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Update From San Pedro, Belize: Asked to Shelter in Place

For all OFFICIAL announcements issued by the Government of Belize, please see the Press Office page.   So Shakespeare wrote the masterpiece King Lear during one of the16th-17th century plague-inspired quarantines… ** “Fun” fact:  Between 1348 – 1665, an outbreak of something occurred every 20-30 years in London, killing around 20% of London’s population eachKeep reading »

Postcard From San Pedro, Belize

Beach by the High School

After watching the news for an hour or so this morning, we set out for town at about 10am to run some errands.  It was my first trip to town in about 5 days – I’ve been trying to shake a nasty head cold and am finally on the upswing.  Getting over the sinus issuesKeep reading »

Corona Virus and Belize – Links and Some Thoughts

Morning all, The world seems to have changed drastically in just a few days.  And I’ve paused a bit in blogging because 1. I have a head cold – and lots of head-stuffing congestion and 2. It seemed a bit tone-deaf to keep posting about traveling in Belize when…well…most people are canceling any travel plansKeep reading »

San Pedro Should Have a Parade EVERY Monday

Yesterday, Monday morning, I headed into town with a long list of errands.  Part of “my job” here in Ambergris Caye is provisioning for Cayo Frances Farm and Fly.  Jeff’s flyfishing camp is having a busy season – and since they are totally off the grid and only reachable by boat – he needs someKeep reading »

Another Perfect February Day But A Cold Front’s Coming

Here is what I love most about living on Ambergris Caye… That I can walk for 5 minutes on the beach (you are never more than a few minutes from the beach no matter where you are on the island) – and things are better.  The ocean makes everything better.   Especially when it looks likeKeep reading »

Our Late February Weather has Been BEYOND Gorgeous

Over the weekend, we had a bit of a “cold front” blow through.  Winds coming in from the north – lowering the humidity, adding just a touch of chill to the northerly breeze. Absolute weather perfection.  It could be no nicer right now.  Things will change again later this week – there is a muchKeep reading »

Februrary Photos Around Ambergris Caye: North, West and Center

Good morning all from Cayo Frances Farm & Fly, February is starting out BEAUTIFULLY – warm sunny weather…a bit of breeze…the perfect time to test out my new camera. Yes, I’ll be calling it “my new camera” for the next year.  My first real camera is going to take a while to get used to…Keep reading »

Sunday Snapshots at Ak’Bol Eco-Resort and Las Terrazas Resort, North Ambergris Caye

Last night, the wind shifted and the wind started howling from the north.  The last “cold front” of the year?  Perhaps.  The groundhog this morning predicted an early spring. (Though CNN’s Groundhog Day headline is:  “Groundhog predicts early spring. Don’t get too excited, he’s usually wrong“) Personally, I’d love forever-winter in Belize.  The temperature rightKeep reading »

Kelly McGuire Performs at the Opening of a ReBranded Bar in San Pedrito

Every year, about this time, Kelly McGuire, a popular singer songwriter from Texas, USA, rolls into San Pedro, Belize to celebrate his birthday on his very favorite tropical island. I met him over 10 years ago when he performed at the bar I was managing, the Tacklebox…it seems like many lifetimes ago.  And I’ve seenKeep reading »

Truck Stop’s AMAZING RACE 6: Could You Win?

I’m not even sure I could finish!  The Truck Stop does a ridiculously island-comprehensive tricky gross job!  Take a look.  This is a long one – but it’s worth it.  The clues are super fun, super clever.  Even those who have lived in San Pedro all their lives might get tripped up! The Amazing Race isKeep reading »

A January Sunday on Ambergris Caye

After a few grey WINDY days, the clouds parted…the winds slowed and TAH DAH!  The perfect Sunday.  Temperature about 78 degrees.  (And it’s looking like a beautiful week.  Perfect since I’m heading to Caye Caulker for two nights.) No more hanging around the house – it’s time to GET OUT! First thing Sunday morning isKeep reading »

Pictures from my Week on Ambergris Caye

Real update:  I’ve been trying to step away from the TV (there is just so much in the news right now PLUS Megxit yesterday?  I can’t even!) and get outside to my real life.  It’s been hard. It’s been a windy, weather-shifting week on Ambergris Caye.  A “cold front” got winds blowing from the northKeep reading »

Gorgeous Belize Weather & Lunch at Blue Water Grill

This last week on Ambergris Caye has really been beautiful.  And the island is HOPPING with all the visitors.  Give yourself a bit of extra time if you have errands or plans in town – traffic is moving slowly.  But what’s the rush anyway?  I find, as the passenger in our golf cart, that it’sKeep reading »

GORGEOUS Cool Holiday Weather On Ambergris Caye

The few days leading up to the Christmas rush had us all a bit worried.  A big cold front blew in on December 18th and with it…grey and rainy and blustery weather. For the best weather forecasting on Ambergris Caye – see Windfinder.  No…I would not bet on the forecast 10 days out but wouldKeep reading »

The old Palapa Bar Location Re-Opens Quietly as Rum Dog Bar

Just over the only bridge on Ambergris Caye, about 1 miles north of San Pedro town, lies the posh neighborhood of Tres Cocos.  Named after 3 tall coconut trees that fishermen used to spot the area, it is predominantly large beachfront houses – many rental homes.  More recently (with the addition of the paved roadKeep reading »

Made in Belize: Shopping for Christmas Gifts With Local Vendors in Belize City

Buy Local, Made in Belize – Get BEAUTIFUL things, Support Your Community I’ve seen so many posts on social media:  Anti-consumerism, NOT participating in Black Friday or Cyber Monday…stick it to the man.   I get it.  Jeff Bezos, richest man on earth, founder of Amazon, modern-day slave driver, probably doesn’t need my $50. But youKeep reading »

Pre-Thanksgiving Frazzled on Ambergris Caye

Frazzled ‘fra-zeld: The feeling of having 1001 things going on but not actually accomplishing/completing any of them. Origins: Unknown. Thought to be a combination of frizzy (as in hair from the high humidity of Belize) and frenzy. Possibly some Yiddish. Cure: Naps, reading in bed, naps and Netflix binging. Usage: “Others rolled their eyes asKeep reading »