Guatemala….we’re headed to Guatemala? We never had the inclination to go there, but the suggestion to spend Semana Santa (Easter Week) in Antigua intrigued us. Two other families that we know online, the Lybberts of Living Outside of the Box and the Dennings of Discover.Share.Inspire were going to be there, and we were in need [...]
Belize must be confused. They hyped up the visit of Prince Harry of Wales, yet they forgot they have royalty living here at the moment, The Kings! Perhaps, we’re not as prolific or publicly known yet (the only camera we have following us is our own), and we certainly don’t want that many government officials [...]
Answer: They are all found in the diversity of the Cayo District of Belize. The Cayo district in Belize is full of an incredible mix of history, culture and sites to explore. Today we delved into the Mayan underworld at Barton Creek Cave. But to get to the Barton Creek Cave, we drove past beautiful [...]
If you got a chance to party like a Mayan, would you? We did! Being part of a celebration in another culture is one of the best ways to experience the community and the traditional food. Food is used in every culture to celebrate special occasions. In the Mayan culture, preparing for a celebration is [...]
After spending four days living with a Mayan family, there are a few things that I’d change if I lived there. Keeping in mind that I still want to be true to the Mayan spirit of living simply in harmony with nature. These small changes would make my life a little more efficient (we westerners [...]
When you hear the word village, what do you think of? Do you picture thatched huts with dirt floors? No indoor plumbing, electricity, or communication with the outside world? Naked children running around and no cars? That is what our family experienced during our 4 day Mayan home-stay in Belize…and you can too! It’s a [...]
After enjoying a hike through the hot and humid jungle to explore a cave, there was no denying by the time we got back to the village that we reached our hygenic comfort level. We needed to bathe. We have avoided this for a few days. We’re not shy and we’ve certainly done our share [...]
Corn, also known as maize, is part of every meal in the Mayan culture. Most americans know corn in a form that is either popped, boiled, steamed, eaten off the cob or shucked and served as a side dish. But to the Mayan culture, corn has a bigger significance than just food.