Belize Pocket Adventures

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Hunter Publishing, Inc, 2006 - Travel - 337 pages
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We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is home to 500 Completely rewritten, the 6th edition has a great layout that makes for easy navigation and is filled with abundant new information. All manner of tips and recommendations for the first-time or veteran Belize traveler. Encouraging eco-travel, Vivien Lougheed profiles many of the unique archeological sites, wildlife preserves, marine sanctuaries and conservation areas. Explore firsthand Belize's myriad attractions. Visit Belize City, the Turneffe Islands, Belmopan, San Ignacio, Corozal, Punta Gorda and more! Thousands of species of birds, innumerable Maya ruins, as well as the world's second-largest barrier reef. Over 80% of the land remains covered with primeval forest and 30% has been set aside as national parks/preserves. Includes maps.
 

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Contents

Gallon JugChan Chich
Sarteneja
Progresso Copper Bank
Corozal
Corozal to Santa Elena  the Mexican Border
Directories
The West
Along the Highway

Underwater Life
National Emblems
Travel Information
Facts at Your Fingertips
When to Go
What to Take
Health Concerns
Money Matters
Measurements
Dangers Annoyances
Communications
Culture Shock
Food
Booking a Room
Getting Here
Getting Around
Directory
Belize City
Introduction
History
Getting Around
Adventures Sightseeing
Shopping
Places to Stay Eat
Nightlife
Day Trips
Directory
The North
Along the Highway
Leaving Belize City
Belize City to Bermudian Landing
Bermudian Landing Area
Old Northern Highway
Crooked Tree Village  Sanctuary
Crooked Tree Village to Orange Walk
Orange Walk Town
Orange Walk to Indian Church
San Filipe to Blue Creek
Blue Creek to Gallon Jug
Leaving Belize City
Belize City to the Zoo
Belmopan
Belmopan to Georgeville
The Chiquibul Road
The Cristo Rey Road
San Antonio
The ChiquibulCristo Rey Road
Santa Elena
San Ignacio
San Ignacio to Bullet Tree Falls
San Ignacio to San Jose Succootz
San Jose Succotz
Benque Viejo del Carmen
Directories
Guatemala
Getting Here
Money
Customs Visas
In Guatemala
Tikal National Park
Directory
The South
Along the Highways
The Coastal Highway
The Hummingbird Highway
The Southern Highway
Directories
The Cayes
The Cayes in a Nutshell
Getting Here
Northern Cayes
Cayes near Belize City
Cayes near Dangriga
Cayes near Placencia
Directories
Appendix
Emergency Contacts
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Born in Winnipeg in 1943, Vivien Lougheed was raised by her Polish grandparents who instilled within her a desire for adventure. From her home base of Prince George she has travelled extensively throughout British Columbia, China, Pakistan, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, Africa, the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal. In her first book, "Central America by Chickenbus" (1986), she all but coined the term that is now synonymous with local transportation and travelling on the cheap. Since then she has written more than ten books including "Kluane National Park
Hiking Guide, Forbidden Mountains, Tungsten
John", (co-written with her husband) and "From the Chilcotin to the Chilkoot: Selected Hikes of Northern BC"

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