"It's as if a great bird lives inside the stone of our days and since no sculptor can free it, it has to wait for the elements to wear us down, till it is free to fly." Mark Nepo

Monday, July 16, 2012

Not Kansas Anymore Moments

Many Amish and Mennonite settlements in Belize

$1Bz for entrance and a wad of paper - at the market in San Ignacio

All the cemeteries were above ground - a tradition one of our guides said.

My first of five pyramids.

I was disappointed they were never open.


We took turns holding him before this shot. He liked Walt better.

Just the way it sounds.

I wonder where they were before 1981.

Do you just knock on the door?

Omar himself served us lobster for lunch that had been caught that morning.

Much later we did see people washing a car up to its fenders in a river - not this one, though.

Every village had a school that looked much like this one.  Most were church schools.

This made me laugh every time we drove by. It was never open.

They were also called pedestrian ramps and speed bumps, but we liked this the best.
He turned out to be really nice, but had the intimidation thing in spades.

Straight into the jungle.


Midlife Jobhunter said...

Post more!

Retired English Teacher said...

I loved these. You captured the spirit of the place with your selections. Much of it reminded me of Oaxaca, Mexico.

yaya said...

So Belize isn't all bikinis and beaches???

Stacy Crawford said...

My favorite is the river car wash...I wonder why ut matters?

Wanda..... said...

Loved the photo of you climbing a pyramid. I'm wondering if you took that particular path (This Way) straight into the jungle, Deb?

Wanda said...

Love these!

Mark Lyons said...

I love the way your using pictures to tell your story. All 1100+ ?

I love you


Sandi said...

Wonderful way of sharing some of what you saw in Belize! I can't wait till next week when we have show and tell time!

Dee said...

Dear Deb, photographs do speak to us and I found these intriguing. Another culture. One I've never even read about--except for the Mayas. Peace.

Pam said...

Fascinating and fun Deb. Have been reading your previous posts. Your elusive toucan search reminds me of my puffin search around the cliffs of the north coast of Scotland - I have a little glass souvenir of the puffin that never was.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

These are delightful. I want to be at Omar's, eating fresh fish, right now.

Debbie Crawford said...

It's great how you were able to look straight into what most people look right through.

Survival Food said...

The simplicity of life in Belize has really touched my heart.