Shopping

Chichicastenango: A Huge Colorful Market in the Mountains of Guatemala

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Anyone who asks ‘What happened to the Maya people?’ has never been to Guatemala.  The indigenous people of the country who identify as Maya comprise 40% of the population.  And in some areas, the percentages are much higher, you hear the Maya dialects spoken everywhere and the dress is absolutely gorgeous. Chichicastenango (pronounced just likeKeep reading »

Elsie Goes For A Spa Day: Dog Grooming at Pampered Paws

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I have a dog and her named is Elsie.  She’s a hero.  After spending 3 or 4 years in Dangriga, neglected (at best) and starved, she now lives with us in San Pedro.  She has doubled in weight (literally), had a fully infected leg removed, has been identified, by us, as a teacup Great DaneKeep reading »

Last Minute Shopping at Belize International Airport

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You had the very best intentions.  OF COURSE you read my post about the best places in San Pedro to buy souvenirs…and you promised friends back home something – ANYTHING – as long as it  was from Belize. But one day sipping Pina Coladas by the pool turned into two days snorkeling turned into threeKeep reading »

How Do You Grocery Shop in San Pedro, Belize?

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I got this question earlier this week from a slightly exasperated fellow.  “Where do you shop…I mean…how do you eat?”. The family was visiting for two weeks, had been out and about in town and found grocery stores…with no produce and expired products, fruit and vegetable stands…with a scant selection in comparison to what they wereKeep reading »

The Tree in Central Park, Moving Town Vendors & THE Holiday Boat Parade!

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Yesterday was a beautiful day in San Pedro, Belize.  So pretty, that while we were out driving to town, a crocodile was just slowing making his way north…just paddling along.  Almost…cute… I must be in the Christmas spirit! Town was hopping with visitors and change.  The town tree is going up…sponsored, I believe, by BowenKeep reading »

Shopping San Pedro, Belize: RubiMoon, A Step into A Beautiful World

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I have been re-reading the book “Eat, Pray, Love” recently – and as usual – I am totally sucked in to the worlds of India and Bali.  For some INSANE reason…the Italy/EAT part of the book is nice but the one I would most quickly thumb through. The beauty, spirituality, foreign-ness of both of those twoKeep reading »

The Road North: A Market, The Beach Basket, Fills a Big Void

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This blog seems to be getting a new theme.  Pave road on North Ambergris Caye and businesses start to pop up to service the residents and the many hotel rooms that existing and are being built.  The bulk of new construction, right now, is at Grand Caribe Resort (which is putting in a new 5 story building onKeep reading »

Shopping For Belize And Getting Sucked into The Etsy.com Vortex

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Shopping and navigating Etsy.com can be a challenge for sure.  There are so many talented people making gorgeous things.  There is the thrill of the hunt…or just getting mired down in 16 trillion items and…giving up. I am headed to the states for a family visit in a few weeks and since I can order things…IKeep reading »

Boogie’s Belly and a Beauty Expo in San Pedro, Belize

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Yesterday I had a few things to do.  And after whining about the weather in yesterday’s post,  the grey morning turned into a pretty spectacular afternoon. Love when that happens. And while in town, I stopped by Boogie’s Belly (I am waiting for the t-shirts!) for lunch.  Their facebook page and their morning post luredKeep reading »