Tuesday, April 13, 2010
2. Belikin Premium. Like the name implies this is a slightly more expensive lager. Its mos
tly find in resort areas. 4.8% ABV
3. Belikin Stout. Comes in an identical bottle as standard Belikin; its identifiable by the blue bottle cap. Its a good stout and I actually prefer it to the lager. 6.5% ABV
4. Belikin Lighthouse Lager. Like the name implies, this is an even lighter version of Belikin. In my opinion its an inferior beer. It is a less common beer. 4.2% ABV
5. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. This beer is actually brewed in Belize rather than Ireland. Foreign Extra can be found in Africa and the Caribbean. Its comparable to Belikin Stout but is a little more expensive and has a little more alcohol. It has the highest alcohol content of the beers of Belize. 7.5% ABV
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Lonely Planet travel guide describes Belmopan with this:
Travelers arriving in Belize's capital are faced with the most basic of all existential questions. What am I doing here? Thankfully the town provides a ready answer: changing buses.
There really isn't too much to see in Belmopan unless you have an interest in administrative capitals. If you do find yourself there for a day it can be interesting to make a few friends by having a lunch of fish and rice and Marie Sharp's hot sauce on the picnic tables near the government offices with Belizean officials on lunch break.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Belize is a great country when it comes to sport fishing, but the bonefish is king. Its the premier fly fishing game fish in the world and is probably pound for pound the strongest and fastest running animal in salt-water.
Out on many of the Cayes, particularly the smaller ones like Tobacco or South Water Caye, its a good idea to pole along in the shallows in a flatboat while casting.
The fish is a powerful fighter, but its generally not eaten because as the name implies the fish is incredibly bony. Its a little ironic that there is a US restaurant chain, Bonefish Grill, thats named after a rather unappetizing fish.