An Intimate Portrait
by André Lopez
Belize: An Intimate Portrait is perhaps the most beautiful, interesting and informative book on Belize yet published.
This is not a tourist vision of Belize, but rather an amazing photographic sketch in 13 portfolios of the newest country in all the Americas. These 150 photographs provide a glimpse into the living splendor that is Belize...
Discover the incredible ethnic diversity of Belize. Visit a deaf school and music school. See the amateur excitement of men and women rodeoing and horse racing. Become intimate with the living Maya, their dance dramas, and the Maya ball game of Pitz. Celebrate the Joys of Independence and the Responsibilities of Freedom during the September celebrations. Come and politic and learn why "...you can't be a good winner if you aren't a good loser..". Know that there are no great cathedrals in Belize, but rather an unlimited supply of humble, welcoming houses of prayer, and follow a good Friday Passion-Play as emotional as any in the world. Meet the people who give the nation its heart and pulse.
The easy reading 22 page Appendix will provide you with all the practical information needed to enjoy Belize, including a chronological history of Belize, and a narration about the Garifuna whose culture UNESCO proclaimed a Masterpiece of an Intangible and Oral history. Familiarize yourself with all the special and religious Holidays, and find out why the Belizean Flag is the most unique flag in the world. Mark your calendar for every festival and event from January through December. Learn about the country- wide annual Cancer Walk, and a plethora of other useful information.
All this and more is awaiting you in Belize: An Intimate Portrait
- Leonore Butcher, Newport Beach, California -
I adventure often to Belize for a reprieve from the mundane
From introduction: "How do I know that André's book is matchless, and if I may say so, special? Because I am a born Belizean and I thank God for making me part of this beautiful and unique country...
True Love comes from within and inspires us to do what is beneficial for who or what we Love. André proves his love for Belize in this book. It is his inspiration, but it benefits us all to see our country through the eyes of one of its adopted sons." - Dr. René Villanueva
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50% of the net profits of the digital book are donated to the Rotary Club of your choice within Belize. If you have purchased a book and would like it to go to a particular Rotary Club - please email us.
E-book for Kindle and iPad
E-book on USB us$20
Book cover with a USB containing the E-book formatted for both PC and Mac. Available at most books and gift shops or via special order from any Belizean Rotarian or any Rotary Club in Belize.
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Amazon (Kindle Edition) us$16.99
Because of Amazon's costs and pricing strategies, there are no proceeds available to Rotary at this price point.
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Directly from Publisher us$55
A physical copy of "Belize--An Intimate Portrait" is available directly from the publisher, Sensorium Press Belize
for orders in Belize or special requests
Available in these shops
Belize DistrictImage Factory
Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza
Cahal Pech Resort