Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
#83259 - 03/31/04 01:19 PM Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 346
goody2shuz Offline
goody2shuz  Offline
I am packing up for(as many of you already know by now) our first trip to Belize. I know many of you wonderful boarders have recommended not to pack much...I am trying my darndest not to. wink I just finished compressing 4 spacesaver travel bags(those new bags that vaccuum pack your clothes) and what a workout it is laugh Anyway...a thought came to mind, perhaps a little to late, that I may have a problem at the airports when checking my luggage. Will they open up my vaccuum packed clothing to perhaps check for hidden fear is that they will and will never be able to pack it back up and my belongings will be arriving in Belize all over the baggage claim area laugh Anyone from the states know if anything like this might occur? Thanks...Goody

#83260 - 03/31/04 01:26 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 97
mimi Offline
mimi  Offline
goody, i've never used those bags, but i do know that they will go through your suitcases and inspect everything. i always tend to overpack, you know it's about the right shoes and cute outfits. seriously, you can get by with shorts, tops, capris and you will be fine. extremely casual and laid back town.

have fun. you're gonna love it.

#83261 - 03/31/04 01:32 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 23
cpn Offline
cpn  Offline
When we left the states, no one went thru our bags that were check thru. The only time we had our bags opened was leaving Belize when all our clothes were funky and we really didn't care.
We lived in bathing suits all day, shorts or a sundress for me at night when I wasn't still wearing my bathing suit with a sarong. Could have packed for the three weeks we were there in one good sized bag. I would suggest that you take half of what you think you'll need out of your bag. As for shoes, I think I wore flip-flops once or twice and when I put my sneakers on to go home, I felt like I was wearing ski boots. Have a blast!!

We are the people our parents warned us about
#83262 - 03/31/04 01:52 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,052
KathyA Offline
KathyA  Offline
We arrived at Golson. Our TropicAir tickets had been prepaid so I thought I would save everybody some time and rush right through customs and pick up our boarding passes. I was never given a second glance by the militia style customs agents and neither were my 9 companions.

#83263 - 03/31/04 02:05 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 97
mimi Offline
mimi  Offline
how funny. maybe it's just me. i don't think i look guilty, but i've been to belize 3 times and have been searched each time. i get the wand search thing in houston, too.

#83264 - 03/31/04 02:21 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,052
KathyA Offline
KathyA  Offline
Hi mimi! There's something to that 'looking guilty' thing. I was held up in customs 21 years ago while vacationing with my parents in the Bahamas. I had been in the casino and a blackjack dealer (yet another BAD BOY from the UK) coerced me into going out the night before our departure to the happening places where the locals went. The next day I was subject to searches every step of the way, and to add insult to injury, got terribly sick on the way home.

#83265 - 03/31/04 02:48 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,052
KathyA Offline
KathyA  Offline
Hi, Goody2shuz! I have thought about using those bags. I can see how they would work on the way but please let me know how they work on the way back. It seems to me that you would not be able to vacuum pack on the way back. Thanks, Kathy

#83266 - 03/31/04 03:20 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
mobunny Offline
mobunny  Offline
We have used those bags on both our trips to AC - coming and going. We pack all our clothes, swim suits, etc in them. No problems with customs unpacking the bags or even looking in our luggage. They work great and save a lot of room. mobunny cool

#83267 - 03/31/04 03:21 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,880
seashell Offline
seashell  Offline
There is another kind of bag similar to the vacuum pack bags. You roll the air out. They work great. I got mine at the luggage store.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#83268 - 03/31/04 03:29 PM Re: Silly Packing Question  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 820
Islenutt Offline
Islenutt  Offline
REI has the bags that you roll the air out of.
If you have time to order they are in the travel accessories section.
I have used them for several years, they really take a ton of abuse.

Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

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

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
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!!
Lil 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.
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
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!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, 1 invisible), 159 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory 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.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0