While on a day trip to the Altun-Ha Maya Ruins our Guide pointed to a particular tree
then asked us if we knew what it was called. Nobody in our group had a clue. He chuckled and said "this is what
we call the tourist tree". He then explained that it is actually the Gumbolimbo tree (sometimes spelled Gumbo Limbo).
He told us that this tree needs the protection of the larger trees within the rainforest because if the sun hits directly
on the Gumbolimbo tree's bark it turns red and then starts to flake off... "just like you tourist" he added with a big laugh.
We were all amused!
Actually I was so amused that upon my return to the States I established GUMBOLIMBO
RECORDS to record and produce the various songs I had written while in Belize. I still think the Gumbolimbo tree
is very facinating... it's even considered medicinal. If you would like to learn more about this unique tree then click
on any of the Links I've provided below.
If you go to Belize you'll have a wonderful adventure.
If you, or someone you know, has
been to Belize be sure to get the "What We Belize In" CD. This CD has become the essential CD for those who have ventured
to Belize. It's got everything from "Drinking Belikin Beer" to "You Better Belize It" and includes "Caribe Girl From
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Okay, for those of you who have not yet been to
BELIZE, here is our numero uno recommendation... GO THERE! Why you might ask? Well, let's see... there's The Belize
Barrior Reef, The River Of Caves, The Belizean Rainforest, The Altun-Ha And Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, The Chaa Creek Butterfly
Farm, The Blue Hole, The Lamanai Lodge, The Caribbean Cayes, The Best Reef Diving, The Best Reef Fishing And The Best Coconut
Rum! So if you have not yet been to BELIZE, then as they say down there... "You Better Belize It"!