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My Week in San Pedro, Belize

Last week was…crazy hot. Though the temperature in San Pedro doesn’t move very much – hovering around the mid-80s, the sun was INTENSE and the humidity powerful.  It felt way hotter than that. But heat stops no man.  Or blogger.  And it’s VERY busy at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly. Here are tons of snapshotsKeep reading »

GOB Announces Important MOU to Assert Sovereignty of Belize

This past week I was invited to the Toucan B Room of the Best Western Plus/ Biltmore Plaza in Belize City along with other press to witness a historic event:  the Government of Belize signed  a milestone Memorandum of Understanding (or M.O.U) preserving Memorandums of Understanding. This was a watershed moment for Belize exercising herKeep reading »

Gorgeous March Weather – Boca Del Rio, San Pedro

Ok…so I’m kinda stuck on repeat right now but I seriously can. not. get. over. it.  This late March weather is glorious.  Glorious for fly fishing, for diving, for swimming, for being in Belize.  Sunny, warm and mild breezes – not the March Blow we usually get. Earlier this week, I set out to visitKeep reading »

Looking for the Yellow Headed Parrots on Cayo Frances Lagoon

Even if you don’t think you give a hoot about birds or plants, spring is a pretty cool time of year on Ambergris Caye. Along with the influx of birds from the north – and the trees and plants blossoming, we are enjoying such a ridiculously gorgeous late winter weather.  Low humidity – it plummetedKeep reading »

Spring’s Here! My March Week on Ambergris Caye

There has been nothing out of the ordinary about my week on Ambergris Caye. (Way to start a gripping blog post, Rebecca!  Pulitzer Prize material.) Good weather…running errands…spending some time at home and some time at the camp.  Pondering getting a rabbit as a pet. Here are a bunch of snapshots I took all overKeep reading »

Marco Gonzalez Maya Site on the Southern End of Ambergris Caye

Marco Gonzalez Reserve is the only official Maya site on Ambergris Caye.   The location is relatively remote – 5 miles south of San Pedro town and set back deep into the mangroved lagoon.   It was “discovered” just 35 years ago – in 1984 – when a young local man, Marco Gonzalez, led two visiting archaeologistsKeep reading »

Carnaval in San Pedro and Court in Belize City

Oy yesterday was a long, long long long day.  An early morning golf cart ride to town, 1.5 hour water taxi to Belize City for a 10:30am court date.  It is the very first stage in the Cayo Rosario matter.  And I’ll leave it at that. Well…I’ll share one of the posts I wrote aboutKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Week on Ambergris Caye and A Severed Toe

HOLY CRAP!  Can you believe that it is March?  Actually…can you believe that it is 2019?!?! It’s been a HOT breezy gorgeous week on our island – and I took lots of snap shots all over the place. Starting on Tuesday morning – the day when vendors comes from the mainland to sell fruits andKeep reading »

Fresh Noodle Shop, Ramen 501, Opens In San Pedro

It seems as though a new bar or restaurant opens on Ambergris Caye every week. But I was particularly excited when I saw a post on Facebook announcing that Chef Toshiya – who has a Japanese restaurant at Mahogany Bay Village – was coming to the Poco Loco Food Court on Front Street in SanKeep reading »

Update On the Road North

Away from San Pedro town, Ambergris Caye has one main road that runs north to south. Just a few years ago, much of it was just a path – one that turned to mud in the rainy season. In 2014, the paving began – and when completed, it stretched from the bridge to Mile 4Keep reading »

My Complete Guide To Secret Beach on Ambergris Caye

The Scoop on Ambergris Caye’s Most Popular Spot:  Secret Beach As soon as you touch down on Ambergris Caye, you are going to hear the suggestions from your bartender, the taxi driver and the front desk:  You MUST go to Secret Beach.  EVERYONE tells you that you HAVE to go. How, you might wonder, canKeep reading »

Sew What! Starting Small And Growing a Business on Ambergris Caye

Sew What! is an impressive business that’s been growing on Ambergris Caye over 15 years ago. Now, with two locations, they make so much – cushions, inside and out, upholstery, window shades, awnings, boat and golf cart cushions, almost everything that can be sewed – except clothing. Here is the office/workshop in town – withKeep reading »

Monday Blues as a Cold Front Passes over Ambergris Caye

Yesterday, as many in the north were chiseling the ice from their cars in the US and Canada, the cold front dipped as low as Belize. Coldest temperature recording yesterday in the US:  Seagull Lake, Minnesota -35F, Boston, 5 degrees, NYC, 4 degrees.  Orlando’s temperature was 38! Belize dipped precariously into the mid to highKeep reading »