February 07, 2010

Vacation, Day 14 - Belize

The ship arrived Belize (a tender) about 7am this morning.   We had planned on taking a 3.5 hour snorkel trip at noon, however, we are great procrastinators ... kept saying that we'd book the excursion when we got back to our room, but didn't.   Went to sign up at 11pm last night, but to late .... oh well ... next time.   So, instead, mid-morning we took the tender to the tourist section of town (the ship agents have implied non-tourist areas should not be considered safe) for abit of shopping (which we would have done after snorkeling anyway).

We always purchase prescription drugs in Belize (just like Cozumel).   A prescription is not required and the cost is a fraction our cost in the U.S; considerably less than our insurance copays.    Also purchased a bracelet for our sons' upcoming birthday, as well as cool (change color in the sun) t-shirts for Lilly and Mary and some special Rum for BIL.   Finished it off with a couple drinks and nachos in one of the local bars.

This is a very protected tourist area right off the pier.   We took a city tour a couple years ago and this is a poverty ridden area of the world.    Not a big stop, but always nice.

This is the last port on our cruise.   We'll spend tomorrow at sea and arrive back in Fort Lauderdale on Monday morning.    

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