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

Photo blog: Caye Caulker askew

27. February 2012 at 15:04



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 […]

Photo Blog: A week on Tobacco Caye

18. February 2012 at 17:02



There are about 450 sandy islands on the Belize Barrier Reef  off the caribbean coast of Belize. Belizeans call them ‘cayes’. We have a steady relationship with the two big ones, and I’d say that we’re on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker almost every other week. While those two are our steady cayes, we had […]

Video: Kayaking around Caye Caulker – with a meaning! // Sinnvolles Paddeln in Caye Caulker

16. February 2012 at 16:30



We took Frank and Jörg over to Caye Caulker for a day on the Caye shortly after they got here. There’s a gazillion providers who offer kayak trips on the cayes in Belize. But through Norbert’s Globotreks.com blog post “Kayaking with Purpose” I had learned about a very special trip: For a donation, you can […]

Same same but different – Kerstin’s trip to Nassau, Bahamas for the Red Cross

14. February 2012 at 00:01



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From January 2012 on I’m Project Manager for a new Disaster Prepardness Project. The Project is called ‘Saving Lives in the Caribbean through Preparedness’ and is funded by USAID under the supervision of the America Red Cross. We also get support from the Red Cross Regional Head Office in Trinidad and Tobago. Besides Belize also […]

Videoblog: A day in the aquarium / Ein Tag im Aquarium

12. February 2012 at 17:59



Our friend Frank celebrated his birthday with us in Belize. Usually he goes to visit an aquarium on his birthday. Since there are no aquariums in Belize, we did the next best thing: We threw him into one. First we flew him over to Ambergris Caye on a little Cessna plane. We were met by […]

COWABUNGA! Snorkeling with turtle / Schnorcheln mit Wasserschildkröte!

10. February 2012 at 17:46



I’m fortunate to have dived and snorkeled in Australia, Egypt, Turkey, Belize. (And in Germany though I try to forget that experience.) One animals that’s managed to elude me for 10 years now is the turtle. I’ve seen a few form afar, but that was about it. Until 2 weeks ago, when I did Hol […]

A day in the field: Taking 180 kids on a field trip

9. February 2012 at 00:16



Kerstin’s and my assignments in Belize are very different. We’re both volunteers and we both work mostly with local volunteers within our NGO/non-profit organizations and we both try to make a difference with our project management and consulting skills. That’s about it for the similarities. My usual work involves sitting at my desk, clicking away […]

Speed boat cruise through the jungle to Lamanai Maya site

6. February 2012 at 19:34



We booked a Lamanai River cruise through the Hotel de la Fuente in Orange Walk after they’d shown us a little preview of what a river cruise like this would be like. So we took a car up from Belize City to Orange Walk (make sure you get there before 9 am!) and went on […]