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In December of 2012, I had an opportunity to go to the beautiful country of Belize to bring in the New Year. I hadn't been to Central America, and I was really excited to visit some ancient Mayan ruins. I traveled with a great group of teachers from Southern California, and some EF staff. I was amazed with the bio diversity of such a small country. It was an incredible trip!

The picture above is from the Temples of the Lamanai. This was once one of the largest cities in the Mayan civilization. The steps were a little steep, but the view from the top of the temple was spectacular (see picture below). The history of Belize is fascinating, since it didn't get its independence from the British until 1981.

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