Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Placencia, Belize

Here we are in Placencia, Belize. It's located in a Peninsula, so there is water, water, everywhere. As English is the national language here, that's mostly what we are hearing. After having been out of the U.S. for over a year, it's a bit strange to hear nothing but English. With a population of only 501, it's a quaint village indeed. We have come because we have to renew our Honduras visa. The government requires us to leave country every 90 days for a minimum of 72 hours. So, we arranged a trip with my brother and sister-in-law to come to Belize. We had planned on doing some diving yesterday, but got hit by a whopper of a storm. The lightning and thunder were spectacular - but certainly not conducive to diving. So, it's day two, and after being attacked by about 200 mosquitoes in our house yesterday, we are ready for a new day. It looks like better weather, so we are hoping for the best. Here are some pictures taken out the front and back door of where we are staying. As you can see there is a canal on both sides of the house. It's actually pretty amazing.

View from the front of the house

View from the back of the house


Ben said...

Sounds like fun. What end of the country is that? I was in Corozal two summers ago (far north).

CA RN to Honduras Missionary said...

Placencia is way down South in Belize. It's easy access via ferry from Honduras. However, because of our schedule, we had to fly - they fly in Mon/Wed/Fri. It's nice, hot, full of mosquitoes, but beautiful!