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

Category Archives: English articles

Splashing around in Old Belize

6. April 2012 at 21:56



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



(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 […]

Caracol – past bandits and through the mud to the Maya capital

1. April 2012 at 11:27



Caracol was one of the largest centers of the Maya world during the classic period, covering an area of over 200 square kilometers. But that is not the first thing we heard about Caracol. The first thing we were told was that it is dangerous. Not the site itself really. But to get there. Thanks […]

7th Annual Outstanding Women’s Award in Belize City

30. March 2012 at 20:22



On March 29th, the Women’s Department held its 7th Annual Outstanding Women’s Award in Belize City. All I can say is… WOW. You learned earlier already that I am fan of the Women’s Department and their amazing work. Not only for their 10 BZD (5 USD) manicure and pedicure events (which actually take place this […]

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

27. March 2012 at 18:02



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



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 […]

Belize Red Cross move – from new to old

29. February 2012 at 18:01



New building / neues GebaeudeNew building / neues Gebaeude

    The Belize Red Cross is a Movement. And Movements move. In our case from office to office. To be more precise: From our ‘new’ building (rented from the Sisters of Mercy at St. Catherines Girl School; right at the ocean), to our ‘old’ building (burnt and restored after an arson attach in Decemeber […]

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

27. February 2012 at 16:02



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. […]