News from Tiff in Belize:
"Well, it was a long trip, but we are here. At the
airport I wasn't too sure about this place. People
were kind of unfriendly, but our cab driver was great
(no buses to town).
Once we got here, we were much happier. The people
are great and the carribean-creole food is to die for.
I'm eating chicken but once I see their corpses piled
up in the sun==I'll probably be back on a rice diet
again. The fruit that has a skin should be fine
The pe3ople speak two languages fluently. Standard
English and a wonderful Creole that I can't understand
at all. Most also know some Spanish.
Once you get off the very small old city area--Its
really bleak. But the school children are
adorable--All dress in uniforms that are starched and
pressed. No gangy looks in these students. On the
radio of the cabbie here the radio station was
broadcasting a local spelling bee (a competition
between 5 final schools). I think primary education
here is really valued.
There are police everywhere in the tiny tourist
area--so I asked who is looking after the rest of the
people. My host just laughed and said, "Believe me
those people can look after themselves". He said we
are safe, but if he went with us--he might get mugged.
We all made fun of Bush around the breakfast table.
Its amazing to me how much the rest of the world is
paying attention to our debacle.
Going to the Islands this morning. The wind is
kicking up so may be a bit rough."
posted by - 8:13 AM