Vacation Sweepstakes- Essay#8

It is very important to me to travel to places that are environmentally friendly. Observing and interacting with the environment, learning about about the culture of the local inhabitants, and their interaction with the land is hugely vital to me. I attended high school at the “School of Environmental Studies”. As part of my senior thesis I worked with a local battered womens’ hostel and helped them go totally green. Like the “Go Green” of Chaa Creek. I won an award for this as Chaa Creek has won so many awards for their environmental practices. Such as recycling their glass to make concrete walkways. Eco-tourism is a growing sector in today’s travel industry. It is important to today’s traveler to not damage the environment of their destination. People who make repeat visits can take part in helping to preserve the natural environment and minimize any negative impact to the local community. We have been searching for a local with Chaa Creek’s unspoiled ambience. We were very impressed that 880,000 actes have been set aside as a preserve in the Cayo District. This shows a great deal of responsibility on the part of the Belize government. We are also very interested in the archaeology of the local Mayan temples. The Mayans were one of the earliest civilazations in the world. My mother, and traveling companion, is very interested in history. She was a history major in college, and now works in our local school system. We are looking forward to taking a trip to some of the ancient Mayan temples, we understand that there is still some ongoing research being done. We also like the social commitment Chaa Creek has shown in its donate a pound program, and are willing to participate. Please give us the opportunity to experience all that Chaa Creek has to offer, such as, rain forest walks, butterfly house, horseback riding to the Mayan farm, canoeing, ect. We love it that there are resorts such as Chaa Creek that care about being responsible care takers of the land.

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