2012-08-18, 04:04 PM
Re: Southern Americas in the Playground (from Mexico all the way down!)
I don't think I was surprised to see fancy resorts in Belize, but I was astounded to learn none of the natives have ever heard of snow. I live in Washington state, so that little fact just blew my mind.
"Who hasn't heard of snow? The people who live in a country with 90 degrees Fahrenheit constant!"
Anyways, Belize did have dirt roads, and one major highway. They get so many hurricanes every year that they just build temporary homes and roads, let the hurricanes make their annual run, and rebuild. It's kind of depressing, but they're so used to it that they don't care. Very rarely will their homes actually be destroyed beyond repair, so at least there's that.
Oh, and they're the friendliest people I've ever met. Five minutes with one, and they're practically a sibling. I'm serious.