Belize – The Best Country to spend the Maya Winter Solstice

By: Marjory Bejos-Murphy

Belize – The Best Country to spend the Maya Winter Solstice

I want to experience the 2012 winter solstice at Chaa Creek because I want to introduce my new husband to the amazing adventure that is Belize.

This trip would not be for me as much as it would be for him. He works so hard and has so little time to relax and be with nature, where his heart is truly at peace. This is something that I know Belize can supply in abundance! He has heard so many stories from my father about growing up in San Ignacio, fishing on the Cayes, relaxing in hammocks and logging in the jungle forests.

I see his eyes light up with wonder every time he looks through old photo albums. He has traveled with the military but he was always “on-the-job” and did not get a chance to relax and immerse himself in the culture of the countries he’s visited. I would love nothing more than to give him this for our first anniversary!

We were in the middle of planning a Belize wedding in Caye Caulker when we found out that I was pregnant with our daughter! Needless to say that put a quick end to our dream wedding and honeymoon and we wed in a small ceremony in our hometown. How wonderful it would be to realize a part of that dream once more…

As a Belizean, growing up with the wonderful foods and beautiful culture, I know that this is an experience that one cannot go through life without having! And yet, here in North Carolina, so far away from the country I was born in, I feel a part of me is unfulfilled, unawakened and longing to feel alive in a way that only Belize can cure. In the past year I have been blessed in so many ways. I married the love of my life, Derrick, who I have known for over 10 years and we had the most beautiful daughter. I know that one day She will get to learn all about Belize, but for now, I’d love to be able to take my husband on the honeymoon that we never had the chance to take.

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