Quiet Belize

Belize is Central America's only country whose official language is English, rather than Spanish. The relatively young country's colonial history features the British, the Spanish, and even a territorial claim by Guatemala in the 1980s, however its independence was finally won in 1991. More culturally diverse than most other Central American countries, there are Latin, … Continue reading Quiet Belize

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Finding a place in Brazil

The swarming crowds made the mild Autumn day seem heavy and warm as I made my way across a junction in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.  Boldly coloured graffiti covered crumbling walls on both sides of me as I slipped into a laneway - decorated letters in blue, red and green spelling out a story of … Continue reading Finding a place in Brazil