A Guide to Speaking Belizean Kriol

If you think Belize Kriol refers to nothing more than the exotic Caribbean accent of your Belizean hosts, think again. Better yet, listen as they talk casually with each other; you’ll hear an entirely different language than the Rasta-tinted English Belizeans reserve for foreigners. While it’s a rare and dedicated foreigner who learns to speak fluent Belize Kriol, trying out a few local phrases, proverbs, and dirty words can go a long way to getting laughs and making friends.

Gifts for Mayaphiles

Wondering what to get that friend of yours who loves traveling in the Mundo Maya? Joshua Berman has the perfect suggestions.

Belize’s Northern Cayes

The Northern Cayes are the crown jewels of Belize’s tourist attractions. They have the most experience catering to visitors, have developed several different scenes between them, and continue to be the most popular destinations in the country.

Documentary to Reveal Underwater Maya City

There is never a dull moment in the world of Maya studies, and documentary filmmakers have been there for some of the most exciting moments. This year, look for the release of “Mayan Blue,” a feature-length documentary film by Standoff Studios about the discovery of a city 50 feet below the surface of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

2012, The Beginning Film Trailer

The trailer for 2012, The Beginning includes various Maya and Central American voices in addition to the normal line-up of knowledgeable Western researchers and archaeologists. Is there something special about the year 2012? Is it a time of change?

Indie Film Trailer for GRANITO about Recent Maya History in Guatemala

One cannot visit or explore Guatemala without acknowledging its recent history, specifically the attempted genocide of the Maya people, perpetrated by the government and military. Now, in a new interactive media project and film called GRANITO: Every Memory Matters, director Pamela Yates is connecting that recent past with the present.