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: volunteering

1 Jahr später: das Ende der sinnvollen Reise (?) Versuch einer Abrechnung

5. August 2012 at 12:05



Ready to GoReady to Go

Hallo Leute, zuerst einmal unsere Entschuldigung, dass es hier so lange nichts zu Lesen gab. Wir haben ein großes Geheimnis daraus gemacht, wann und ob wir nach Deutschland zurück kommen, um Kerstins Papa zu seinem Geburtstag zu überraschen (gelungen!). Wir sind seit Anfang Juli wieder in Deutschland und stecken bis über beide Ohren in 1. […]

River Rafting and Volunteer Consulting

31. May 2012 at 16:04



“I met this guy on a water taxi”, my friend John said. “He’s starting a business with bamboo rafts on a river. He asked me if I would like to go rafting with him one day and be very critical about the experience. That’s when I thought I should ask you guys.” It took us […]

Volunteering in a shark tank to save the reef

18. May 2012 at 17:05



(This is #2 of a series of tongue-in-cheek articles about my work for the Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage in Belize. The last one described how I became a propagandist and outlined the build-up to the People’s Referendum on offshore oil drilling. This one is a first person account of how I was kicked […]

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 […]

Photo Blog: Eine Woche auf Tobacco Caye

18. February 2012 at 20:23



Vor der Küste von Belize liegen ca. 450 kleine Sandinseln, genannt Cayes. Man könnte sagen, dass Kerstin und ich eine feste Beziehung zu zweien haben: Ambergris Caye ist eher eine Geschäftsbeziehung während Caye Caulker eine lange und verlässliche Liebe ist. Um Weihnachten rum hatten wir aber eine Affäre. Mit Tobacco Caye. Und es war super! […]

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 […]

Gleich und doch irgendwie anders – Kerstin’s trip nach Nassau, Bahamas fuer das Rote Kreuz

14. February 2012 at 00:15



Belize Red Cross @ Bahamas Red Cross

Seit Januar diesen Jahres bin ich Projekt Manager fuer ein neues Disaster Prepardness Programm. Dieses Project nennt sich ‘Saving Lives in the Caribbean through Preparedness’ und wird von der ‘United States Agency for International Development’ (USAID) finanziert, unter der Aufsicht des America Red Cross. Zusaetzlich kriegen wir noch administrative Unterstuetzung vom Red Cross Regional Head Office in Trinidad and […]