jungle cowboys

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San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

favourite 5 star hotel

San Ignacio, Belize, early 90s.

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what the future holds

This photo was taken in 1994 so these girls are in their 30s now. They grew up while their country transitioned to independence. Wonder what stories they would tell.

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Bye-bye

In 1994, Queen Elizabeth visited Belize for the final piece of official business of de-colonization: the removal of British troops from Belizian soil.

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marching to see the white lady

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We in Canada know what it’s like to have a queen’s head on our money, in gilt-edge picture frames in schools, government offices, etc.

watching from the rooftop

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The San Ignacio crowd waiting to see Queen Elizabeth was full of children — a special outing from their normal classroom routine.

the Queen’s stage

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Everyone in San Ignacio gathered in anticipation of seeing Queen Elizabeth. Maybe one of the humblest royal stages ever.