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Old 01-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #1606
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Just a few more shots of San Pedro, really this place has nothing on Caye Caulker if you are in this area do yourself a favour and jump a boat straight out of here and onto Caye Caulker, it really is paradise.



















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Old 01-08-2014, 12:06 AM   #1607
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After chatting to all and sundry we eventually boarded the boat back to Corozal and the more developed mainland. The boat ride takes about 2 hours from San Pedro so its a bit long in the bumpy seas but I was lucky I got the front of the boat to myself so pulled out a life jacket put it out as a pillow and promptly fell asleep for a big part of the journey.







I've been walking around and island with bikini clad chicks all week but I've missed this hot little ass, so now it was time to jump on her, get down and dirty and hump her till she screams. Oh yeah baby I am putting Barry White on into my helmet "lets get it on"




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Old 01-08-2014, 10:32 AM   #1608
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Hey Blur

It is simply beautiful who would of ever thought such a paradise would exist when all you hear is that the 6th most dangerous city in the world is just across the water. Anyway we are heading to Belize City either tomorrow or the next day to see what all the fuss is about. I got a post on Facebook from a mate who said he had friends that were on vacation in Belize City and had to hide on the floor of their hotel to stay out of a gun battle, how cool would that be I'd definitely being sticking the camera up out the window and posting that, I bet I only get smiling faces and a friendly welcome though booooooo

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #1609
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[QUOTE=rideforsmiles;23164497]Just a few more shots of San Pedro, really this place has nothing on Caye Caulker if you are in this area do yourself a favour and jump a boat straight out of here and onto Caye Caulker, it really is paradise.



Caye Caulker, a paradise, Yes! I rented this house 1.5 USD per day with two friends. We had a well next to the house and the fish was free. We had only to pick up the lobsters on the reef. Not a single tourist around in 1976

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:43 PM   #1610
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Just a few more shots of San Pedro, really this place has nothing on Caye Caulker if you are in this area do yourself a favour and jump a boat straight out of here and onto Caye Caulker, it really is paradise.



Caye Caulker, a paradise, Yes! I rented this house 1.5 USD per day with two friends. We had a well next to the house and the fish was free. We had only to pick up the lobsters on the reef. Not a single tourist around in 1976

That a great photo thanks for sharing it, as much as there is a small community of a few thousand now it is still very nice.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:33 PM   #1611
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Ive just been having a discussion with Ewa about why she wont blog either in here or start her own, it really does remind me that everyones adventure is their own how ever they do it, that she chooses not to share her experience even just a little is a bit of a shame really but it is her choice, I'm sure it would inspire not only other women but guys as well to just go for it and not be fearful of the unknown, everyone we come across say's how brave is this girl and I have to agree with them she is amazing to just up and go like she has and travel the world on the back of a motorcycle with a slightly deranged Australian, personally though it does disappoint me as what she is doing is worth sharing and I think I will be a little sad if the only person that hears about how she sees everything and is her mother and sister in emails who have never left or will never leave Czacz the little village they come from in Poland.

Anyway back onto more important issues time for dinner, I wanted to eat some more Chinese from the Perfect Chinese restaurant, I'm simply loving all the lush Chinese food in Belize and this town must have at least a dozen all dotted through out the town. The Chinese have certainly moved into this part of the world in force there is no don't about that all the grocery shops are Chinese owned so without even knowing I'm sure there is some resentment here about that from the local community as well as in other parts of the world. We spoke to a few of the Chinese and one had been here for a year and she actually spoke really good English well good enough for us to understand her so In my books if she has learnt English that well and has only been here just on a year she is pretty well educated.

While we were sitting there eating we had a few people come over and admire the bike you guys that travel on motorbikes know what a draw card they are especially now it has so many country stickers on it. Its nice to be speaking English again I'm sure I will miss it when we get back into the Spanish speaking countries in the next week or so.

After a beautiful dinner we headed back to the Las Palmas hotel here and met up with our room neighbor's who were down from Florida, they were a great couple and we had a great evening chatting and laughing away, they invited us to a bike rally in Florida and you never know not this year but the next it might be on our way through back north. We called it a night early we had a pretty early night they were on a bus back to Chetumal early so we said our goodbyes and hit the hay.


