The Slow Road
Two Women Wandering the World
Buildings in San Ignacio, the main town in western Belize
It's not quite the Hyatt, but it made us laugh
Belize is an ethnic melting pot, with people whose ancestors came from all over the world
The country even has a Mennonite population, which came from North America in the 1950s and 1960s
Health posters in a bus station show some of Belize's many languages: Kriol (an English-based creole) . . .
. . . Spanish . . .
. . . Garifuna . . .
. . . and Qʼeqchiʼ Maya.
The Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech, a small, peaceful site on a hilltop near San Ignacio
View of forest and mountains from Cahal Pech's hilltop
Chris on a forest path in the Belize Botanic Gardens near San Ignacio
How the common people used to live: a traditional Belizean-style Maya house built for educational purposes from materials found in the Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens are full of colorful tropical plants
The tall, spiky Ceiba tree was important in Maya cosmology as a link between the underworld, the earth, and the sky