Ending My Journey In Belize

Written By: Gary Wonning

This was to be our last night in the tropical paradise called Belize, after spending two weeks studying the ancient Maya and their culture, it was time to think of returning to the good old USA. Tomorrow it would be back to Belize City, where we would board a flight for Houston and consequently our final destination, Indianapolis.

The sleeping accommodations couldn’t have been any better, the huts were modern, with screened in open air quarters and a convenient outside shower. An early morning breakfast, a short good-bye on the pier and we were on our way back to the good old USA.

It had been quite a trip.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Belize: Land of The Maya

 

Written By Gary Wonning

Not being extremely fond of jungles and with visions of Voodoo dancing in my mind, my apprehension had been at a rather high level as I prepared to visit Belize. The journey  actually began the previous summer after I had spent  a month in the outback of Australia.

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A little girl carrying water back to the village

Lynn Gardner and Anna Mitchell-Hedges were displaying the crystal skull in Indianapolis the following week. Mitchell- Hedges , had reportedly discovered the skull while visiting Belize with her father in the 1920s when she was sixteen years old.

She was on tour in the United States and relayed an interesting story on how she came to find the skull.

She told how they had searched in the jungle for the pyramid Lubaantun where the skull was reputed to be located. Upon discovering the pyramid, she being the smallest was elected to go down in the cavern in search of the treasure. Braving the hazards of entering an opening in the pyramid that possibly hadn’t been explored in centuries, she found the renowned skull and brought it to daylight for the first time in centuries.

For the rest of the story!

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An interesting photo book about the Maya Indians of central America

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Belize : A Culture of It’s Own

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Belize in many ways is a land that time forgot, struggling to make it’s mark in the world, it has made great progress in the last several years.

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A long forgotten canoe, what tales it could tell! 

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A modern out door shower at the Adventure Inn in northern belize.

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A beautiful orchid at the Ix Chel Herb Farm 

 

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Lobster Claws at the Ix Chel Herb Farm

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

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Photos of Belize

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 Belize is a country with much charm, from it’s primitive roads to their churches and their rugged trails to many of their ancient wonders. 

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A bridge on the Southern Highway traveling from Pelican beach and the Jaguar Reserve to Punta Gorda and Lubaantun, the pyramid where the crystal skull was reported to have been found in the 1920s.

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The Catholic Church at San Jacinto in Central Belize, survives mainly from donations from church donations from the United States.

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One of the many challenging trails in Belize, this one leads to a cave deep in the Central American jungle.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.

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The Water Wonderlands of Belize

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The tiny country of Belize, situated in Central America and located in the tropics , annually receives between eighty inches of rain in the north and one hundred eighty  inches of rain in the south. The only thing Belize has more of than ancient Mayan temples and pyramids is waterways. From majestic ocean view to quiet jungle rivers, Belize has it all.

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 The Maya River located in northern Belize, wanders aimlessly through the countryside.

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 The Blue Hole, located on the Hummingbird Highway is just south of Belmopan. Some say this deep hole is connected to the gulf of Mexico several miles east.

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Pelican Beach in Dangriga is a beautiful beach on the Gulf Of Mexico. 

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 South Cay part of the barrier reef, is a beautiful white sand beach just minutes from the mainland. A great place to spend the day snorkeling and scuba diving.

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 One of the barrier islands, a great spot for a getaway.

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 The accepted mode of transportation, this tiny boat can take your to the barrier reef in just minutes.

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An inland river can offer many forms of entertainment from fishing to alligator hunting. 

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

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It’s hard to imagine the “New World” without cattle, but they weren’t always here.
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Cattle were brought to North America by Ponce De Leon on his  voyage to America. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I would have wanted to travel across the Atlantic Ocean with a bunch of cattle as my travel companions.

Florida Cracker like so many other terms began as a complimentary term associated with the early hard working cowboys of Florida. It was only in later years the term “Florida Cracker” was meant to be something derogatory. 

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Mayan Pyramids and Temples

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Hidden deep in the Central American jungle, many ancient   Mayan temples are hidden from the casual observer.

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Remnants of Lubaantun, the site where the Mitchell-Hedges skull was reportedly found.

Mainly in Belize and Guatemala, these temples and pyramids display how life was in ancient times.

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Ancient Mayan Pyramid

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Tikal in Guatemala.

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Lamani in northern Belize, reportedly the only pyramid that still has the original name.

No one knows for sure where the Mayan went, after suddenly disappearing around the year 1,000. Some believe they may have gone to North America, migrating as far north as Georgia or possibly to the Ohio Valley and having a connection with Serpent Mound near Cincinnati Ohio.

This is possible , there are many names ,especially in Florida that have a connection with the Mayans. Myakka, and Miami to name just as couple.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.