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History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

Merida, Mexico
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History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

We're more obsessed with history and culture than your average tourists.

We're a group of four well-travelled, educated, easy-going adults who live full-time in Yucatan and speak Spanish well.

We've been *fascinated* by what we've read about Belizean history, and we want to learn more about the country's ethnic and linguistic groups. But we haven't been able to find any tour or tour guides who specialize in the culture and history of Belize.

We'll be spending about four days in Belize while on our way to and from Tikal.

Do either Belize City or Belmopan offer any opportunities for learning about Belize's history, or about the Kriols, Garinagu, Maya, and other communities?

We love serious, in-depth information. Any possibility of hiring a student of sociology or anthropology as a guide?

What are our best choices/places/people for learning about Belize's fascinating history and ethnic communities?

We'll be very grateful for any and all tips and information you might provide!

San Ignacio, Belize
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1. Re: History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

I wouldn't think BC or Belmopan would have many opportunities, although the Museum of Belize is in BC. You might want to try to get in touch with Dr. Jaime Awe. Cayo has scores of amazing tour guides, and they are all pretty much well educated on culture. I'd highly recommend John Chuc, who owns Kin Winik tours. He can show you around MPR while explaining Mayan culture. He's amazing, and I still use him, and send many friends to him regularly. He's ranked #3 on TA for tour guides here in SI.

Good luck!

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2. Re: History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

Thank you, Dr. Feel, for your suggestions!

Who is Dr. Jaime Awe? Where can he be contacted?

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3. Re: History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

Contact Joe Awe, he is the guide you are looking for

www.ninebelize.com

Edited: 2:14 pm, February 06, 2013
Merida, Mexico
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4. Re: History Fans Need Tips for Belize Culture, Ethnicities, Etc

Thank you very much, Katie. We'll check-out Mr. Awe's website.

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