This is my third year going to Belize and I can’t picture myself going anywhere else! Belize is in Central America and formerly known as British Honduras. The team I travel with stays around Belmopan, which is the capital of Belize, and Belize City. Belmopan isn’t really that big of a city; Belize City is much larger, and around Belmopan we witness to the Kechi Mayan people in remote villages in the jungle.
The primary language in Belize is English, but they also speak a mixture of Kekchi, Spanish, and other mayan dialects (such as Mopan). The kids are taught English in school and can often translate for their parents who don’t speak English, so language isn’t usually a barrier.
One of my personal favorite parts about Belize is the wildlife. Iguanas, tarantulas, scorpions and other exotics are everywhere. Seriously. Don’t think anything of it if a tarantula joins you for a shower or a lizard is in the sink; or, for that matter, tadpoles come out of the faucet when to turn on the tap.