I discovered Eva's Restaurant 28 years ago during what was not only my first trip to Belize but also my first press trip. I traveled to Belize City and then onward to Ambergris Caye, Placencia, and, finally, inland, to Belize's Cayo District. I spent three days in each region, but it was Cayo that got under my skin.
La Ruta Maya is the biggest annual sporting event in Belize. Thousands of spectators line the banks of the Belize River to cheer on their favorite teams. The race has its origins in the 1995 Save Our Rivers Programme, a canoe race intended to promote cleaning up debris in and on the banks of the Old Belize River.