To start off the 'new series' of Belize in Pics, let's look at a quaint Mennonite village on the banks of the New River in the heart of the Orange Walk District.
I have a friend who is courting a gal from the mennows and he's from outside the sect. He says they seem very open to him but they want him to join their religion.Cool pics Mercury. Thanks for sharing.
Seeing these pictures jogged a question I have - do they intermarry? I mean, I don't hear of a new shipment of Mennonites relocating to Belize, and they don't mingle outside of their religion/culture so how could they marry someone who isn't related?
The younger generation seems more, uh, open-minded. It all depends on where you go, I guess. Some groups of Mennonites in Belize are more traditional than others. I'm not an expert, but I would care to suggest that it's probably the same as with San Pedro before traveling to/from the mainland was easy... you'd eventually wind up with a pair of cousins, one way or the other, marrying each other down the line.Seeing these pictures jogged a question I have - do they intermarry? I mean, I don't hear of a new shipment of Mennonites relocating to Belize, and they don't mingle outside of their religion/culture so how could they marry someone who isn't related?
I didn't take the photos of the Mennonite people. I generally shy away from taking photos of individuals - you never know how they'd react.I saw the one lady cover her face when you took the picture. I don't know the mennows but I do know the Amish of Pennsylvania get really pissed off when you take thier picture. They don't like it at all.
Alas, it wasn't ship season. It's in June, I hear.Dr Buzzard said:But where the hell are the ships, mate?