The town clock in the here in Corozal







The town of Corozal isn't a town you are going to travel around the world to see but it does have its own charm, well actually no it doesn't its just a town where you can go to Caye Abergris and Caye Caulker from.








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Old 01-09-2014, 10:46 PM   #1612
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Charlie and his Las Palmas hotel here in Corozal, if you are riding down here an want to leave your bike it will cost you 10 bucks US a day I know that is pretty expensive for some guys but at least you know your bike is safe.



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Old 01-09-2014, 11:17 PM   #1613
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We were up and out of Corozal today as well for the short 120 kilometre ride down to Belize City. The ride down was pretty nice actually the highway is brilliant ok its shitty and you have to keep your eye on the road as there is likely to be a pretty decent sized pothole at any time especially with so much rain around here lately but all in all its still ok. The houses are so nice they are all coloniaal style houses and very much like what we woudl call Queenslanders back home but only half the size. We stopped quite a few times to check them out I really liked some of them and alot of the lawns were well maincured with these little cottages on them made for pretty living by the looks of it. This apart of the world since I was in Palenque has really reminded me of the North coast of New South Wales back hom in Australia so this ride was really nice for me.


This little school in he backwoods of Belize had their own little message of hope and direction for us all.







This is a house you could see anywhere back home on the North coast of New South Wales in Australia











We pulled up in front of this joint and I said to Ewa the only thing that would be different if I lived here, other than the boat bikes and car out the side would be a big satellite dish and one of the walls would be a flat screen TV.




































As we got closer to Belize City we had come across to groups of cyclists Doug from the Uk was riding down from Cancun to nowhere and the other couple were heading towards Guatemala on a 1 month bike ride, no long after seeing the guys on their cycles it started to rain, it really does amaze me these people that ride them, it might be ok when you are passing through little villages but for me I get bored shitless when im riding along, there is just so many trees you can look at when they are all the same and then when you have to ride for hours in the rain that has to be just plain hard work, being a motorbike is heaven.







We rode into the central part of Belize City we had read alot of the trouble they have in this city is the south side so we were planning on the north of the city, it isnt a big city only 68000 people as the sign says but it is rated the 6th most dangerous city in the world, as much as i take those things with a grain of salt as they are usually gang related and a turf war thing I dont go in totally blind and we will definately be a bit more careful, as I've probably said before by not going out after dark you limit your exposure to these sorts of threats by a massive amount.

After a little while crusing around and walking down the waterfront which isnt that exciting we headed back to where we had seen a semi decent hotel as the one in the centre of town wanted 170 bucks and we aren't paying that. We rode back out of town and went in 25 bucks a night ok thats great it doesn't look to bad he then led me through the property out across the back lane into an abandoned building to where i was to park my bike, ummm yeah no thanks looks like im not staying here, look im sure it would be safe but if I am to be away from my bike im not parking in an adjacent run down abandoned property. So back on the bike we rode back down the road to where we had seen the Easy Inn it looked a bit more upmarket and obvioulsy was going to cost a little more but they had a gate on the property so my baby will be safe and sound. So that where we ended up its only 55 US so not to bad and the rooms are really very nice.







All checked in and relaxed we were just relaxing and we get a knock on the door I was just saying to Ewa I was getting hungry and the knock on the door was a delivery for Chinese to our room, well it wasn't us that ordered it so the delivery guy trudged up stairs and asked around and found no one claiming it so as he walked back downstairs I said to him I'll buy it, Ev just laughed at me as I was buying something that i didnt even know what it was but I just said its like a Chinese lucky dip. So we open it up and booooo its some noodle salad crap right up Ev's alley buit no up mine, oh well she can have it and ill have the Coke and a nibble of the noodles.

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:06 AM   #1614
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Yeah KK is in malaysia, the roads in the mountains rival the Mae Hong Son loop in Thailand just go on forever and pretty smooth surface, except for where the mountain has slipped haha....

