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Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 127 Friday August 30, 2013

I am in Corozal Town, Belize. Corozal Town is a town in the nation of Belize, capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is located about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico. The population of Corozal Town, according to the main results of the 2010 census, is 9,871. Corozal was a private estate before becoming a town in the 1840s, mostly settled by Mestizo refugees from the Caste War of Yucat√°n. Much of the town was built over an ancient Maya city, sometimes known as Santa Rita; this may have been the original Pre-Columbian town called Chetumal. Corozal Town was badly damaged by Hurricane Janet in 1955, and was substantially rebuilt afterwards.

I plan to leave my bike and gear at this hotel and with a backpack I will catch a boat in the morning and go to San Pedro and then on to Caye Caulker, towns on islands in the Caribbean Sea, then make my way back here. More will be revealed.

Some photos from around Corozal.

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