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Laura McDowell's Central america

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Barranco, Belize
A two-hour bus ride south of Punta Gorda takes you to Belize's best-kept secret: Barranco. Here, you'll find Egbert, who will lend you a kayak, and you can explore the coast of Belize and Guatemala. You'll see Pelicans, sea gulls, and if you're...
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Barranco, Belize
Barrangunas still make a living fishing in Barranco.
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Central America
Take a boat from Puerto Barrios or Livingston (La Buga) and make your way up the Rio Dulce. It's about a 2 hour boat ride, but you'll be snapping pictures the whole way.
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Xunantunich Rd, San Jose Succotz, Belize
If one meditates atop a Mayan ruin, one is certain to ascertain magical, mystical and ancient powers. Cassidy on top of Xunantanich overlooking Guatemala and Belize.
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Barranco, Belize
In Garifuna culture, the Wanaragua dancer wears a mask and a costume while challenging the drummers to follow his or her dancing. The tradition is meant to mock the former British slave masters and their dancing.
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Hummingbird Hwy, Belmopan, Belize
This is just the beginning of the beauty and adventure you'll experience at Actun Tunichil Mukna Cave. Skeletons, waterfalls, sink holes, and experiencing the majesty of total darkness just as the ancient Mayans did.
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Belize City, Belize
At a baboon sanctuary in Bermudan Landing, Belize, you can take a hike to learn about the local plants, and hopefully you'll meet a howler monkey or two.