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Celebrating My Eighth-Year Anniversary with Belize: An Unforgettable Ride

I woke up this morning realizing that it was eight years ago, on a humid and hazy summer morning, that I landed in Belize for the first time, solo. I stayed in San Pedrolike a classic first-timer, snorkeled Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and happily stumbled on a colorful Dia de San Pedro celebration, bursting in Mestizo culture.

Dia de San Pedro 2019 – Ambergris Caye.

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

I went to Caye Caulkeron the water taxi for a day. I remember folks being friendly, and the island mellow and Continue reading »

Postcard from Belize: Jesus Christ Bird on The New River

(c) Lebawit Girma

The ride along the New River in northern Belize, on the way to visit the Maya site of Lamanai, is one of my favorite experiences because of all the amazing wildlife along the way. Birds, iguanas, crocodiles and maybe even howler monkeys if you’re lucky.

Belizeans call this one above, the Jesus Christ bird. I’ll let you guess why!