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Hanal Pixan (food for the souls)

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Food for the Souls: the Celebration of Hanal Pixan
A Mayan celebration of the famous Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Hanal Pixan is a time for family and friends to honor the memories of their deceased ancestors. Over the first two days of November, spirits are believed to return to the earth for a celebration of food, drink, and prayer. Their graves are decorated with gifts and fruit and altars are prepared with photographs, the iconic Mexican sugar skulls, and colorful flowers.In Mayan tradition, death comes in waves. The first death is, of course, a literal one and comes the moment that the human body ceases to function. A second death occurs with burial as the body is returned to the earth. Hanal Pixan is considered so important, though, because of the third kind of death: the end that comes when a person is no longer remembered or thought of by those still living. The stories and dances, poems and prayers that are characteristic of these days are meant to pr…

72-hour sale: Southwest Airlines fares fall below $100 round-trip

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Deal hunters, get ready. Southwest’s broad twice-a-year blockbuster fare sale is back, dropping round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes.
The sale also includes longer routes, with the price of flights loosely tied to distance. Flights begin at $49 each way on Southwest’s shortest routes and increase to $79, $99 or $129 each way for longer flights.
The sale launched Tuesday morning and covers travel from Oct. 31 through Dec. 19 and from Jan. 3 through Feb. 14. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are excluded. For Florida and Nevada flights, sale fares are good only Sunday through Wednesday for inbound flights and Tuesday through Friday for outbound flights. (Full fine print)
The sale fares apply specifically to non-stop options, though many connecting itineraries also show lower-than-usual fares.
Fares on some routes appeared to be even lower than the advertised $49 early Tuesday morning. Some dates between Los Angeles and Albuquerque, for example, were showi…

Comparing Gasoline Price In Belize

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Belize Gasoline went up with the new price of premium gasoline increasing by 93 cents on the gallon. The new premium gas, which was actually 14 cents less per gallon than regular gas since the price adjustment of September 20, 2017 would increase from $10.99 a gallon to $11.92 a gallon in Belize City. September 20th, 2017, the price of regular gasoline, which had been tagged at $10.21 since August 16, increased by 92 cents on the gallon, to $11.13. Diesel increased from $9.26 to $9.63, an increase of 37 cents on the gallon. The new price of kerosene remains at $5.68 a gallon in Belize City. In Punta Gorda, where prices are highest, a gallon of premium gasoline now costs $12.16. Regular gas is $11.38 a gallon, diesel $9.89 and kerosene $5.93. This prices in PG are due to Transportation. On October 5th, 2017 Belizeans came out to protest at the Assemble: Constitution Park Belize City to negotiate about lowering the price of gasoline in Belize. Taxi drivers, Bus drivers, and other transp…

5 places to visit in Belize

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San Ignacio San Ignacio, Belize is a town in the Cayo District of western Belize, on the banks of the Macal River. It’s linked to the town of Santa Elena by the metal suspension Hawksworth Bridge. On a hill south of town are the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech, abandoned in the 9th century. There is a small museum amid the plazas and temples.San Ignacio serves as the cultural-economic hub of Cayo District. It got its start from Mahogany and chicle production during British colonialism. Over time it attracted people from the surrounding areas, which led to the diverse population of the town today. San Ignacio is the largest settlement in Cayo District and the second largest in the country, after Belize City.The town was originally named El Cayo by the Spanish. On October 19, 1904, El Cayo was officially declared a town by the government of British Honduras. In the past, a creek ran between the Macal and the Mopan rivers one mile outside of San Ignacio going toward Benque Viejo. This creek the…