I was able to visit this beautiful island country in 2006 with two very good teacher-friends of mine. At the suggestion of one of the friends who had already been there, her description of its beauty, candor and Cayes made it an unpassable opportunity. Making our way from the capital of Belize City (at the time) to Belmopan, Cayo, Placencia, San Ignacio and Caye Caulker - fortunate for us, it was an unbelizeable trip!
We were lucky enough to show up during the Easter festival in March/April 2006 and got to see the night time mass of Good Friday, the parade of believers going to thank Mary on Holy Saturday and worship JesuChristo for his sacrificial death on Easter. This is a Catholic heavy country and regardless of my personal beliefs, I found serenity in the sacredness of the genuine gratitude of the people, not to mention the lit candles and beings that lined the streets.
Home to much wildlife, visiting the natural rain forest and the man-made zoo allowed me and my girlfriends to experience the beauty of the life forms that grace the sky, land and sea of Belize. From parrots, to howler monkeys, otters and termites - the array was eclectic. Belize is also home to a unique species of large tree - you can live in its above ground roots.
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