The Belize Interlude (Erlen)

Erlen is the kid that escorted me through the jungle, all the way up that very steep hill, to the gazebo in order to witness that amazing view. I had never been in a jungle before, much less with a random stranger who’s job it was to entertain me with his knowledge of the area of dense vegetation, but what ended up happening was that we started bonding and getting to know each other on a very personal level. We talked about a wide range of things and I grew to respect him in a different capacity than just “the guy who was telling me about stuff around us”. I told him that I was going to put him on my blog and he was really happy when I said that because he sincerely wanted to improve his skills as the guide to the gazebo. He even told me that he had alternate routes, one that would only take about twenty-five minutes and the one that we took which is much longer. That love for what he was showing me is why I chose to make this video, and why he has inspired me since the day that we met.

 

For my boy Erlen.

 

Belize Episode 3 Part 2

So here you have it, a full episode to enjoy. No more cutting videos and turning them into halves. I learned a lot from my excursion through the jungle with Erlen. Despite the fact that we were caught in some sort of torrential downpour, neither of us wanted to speed the hike up and avoid coming into contact with the different types of life that reside in that area. What resulted from that was a great time and a bonding experience that I won’t soon forget. We became friends out there and it even got to the point where I was giving him advice about his woman troubles. These are the types of things that really get me going. Exploring and learning. It’s a combination of things that cannot be beat, in my mind. Anyway, less talk, more watch.

Belize Episode 3 Part 0.5

I’ve been having some issues with WordPress’ video uploader so I had to split the video into two parts. I hope that it doesn’t really affect it too much. This is the first overseas trip that I’ve filmed and I had a blast, man. The landscapes, the authenticity of the life, the people in general…it was so great. Make no mistakes, I have lots of love for Montreal, but I would love to be able to live in this area of the world, at least for a little bit.

For now, watch the 0.5 for Episode 3 and you can expect the next piece  on Sunday.