Calehan’s Fast Food in Belmopan, Belize

I landed in Belize City, slapped by the warmth and humidity of the Caribbean, a welcome wake up after an over-air conditioned flight. While shuffling through customs, my stomach started to sing the tune of hunger, reminding me I had only an empanada that day.

With a mission team of 16, we packed everything up and bump along the Belizean roads to Belmopan, the capital, to load up on meat pies and supplies in Spanish Lookout before going south to our final destinations of Punta Gorda and Jalacte.

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