Lunch, Weather, Coconutz, The Everything Store and Summer Necessities on Ambergris Caye
I would call this a newsletter but the word “news” implies weight and importance…and this post has neither. It’s just out and about in San Pedro.
- Lunch At Estel’s Dine By the Sea
The week has started out a bit hazy and a lot HOT. Perfect weather for a meal with a breeze or just dunking yourself in the water.
I had ceviche and one delicious burger at Estel’s. It’s not ALWAYS breakfast at Estels – but it is always an option. They are open from 6am to 4pm.
The burger was delicious…and eaten too quickly for me to take a photo. As were the beef brisket tacos…all great. Take my word for it.
I took a quick photo of this man chopping coconuts for water while waiting for my food.
By mid-day, most of the haze burns off…and since Monday was a holiday, plenty of kids were in the water.
- “Coconutz” Exhibit at the San Pedro House of Culture
Yesterday I stopped into the House of Culture on Back Street, San Pedro to check out a new exhibit. The history of Ambergris Caye is very much about coconuts. The island spent many years as a coconut plantation.
Today, they are used for coconut water, oil (I just met someone yesterday who is cold pressing oil on the island – I’ll have to get you more info), art and souvenirs.
Here’s a bit of what is on display at the House of Culture.
Love this scarlet macaw wall hanging.
Stop in…they have lots more art and some history of the island. Two things I love.
I also LOVE new products and I received a pretty exciting one in the post that I am dying to try out.
There has not been an official launch of the brand…yet. But you can find out more on their facebook page, Guilty Treasures.
When walking around town in the heat of Belize’s summer, I find NOTHING more important that a cloth to clean my face. Over the years, I’ve accumulated fancy ones and plain ones and lost almost all of them. Easy come, easy go.
Since one…maybe two are needed a day, yesterday was a time to reload and the few remaining “plastic shops” in town are the places to do it.
Here is my favorite on Back Street – Mini Tienda Katherin.
Duck and walk in…it’s like a dark cave PACKED with merchandise…glasses, dishes, pots and pans, sewing needs (buttons, zippers, sequins, thread), underpants, knick-knacks, garden gnoes, flip flops…I mean, quite literally, everything.
Displayed on the outside, along with the mops, rakes and plastics, is the marley. The vinyl floor covering – almost like a giant linoleum sticker sheet – called “marley” in Belize. It’s an old Belizean tradition to get new curtains and new marley at Christmas.
But I wasn’t at my tienda for home renovation, I needed sweat rags. And I found a huge assortment for $4bzd each. Ones with marijuana leaves and skulls. But I just chose some classic bandanas in some pretty colors.
I took a few pictures on Back Street on the way home.