Looking for travel buddies to Belize in Central america between October 23 to november 3.

  • poolside

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    Sep 16, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Me: owns a house and a 92 acre jungle/farm in Cayo. You: someone in the US or canada that likes to travel, self-sufficient but good in groups too. Or you are from belize, guatemala or mexico and would like to take the bus over to visit. Meet other local gay guys, hangout, hike, canoe, other fun activities. We can talk about specifics, just want to know if any one or several people are interested.
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    Sep 16, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Surprised to see Belize mentioned as a travel destination on a gay site. From some past reading--never been personally--I'd thought Belize was rather homophobic. Is there any sort of gay night life? Any significant gay expat community there?
  • Coug24_wyo

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    Sep 16, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Belize isn't homophobic, but its very small and not widely visited yet thus no established gay nightlife etc that I know of.

    I have visited Placencia and loved it, do enjoy your time there it's a gorgeous country with great people!
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    Sep 16, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    Will this require a a cover letter, I haven't updated my resume in a while...
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    Sep 16, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Will I be allowed to leave the 92 acre pri...I mean, jungle/farm at the end of said "fun activities?" icon_eek.gif
  • Slickdog21

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    Sep 16, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Coug24_wyo saidBelize isn't homophobic, but its very small and not widely visited yet thus no established gay nightlife etc that I know of.

    I have visited Placencia and loved it, do enjoy your time there it's a gorgeous country with great people!


    The Belize I know of is indeed quite homophobic. I've heard many stories about homosexuals being hacked to death with machetes. Not a very nice way to die :S
  • poolside

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    wow, I didn't expect to see these kind of fear and negative responses I have had a home in Belize for 10 years.

    It's not homophobic, just more like a thing people don't discuss much. There are gay bars, depends on what towns you go to. But for the most part, people just leave you alone. It's mostly parties you meet people at. Easy to meet everyone.
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    Have you any photos? Without the razor wire?
  • poolside

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    from my place with local boys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfCxb9VSnaQ.

  • poolside

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    more

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbo7oXl8NKk

    http://kumquatcottage.com/

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291971-d669490-Reviews-Kumquat_Cottage-San_Ignacio_Cayo.html

    The farm is 13 miles away from here, different property. This is just up the hill from 20 restaurants and the market.

    Don't have to stay here, lots of places to stay. I kind of use it like a local gay place to party when I am there. This will happen whether or not anyne decides to join us.
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    It just gets worse and worse.......icon_eek.gificon_mad.gificon_evil.gificon_question.gif(icon_question.gificon_exclaim.gificon_neutral.gificon_idea.gif
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    poolside said This will happen whether or not anyne decides to join us.


    The tone's getting kind of antagonistic.
  • poolside

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    not sure why everyone is in "attack" mode. Meant this as an innocent invite for the right person/people.
  • thadjock

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidIt just gets worse and worse/>


    how many bodies will fit on 92 acres?
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    poolside saidnot sure why everyone is in "attack" mode. Meant this as an innocent invite for the right person/people.


    It's not attack mode. You basically posted a Craigslist want ad in an online community where you aren't a contributor.
  • Beeftastic

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    I spent a couple of weeks in Belize, and did not care for it much, apart from some of the diving/snorkeling places. And damn that place has lots of bugs! Culturally, it was pretty uninteresting to me, the food was ok. Loved the hot sauce. It's such a small underdeveloped place, there just isn't that much to it. Maybe if I stayed on one of the bigger Cays, it would be better, but I wouldn't want to stay away from the beach there. Jungle just does not interest me all that much.
  • ParkerDLamb

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    Sep 16, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    I WISH!
    I'm saving up to travel long-term there this Spring.
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    Sep 16, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    turbobilly saidIt just gets worse and worse/>


    how many bodies will fit on 92 acres?


    just. hold. me. icon_cry.gif
  • thadjock

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    Sep 16, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    belize is beautiful but i think costa rica is the gay mecca of central america
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    Sep 17, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    poolside saidwow, I didn't expect to see these kind of fear and negative responses I have had a home in Belize for 10 years.

    It's not homophobic, just more like a thing people don't discuss much. There are gay bars, depends on what towns you go to. But for the most part, people just leave you alone. It's mostly parties you meet people at. Easy to meet everyone.


    Sorry if I came off negative by mentioning homophobia. I studied the place as a possible expat location when I was considering retirement overseas but decided against it due to what I read and simply thought to ask since you've made a home there. My concern was not fear based but comfort based. It's not as if I'm unfamiliar with homophobia, but also I'd rather avoid inundating myself with it.

    But thank you otherwise for your take on gay life there. It is appreciated. I'd be okay with being left alone, as you say, but also as you mention, I think I would not care much to live where being gay is "a thing people don't discuss much".
  • Elekid239

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    Sep 18, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    Belize is a beautiful place, will be down there for a bit next summer as I make my way to Brazil, but it's great that your going icon_smile.gif
  • thadjock

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    Sep 19, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Elekid239 saidBelize is a beautiful place, will be down there for a bit next summer as I make my way to Brazil, but it's great that your going icon_smile.gif


    i've thought about taking the winter off and driving from LA to Rio, take my truck and bike for different terrain.
  • Elekid239

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    Sep 21, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    thadjock said
    Elekid239 saidBelize is a beautiful place, will be down there for a bit next summer as I make my way to Brazil, but it's great that your going icon_smile.gif


    i've thought about taking the winter off and driving from LA to Rio, take my truck and bike for different terrain.


    That's what I'm doing icon_smile.gif but from Florida to Rio
  • thadjock

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    Sep 21, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    so you're taking a boat across the gulf? or you're driving from FL through the states around to texas then mexico and on?
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    Sep 21, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    I was there for a few weeks in the 70's. Probably a different universe now. The only "night life" of any kind was in Belize City. (It was the height of the Disco craze.) I am pretty sure that I once saw a couple of guys casually chatting on the street corner, pull out their meat and casually stroke it a bit, like it was no big deal.

    There was something about some sort of conflict in Stann Creek on the news a week or so ago, but now I can't find it. When I spent a week in Dangriga, they made a big deal over making sure that I "drank the water" because that would cause me to come back some day. Probably not this year though.