Journey to Belize: Epiphany

from Josh Gross: “We need to get to the point where we perform pro-environmental and pro-social behaviors not because we are trying to, but because they have become second nature.”

The Jaguar

This post continues the retelling of my 2017 trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and speaking with jaguar experts. This post details events that took place on July 3, 2017.

The most important lesson of my time in Belize took place on July 3, 2017, and it involved jackfruit trees. Vietnam, Maart, 2009 by Martha de Jong-Lantink. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

After meeting with Mr. Edgar Correa of the Belize Forest Department, I headed straight for Everest Indian Restaurant. Raj, the owner, had been a great friend to me during the past two weeks. I therefore wanted to spend the rest of my final day in Belize with him.

Raj lavished me with food today. He made delicious chicken curry, the Belizean staple of rice and beans, and more. When I asked Raj how much he wanted for all this food, he answered $10 US. I…

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