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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Belize Part 5

Lets talk about drugs.  I have never been one to do drugs, but I am not against them.  I wasn't in Belize for more than 20 minutes until the guy unloading my luggage from a van tried to sell me pot.  I respectfully declined, but he was persistent.  I ended up giving him $4BZE to go away, because I didn't want to local police to get suspicious.  They love throwing tourists in jail.

Later in the week when we were in San Pedro, I was approached multiple times and offered pot.  I felt like they were asking me so often because I fit their stereotype.  Was it because I was American and they knew I had money, or do I just look like a pothead?

When we got back to our cabin the next day I went to the bar that's on the water.  These locals walked out completely wasted, saw my iPhone and tried to sell me pot.  Honestly, since when does having an iPhone mean you smoke?  It was at like 1pm in broad daylight at a bar.  They didn't even pull me aside.  When I declined, they tried to give me their cell #'s.  I told them I didn't have service in Belize, so they told me how to get to their house if I change my mind. "Walk down the beach for about an hour and its the beat up house with conch shells in front of it."  This guy must be half retarded.  There are conch shells everywhere, in front of all the houses.  All the houses are beat up, its a 3rd world country.  There are no roads, and no road signs.  As a tourist, I'm not going to walk in an unknown arbitrary direction for an hour.

When we were on our way back to the airport, the guy getting my luggage off the boat asked me if I wanted any pot to go home with.  WTF?  I got a little humor in being told to walk a for an hour for pot, but to tell me to buy pot before I get on a plane for the US?  These guys are terrible salesmen.

When I was thinking about what Belize would be like prior to the trip, I never thought that I would be targeted for the sale of Marijuana so many times.  Oh well, no harm done and its a learning experience.
Oh and here are some pix completely irrelevant to this post but relevant to the overall blog:











36 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a fun time. those deadlers dont sound too smart. beautiful pictures, did you take them? i think i might actually check that camera out.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, I had a science teacher in High School who spent some time in Belize.

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  3. I got married in the bahamas. nice pics man.

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  4. Reminds me of when I went snorkeling off the coasts of Jamaica, its beautiful

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  5. Great pics!

    I've been reading through your blog and I really like it, I'll be following :)

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  6. looks great down there thanks for the pics!

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  7. wow pretty pictures! That's a cool camera, i'd love to buy one someday

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  8. Oh man, that is just so beautiful. I've scuba dived so many placed, but I've never been had the chance to visit Belize yet.

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  9. Hahaha I hate central america dude, and I say central america because all the countries there look the same exact way. Dirt roads and tin homes I hate it (my parents are from honduras)

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  10. Awesome pictures. But lol dude these dealers sound pretty dumb...

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  11. Haha, pot sellers everywhere :D

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  12. Very nice pictures! As for the dealers... I'm lost for words lmao.

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  13. I would love to go to Belize! :/ im allergic to allot of stuff though...

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  14. sounds like those guys are pretty persistent buggers! Nice pics as well, only been diving in spain and to be honest there wasn't much to see

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  15. Great photos man. I went scuba diving at the great barrier reef a few years ago, but all the fishes must have been sleeping or something LOL, because I didn't see many.

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  16. Act like you are a police officer to those dealers . That would be fun :)

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  17. I get to snorkel every summer in maui. The colors you find under the ocean are mind boggling.

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  18. Great pics, indeed. Wonderful place to vacation.

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  19. I'm not using drugs and never had, so I have no experience about this but I agree that it was weird that they tried to sell to you.
    Do they ask every turist: shouldn't they get caught pretty fast?
    Might be you look like their sterotype of a pothead, ha ha.

    Weird. :)

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  20. the pot thing its the most normal thing there, it doesnt have anything to do you being american nor tourist, because it happened to me too haha

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  21. just loved it!
    very nice pics, keep going

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  22. How come you never bought my pot? lol.

    I heard tourists always get hassled like that in 3rd world countries.

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  23. Very neat pictures! I'd love to visit that place!

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  24. Fascinating, very nice pictures man. Keep it up!

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  25. the pics are great. What kind of camera do you use?

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