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CTurner

  • 26 years old
  • From California, United States
  • Currently in California, United States

Belize!

A blog of my adventures while studying in San Ignacio, Belize.

A Saturday

Belize San Ignacio, Belize  |  Apr 09, 2011
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Well, I am finally posting this entry that I found incomplete on my computer.. its more of thoughts than sentences..

4/9/11

This Saturday was one of my lasts, so we took a family trip to the Belize Zoo.  As we drove down town I was happy to see as bright yellow sign that read “For all Emergencies Call 9-1-1”.  While this may seem natural for anyone in the United States, I feel it is a huge breakthrough for Belize.  Before, I was told, there was not a standard number to call in any emergency, in fact the two phone companies had differing seven digit numbers to call the local police station.   So, I am thankful to see this new sign downtown.

The Zoo was fun.  After they charged me six times the entrance cost for a Belizean (since I am an out of country tourist) we the variety of animals of Belize. Quick summary: Held a boa constrictor.  Macaw- favorite. Tapir- that nose! Harper Eagle? Jaguars. Spider Monkeys outside. Feels like you’re in jungle and you can get so close to the animals. Steve Erwin and Dolly Parton both visited this Zoo, so you know its got to be good.

Turner Timber Craft.  We stopped at a shop called Turner Timber Craft.  We talked to the man who greeted us who does in fact share my last name.  We compared ID’s and I got a Frog made out of a nut from “Uncle Greg”.

Next, we visited the agricultural community of Spanish look out.  Closest thing to a fast food restaurant that I have seen since I left the US.  Got a delicious pizza to share and finished with ice cream cones. Yum!

Ferry boat back to cross the river. Its pretty well traveled, so I wondered why they don’t build a bridge. Pablo said the ferry operators would loss their jobs, so maybe that’s why.

Then I walked the town to find lasagna fixings.  For tomorrow, Laura and I will cook!

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