I finally got to visit Belize and begin the process to build my school for kids at risk in the US. The plan is to take 300 boys there for a full ride scholarship for high school.
I got in on Friday just after noon and had a very pleasant cab ride into the Princess Hotel. I slept 9 hours so I made up for the 3 days I only slept 9 hours total.
Saturday morning I got up and walked into town. I spent five hours walking around interviewing locals asking them what they wanted changed about Belize. The most common answer was “reduce crime.” When I interviewed a policeman he didn’t think the crime was very bad. I asked him if he thought it was because he was carrying a gun. He just laughed.
I spent the majority of my time waiting around for people to return my calls, which actually never happened. On Monday I called a Re/Max Realtor who agreed to pick me up on Thursday and turned out to save the trip from being a total waste.
He drove 90 minutes to pick me up and 90 minutes back to Cayo where he showed me two properties that were at least twice as much as I intend to spend, but were certainly ideal.