I’m definitely missing something with Belize City. I wasn’t even going to come here because I was told it was so dangerous, but I’ve been walking around all day and just found lovely locals who want a chat and a beautiful, yet decrepit Belizean town. I accept that Belize City would make a great horror film set but I just can’t match it up to what I’ve read on other people’s blogs.
Maybe Guatemala has been good training for me, who knows?
Anyway, I wanted to share a few photos from my day of wandering, just to give you a feel of where I am right now.
I arrived by boat to Punta Gorda from Livingston, Guatemala – turned out to be a rockstar idea…
Then I spent the rest of the day on a bus from Punta Gorda in the south, up to Belize City in the ‘midlands’. The journey was easy, and only $26BZD (£8). I enjoyed the beautiful views from the Hummingbird Highway along with the bus driver’s 8 hours of (what felt like) Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs blasting out through the bus.
I was soon in Belize City, and directed towards the Sea Breeze Hotel. Knackered.
Sunday was a great day to explore the city. Colourful, vibrant and filled with cool buildings that I want to take more photos of. The churches were brimming with people at worship and I enjoyed sitting on a bench with an ice cream listening to their song come out. There was some sort of bike race and the streets were closed of. Perfect for wandering down and looking in all the shops.