|The scenery along the Hummingbird Highway (on the way to Belmopan) is so lush and green and beautiful.|
|An orchard, with the mountains in the distance.|
|This roundabout and sculpture let you know you have reached Belmopan.|
|Upon successfully routing ourselves through the maze of one way streets in Belize City we checked into our hotel - the |
Ramada Princess Hotel & Casino.
|The accommodations were pretty nice.|
|This was the view of the sea from our window.|
|Another angle of the view from our room.|
|We headed to our appointment in town and grabbed a quick bite (tamales and burritos), which we ate while sitting in this park.|
|We had a meeting with an attorney at Barrow & Williams to form a company in Belize.|
|Eric in the conference room, ready for the meeting.|
|BTL Park is right next to our hotel. It seemed like a nice place for events.|
|BTL Park is more happening on the weekends - all these little buildings are different businesses that open up then.|
|There is a nice walkway by the sea.|
|Looking back along the walkway at our hotel.|
|A closeup of our hotel from the walkway.|
|A pretty spot along the walkway.|
|Cruise ships in the disance|
|The night view of Belize City from the entry door side of our hotel room.|
|The sunset view from our hotel room.|
|After briefly checking out the casino (like any other) we headed to dinner at the nearby Calypso Fish Restaurant.|
|Eric never got the salad that came with his meal, but we shared some nachos (chicken on the side). They were okay, but I |
expect real cheese in this country now.
|Eric liked his fish dish.|
|Cara ordered "Veggie Chowder" because it sounded good, but it was really just veggie soup. It wasn't thick, rich or creamy |
like you expect a chowder to be.
|The next morning Eric had to meet the attorney again briefly, so Cara walked around the hotel. This is the beautiful pool.|
|The Western Highway takes you through an cool cemetery on the way into/out of town.|
|The cemetery is on both sides of the road, and it's long.|
|The graves are all above ground in the cemeteries here.|
I didn't take a picture because it just didn't seem right, but on the highway between Belize City and Belmopan we saw an overturned orange truck. It was a fresh accident - the semi was mangled and taking up 2/3 of the road, and there were oranges EVERYWHERE for at least a quarter mile. After we passed it (smooshing oranges on the road) we saw the police and ambulance racing toward the accident. We hope nobody was seriously injured.
|From the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan you can see the "Dr. Seuss" house, which is what |
I was trying to get a picture of here, though I only got half of it. The sign is pretty cool, though.
|Heading back toward Hopkins on the Hummingbird Highway.|
|One of the several "narrow" (aka one-lane) bridges on the Hummingbird Highway.|
|When you see the "Bump" signs, SLOW DOWN! You have to pretty much cross these at idle speed or you will kill your car.|
(And watch out for the ones without the sign and/or without the yellow stripes.)