The Vermont Academy group and I were lucky enough to get to immerse ourselves in the culture of the rural village of Dolores, located in southern Belize. We stayed there for four days and three nights with the local families. My friend, Charlotte and I lived with a family that consisted of nine people excluding us. There were the mother and father, Manuel and Angelina, then the six daughters, Margarita, Magdalena, Dominga, Alicia, and Juana, and finally the son, Thomas. Charlotte and I (relatively tall, with fair skin and blond hair) contrasted quite a bit to the average height of our families, a mere 4”11, their tan skin and sleek black hair. However, regardless of the physical differences and the language barrier, we were able to connect intimately with our family....
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