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Feeling Back to Normal-ish: Running Errands Around Town

It’s been almost a year.  It was about mid-March 2020 when lock-downs started to ripple across the world.  (“Ripple” makes it seem like something gentle and tranquil…what a SHOCKING time.)  The last guests at the camp departed March 10th.  The group coming the very next week,  from Canada, canceled. The camp is re-opening in aboutKeep reading »

Dramatic Skies in Downtown San Pedro Belize

Yesterday I jumped in the golf cart – rain jacket stowed in my bag – to take some photos in downtown San Pedro.  Things are MUCH more lively in town since last year’s EXTREME lull (you can see my pics of a veeery quiet San Pedro in June 2020 here – our airport didn’t openKeep reading »

Interesting Stuff in My Belize News Feed this Week…

A few interesting things have popped up in the news recently so I thought I’d just recap them here.  Overall, things in San Pedro seem MUCH busier than they were just a few months ago.  Parking is again tricky to find. (Looking back on these June 2020 pictures of an empty San Pedro seems crazyKeep reading »

My Sit-Down with Wally Nunez, 2021 Mayor Candidate for San Pedro Belize

Wally Nunez Belize

Municipal elections are FAST approaching across Belize – and when it comes to day to day issues – from traffic to trash collection to trade licenses, the positions of Mayor and his/her 6 town councilors touches our day-to-day lives even more than those at the national level. And not only that, San Pedro…even as sheKeep reading »

A Look at the Sunset Caribe Development and the GORGEOUS View

A Look at the Progress at Sunset Caribe on Ambergris Caye I’ve been seeing photos on social media of Sunset Caribe and…WOW. Wasn’t it just YESTERDAY that I went to take photos of the MASSIVE cement pour of this building? No…in fact, it was the summer of 2019 but I’m amazed by the progress!  EspeciallyKeep reading »

A Great New Business on Front Street, San Pedro: The Fry Jack House

If you’ve been to Belize and you’ve tasted a fry jack – I am almost certain that you have become obsessed. I am…FOR SURE I am. Breakfast at the wonderful Estel’s and shirt – here’s where you can get your shirt!  (Also LOVE this sticker – I NEED ONE!) It’s a simple item – ingredientsKeep reading »

My Five: Things that Made Me Happy This Week in Belize

I was going through all my photos from North Caye Caulker this morning to blog about my great stay at Happy Destiny Cabanas and exploring both North and South Caye Caulker.  But then I got some angry message from my website – something like Database Error: Please address.  It might as well say Implement WorldKeep reading »

Maya Island Air Converts Former Terminal in Rapid COVID Testing Site

As of January 26th, 2021, international travelers returning to (or just entering) the USA must have in hand a NEGATIVE COVID test – taken with 72-hours of the flight time.  The test results can be from a PCR test or a rapid test. Guidelines from the CDC: Requirements for proof of a Negative COVID testKeep reading »

Very Quiet Caye Caulker SHINES on the Bluest of Days

I am just back from two days in Caye Caulker, Belize – the best tiny island (that is actually NOT so tiny) in the world.  I was staying on the North side of the island – which is amazingly gorgeous and using super comfy Happy Destiny as my home base.  Because I wanted to exploreKeep reading »

Potlickers Perform & I Declare Truck Stop Best in Show

Yesterday, the Truck Stop on Ambergris Caye held their first Potlicker Dog show to showcase the special, unique awesomeness that makes a Belize potlicker the very best breed in any show. Potlicker, if you are not aware, is the local dog blend.  (Named since they were often served the families pot for licking clean asKeep reading »