September 27, 2016 by Kathleen Peddicord
Following The Path Of Progress On This Charming Caribbean Island
When you come to Belize, pay no mind to Belize City. This is the Calcutta of the Caribbean, the city a friend says he’s going to put on the cover of the “World’s Worst Cities” coffee table book he’s threatening to publish.
Belize City isn’t Belize. It’s just the place where the country’s one and only international airport is located.
I’ve been spending time in this country for more than 30 years. Every return visit, I’ve remarked that, again and still, the good news from Belize has been no news from Belize. Begrudgingly I have to admit that this is changing.
Some parts of Belize are seeing some important improvements and advancements.
Many of the changes taking place are focused on Ambergris Caye, one of this country’s four faces of note. Belize is interior rain forest (in Cayo District), southern mainland coast (around Placencia), northern mainland coast (at Corozal), and Caribbean… out on Ambergris Caye.
Ambergris Caye is a small island surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and skirted along its eastern side by the longest barrier reef in the Western
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