When I went to Belize there was a time when I was very hungry.The meal of the day was gibnut stew.At first ,I didn't even know what gibnut was,but I was very hungry.The meal was actually pretty good.The area of the country that I was in was not what you would call a hustling,bustling city and there were no other choices on the menu. In fact there was no menu!...more
I was living in Belize at one time and imagine my shock when I heard where the drinking water was coming from! It was a spot in the river that you could get fresh water from.I questioned myself before drinking this water.I wonder if drinking this water will make me sick?Water is something we have to have to survive so I took several sips to quench my thirst.The answer to my self asked question was,no,I did not get sick....more
Have you ever been somewhere that you loved and hated all at the same time? Belize is like that for me. We've visited twice, and both times I had this underlying sense of being a very privileged white girl that didn't really get how blessed she is, but also fell in love with the country and the people. It's a love/hate thing. Who really wants to look in the face of their seriously blessed life and realize that you didn't realize just how good you have it? Yeah. No one. And on the other hand, that same blessed white girl had the opportunity to talk t...more
I was just too tired to meet Subcomandante Marcos, masked revolutionary/spokesperson for Mexico's Zapatista movement, (EZLN). Besides, he's notorious for standing people up. My trip was already Jewel of the Nile-meets-Blood Diamond, and I wasn't going to go trekking blindly through the backwoods of Chiapas, after a 24-hour bus ride from Mexico City, to add a documentary to the mix. I needed to catch my flight home and sleep for a very, very long time.
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