San Pedro Scoop: My Best of 2013 – Part One

2013 has been a very cool year.  I completely changed my blog into full-blown website, business and an “Opinionated Guide to Belize”.  Who knew that was even possible?  It’s always humorous to watch peoples’ faces when you tell them you are a “blogger”.  Pity…confusion…amusement…”ummm…yeah, right”…it’s a range of emotion.

And travelling all over the country of Belize kept me very busy.

After some time in the States at the beginning of the year (some very cold time), I introduced my “new look” and my new theme at the beginning of March.

In March, I also went to the 7th Annual Belmopan Band Festival (or as I now refer to it as “the hottest day of my life”) to watch San Pedro compete.

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At night, I saw the Belize National Football team play Trinidad and Tobago and on the way home I stopped at the best zoo in the world.  It was SO HOT all the animals were sleeping.

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Easter in San Pedro brings a mix of piety, fun…

Here is Kevin who now works at Crazy Canuck’s Beach Bar.

Bunny Kevin

and twerking.  Yes, in San Pedro, Easter is the biggest party weekend of the year (Here is a list of just SOME of 2013’s parties).  Much of Belize flocks to the beaches and the town is packed!

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I visited the Lamanai Maya Ruins with Seaduced by Belize and as always, the site is stunning.  Here’s my crew.

My Group
IMG_0649I ate at lots of restaurants…old and new.  Rojo Lounge and D&E’s Frozen Custard Shop were two.  BOTH get the coveted SanPedroScoop.com sunglasses of approval.

I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in San Pedro with my friends…

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And went to Burrell Boom (or just “BOOM”) on the mainland to see a leg of the big Ruta Maya Race and then, in the same day, the very cool Bowen & Bowen kite making and flying competition.

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A very busy March.   This is going more slowly than I thought!

April…I started out the month visiting San Ignacio, Cayo and staying at the very pretty San Ignacio Hotel & Resort.  I tasted termites and visited their Iguana Project.

Eating Termites Iguana

 

I headed to a beach and bocce party way up north (about 14 miles north on Ambergris Caye) to a private house in the Bacalar Chico area.  Gorgeous.

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Passed the most northerly resort on the caye, Tranquility Bay.IMG_3394-2

 

Okay…let’s stop there.  Someone my “Best of 2013” has been only March and April but I will continue.  There’s time!

Sailing on the “No Rush” catamaran on Good Friday.

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Conch Shell trinkets in Caye Caulker.IMG_2921-2

I’ll leave you with a picture of a tattoo shop in Belize City.  Why?  Well…just because I like it.

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  • John Robilio

    The picture of the conch trinkets….is that really boob charms above the seahorses? That could be a first.

    • Belize Blog

      Of course they are boob charms!