A Belizean birthday party on Goff's Caye

Caracol and the Mountain Pine Ridge in Belize: Bandits, mud, the Mayan capital and water falls

Speedboat cruise through the jungle to the Maya site Lamanai

Orange Walk, La Milpa and Chan Chich: Spiders, Snakes and Crocs

Garifuna Settlement Day 2011 in Hopkins, Belize

Author Archives: Holger

5 things to bring when you travel to Belize

23. April 2012 at 01:47

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That's what it looks like after 2 hours of snorkeling and not noticing that your shirt was a few inches displaced...That's what it looks like after 2 hours of snorkeling and not noticing that your shirt was a few inches displaced...

I have been in Belize for the better part of a year now. I arrived with a backpack full of things that I didn’t need or that I could’ve easily bought here. A few things I brought proved to be very valuable. For the rest I just begged visiting friends. Here are the 5 things […]

Bird watching: Toucan invasion!

10. April 2012 at 01:46

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Belize has a national animal (Tapir), a national tree (Mahagony), a national flower (Black Orchid) and a national bird (Keel Billed Toucan). I was able to scratch Tapir, Mahagony and Black Orchid off of my list months ago, shortly after getting here. But that Toucan … just didn’t want to show! And it’s not like […]

Splashing around in Old Belize

6. April 2012 at 21:56

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A very unusual sunday. Doing nothing. Hanging around. Playing. Reading. Sleeping. I could get used to this! The other Challenges Worldwide volunteers text us in the morning if we want to come to Old Belize. It’s a restaurant/bar/mini museum with a sort of artificial lagoon to swim in. And it has a water slide. A […]

Notes from a voluntarily accidental, hopefully viral propagandist

3. April 2012 at 00:28

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(I waited to publish this tongue-in-cheek article for several reasons – this was written a few weeks ago when I was working 24/7 for the Coalition to save our natural heritage, a union of NGOs in Belize trying to fight oil drilling in Belize’s reef.)   Wednesday, 2:05 pm, Propaganda Desk “Please report to the […]

Happy Birthday Matthew aka Kid’s Birthday Party – Belizean Style!

27. March 2012 at 18:02

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Arriving at Goff's CayeArriving at Goff's Caye

When I was a kid, we always went to the Lochmühle for my Birthday. The Lochmühle is a little theme park close to where I grew up. It had a few attractions like a tiny roller coaster, some trampolines and a big slide. But – more importantly – it has a lot of water. Kids […]

Public Mass Shaving for Cancer Awareness

19. March 2012 at 22:34

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At the end of august, Kerstin and I met Belize’s first lady for the first time. OK, we didn’t really meet. Nobody introduced us. But we were at the same party she was at. That’s her, Kim Simplis-Barrow, below all the way on the left. The little girl next to her is her daughter. I […]

Trying to spark international solidarity to fight offshore oil drilling in the Belize Barrier Reef.

27. February 2012 at 16:02

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Hi folks, this is what I’ve been busy with the last week. Please take a minute to read and support us by clicking and sharing if you like! Thanks!  Holger Last year, the government of Belize sold concessions to drill for oil to 18 oil exploration companies. They parceled the entire country behind closed doors. […]

Photo blog: Caye Caulker askew

27. February 2012 at 15:04

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I’ve been to Caye Caulker a lot lately, working on a promotional video for the BTIA, taking and editing thousands of high resolution, colorful postcard photos of Caye Caulker. In fact, it’s hard to take a picture there that does not look like a typical postcard. To give my brain and eyes and trigger finger […]