I am a smart, beautiful, successful Belizean creole. I was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada and now call Scarborough, Ontario, Canada home. I am mixed with african, indian, scottish and who knows what else. July 2008 I decided to go permanently natural. Beside my obsession with my natural hair, I am a hand knit and crochet artist. I am passionate about Jesus and I love to run, walk, yoga, read, crossword puzzles, news and sports. While visiting, stop by my Etsy shops www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting
I am not sure if it's purely age, lol, or just that I am fed up with winter. For the last few years by the time March rolls around I am so sick and tired of the cold, chill and snow. I was born in Canada to Belizean parents that did not have no desire to live in Canada. Being a Canadian it gave me the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. I came back to Canada 27 years ago and over the years I have enjoyed travelling back and forth to Belize to enjoy my family and the many gifts that Belize have to offer. Let me walk you through some very interesting information about Belize.
Belize (formerly British Honduras) lies on the Caribbean coast of Central America, bounded on the north by Mexico and the south by Guatemala. There are many islands along the coast called Cayes (keys). Belize and its Cayes are sheltered by the second largest barrier reef in the world. Belize hosts The Great Barrier Reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere, shelters the best stocked light-tackle fishing grounds in the Carribean. The territory's greatest length from the north to south is 180 miles and its width is 68 miles.
Going to Northern Lagoon
Estimated population is 230,000. The main ethnic groups are Creole (African Descent), Mestizo (Spanish-Maya) and Garifuna (Caribs). There are also a number of people of Spanish, Asian and East Indian descent. There is also a small Mennonite community. Ethnic groups are heavily intermixed.
Altun Ha Maya Ruin
I grew up in this jewel called BELIZE not realizing how fortunate I was and not appreciating the sheer beauty of my country. Over the years that I have visited I felt like a tourist in my own country and I really got to love everything about Belize all over again. It can be hot, balmy or rainy but mostly hot (avg. temp 80F). It has so much to offer to the tourist that want a laid-back, backpack style vacation. There are coral, cayes, atolls, lagoons, pine forests, maya ruins, rivers, caves and much, much more. You can dive, sail, fish, paddle, hike, bike, ride, swim, walk, bird watch, eat. Because I have so much roots in Belize I personally feel that the people and the culture is what makes Belize so special. My most favourite place in Belize is Caye Caulker, take it from me if you are ever in this part of the world do not go home without visiting Caye Caulker. Whew I needed to get my homesickness out of my system and blogging about it sure helped!
My Joy of Knitting is what keeps me alive and kicking in the long winters of Toronto. Please remember to check out my Etsy shops. Dylana Designs and The Joy of Knitting.