This is Day 7 of a 9 day series – to view all posts from this series click here! I made a chocolate bar, and then went night zip lining! My Mom and I started the morning at about 8:15am, on our way to Che’il Mayan Chocolate for a chocolate farm tour and chocolate […]
Che’il translates to “wild Mayan” and is the name of Julio Saqui’s chocolate. Mr. Saqui is a master chocolate maker and arguably the patriarch of promoting Maya culture in Belize. He is passionate about sharing the Maya cocoa traditions that he and his community at Maya Center Village located in Stann Creek continue today. Purchasing […]
Belize is filled many cultures, including Garifuna. During November, Garifuna communities throughout the country prepare for November 19—the Garifuna Settlement Day. It’s a national holiday and is celebrated with a re-enactment of the Garifuna arriving by boat in Belize. The celebration continues with drumming and food. Dangriga, Seine Bight, and Georgetown are all Garifuna Villages.