Belize City

Belize City Travel Blog

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We caught the 6am bus Playa del Carmen to Chetumal (after finding out at 5:30am that it left from another terminal 10 blocks away and having to walk there with our backpacks because we had completely spent all our Mexican Pesos) and got there without problem. At ADO bus terminal in Chetumal the Belizean Novelos bus is already waiting for you when you get there and they quickly usher you into their bus so you continue without much delay.

The border crossing into Belize was pretty straightforward and uneventful. The only annoyance was a 10USD fee each to exit Mexico which I wasn't sure about but which I think might be due to a misunderstanding and might have been for a multiple entry visa for Mexico which we didn't really need or want. Anyway, it was easier to just pay it and go on.

The bus to Belize wasn't as nice as our Mexican buses but still good and we got to Belize City without problems. Being our first country after Mexico it was very interesting to see how different Belize is. Everything was in English although spanish is also spoken and especially street vendors might also have spanish signs.

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We were told not to walk around after dark so we retired to our relatively expensive hotel with a giant box of soft dough chocolate chip cookies and spent the evening watching american satelite television (first TV we had watched in over a month and quite fascinating window into american culture - I think it was a couple of days before thanksgiving so we saw all the advertising for that as well as the general level of advertising on their programs which is huge and really annoying).
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Belize City
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