Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#294922 - 08/27/08 02:04 PM Doesn't Belize exist?
collyk Offline
I must be in an irritable mood this morning. I received a promotional email from Trip Advisor. They have a new service called 'Tank of Gas'. It is a way for people to find out about affordable, local destinations. So, I tried San Pedro, which is on their list of starting points. Now, I realise that it is a stretch of the imagination that you can get anywhere on a tank of gas from San Pedro without a boat, but nevertheless, I gave it a go.

According to Trip Advisor, there are no destinations in Belize and it only directs you to destinations in Mexico. Tulum, Cozumel and Merida are apparently the only places worth visiting on a tank of gas from San Pedro.

I was irritated enough to complain. If you want to check it out yourself Trip Advisor Tank of Gas

BTB where are you? Get Belize on Trip Advisor's map.
_________________________
www.conchcreative.com
Belize Wedding Photography


Top
#294989 - 08/27/08 08:47 PM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: collyk]
azbob Offline
Collyk, I have been back in the States for 6 months since my trip to Belize. I have worn a Belize cap (I have 4) every day and a Belize theme t-shirt on weekends. Iím in a small town in Northern Arizona, but have traveled to Phoenix and Las Vegas on several occasions wearing my Belize gear. During this time I have had only one person ask me ďwhere is Belize?Ē Only one! Now Iím not shy, or scary, so Iíve told lots of people that didnít ask, but only 1! It is still the best kept secret!
_________________________
"Hold on Tight To Your Dreams" ELO

Top
#295021 - 08/28/08 12:41 AM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: azbob]
carbunkletrumpet Offline
Where the H@ll is Bay Leeze?

_________________________
But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!
www.carbunkletrumpet.wordpress.com

Top
#295041 - 08/28/08 02:32 AM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: carbunkletrumpet]
colomojo Offline
When we weren in Niagra Falls last month, my husband was wearing one of his Belikin shirts, as we were walking down a very busy sidewalk, these 2 ladies stopped us and said "we know where you got that t-shirt" so we chuckled about it, chatted for a minute and went our ways. Funny how things like that happen.
_________________________
Live Laugh Love

Top
#295069 - 08/28/08 04:26 AM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: colomojo]
Craigswench Offline
Colomojo,
I was in Niagara last month also!!!! And I would have said something had I seen you in a Belikin shirt!
Hope you enjoyed your trip. I was a tour guide there for 4 years, during the dark ages (I was there for my 30 year class reunion, so it really was the dark ages.)
Cheerz,
Vicki

Top
#295070 - 08/28/08 04:27 AM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: carbunkletrumpet]
azbob Offline
carb, maybe that's why nobody knows!!

colo, glad you are back!
_________________________
"Hold on Tight To Your Dreams" ELO

Top
#295077 - 08/28/08 04:58 AM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: azbob]
kerry Offline
when i wear my belize tees, i've had people stop and ask "where in mexico is belize" or "what country is that in"...

Top
#295091 - 08/28/08 01:09 PM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: kerry]
terrielinn Offline
I have had many people ask me where is Belize. The question of course is easy enough to answer - None of your business, it's my personal paradise, you are not invited. grin Then I tell them the location and fill them in on the wonder of Belize.

As far as Belize wear, I have plenty of t's, caps, wraps, etc. One day while wearing my Jaguar Paw, When was the last time you tried something for the first time, T-shirt I ran into a lady wearing the same shirt. We talked for almost 20 minutes about all kinds of things including: zip lining, cave tubing, beverages we enjoyed, different resorts and Belize in general. It was only when her daughter let out an anguished sigh that we ended our conversation.

What a blast. More people should really take the opportunity to check out Belize.
_________________________
It's great to be .....


Top
#295102 - 08/28/08 02:16 PM Re: Doesn't Belize exist? [Re: terrielinn]
collyk Offline
I'm torn between the fact that it is a wonderfully kept secret and the fact that Belize depends on tourism. I love it here but would like to see my neighbours and friends thrive in business. Belize has so much to offer, particularly on the mainland. I hope that those visiting San Pedro make sure they spend time on mainland Belize to see what a glorious country this is.
_________________________
www.conchcreative.com
Belize Wedding Photography


Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
4 registered (Marty, 3 invisible), 48 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,676 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,074 Topics
462,343 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.