2016: You’ve Been Good To Me So Far

There are only a few more days left in 2016…and for me, this last holiday week often seems to be a blur.  All the planning, my seemingly countless posts about Christmas in Belize and events…POOF.  Blink and it will be the New Year.

So before that happens I thought I’d say THANK YOU.  For reading, for the many messages, for loving Belize. FOR VOTING FOR ME TO GO TO INDIA and for the support during this year of blogging and posting and also loving it here.  Well…every day, maybe not every single hour.  But, hey, this is real life.

My LIKED Instagram photos of 2016 - apparently you LOVE the Palapa Bar!
My LIKED Instagram photos of 2016 – apparently you LOVE the Palapa Bar!

There have been a bunch of changes for me – the biggest being my MOVE.  From 2 miles south of town (still an easy peasy commute into San Pedro) to 7 miles north…in da bush.  It’s beautiful up here but man, it’s a serious change of scenery.

I’m working part time with a group called BelizeKids.org and raising money for a free vision clinic (with doctors from Stanford University) in San Pedro.

I am now helping out at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly – which has turned, quickly, into a busy spot for those who love flyfishing.

I won a trip with 29 other bloggers to go to Kerala, India in February and had the time of my life.  I many preconceived notions about what India would be like – and though I only saw one state, I was blown away.  Here are “12 Things I Did Not Expect AT ALL about Kerala, India”

Despite the 2 days on a plane, I’m dying to get back.

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Here are the most popular posts that I wrote this year.  Again, thank you all so much for reading…

  1.  Hurricanes bring readers – checking on loved ones or their properties or their favorite vacation spot.  This year Hurricane Earl moved over the island and did quite a bit of damage on the beach side of the island.   Hurricane Earl in Belize, What a Nightmare:  Pictures from Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and San Ignacio.
  2. 15 Things that No One Told You About Living in Belize:  From “you can’t always get what you want” to groceries are expensive.
  3. My Belize Bucket List:  To-dos from all around the country.  I only ticked off a few this year!
  4. Ready, Set SWIM!  Some of the Best Beaches on Ambergris Caye.  I think this one is self explanatory.

and lastly, 5.  The famous Palapa Bar’s move after the old location was purchased by someone not too popular on the island.  Palapa Bar moved south, was destroyed by the hurricane and has risen up bigger, better and more popular.  Island drama that worked out in the end.

So again, thank you.  And don’t be fooled by this post.  I’ll still be writing over the next few days.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING HOLIDAY WEEK.  FELIZ NAVIDAD!

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  • FJL

    🥇😎🎣✨ And thanks for all you do… Happy Holidays!

  • SunshineSherrie

    LOVE reading your blog! It takes me there when I can’t be. Have a very Merry Christmas,