Belize {Part I}

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Want to see a few pictures from my summer?

My sister and I spent six weeks in San Ignacio, Belize {I didn't know where it was either; it's next to Guatemala in Central America.} with HELP International doing humanitarian projects. Our favorites {I'll go into more detail later...} were building an orphanage, teaching writing classes, and being camp counselors with a bunch of cutie Belizean kids.

I have a lot of photos, but here are just a few to give you an idea of what it was like.

Pretty amazing, it was.

I was really impressed with how clean they kept the towns.
I also thought it was cute they call San Ignacio + Santa Elena the "twin towns."

Sister and me lounging. See our glistening faces? Didn't stop until we stepped off the plane in the US. We all sweated a lot. A lot, a lot.

Typical dinner. Tortillas, corn & carrots {Carrots are the filler veggie. Trust me when I say they're on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.}, mashed potatoes, and yes. One half of a fish. Skin, tail, and all.

Sister, Mack, Jane, and EmKo with Belize's favorite beverage. Soda. We liked the Fanta -- pictured from left to right are the red velvet, root beer, gingerale, and pineapple flavors. Yum!

This doll is Ireina, my beautiful little friend I made working at PEACE camp. Most dark-skinned people have dark dark chocolatey eyes, but Ireina's were the color of caramel.

And this cutie is Aaliyah, my other friend I made at PEACE camp. She's probably the most intelligent 9-year-old I've ever met; she told us she made a science fair project that had something to do with conducting electricity. Obviously over my head.

Self portrait of a mirror/door we walked past every day.

Victoria St. -- our street. Isn't it a pretty little sign?



  1. Love this photos, Kayla. Now your shooting fine photos and publishing. You're on a big roll. Thank you for telling me you posted these.

  2. I love these pictures! And it is so great that you did so much good, and helped so many people. Including yourself, I bet this experience made you grow as a person so much!

  3. These are gorgeous! You might have to do another post with more photos, I think!

  4. Thanks! Another post is coming tomorrow! :)