My name’s Rebecca. Over 11 years ago I moved from Manhattan, NYC to San Pedro, Belize. NY Bond trader to jobless and unable to work in a foreign country. Holy crap, what a change. I spent a full year deciding if Belize was right for me, over 3 years managing a sometimes gritty bar & restaurant and now 5+ years travelling, living and writing this blog. And for the last 3, helping my boyfriend run Cayo Frances Farm & Fly, a seriously special spot on the west side fo Ambergris.
As you can imagine, I’ve seen the good, awesome, bad and the ugly (though not often). I’ve got lots to say and so here’s my website and my daily blog.
I originally set out to show you all sides of life on the island of Ambergris Caye and now it’s time to expand to the amazing country of Belize. So much to see in one tiny country.
For more information on how and why I moved here, an estimate of how much it costs to live in San Pedro and advice about packing and planning, check out my post series about my expat life.
As always, feel free to contact me with any and all questions you have. Feedback (positive is always preferred but not absolutely mandatory) is also welcome. It’s VERY helpful to me if you try to answer your own question by searching my site. Also, I can NOT find you a job. Honestly…I can’t. I would if I could.
My boyfriend and I are from Cleveland, OH and have been planning our trip next month for the past 3 months. We’re already smitten with Ambergris (and the main land) with out even setting foot on the sand yet and can’t WAIT to arrive! Our schedule is jam-PACKED with stuff to do and see and I’m going to be a Nikon shooting FOOL! This guy is a COMPLETE nut job and best not be hiding out under our bed! All kidding aside, we truly enjoy your blog and have gleaned so much information from it.
I’ve spent the last few days explaining to people that this story in no way represents the little town we stayed in last January. In fact I’ve tried to emphatically to explain that I’d move there in a heart beat if I thought my husband and I could both get jobs straight away. I really hope this one wackadoodle doesn’t continue to hurt Belize’s reputation. It’s pretty obvious he’s a delusional man trying to live out his own personal Bond/Blow action adventure movie.
Sigh…dreaming of sandy beaches and warm water with a giant helping of cevich and a giant panty rippa right now.
Thanks for the comments guys. I think we are all on the same page!