San Pedro has some beautiful hand painted signs. They add so much to the charm of the town. (If I was in charge, they would be mandated. A beautification project. But sadly, I am not…)
Yesterday I was in town for some errands, some lunch and…one of my least favorite things to do….going to the bank. Here in Belize, bank systems are just starting to be automated and on-line options are limited. Much of the population spends maybe an hour? Or if you own a business, probably more standing in line at your local bank.
Hey…at least it’s air conditioned.
Here are some pictures around town yesterday.
My very favorite grocery store – The Greenhouse. Great for shopping for necessities and many things you didn’t know you needed. Yesterday I was eyeballing some delicious looking angel food cakes and frozen key lime pie (covered in dark chocolate) on a stick!
Across from the Big Whiskey bottle sign. Ha. Excellent.
One of my favorite restaurants and a very cute sign – Wild Mango’s.
Pretty painting at Reef Restaurant.
I followed this one to lunch yesterday.
I SO love Tuesday’s special. Mmmm…
But I had been craving a salad…and I went for a tasty one. Cashew Chicken.
Delicious. And Belizean Melody’s art on the wall…well…I love it.
And right across the street, Daddy Rock’s. Open all week and open LATE.
And the lines weren’t that bad. In fact, at both banks (Belize Bank and Atlantic Bank) there were only a few people queuing. Miraculous really. I should have purchased a lottery ticket.
That’s how that works, right?
I headed home but stopped for a quick picture of the new golf cart fleet at Ramon’s Village. Brand spanking new.
It’s Wednesday already! Tomorrow is a National Holiday in Belize. May Day or Labour Day.
Friday, I am headed to the zoo…my beloved Belize Zoo…for a date with the national animal of Belize. The tapir. Gorgeous as a baby. Beyond gorgeous.
Borrowed picture from the UK Telegraph.
A bit more oafish as an adult.
And then to the nation’s capital, Belmopan. For the HUGE NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND TRADE SHOW. I only shout because it is so fun. It should be about 100+ degrees and breezeless but there is food, animals, music, cooking contests, rodeos, dirt bikes demonstrations, ferris wheels, games, plants, produce. It’s BEYOND fun.
Your chances of getting heat stroke are about 50/50 but I’ll be careful.
For all the scoop, read about when I visited in 2012. Part One and Part Two. I am giddy and will certainly report back.
I love tapirs
Are these pictures taken with your new camera?
NOT YET! Still on my Iphone. Which is pretty good at taking pictures when the lighting is nice and even…or when it’s a close up. My new camera arrived in San Pedro today but I’ll pick it up tomorrow. Yippeee!
I can’t believe they have the chocolate-covered key lime pie at Greenhouse! How ever did I miss that? Probably because I never dared to look in the ice cream case since it melts SO fast there; no chance of dealing with it on our bikes. And no good place to eat it quickly since there’s no place to sit outside — hardly a place for bikes. Still, I loved that store. Report back if you do try the key lime pie on a stick. When we had it in Key West, it was one of my favorite things EVER.
Report back WHEN. It’s made by a woman who comes down in the winter and keeps all of us happy with AMAZING pesto and hummus and hummingbird cake and granola and Christmas cookies. An angel on earth.