I guess I should have realised what lay ahead when I had to pay £25.00 for the 1-hour boat journey from Livingston to Punta Gorda (PG). You don’t get much for your ‘buck’ here; Belize is expensive.
I don’t quite know what to say about Belize; now that I have been here a few days I have started to get my head round the country. However, to start with….. well let’s just say, it’s an unusual country compared to the rest of Central America.
The southern seafront town of Punta Gorda is so laid back that most people don’t even call it by its full name – all over Belize it’s known simply as PG. PG was founded for the Garífuna who emigrated from Honduras in 1832. Though it’s still predominantly Garífuna, it’s also home to the usual bewildering variety of Belizean citizenry: Creoles, Q’eqchi’ Maya, expat Americans, Brits, Canadians, Chinese and people from eastern India
In hindsight it was one of my favourite places in the whole of Belize. I met some really nice people here, ate in some super cool, and quite cheap restaurants, and stayed at a lovely B&B – Tate’s Guest House.
I also met a lovely lady from my birth county of Buckinghamshire. Jo and her husband run a travel agency and small guest house in PG. Check out their web site at: PG Tours.
Next stage: Placencia.