Category: Belize

Belize Jungle Eco Resort – Mama Noots, Stann Creek, Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Mama Noots Eco Resort is nestled in the heart of the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. They are situated on over 7,000 acres of lush jungle, including five waterfalls and ancient Mayan ruins. They are an authentic eco resort, all our power comes from solar, hydro and wind sources. They provide meals on site and most […]

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SAFETY ON THE ROAD, HOW TO MINIMISE ROBBERY

I recently had my wallet go missing in Mexico. I was more than likely pick-pocketed, at the most opportune time, when I’d just purchased a morning coffee and donut! Through this experience I have learnt a few travel tricks to reduce loss from theft. *Separate your money – Keep only a minimum amount of money […]

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Belize Garifuna Cuisine – Bundiga Fish Soup

At the riverside cafe in Dangriga, Belize, chef and owner Madeline cooked me up a Garifuna speciality, Bundiga. Bundiga is a fish soup made of coconut milk, green bananas and okra. The Garifuna are a cultural group in Belize who originated in St Vincent and where the result of intermarriage between shipwrecked slaves from West […]

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Magic Potions and Protective Amulets – Dangriga, Belize

While in Dangriga, Belize, I visit a shop specialising in magic potions and protective amulets. These beliefs come from the mestizo people of Belize, but have been adopted by across Belizian culture. There are magic potions for protection against evil, love potions and potions to bring money. Shop owner Elsy find me a special amulet […]

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Caye Caulker, Belize – Shrimp Stuffed Lobster Recipe

I visit Pat and Stell’s Beach Bar and Grill on Caye Caulker, where I meet Chef Kareem and learn the recipe for his Belizian Style Shrimp Stuffed Lobster. For the first time Kareem reveals the secret ingredients of this delectable dish. For the topping Kareem uses popcorn shrimp, butter, onion, bell peppers, breadcrumbs and his […]

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