Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize (formerly British Honduras) until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. The country remains... [read more]
Date: March 13th 2011
After my brief stint in Mexico I retraced my steps south into Belize; having skipped straight across the country on the way to Caye Caulker my plan was to travel overland north-to-south taking in as many sights as possible along the way.
LamanaiMy first call was the town of Orange Walk in northern Belize, the town itself is not much to write home about (literally) but is situated c ... read more