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#443000 - 07/21/12 11:09 AM Getting around the area?  
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Taxis or Busses, are any of them equipped to carry a wheelchair? Not the fold up sort though, one of the electric ones.

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#443018 - 07/21/12 05:12 PM Re: Getting around the area? [Re: Zalibee]  
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No not that I have ever seen.

#443033 - 07/22/12 03:04 AM Re: Getting around the area? [Re: dabunk]  
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Thank you


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#443083 - 07/22/12 11:24 PM Re: Getting around the area? [Re: Zalibee]  
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We have a good number of taxi vans that can carry big wheelchairs.Also our bus service will be able to put the larger electric wheel chairs in the back door of most buses. In reality they are not equipped but can find room and the Belize people are humble and respectful when it deals with folks in need as long as you are in need and humble yourself, I would think you could travel in the country on the bus. If you have enough patience to do it. So its a complete yes on Taxis, the Bus would be an adventure but I am sure they would work with you. I have the phone numbers of several taxis that could help if you want. My X husband was an electric wheelchair world traveler, we did Banf, Hawaii, Italy, Belize, Costa Rico, etc...sadly he passed 15 yr ago. The chairs where bigger then as well. Also no problem with the electric chair on any water taxi...come and enjoy..
To Debunk..we have a very lovely young woman that runs our Traffic Dept..on an electric wheelchair..She is very beautiful an shopping in the City and travels to Mexico she has no problems..


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#443086 - 07/23/12 04:07 AM Re: Getting around the area? [Re: Zalibee]  
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To Cooper My brother is a quad in a wheelchair and my mom lived in a wheelchair with us in Belize for 4 years before her death so as to your private PM cram it. I believe the poster was asking if there are facilities and busses or vans with lifts for chairs like in the US. There are none that I have seen in Belize.

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#443102 - 07/23/12 09:17 AM Re: Getting around the area? [Re: Zalibee]  
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My late husband was a quad, on top of that he had to be fed with a stomach tube and could not speak for the last 7 yrs of his life, but we were able to do wonderful things during those years, traveling through many national parks, even flying to Hawaii. With the help of many great people willing to help transferring him. We never had a lift of any sort. Never say never. Belize is not handicap accessible, thats for sure, it would almost be easier to get around in a regular wheel chair with the uneven street curbs in the City and San Ignacio and the traffic in San Pedro. Sorry Dabunk..I see the electric scooters here often, they have to get here sommehow!!!!


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