Pictures from a Volunteer's Peace Corps service in Belize

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By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, June 25, 2001 - 12:12 pm: Edit Post

Pictures from a Volunteer's Peace Corps service in Belize

Pictures from a Volunteer's Peace Corps service in Belize

Pictures from a Volunteer's Peace Corps service in Belize


Hurricane Keith


My house and town in Belize

Belize City and Swearing In

Cahal Pech and San Joaquin- Training

My tropical paradises

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Hurricane Keith

Belize City residents travel by boat through their flooded neighborhood

Belizeans row a boat through what used to be a field

The New River, which is normally less than half as wide

A less flooded part of the New River A normal picture of this area is here

Hurricane Keith damage photos, from various Belize newspapers

Orange Walk, the town that I lived in

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San Antonio, a village near Orange Walk

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Carmelita, a village just outside Orange Walk

Roaring Creek Bridge

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Belize City

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San Pedro and Caye Caulker, the islands most affected by the hurricane itself

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Carnival 2000

The following are pictures of the Carnival parade in Belize City, which was held on September 9th. 1 2 3 4 5 6

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PCVs Michelle White and Lisa Dold participated in the parade!


Michelle and Lisa

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Orange Walk Town

Overhead view of Orange Walk

The main highway into downtown Orange Walk

A road near my house

The New River

The New River (again)

My house in Orange Walk

My living room- love the pink!

My dining room- love the big spoon!

My puppy, Juanita

More Juanita

Juanita again

Tammie, my occasional pet cat

Cows near my house

Horses in my backyard

Mom and baby horse

The view from my roof

Another view

PCV Sue Haxer in the Children's Rally during Independence Day celebrations

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Belize City and Swearing in

Coney Drive, Belize City. The house on the far right was my homestay house.

Swearing in. Peace Corps Belize country director Costas Christ, King's Park Church of Nazarene

Swearing in Taking the oath

Swearing in Introducing myself to the audience

Peace Corps Belize-Omnibus 2000

Corozal coastline

Belize City coastline.

Belize City coastline.

Belize City coastline.

Peace Corps Belize office, Belize City.

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Training Locations- Cahal Pech, San Joaquin, and other sites

Crooked Tree Lagoon

Emily, Conor, Cindy, and me, Crooked Tree Village

Introducing my host family as Sheela watches

The Yo Creek Dance Group

Me and Alexia (Sheela's host sister)

Me and Elvis, my host brother

Cahal Pech Cabins

High Temple of Lamanai

View from the top of the High Temple

Another view from the top of the High Temple, this one of New River and lagoon

Hill of cane sugar, at a cane sugar factory in Orange Walk

Sugar cane drop off point

Tower Hill Sugar Cane Factory

My room at San Joaquin

Cahal Pech archaeological site

Overhead view of Cahal Pech

Unexcavated ruins, Cahal Pech

These are pictures from a village of about 100 people called Billy White. My first week in Belize I, along with

fellow PCV Jo, spent a day there to see what village life was like. Billy White, it turns out, is among the

poorest villages in Belize, and was a real eye opener. It was sad, but was also a blessing, because I met some

beautiful people and saw the reality of the third world. Here are pictures of a family Jo and I spent time with

that day. The children had never seen a white person before, but opened their house to us and made the day


Children in doorway

Girl with baby brother

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Tropical Paradises

Corozal coastline

The beach at Corozal

Tony's Inn and Resort, Corozal

Corozal coast and a duck that sat with us for two hours

Goff's Caye

Now this is paradise!

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By luis on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 8:41 pm: Edit Post

hey thank you for the pics but how come we cant view the others? Please fix this please!
thank you

By Bro. Terry And Sis Angie Lawwill ( on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 6:05 pm: Edit Post

please help the people of san antonio village
they are trying so hard to survive,
in jesus name

By Roger Mueller ( - on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 1:03 am: Edit Post


It was pretty cool to see the one photo of Orange Walk Town. I served there, in the Peace Corps, from 1993-1995. I hope the townspeople are doing okay and that the politicians haven't ripped the people apart. I see that Johnny Briceno is the Deputy PM now. That's pretty cool--I always thought he was pretty forthright.

By Lisa Peterson ( on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 5:57 pm: Edit Post

These were actually my pictures- back in those days I had to send the pictures home to my friend, who would scan them and post them online. The website vanished without my knowledge a few years later, but the pictures are up at 67282936/ .

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