We turned off the village center dirt road onto another more rutty dirt road following signs to the bakery. Pulling in to the driveway, we were adjacent to 2 unpainted wooden homes perched atop 8ft pilings with a separate ground floor kitchen.
We were immediately greeted by a vivacious, energetic young N. American woman. Caitlin came to Central America on a college internship program about 16 years ago, her tropical ecosystems studies took her to Costa Rica and Belize. After graduation, she returned to Belize and, mistaken for a volunteer, found herself teaching in Maya Center's school. She lived with a local family and began to bake banana bread. She then spent time in Sta Familia with a local Mayan woman, a healer, who taught her many things about local plants, healing, massage techniques and foods. Soon enough, Caitlin found herself in Hopkins, purchased some land and began to build a home, with a separate kitchen--perfect to keep the heat out of the main house--
|Caitlin and Today's Selection of Goodies!|
|Fresh Baked Goodness!|