Escape From the Cold, and Why I Love Belize.
I am tired, a log day of traveling but I loved it and nothing like being in a foreign country to give you a fresh perspective on life. I planned this trip a few weeks ago, looking for something historic and also with a lot of natural beauty. I think I may have chosen the right place. Had a delightful walk through the streets of Belize City. Belize is not a wealthy country, and to the folks accustomed to the shopping areas of New York and Los Angeles may be disappointed. But it was a quaint town with little shops, street vendors, lots of history and the most friendly and warm people. had many a nice conversations with the locals, wishing me well, and my country well. It was hot and humid out so took a lot out of me. Had a nice warm water lobster , which they are famous for, prepared troubadour style for dinner It was good and I am full. Looking forward to heading inland tomorrow. Lots of wildlife, 50% of Belize is forested, and also a lot of Mayan ruins. I truly enjoy exploring new countries and experiencing their cultures, foods and customs and also seeking out the natural beauty that exists within their borders. And I love sharing it. We are living on a remarkably rare, beautiful and fragile planet. We need to take better care of it. I uploaded a few photos from my walk to my photograph page and this is a link to where more can be found on my Flicker site. https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7QkQTa
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou