A Walk Around Town On A Wednesday: Chocolate and Beautiful Art

Yesterday I headed into San Pedro with a big list of errands:  Stop by Belize Chocolate Company, Visit Blue Water Grill to see a display by one of my favorite artists, visit Belize Bank to see if they found my lost ATM card (they did!), Print out some government forms for my Belize Citizenship Application, Visit 3 Brothers Pawn Shop to see about getting the latch on a very thin gold chain fixed…

Though I didn’t get everything finished, I did take some pictures.  Makes me think back to one of my favorite blog posts:  How to Be A Good Expat

#2. Sideline the “Must Do” Mindset that may have gotten you great success

Waking up each morning with an extensive to-do list may have been a huge part of your day in your previous country. You may have gained much of your success at work and at home based on this practice.

But things move at their own pace in Belize and more often than not…you can only get one or two things done a day. If you are going to get frustrated by that, you might be in trouble.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a 100% completion of my to-do list here.

The weather is very hot and very pretty.  Make sure to stop for all the cool drinks, fresh juices, smoothies, ice creams and paletas you can.

Enjoying the local flamboyant trees is always on my to-do list.  This one on Middle Street.

Middle Street Flamboyant Tree

This one (pic from the previous day) is north of town – behind the Train Station gym.

I took a quick peek inside a must-stop shop in San Pedro – the Belize Chocolate Company.

It’s very hard to find ready-made decor for the spiny lobster (rock lobster) – most decorations have the New England claws.  So they made their own.  Super cute.

Lobster Fest Belize Chocolate Company

Next to Blue Water Grill…

I love Walter Castillo’s work.  He is an artist born in Nicaragua, he came to Belize at a young age and has lived on Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and Cayo.  HIs work is like idealized Belize is a gorgeous dream.

And I can’t wait to own one!

You can view his Facebook page for lots of pictures of his work (and to message him directly)

I love how he see the cayes…

Walter Castillo Art

and the lagoons and mangroves…and I especially love all the special animal details.

And then a few pictures of the carts outside.

Headed to town to complete my errands – yesterday I waited at the pawnshop for about 30 minutes for it to re-open after lunch.  They were running late.

Wish me luck today and have a great Thursday.

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