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Wordless Wednesday: Hanging by the Tail

Hanging Monkey
Location: Belize Zoo, La Democracia, Belize



December 9, 2019 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: Traditional Mayan Dish

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Mayan Dish
Location: Big Falls Village, Belize

One of the highlights of our trip to Belize was a visit to a Mayan family in Big Falls where we learned about their culture and ancient ways. It was all worth it and something I wouldn’t forget for a long time.

Our host served us an authentic Mayan chicken dish complete with vegetables grown from their garden and traditional cocoa drink. Following local custom, we ate with our hands without fork and spoon. It surely made the experience of eating the food more intimate..

March 3, 2019 at 3:47 pm 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Waiting for the Rain to Stop

Punta Gorda

Location: Punta Gorda, Belize

April 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Pelican Mangrove

Belize Mangrove

Location: Punta Gorda, Belize

March 6, 2017 at 9:37 am 9 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

Boat Made of Plastic Bottles
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
Love it or hate it, recycled art is coming into vogue. If you care to look, it’s everywhere to appreciate and bring awareness to issues confronting the environment.

While in Punta Gorda, Belize last summer, I saw this boat made from discarded water bottles by the staff of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), a local conservation group. Most definitely, it fits the bill.

Bottled water looks so harmless that its potential for mischief can be easily overlook. To start, it doesn’t come cheap as far as energy consumption is concerned. It uses plastic for container which is derived from oil. It costs energy to manufacture that container, to fill it up with water, to package it, to deliver it, to dispose of it and recycle it. Lots of energy are expended through all these processes, which contribute to global warming. Considering that it’s used only once, it doesn’t seem justified.

If you care about the environment, bottled water is the most incorrect way to quench your thirst. Besides, who really needs it when there’s a cheaper alternative? Tests after tests have shown that it’s no better than tap water in most cases.

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