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San Pedro Scenes: A Day of Errands

I’ll cut to the chase.  I spend a couple hours a day running errands around San Pedro.  Mostly for Cayo Frances Farm & Fly but everyday life requires many stops a day. Yesterday I checked on our busted golf cart (don’t even ask), we bought fish, meat, vegetables and ate lunch. Here are some picturesKeep reading »

Morning Snapshots at Ak’Bol Yoga Resort & Weekend Thoughts

It’s been a very very busy week – so it’s nice to have a three-day weekend here in Belize.  Monday, May 21st is Commonwealth Day.  A day of observance – for the over ONE BILLION people who were part of the British empire.  (Amazing, huh?) I celebrated and will continue to observe it by mooningKeep reading »

San Pedro Turns Out for Cayo Rosario Meeting: NO is Unanimous

Yesterday I arrived early at the empty Lions Den in downtown San Pedro for the Public Meeting About the APPROVED Development at Cayo Rosario on the west side of Ambergris Caye. I watched new residents, long term business owners, kids, parents, fishing guides, resort operators, tour operation owners, real estate agents, repeat visitors, San Pedranos…hundredsKeep reading »

Labour Day Photos In San Pedro Belize

Fruit Stand

Yesterday was a national holiday in Belize – Labour Day.  And while Labor Day in the US is a bit sad, marking the end of summer, back to school and the end of wearing white pumps (old-fashioned “rule”:  NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY – and the history of that rule), in Belize it is aKeep reading »

Saturday Morning Beach Walk In San Pedro Town

Paradise Villas San Pedro

My life has changed in so many ways since I permanently moved to Ambergris Caye 10 years and 360 days ago. But one change that I sometimes regret is getting a golf cart.  I mean, it’s not exactly my golf cart, it’s my boyfriend’s.  And we really do need it.  We live 7 miles northKeep reading »

Testing Out of the Newly Graded Roads North and West

Blue Bayou Bar Belize

Just a few weeks ago, right before Easter, I was shocked to see the road grading machine north of the bridge. Beyond the paved road (which ends at 3.5 miles north), we have a hard-core, unpaved road that was finalized about 4 years ago.  Using rock and white marl (from the quarry on the islandKeep reading »

Ambergris Caye Check-list: 11 Must-Do’s On Your First Visit to Belize

Swimming at Palapa Bar

Ambergris Caye has SO much to offer and can keep you busy from morning until night.  The food, the festivals, the people, the shopping, the aqua blue waters, the gorgeous barrier reef and wildlife – most people are quickly hooked. My one BIGGEST tip is to chat it up – with locals, with tourists…it’s a greatKeep reading »

Lagoon Clean-Up Mobilizes San Pedro Residents…Everyone Can Help

Yesterday lovers of San Pedro united to start a lagoon clean-up.  Kids and businesses, locals and expats, visitors and our police and town council met up at 7am to pull plastic and trash from the water and mangroves around this incredibly important waterway. Ambergris Caye is a huge island – the biggest in Belize.  ButKeep reading »

Bill Gates, World’s Second Richest Man, on Ambergris Caye

Bill Gates Belize Tennis

Earlier this week, Bill Gates – the 2nd richest man in the world – arrived on Ambergris Caye, Belize to perfect his tennis game.  Helicoptering in 3 times over 3 days from his offshore yacht, Gates met and practiced with a tennis pro at Belizean Shores Resort – 3 miles north of San Pedro town. PicturedKeep reading »

Trying New Things: Over the Water at Secret Beach and Live Comedy

Perhaps it is the new theme for my website.  Writing a 3-5 times a week about new businesses and new events on Ambergris Caye…. There is so much building, so many new ventures…just SO MUCH GOING ON. SO here is my second installment of the week.  Let’s call it “Keepin’ Current on the Caye”. Today’s webisodeKeep reading »

Finding New Things on Ambergris Caye including a 1963 Unimog For Sale

The upcoming month of May will mark my 11 year anniversary living full-time on Ambergris Caye.  For those who forgot the big 10 – the tin or aluminum anniversary – no problem. 11th Anniversary: Traditional Gift Ideas and More. Steel – which represents strength — is the traditional materials of the eleventh anniversary. Diamond jewelryKeep reading »