Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture

Culture is as unique as your area. People living in the city have a different culture than us who live in the country. Where I live the majority of people have adequate transportation to get where they desire. When I visited Belize in December I saw a totally different culture for getting around the country. I saw a variety of vehicles in the country from all years and all models. While we were there this bus was our mode of transportation and buses like this were common sto see on the roads.

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Many of the roads around Belmopan and Roaring Creek showcased a lot of two wheelers. An occasional scooter puttered by, but by and large we saw bicycles. There was all types and sizes and everyone from kids to older adults were pedaling away to get to their destination.

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This little girl looks at home on the front of her mother’s bike with a firm grip on the handle bar.

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This father has no bike carrier for his infant, holding the tot on his leg as he rides.

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Here you see more of the bike culture with the bikes at  the school.

Here you see more of the bike culture with the bikes at the school.

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Of course everyone has the ability to walk. We saw a lot of people walking. In fact we saw people walking at all times of the day. Sometimes as we were coming in for the day at or after dark we would encounter streams of people walking with no reflective strips or anything to illuminate then to oncoming traffic. A very dangerous piece of the Belizean culture.

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This mother has a unique way to carry her child I had never seen before.

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One of the missionaries we traveled with commented on how she would love to be able to travel around like this, swaying back and forth to be rocked to sleep like this little guy named Clayton.

Int the morning and afternoon we saw the school kids making their way to and from school. Many of them made this journey on foot as there is not bus service to all the many schools around the area.

In the morning and afternoon we saw the school kids making their way to and from school. Many of them made this journey on foot as there is not bus service to all the many schools around the area.

Another piece of culture we observed was the school uniforms the children wore. Each school had its own color combination. Here you can see kids at the feeding kitchen we visited.

You can notice the color of the uniforms these children wear. Each school has a specific color combination. Image Credit to Chad Johnson

You can notice the color of the uniforms these children wear. Each school has a specific color combination. Image Credit to Chad Johnson

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At this school the uniform consists of light blue tops and navy bottoms.

Culture is what makes places we visit so interesting. It can be influenced by numerous factors, including religion, topography, economics, practicality and more.

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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Culture

  1. frizztext says:

    good idea, to feature the kind of traffic!
    “…father has no bike carrier for his infant,
    holding the tot on his leg as he rides…”

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