More

 
Back from Belize and Ready for More
Friday, 22 July 2011 19:42
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This article is courtesy of Suitcase Ready

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Belize never disappoints. No matter how high my expectations, they are exceeded every time. Your first introduction to the country – friendly, happy and helpful immigration agents – sets the tone for the entire trip, and it only gets better from there.

Even when you arrive, luggageless, at your first stop to find out the town’s water has been off for 3 days, the hotel is under construction, and the room you’re supposed to be in is occupied, you know it’s going to be OK. Well, not OK… excellent.

“Welcome to Hopkins!” says the man from the porch of the lavender house with the pink trim. “First time here?” In fact, it is. This friendly man turns out to be Mike, a server at Belize’s best restaurant, Chef Rob’s, which is across the street from the lavender house and my guest house, All Seasons. By this time, I knew that the woman at Baggage Services at Belize International who told me with no hesitation that she would find my bag and put it on the next flight from Miami was as good as her word. I was ready to be welcomed to Hopkins.Read More

 
Retiring in Belize: How to Settle Down in Paradise of Sun and Sea
Monday, 18 July 2011 19:54
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Do you imagine settling down in a place with warm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea? Do you picture yourself sipping a tall cocktail glass while digging your toes in powdery white sand? Do you like the idea of always getting up to a beautiful sunrise and just living the peaceful, worry-free existence in a gorgeous tropical resort?  If you like that and more, then why not decide to retire in Belize?

Retiring in Belize means you never have to worry about a cold winter day. The warm weather here will always cheer you up. The hustle and bustle of the city is forgotten and you wake up to an easy-going lifestyle with a carefree vibe. If you go to Belize and get to know the chill, free-spirited locals, you will find out that it would be nice to live the same lifestyle as them. If you are kind of curious about retiring in Belize, let us guide you in how to explore the possibilities of settling here. Before retiring in Belize, try to go on a vacation here first to get a feel of the place. Read more

 
Garifuna people
Monday, 18 July 2011 19:37
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Garinagu (singular Garifuna, pronounced 'gah-RIF-oo-na') are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people. The British colonial administration used the term Black Carib and Garinagu to distinguish them from Yellow and Red Carib, the Amerindian population that did not intermarry with Africans. The Amerindians who had not intermarried with Africans are still living in the Lesser Antilles; Dominica, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, etc.

Today the Garifuna live primarily in Central America. They live along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras including the mainland, and on the island of Roatán. There are also diaspora communities of Garinagu in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and other major cities.

History

The French missionary Raymond Breton, who arrived in the Lesser Antilles in 1635, and lived on Guadeloupe and Dominica until 1653, took ethnographic and linguistic notes of the native peoples of these islands, including St Vincent which he visited only briefly. According to oral history noted by the English governor William Young in 1795 Carib-speaking people of the Orinoco came to St. Vincent long before the arrival of Europeans to the New World, where they subdued the local inhabitants called Galibeis. Read More