Placencia, Belize, February 1, 2017

I had a great day visiting with Neale and Krista Cruickshank from Calgary and their friend King.  About 10 years ago, Neale and Corinne bought property at Hopkins and recently sold it and went into partnership in a hotel.  So to escape winter, like all smart Canadians, Neale and Krista are spending 10 days in the sun.  They came to Placencia for a visit-


We went to the Tipsy Tuna for lunch where there are some great signs-



And my favorite that has to be read out loud-


I went back to the Tipsy Tuna at 7 pm to listen to Garifuna drummers.  The Garifuna are descendants of West and Central African people, as well as Island Carib and Arawak people.  Traditional instruments are maracas and drums-


Women dance in a circle to a 3 beat rhythm-


In 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna music, dance and language as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity so I'm glad I got to see it.

Tomorrow is my last day in Belize.  It is definitely time to move on; I don't think there is one square inch of my body that hasn't been bitten by a no-see-em!  This is the first and hopefully last place I run into them!



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