We’re back! After a full day of traveling, we landed in Boston at 1:00am. However, we could not continue the journey to our beds before first wishing Eric a happy 20th birthday and saying all of our goodbyes. We could not have asked for a better group of students to spend the month with, so it was sad to see everyone disperse!
Let’s take a quick look back on our experience in Belize. We gained many things along the way: new friends, skills in bird watching and fish taxonomy, additional weight to our luggage (as a result of moisture, Mayan crafts, and Marie Sharp’s), and, of course, lots of knowledge. We learned about the work that Programme for Belize is doing to stop illegal rainforest logging and how to cure ailments with tree bark. We had adventures in snorkeling, cave swimming, and zip lining. We quickly realized that tucking our pants into our socks was worth the embarrassment, and we learned the distinction between beans and rice and rice and beans. We caught pumas on camera traps, harbored botflies, and climbed up to the tops of ancient Mayan temples. Peter and our other fantastic guides were invaluable to our learning experience, but we also learned from each other; each student brought something really unique to the group. We had an amazing time.
Needless to say, we can’t Belize it is over. This is the last post for our JanPlan in Belize blog. Thanks for reading!
-Emily and Sarah