Belize Snapshot: Parrot Through The Window

 San Miguel Village – Toledo, Belize

Earlier this week I visited Maria Ack at her house in the Maya Village of San Miguel to learn how to weave baskets like the Maya women do and to have a traditional Maya lunch.  While I was there, I was able to take this shot of a green parrot that randomly flew and stood patiently there next to the kitchen window.

I found this to be really curious and couldn’t help but take the shot.

San Pedro Columbia House in Belize

The village of San Miguel is made up of about 380 residents, most of them being Kekchi Mayas (the minority being Mopan).  The village is actually split by the Rio Blanco, where you can see many kids splashing water, women doing their laundry, and fishermen going up and down the river in their canoes.

Also, as you can see in the picture, Mayas are well-known to have dozens of pots and pans lids stacked on their wooden walls, as well as dozens of bowls. They must be good at cooking, right?

Oh, and it goes without saying that the Maya lunch, stew chicken and white rice, was duh-licious!

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