Bromeliads In Habitat

Travels with Wally Berg and friends.

Guatemala - El Salvador - Belize


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Guatemala - 1989

Map of Guatemala

Traveling was very dangerous around this country in 1989. We were limited to visiting a few Tillandsia nurseries but even they had armed guards all over. We did make a day trip to the lowlands on the Pacific and a one day trip to city where all tourists go, Antigua. We decided to leave this beautiful country and flew on to El Salvador.

Guatemala Photos

Guatemala City hotel Food and accommodations excellent Fig tree shades entire market Some goodies for sale Great forest and Mts. and we can't explore
Guatemala City hotel Food & accommodations
excellent
Fig tree shades
entire market
Some "goodies"
for sale
Great forest and mts.
& we can't explore
Only way to get to Tillandsia nursery
Only way to get
to Tillandsia nursery
A visit to the city, Antigua
A visit to the city
Antigua
Built in the 1500s
Built in the 1500s
 
Church, rebuilt after the earthquakes
Church, rebuilt
after the earthquakes


El Salvador - 1989

Map of El Salvador

This country was even worse. After much discussions with the local folks we decided not to continue our travels here. We never even got out of the airport. We got new tickets and flew on to Belize.


Belize - 1989

Map of Belize
Map of Belize
Map of Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize
Map of Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize

Belize Photos

Swamp surrounding Belize City
Swamp surrounding
Belize City
Don't visit during the rainy season
Don't visit during
the rainy season
Coastal roads have an unbelievable amount of snakes
Coastal roads have an
unbelievable amount of snakes
Large tillandsia bulbosas in mangroves
Large tillandsia bulbosas
in mangroves
When climbing mangroves, ants will eat you up
When climbing mangroves,
ants will eat you up

It's harmless
It's harmless
 
This is why the butterflies are so large
This is why the
butterflies are so large
Altuna Ha - a must visit
Altuna Ha
a must visit
Beautiful
Beautiful
 
Up the river to the Mayan ruins: Lamanai
Up the river to the
Mayan ruins: Lamanai

Lamanai - visit only by boat
Lamanai
visit only by boat
Lamanai - a large city still covered by forest
Lamanai - a large city
still covered by forest
No closed season on hunting
No closed season
on hunting
Lots of small villages off main road
Lots of small villages
off main road
Too deep to cross
Too deep to cross
 

Ahh @#%?#
Ahh @#%?#
Belmopan - good hotels
Belmopan - good hotels
Bad roads?
Clutch went out
door fell off
horn popped out
Bad roads?
Another vehicle
Another vehicle
lost a window
dashboard fell off
lost driveshaft
Showing off a jacquar skull he just killed
Showing off a jacquar skull
he just killed

It's peaceful in the dry season
It's peaceful in
the dry season
San Ignacio - good rooms and food
San Ignacio
good rooms and food
River On
River On
95 - This sure looks cool
95
This sure looks cool
If they can, so can we!
If they can
so can we!

Country gas station
Country gas station
Lucky to find some gas
Lucky to find
some gas
Need 4 wheel drive and lots of gas
Need 4 wheel drive
and lots of gas
The most scenic part of Belize
The most scenic
part of Belize
Pine forest near Guatemala
Pine forest near Guatemala

Mtn pine ridge
Mtn pine ridge
1000' waterfall
1000' waterfall
Rio Frio cave
Rio Frio cave
Sabralia orchids all over pine forest
Sabralia orchids all
over pine forest


Belize - Bromeliads in Habitat

There are no bromeliads endemic to Belize

Aechmea bracteata
Aechmea bracteata Aechmea bracteata Aechmea bracteata Aechmea bracteata

Billbergia viridiflora Bromeliads in tree Pitcairnia imbricata
Billbergia viridiflora Billbergia viridiflora Bromeliads in tree Pitcairnia imbricata Pitcairnia imbricata

Tillandsia brachycaulos Tillandsia dasyliriifolia Tillandsia fasciculata
Tillandsia brachycaulos Tillandsia brachycaulos Tillandsia dasyliriifolia Tillandsia fasciculata Tillandsia fasciculata

Tillandsia limbata
Tillandsia limbata Tillandsia limbata Tillandsia limbata

Tillandsia streptophylla Tillandsia utriculata
black inflorescence
Tillandsia streptophylla Tillandsia streptophylla Tillandsia streptophylla Tillandsia utriculata - black inflorescence Tillandsia utriculata - black inflorescence


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