We spent last night in Belize City at the wonderful D’nest Inn. D’nest is a great little place. It’s run by an older Belizean couple, it feels just like staying with “grandma”. They have wifi and ethernet ports in all the rooms, so that’s what won me over! 🙂
We met Luis and Meredith, a couple from New York, when they arrived around 4pm. The four of us headed downtown to check out this bustling metropolis (population ~70’000). Several people have told me recently that the city is dangerous. Our first taxi driver said it’s no more dangerous than wherever we come from. Given that he didn’t know where I was from at that point, I took his advice with a little salt.
We caught the bus into town, wandered around for a bit. The place was deserted. There really was nothing going on in the downtown area. We ate some excellent pub food for next to nothing (around $5 USD each) then caught a cab to a recommended bar. It was empty at 7:30pm on a Friday night, we were the only customers.
From there we picked up some drinks and caught a cab back home for a night cap. Our new found friends had the most insanely awesome party bag I’ve ever seen. It’s called the LifePod and not only is it a flourescent pink cool bag, it has an iPod / radio speaker system built into the front pocket. Music and cold drinks in one bright pink package. I gotta get me some of that!
D’nest was a great place to stay for the night. I’d happily recommend it and definitely stay here again. It’s not cheap for Belize at $60 USD (plus 9% tax), but it’s very comfortable, has internet and feels very laid back. Ideal before / after a flight.
From here, we’re heading to San Ignacio today. Following Mike, Tara, Kelly and Noel’s footsteps. They’re moving at a slightly faster pace, I’m all about taking it easy! 🙂