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Dancing under the Shed in Belize (#FriFotos)

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This Friday’s #FriFotos theme is love. What I love the most about travel are cultural experiences, especially festivals and rituals.

In the above article for Moon.com, I tell the story of my first time “dancing under the shed” to Garifuna drums on the eve of Settlement Day, in Dangriga, Belize.

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Happy Garifuna Settlement Day, Belize!

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Happy Garifuna Settlement Day to all Garinagu people in Belize and away from home. Last year’s festivities and re-enactment in Dangriga are among my top five lifetime travel and cultural experiences–a must-see if you either live in Belize or are visiting during the month of November.

I wish I were there again this year, to dance away to the beat of Garifuna drums, savor cassava porridge at sunrise and lose myself in the sea of black, white and yellow.

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