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

Tag Archives: belize

Erste Disaster Projekt Umfragerunde

8. April 2012 at 00:52



Happy after a long day

Um herauszufinden wie gut ein Projekt fuer eine Gemeinde war, muss man zunaechst einmal die Basis kennen. Fuer unser “Saving Lives in the Caribbean Through Prepardness” Disaster Risk Reduction Projekt waren wir in den letzten Wochen in 8 Gemeinden unterwegs und haben die sogenannte “Baseline” Umfrage gemacht. Dabei werden 100 Haushalte aus allen Teilen der Gemeinde mit 32 […]

Surveys, surveys, surveys

8. April 2012 at 00:42



Happy after a long dayHappy after a long day

In order to measure the impact of a project you have to know what the basis is. For our “Saving Lives in the Caribbean Through Prepardness” Disaster Risk Reduction project we worked on exactly that in the past weeks. In all the 14 communitites we did the so called “baseline” survey to measure how well […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]