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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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Location: Punta Gorda, Belize

It was such a beautiful morning. Most of the residents in this coastal town were still asleep. There was hardly any activity going on. I wondered what was keeping them in bed. Didn’t Emily Bronte once said that the best time of the day was over by 10 a.m? Then again, I had to remind myself I was a tourist. I wasn’t supposed to judge.

As I walked around, I saw the remains of what looked like a crab. At the height of the thunderstorm the previous night, it must have tried to cross the street to find a safer place to hide. Sadly, it failed and was crushed by a passing motorist instead.

It was a risk worth taking even though it ended in tragedy. For sure, it was much better than ending in a cooking pot somewhere. I thought it deserved to be remembered for posterity. Hurriedly, I took its picture before I got run over myself.

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August 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm 7 comments

Wordless Wednesday: For Men Only

For Men Only
Location: Toledo District, Belize
 

August 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm 12 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Boat Made Of Plastic Bottles

Boat Made of Plastic Bottles
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
 

July 25, 2016 at 9:01 am 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Punta Gorda, Belize
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize

I just came back from a holiday in Punta Gorda, Belize. It was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Needless to say, I had a great time. Belize is a small country in Central America known for its beauty and innate charm.

Punta Gorda, Belize
 
Taking drum lessons from Ronald McDonald at his school was the cherry on top. He helped me discover the rhythm in me.

Ronald is a member of the Garifuna, one of the five major ethnic groups in Belize. He said that his ancestors originated from Western Africa, but he was quick to point out that they were free men. It happened that, when their ship sank during a storm, their European masters drowned. This allowed the survivors to escape to the hinterlands and build their own settlements.

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July 23, 2016 at 10:37 am 7 comments

Inside Belize: I Heart Punta Gorda

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Location: Town Square and Clock Tower, Punta Gorda, Belize
 
Early this month, we went on an 8 day holiday to Belize. We loved it although it was in the off-season.

For one thing, there weren’t a lot of tourists around. When visiting a site, we often found it all to ourselves. In addition, we got better accommodation at a reasonable rate.

But it came with disadvantages as well. It rained every day we were there. I guess it could be expected as the rainy season runs from June to November. Fortunately, it happened mostly at night. But on a couple of times when it rained during the day, the weather did get in the way of our planned activities.

We arrived in Belize City and stayed there for the night before driving to Punta Gorda, the capital of Toledo district in Southern Belize, which served as our base.

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July 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm 2 comments

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