Tag Archives: Maya

Mayan human sacrifice skull located on a ledge of the cave

What do Oranges, Mennonites & Caves have in Common?

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 […]

A Mayan Family at the party.

Party like a Mayan: Preparing for a Celebration

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 […]

"The Pipe" - where you wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, rinse muddy boots...

If I lived in a Mayan Village, I’d change…

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 […]

Our Mayan Homestay Home

What to expect: Mayan Village Homestay in Belize

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 […]