I'm standing in Guatemala in this picture. The circled area is Benque (in Belize), and that blue squiggle is an amazing artistic representation of the river that separates the two countries.
I think it's interesting that when you cross the border from Belize to Guatemala, everything feels different right away, even though it is no distance at all. People dress differently, they eat different things, and they treat me differently (ie no one hisses at me, says "hey baby," or makes kissing sounds. Ah, Belize).
|big grocery store that has things I can't get in Belize. It's very exciting, ok?|
There is a market where you can get your made-in-guatemala-clothes fix. There is also a second hand store. Why yes, I do shop at the thrift store in a third world country.
and, if you need some culture after all that consumption, random Mayan relics:
He probably got that skirt at the thrift store.