Photographer's Note

The Orange Walk District of Belize is the second largest district in the country and lies between the Belize and Corozal districts to the east, Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west. The districtís population consists mostly of Spanish-speaking Mestizo, English-speaking Creole, and German-speaking Mennonite residents. Most of the district is involved in agriculture. The land is highly cultivated with sugar cane as well as sorghum, rice, corn and vegetables by the Mennonite farmers. The overall population of Belize is very young and over 50 percent is less than 18 years old. Belize is truly a melting pot of Central America.

When we returned from our excursion to the Lamanai Ruins, these young men were at the little pier where our boat docked. They were waiting for a boat to take them to their home along the river.

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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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