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Happy 33 Years of Independence to Belize!

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Belize’s 33rd anniversary of Independence – September 21- and long weekend came and went with a bang! I’ll begin processing and sharing photos soon from the past exhilarating few days, including images of the flamboyant annual carnival parade in Orange Walk (northern Belize).

 

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Chez Carole in Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Meet Carole. Her eponymous restaurant, at the far end of Fort-de-France’s Covered Market or Marché Couvert, is an oasis in an otherwise bustling commercial hub.

Past numerous stands displaying rhum punch bottles, vibrant woven beach bags and fragrant spices, Carole’s six-table eatery awaits tired, starved shoppers.

“I love the colors here,” I tell her, noticing the contrast of her caramel skin against the electric blue, rose and lime colored walls of her open kitchen.

Moi aussi, me too,” she confides, smiling wide, “it’s different from everyone else…  .” I knew what she meant–I had noticed the >> Continue reading »

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