It's funny I was looking through your photos first ( and by the way I appreciate that you've used smug mug or something similar, photobucket is shit on an ipad).... I digress....I was thinking some of those houses were exactly like stuff years ago in Qld or Northern NSW.
Then I read your post...ha...my sentiments exactly. Beautiful little spot you've found
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #1615
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Just a few more shots of San Pedro, really this place has nothing on Caye Caulker if you are in this area do yourself a favour and jump a boat straight out of here and onto Caye Caulker, it really is paradise.



Caye Caulker, a paradise, Yes! I rented this house 1.5 USD per day with two friends. We had a well next to the house and the fish was free. We had only to pick up the lobsters on the reef. Not a single tourist around in 1976

No tourists? you were there
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #1616
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No tourists? you were there


Not tourists in those days they were referred to as intrepid explorers
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:28 AM   #1617
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Yep

This is what I would like to believe!

if there were tourists, the price of the house would not have been the same

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While we were riding around we met a nice German couple riding a KLR down from Cancun, we went across the road and stopped for a bite to eat and tried some of their local dishes I'm loving their local grub here I went back for seconds and thirds of this stuff.







Belize City isn't really your postcard perfect town but its ok lots and there is lots of young dudes around so I can see why they have trouble, everyone trying to eek out a living on the few cruise ships that come into port, when we arrived there was six of them in just off the coast, seriously I don't know why they would come here the town isn't what you would call anything worth coming to see, here's a few pics of around Belize City the 6th most dangerous city in the world. We have been here a few nights now just chilling going for rides I don't know what for maybe waiting to get robbed or something but it is nice to be able to walk out the door and speak English to everyone and to be honest every one we have met has been really really friendly, I'm sure there is somewhere in this town I'm not supposed to go but I haven't found it yet, not that we have gone far we have pretty much just been relaxing.















One of the main intersections in town











Old business centre on the left new business centre on the right.








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We ended up spending four days here in Belize City, don't ask me why, seriously I think we may of just outstayed 99.9% of tourists that come to this town though, oh well if you are going to come to the 6th most dangerous city in the world you might as well give them a good shot at you. I tried to find a reason why you would come here with no luck, seems like you fly in here and get out or head over to the islands. On a positive note the hotel was nice and I could woop the TV on and watch English speaking programs in the evening, Id say that was the highlight of Belize City. There is a lot of development going on along the waterfront maybe when that is finished this town my look nice and be more welcoming, I did say maybe.

It has been nice to relax though the hotel we are in is pretty secure something that is on the back of your mind around here when you walk the streets, I have been in some dodgy cities with a bad air about them but this one certainly has that feel, whether it is justified or not I don't know but you can only go off your gut instinct at times. It is strange because everyone we met was more than friendly, I'm happy we stayed those extra few days though sometimes that negative vibe leaves and you soon think what the hell was I worrying about, I think it might have something to do with the around 20% unemployment and all the scruffy young hooligans loitering around everywhere but sadly that vibe didn't leave us both at all.



Here's a few more pictures of Belize City. There is a casino there so I guess if you were a punter you might find something to do.















But it was time to pack up and leave, we decided we would head west to Tikal in Guatemala leaving the south, some people have told us the south is nice but going off most of the coast we have seen here the islands and Cayes are where it is at here in Belize. The border to Guatemala was only 120 k's but we will stay in Belize a little while longer on this side of the border, I'm going to soak up speaking English to anyone that will listen for a little while yet, ok I'm going to enjoy English TV for awhile as well, it might be the last time I see it for a year or so, heavens forbid I learn Spanish. It was never going to be a big day in the saddle to where ever we were going.







Leaving Belize City, I have no what this statue resembles but it looks like it needs lighting and left me singing pass the doochy to the left hand side for about half and hour







On the way out of town Ev got her graveyard so it looks like I'm good to go at looking at chicks for awhile, I just love that agreement if only every business transaction could be that in your favour hey.







The ride over towards the border was uneventful and the road not to bad, stopped of for petrol and had a chat to one of the local guys for a few minutes, of course they are always interested in the bike.








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