Saturday, March 10, 2012

La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2012 has begun

La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2012 got underway yesterday at the very early hour of 7 AM with over 70 participants starting just under the historic Hawksworth Bridge, that spans between the twin towns of Santa Elena and San Ignacio, on the Macal River . They paddled feverishly to the cheering public that lined the banks of the river and the bridge.

This grueling 4 day, 170 mile canoe race surely tests the endurance, strenght and will of men and women alike up until the very last day of the race. The race begins under the Hawksworth Bridge on the Macal River and ends at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City.

View the race categories and route

Photos of the Start of the Ruta Maya

Friday, March 2, 2012

Prince Harry of the Royal Family Visits Belize in Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Preparations are in full swing today as Prince Harry of the Royal Family is expected to arrive in Belize to mark Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Prince Harry will certainly be sampling Belizean culture by way of food, drink, and festivities on behalf of his grandmother the Queen, within the 24 hour period he will be in Belize, the small Central American nation.

Prince Harry will not only be doing the stately visits to the Prime Minister of Belize and the Governor General of Belize but he will also get to appreciate the beauty of Belize. He will be attending a public ceremony in the capital city of Belmopan today where he will be witnessing a street named in honor of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. This will be followed by a large public street fair where he is expected to deliver a message from the Queen and a few words of his own.

On Saturday he will be travelling to the OAS Adjacency Zone which borders Guatemala, to visit with children that participated in a cultural program. He will then travel to Xunantunich Maya Ruin where he will be entertained and have a Belize Tourism Experience.
Prince Harry is known to be the fun Prince or the party Prince of the Royal Family. Although he is coming on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. We have yet to see if he will be dancing to Belize music or party in a Belize atmosphere.

Belizeans are waiting to see Prince Harry of the Royal Family in Belize.