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Graham Creek: A Hidden Paradise in Southern Belize

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015. 12:26 pm CST.

Sunday, April 19th 2015. Juan Caal Reporting: Graham Creek is a small quaint village located about 48 miles away from Crique Sarco Village in the Toledo District. To get there, you have to walk 2 hours on a picado road in the middle of the jungle and the only means of transportation is by walking or horseback riding. Graham Creek 03

Known to be one of the most isolated Ketchi communities in southern Belize, our correspondent Juan Caal decided to embark on a journey this weekend to explore and discover the hidden gems of Graham Creek.

He shares his experience below:

“It was a long walk to get to Graham Creek. It is really amazing how people of this community are happy to be living in the middle of nowhere. There are about 20 to 30 households and the people live a modest and humble life.”

graham creek“There is no electricity and potable water, yet these Ketchi Maya have survived for years in this community. I had the chance to speak with them and they shared with me how they live.”

“The richness we have on the land provides us with food and shelter and that is enough for us to live,” one of the residents told me. “Because we are an isolated community, we live in peace and unity and have zero adversaries,” another villager said.

“We have lived here for more than a decade and we hope that one day things will get better for all of us in this community,” a third villager told me.

Graham Creek is a piece of paradise in the middle of jungle and the people will welcome you with open arms and wide smiles.


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