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Melanie Jensen

Melanie Jensen
With a passion for new cultures and landscapes, Melanie is an avid traveller who enjoys tasting native fruits and vegetables. Despite not knowing Spanish, she fell in love with Central America during a trip to Nicaragua in 2012- when she had her first bite of a handpicked mango. She is currently exploring San Pedro, Ambergris Caye for the summer.

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Biking on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on Jul 20, 2015 1:15:31 PM

Growing up in a northern suburb of New York City with no sidewalks or public transportation, driving a car was a necessity.  It was also something that I avoided as often as possible.  So arriving on Ambergris Caye and seeing only a [...]

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Topics: Activities at Grand Baymen

Life on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on Jul 2, 2015 5:53:05 PM

Hungry for a snack and thirsty for fresh juice, my friend and I decided to venture up north for a snack prior to kayaking. After riding around on our bikes for a half hour or so, we arrived at Rojo Beach Lounge – a waterfront bar/restaurant located approximately 5 [...]

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Topics: Living In Belize

Community Service on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on Jul 1, 2015 6:58:00 PM

 With a black garbage bag in my latex-gloved hand, I joined the ‘front’ street team in the weekly San Pedro Beach cleanup. Although my travels to Ambergris Caye were not motivated by “voluntourism” (a vacation focused on a community outreach project), I [...]

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Topics: Social Responsibility

Swimming in Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on Jun 5, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Swimming does not come naturally to me. To be honest, I dread going to the pool to swim laps- the monotony of swimming from edge to edge kills me. But the physical benefits and the post-swim sensation have me hooked. Yesterday, I finally mustered up the courage [...]

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Topics: Activities at Grand Baymen

The “Farmers” Market on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on Jun 3, 2015 2:09:10 PM

Going vegetarian at age 10 and and vegan at age 18, I eat copious amounts of fruits and vegetables; I’ve been nicknamed the family "rabbit.”  When I found out that every Tuesday morning around 5am two boats dock near the Honorable Louis Sylvester [...]

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Topics: Living In Belize

Starting my Stay on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Melanie Jensen on May 25, 2015 3:44:00 PM

Playing the airport’s version of musical chairs: boarding, de-boarding, re-boarding, I, again, returned to the waiting area in Houston thinking I was never going to make it to Belize.  After a couple hours of this charade, a booming voice over the [...]

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Topics: Living In Belize