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1000 Americans: Rico Novelo, Caye Caulker, Belize

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Rico Novelo, Caye Caulker (2)

Rico is one of the few inhabitants of Caye Caulker, that was born and raised there.

After a hurricane destroyed most of his fishing gear, he changed to fixing boat engines and renting out some houses on their land. Now, in his 70’s, he still loves his small island…

1000 Americans: Mr Marin, Caye Caulker, Belize

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Marin's restaurant, Caye Caulker

Where other restaurant owners would be busy around lunch-time, Mr Marin took his time to read his newspaper in his restaurant on ‘Go Slow’ Caye Caulker, Belize.

1000 Americans: Nathalie, Sarteneja, Belize

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Nathalie, Sarteneja, Belize

Nathalie is one of the many new Belizeans: originally European, but she has since emigrated to Belize.

First to study, but later she enjoyed the more relaxed life-style, away from the rat-race and she started building a small ecologically friendly resort, the Backpacker’s Paradise.

1000 Americans: Farmer in Sarteneja, Belize

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Farmer in Sarteneja, Belize

He had sold his land to two European ‘Gringos’, for them to build a little ecologically-friendly backpacker’s place.

Under one condition though, he could still come and collected the ‘nances’, the small little yellow fruits that fell from the tree during the night-time, so he could make and sell his wine.

1000 Americans: tamales seller & grandson, Orange Walk, Belize

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Tamales seller and grandson, Orange Walk, Belize

The old guy was proudly selling his small bucket of home made tamales, a corn-paste filled with meat (usually chicken, including bones, so take care) or vegetable, steamed and delivered in oily banana leaves.

His wife made the tamales as home and together with this grandson, he tried to sell all of them on the side of the Central park, Orange Walk, Belize.

1000 Americans: Carol Lee, Biscayne, Belize

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Carolee, Biscayne, Belize

Carol Lee and her friends are enterprising women, running a supermarket and a small eatery near Biscayne, on the Northern Highway of Belize.

Her daily specials do not change much: you can choose your Rice & Beans to go with ‘fry fish’, fry chicken’ or ‘fry beef’…

1000 Americans: Theo & Marcus, Bullet-Tree Falls, Belize

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Marcus & Theo, San Ignacio, Belize

Marcus and his girlfriend Theo have left the rat-race in the US and found their luck the tropical jungle of Belize.

Marcus is teaching science and computing to local kids, while Theo is running The Parrot’s Nest, a collection of huts and tree-houses in the Jungle, a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Their kids play in the river, teasing giant lizards and spotting the toucans sitting in the trees high above.

1000 Americans: generations: mother and daughter, Belize

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Generations: Mother and daughter, Northern Highway, Belize When asking the mother if we were on the right road, she started naming all the small towns that would follow in the next 40 miles :)

Her daughter came to help out as well, two friendly women from the Maya North of Belize.

1000 Americans: two girls waiting for the bus, Belize

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Waiting at the pepsi bus stop, Belize The pet rat was as shy as the friendly girls themselves, waiting at a Pepsi-covered bus-stop along the Northern Highway of Belize.

1000 Americans: Junior and mum Rosa, Belize

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Junior and Rosa, Northern Highway, Belize Junior is sitting proudly outside one of the home made buildings on the land of his family.

Though the family has no real income since the father lost his income, at least they have several types of fruit trees, supplying bananas, mangoes, avocado and more so they take still take care of their godson Junior.

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