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Caves Caves and More Caves!

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Below shows a list of just a few caves in Belize with known depths and lengths. Many of these are easy for visitors to explore! Caves Cave Depth (m) Length (m) Actun A 7,000 Actun Box Ch'iich' 183 Actun Check 4,500 Actun Lubul Ha 3,750 Actun Nab Nohol inferior 4,500 Actun Tun Kul 160 18,000 Great Blue Hole 124 Caves Branch Cave Hitch Tulz 3,000 Petroglyph Cave 3,000 St Herman's Cave 3,800 Not to mention one of my favorites, Rio Frio Cave pictured below.  

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How is Sea Salt Made?

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I fell in love with sea salt on a trip to Puerto Rico back in the 90s. We stumbled on them at the end of a road just on a sight seeing adventure to see where the road would take us. The salt flats crystals looked like diamonds in the sun, the colors were pink, purple and blue like a treasure chest just opened and spilled in the sea.  Breaking off a chunk I tasted it and never knew how salt really tasted, from there I made sea salt my go to choice.  Sea salt is produced through evaporation of...

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First Flight to Belize

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Many people already know that Charles Lindbergh landed the first airplane, ( The Spirit of St. Louis), in Belize on December 1927 at Stanley Field, (Now the Phillip S. W. Goldson International Airport.   But did you know that the Mercury spacecraft was conceived, invented and designed by a Belizean-born American Scientist/Mechanical Engineer named Maxime Faget (pronounced Fahzhay)?   Dr. Maxim Faget, who was responsible for the Mercury spacecraft, was born in Dangriga, Stann Creek district on August 26, 1921 For the rest of the story on both of these heros, go to: http://amandala.com.bz/news/historical-links-john-glenn-charles-lindbergh-belize/

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Why are the Manatees in Trouble?

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Famous Singer/Songwriter and Performer Jimmy Buffett has visited Belize on many occasions. But did you know he is also a Manatee Conservationist? Manatees all throughout the Caribbean are in danger for a number of reasons. But mostly it is due to human invasion into their natural habitats. If you are a lover of these gentle sea creatures, you can visit the sites below to see what you can do to help. http://www.savethemanatee.org/ https://dolphins.org/manatee_conservation Help Save the manatees!

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Allspice: The Caribbean's King of Spice

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Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta dulce, Turkish yenibahar, or newspice, is the dried unripe fruit (berries, used as a spice) of Pimenta dioica, a mid-canopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world. The name "allspice" was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, but it's really just a natural spice on its own that screams out Caribbean when added to food.   Allspice is the dried fruit of the P. dioica...

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