January 2012, I travelled back to Belize. My last visit, over 30 years ago, was to British Honduras. The name may have changed, but the beauty remains. Our Mayan guide assured us that everyone had misunderstood the Apocalypse prophecy. The world would not come to an end in December – they were planning a massive celebration and inviting the world to come.
“Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.”
Edward O. Wilson
Lamanai Mayan ruins. “Lamanai” comes from the Maya expression for “submerged crocodile”.