We had a cruise ship here yesterday, The Getaway, which is unusual for a Friday. In fact, we had three ships in town this past week, which is the most we have ever had during the summer since I have been here.
I was sitting on the malecon, and I looked up and I saw about 20 or 30 young students coming to the beach. I noticed they were all of different colors, some black and some hispanic, and I thought to myself, they got to be from Belize. As soon as heard a couple of them speak Creole, I knew I was right.
They all got bikes and places on the beach, and they trolled up and down the malecon having a good time. I looked, and I thought I recognized a couple of them, so I went up to talk to them. Come to find out, they were all Corozal College students here on vacation after they had graduated, I think on Thursday.
Two of them I remember from the neighborhood where I used to live in Corozal, about five years ago. They all knew my next door neighbor Yada, and her daughter Diane. I talked to them for a while about Corozal and about the village, and where I used to go eat and hang out there. From what I can tell from talking to them, Corozal has not changed much. We knew a lot of the same people, and we talked about that for a while.
They only stayed for the day, and then hopped back on the bus back to Belize. I am noticing more and more Belizeans showing up on the weekend here for vacation this summer, more than I have seen since I have been here. For a lot of the students it was their first time here, and they loved the beach.
I think we be seeing more and more Belizeans coming to Mahahual this summer to enjoy Mahahual’s beaches. Belizeans are very nice people, and all the students I talked to yesterday were cordial and very polite.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina