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Saturday Happenings: From a Farmers’ Market to A Silent Party


The last week has been tumultuous to say the least.  How dare the Government of Belize sign off on a seismic oil exploration study without public consultation?  Even if ALL the multiple seismic studies predicting disasterous outcomes there are “anecdotal” as this OIL expert says in his interview with Channel 7 news, why explore ifKeep reading »

A Look Around San Pedro Yesterday: Beautiful Weather & Changes

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There are always lots of changes on Ambergris Caye but during the slow season, especially after Hurricane Earl, there is quite a bit of renovation going on.   Here are some pictures from yesterday to show how things are moving…and then also, how many things, like the view, don’t change much at all. I’m goingKeep reading »

Construction on Ambergris Caye: From A Boutique to a New Gas Station


September, to me, marks the official beginning of the low season.  September through November things, tourist-wise, slow down considerably and quite a few bars and restaurants close down for clean-up, a bit of renovation & construction and just vacation. Don’t worry if you are coming down to take advantage of the great deals on lodgingKeep reading »

Where on Ambergris Caye, Belize is the Scoop?

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How well do YOU know Ambergris Caye?  Here are some photos around San Pedro town and north of town…can you identify where they are?  Some are not easy.  But all answers are at the end of the post. But first, an update on the weather.  Late summer is most definitely here.  The wind has diedKeep reading »

This, That and a Bit of Complaining on Ambergris Caye

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Things around here are feeling back to normal…late August on Ambergris Caye.  Hot days, hot nights, a bit of rain and…from my perspective more tourists than usual.  I do not work in a bar, restaurant, hotel or at one of the airlines so I have no numerical proof.  But my guess is more – I’mKeep reading »

A Week in Snapshots Around Belize: Things Getting Back to Normal

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Man…what a week!  The post Hurricane Earl clean-up and life getting back to normal, the Supreme Court ruling in Belize against the illegality of homosexuality, the Olympics (with Simone Biles who is a US AND Belize citizen) and HOT beautiful weather. I MEAN HOT.  I had about 2 and a half minutes to eat thisKeep reading »

A Long Walk to Town, Changes on the Beach and The Palapa Bar

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Yesterday was a gorgeous late afternoon for a stroll…and as soon as I set out, I realized that I haven’t walked the beach in AGES!  It has been hot but around 4pm, it was the perfect time. I’ll start from the south – about 1.5 miles south, show you some pictures through town, and thenKeep reading »

Monday Morning on Ambergris Caye’s Leeward Side: THE Sandbar


Saturday afternoon, we headed back around the island and up to the leeward side for some fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and relaxation at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly or “the camp”… Gorgeous night time photo taken by Vishal Billa. Two boats headed up.  Family from California is in town… It’s been a beautiful weekend.  YesterdayKeep reading »

A Beautiful July in Belize

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I love being in Belize and taking photos – especially when I get to go on amazing trips like snorkeling with sharks, visiting Caye Caulker and Lamanai Mayan site in the Orange Walk district.  But Instagram is the best travel brochure out there…my world bucket list has grown exponentially since I signed up…and it’s aKeep reading »

The Butterfly Migration on a Beautiful Morning Up North

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The butterfly migration has started.  Flying north to south – the Cloudless Sulphur start slowly…one or two a minute passing along the beach and the sea to up to 100s at a time.  With an odd black or orange butterfly joining them, it’s a wave of yellow wings. It lasts for about a week andKeep reading »

120+ Day of Sun: Right on Time, The Clouds Start in Belize

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June 1st is the official start of the Hurricane Season.  We tend to see more storminess towards the end of the season – September and October.  But June thru August can bring clouds and after 120 days of SUN SUN SUN… Blinding sun. I know what you are thinking…OH THE HUMANITY…we started to see someKeep reading »

Snapshots Around Belize – There is Always a Ton Going On

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I take a TON of pictures…you probably see about 5%…or less.  And you are lucky for that.  But here are some random others, from some great photographers on Instagram and from me, of what’s going on in Belize.  It’s part of my love affair with Instagram…search for the keyword #Belize…and you can find out whatKeep reading »

San Pedro High School’s 2016 Science Fair Totally ROCKS!

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I have no personal experience with science fairs…I’m not sure that Ridgewood High School, NJ even hosted one.  But I feel like I’ve been to a bunch…”Saved by the Bell” and “The Wonder Years”,  the bubbling volcano on “The Brady Bunch” and “The Simpsons”. Here’s something I didn’t know…the science fair at San Pedro, BelizeKeep reading »