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Punta Gorda to Placencia

You better Belize it..........this is the one that will make you sick

Hey guys,

Well we're seriously back in paradise now, just wait 'til you see these pics!! After we last wrote we had a day of boat travel as we had to go back to Puerto Barrios on the coast of Guatemala in order to catch another boat to Punta Gorda in Belize. 'PG' as it's known by the locals is basically just a sleepy little seaside town and we spent the day just hanging out and getting into the laid back pace of Belizian life.

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We stayed at a cool little hotel where the owner called me a 'pretty english girl with a jewel nose bump' ha ha!! Here is Rusty on the main street outside...

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Anyway we only spent one night here before catching the morning bus to Mango Creek, the bus driver was an ace chap who liked to play Reggae tunes at a loud volume no matter what time of day. G you would love this place! We got to Mango Creek and had to take a water taxi to Placencia which is a tiny strip of what is basically just beach reaching out from the Belizian Coast......Its quite crap as you can see!!!!!

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We managed to get ourselves a lovely little hotel which backed up on the seafront, here is the view out of the backdoor!

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The town itself is like nowhere else we've been. There is a road running down the lagoon side of the peninsula but the main street through the town is literally just a small concrete path which weaves through the clapboard houses, which are all set in gardens of sand!! This is Rusty on the main path, which was apparently once in the Guiness book of records for the narrowest street in the world (yes that's two very famous streets we've seen now folks!)

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Mum you would love all the beautiful flowers and plants here too, this place is so pretty.

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Our first night was spent in the Barefoot bar where 'ya got ta show sum toe' which was right on the beach, we met some interesting and very drunken people, the Alaskan wolf killers being a particular highlight and also a lovely couple who were on their honeymoon see below.....

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We somehow (even though I was wittering on at them drunkenly for ages) managed to wangle an invite to go see the honeymooners in the morning, they were staying at Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn Hotel. Its was well nice!!!!

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More days were spent lounging on the beach and eating the best and freshest seafood ever while working on a deep and very professional tan. Worst we have sought high and low in PG and Placencia for someone who has heard of Abalone but alas this person does not exist!! We have even had maps out in dive shops and all sorts! So no visits or pics I'm afraid, but we have seen some of the little cayes offshore and can only imagine how cool it must have been!

Heading off to Belize City with sad faces in the morning. Miss you guys loads and while its paradise its not the same without you. Big hugs C & R XxX

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Posted by russncath 15:49 Archived in Belize Tagged backpacking

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Now this is serious jealousy!! What a heavenly place. It must be my 2010 trip. Also very worried about the 'professional tan' phrase - you will make us all look pathetic in May!
Love and miss you terribly. Mum and Dad xxx

by lhaynes

Ah!!!! Is so good to see pics of Placencia! Looks like it's on good form! Thanks for looking for Abalone, never mind that you didn't find it, am just glad you're enjoying islan' life! Can't wait to see your full range of pics. So jealous! Give Belize a big kiss for me, update the blog soon, lots of big love worsten xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by worst

Sick is an understatement, we are greener than the Hulk. I would consider my right arm as a fair trade right now. Got all excited last weekend when the sun actually came out and spent an afternoon working in the garden freezing in a pair of shorts. All over now though, I played hockey in a hail storm yesterday. Miss you loads have a great time safe travels.

L&Lxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by LauraLiz09

Wow these photos look brilliant! I love the big pink flower. Antigua looked amazing too in your previous post. You two look increasingly like a pair of suntanned hippies as each blog update appears! Just stay away from tassles and tie dye clothing yeah? Have fun kids and see you when you get back,
Gems xx

by GemGemmity

I was starting to enjoy the glimmer of sun that has passed over the shire of Leicester this week until I saw this! It looks like heaven. Enjoy the rest of our travels. Love you both muchly Kx

by Katie Kate

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