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Belmopan, Belize

... There is now an official authorized Instant Housecall Reseller here in Belize.

Work stuff aside... We made our way across the border from Guatemala into Belize. They made Melissa throw out her banana. Heartbreaking.

We stayed in Belmopan for a night, after Corey made a sale to the biggest computer store in the city.

Belize feels different from Guatemala. It's cleaner. The air is less polluted. Laws exist and are followed. Nobody carries a gun.

Everyone speaks English alongside the local language of creole -- which if spoken very slowly, is a form of English. Corey's customer called it broken English, but we know better than to say that, lest we be called something nasty.

We made our way by bus to Belize City, and then by boat to Caye Caulker.

Caye Caulker is an hour boat ride from Belize City. It's your run-of-the-mill tropical paradise with white sand beaches, beautiful aqua marine water, and tours out to the coral reef -- the second largest living reef in the world.

We're going snorkelling there tomorrow and hope to see some sharks, barracudas, and lots of colourful fishies. Oh, and a coral reef. Sadly, our camera isn't waterproof.

Today, we vegged. And had a liquid lunch. Which for us means that we shared a pina colada and talked about how drunk we were from it for the next two hours. We walked around the island, which is small enough that there are no cars -- only golf carts to get around. It's cute and quaint, and we both agreed that Glen and Nat would like it here for some reason.

As we walked around the island, we came across some interesting wildlife.

The food sitch is a little different here than you'd expect. They have everything you know back home, but with a tiny little twist that you'd never expect. For example, what flavour would you think "Belizian Fudge Ice Cream" would be? If you said chocolate, you're wrong. It's French Vanilla with a bit of caramel in it. We have learned not to question such things.

Melissa's really enjoying the rice and beans. Corey wants to get a separate room.

That's all for now. Snorkelling tomorrow, and then the world is our oyster. Which in Belize, would actually be a vanilla flavoured elephant.

permalink written by  Corey Fruitman and Melissa Tapper on March 7, 2009 from Belmopan, Belize
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I am sorry and I must Quote the most American things I have ever heard out of your mouths...LOL

"They actually have laws here...."

"Everyone here speaks English!"

"Even their own language if you slow it down is English..."


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