Art & Culture

Bring out Your Inner Island Artist with Painting Classes by Melody

Or realize that you don’t really have one.  Either way, painting with talented Melody is very good times. Love the beret!m Friday night, I walked down the beach to Feliz Bar for a 6pm painting class.  Feliz Bar is located just about 1/2 a mile over the bridge (if headed north from San Pedro town)Keep reading »

Paint or Be Painted: 2014 Carnaval in San Pedro – Fun Photos & Selfies

ANOTHER fantastic time to visit Belize, if JUST for the photos:  CARNVAL. Carnaval, San Pedro’s celebration before Catholic Lent begins, is a very unique and totally fun town tradition.   The holiday is known mostly for “Comparsas” or parading groups that cross-dress & dance and PAINTING.  Why let towns like Rio and New Orleans haveKeep reading »

Belizean Melody: Melody Sanchez Wolfe is Making San Pedro More Beautiful

Art is good for everyone.  (I’m deep, right?)  Creativity, self-expression, child development, mood elevation, beauty, allowing us to dream…there are hundreds of reasons that art & culture should be part of daily life.  I love the fact that everyone can do it and everyone can enjoy it.   I’m no philosopher but you are pickingKeep reading »

It’s Not Just About the View at Cahal Pech Village Resort

Belize is a relatively flat country…the highest man made structure is the Mayan main temple at the Caracol site.  The highest peak in Belize is called Doyle’s Delight and soars to just over 3500 feet. Much of Belize’s population lives at or around sea level – our largest city, Belize City is just a fewKeep reading »

MayaBags in Punta Gorda, Belize: All I Want For Christmas Is You

I found the #1 item on my Christmas list for 2013 in Punta Gorda, Belize.  Seeing these bags in person, feeling the amazing quality only confirmed my desire (I’ve been wanting one for about a year now).   Check out these GORGEOUS pieces of art made in Belize by Mayan craftswomen and sold locally butKeep reading »

The “Real Belize”: Punta Gorda Has SO Much Character & I Love It

I really didn’t have many preconceived ideas about the southernmost sizeable town in Belize – Punta Gorda.  I knew the far south was the least touristy area of Belize.  They also see the most yearly rainfall and the entire region is pretty rural.   The majority of tourists never make it down there and thereKeep reading »

My 20 Minute Tour of Dangriga & Garifuna Settlement Day

Just a few days ago, I hopped on a bus from Placencia, Belize to travel to San Ignacio.   As I’ve mentioned before, the bus in Belize isn’t always the quickest way to travel but it sure is cheap and it sure is interesting.  (My 8 tips for travelling by bus in Belize.) You canKeep reading »

The Signs of Boca Del Rio, San Pedro

I love signs and I love taking pictures of signs.  Especially hand painted ones.  Here are some pics that I took in the Boca Del Rio area (between town and the bridge). And that’s all I’ve got to say about that. There are about 5 different spellings of motorcycle at this shop. I’ve only beenKeep reading »

Seine Bight, Placencia Peninsula: Food, People and Lola’s Art

On the same peninsula and only about 5 miles north from Placencia is the village of Seine Bight (pronounced Sane Bite).   So close by, yet so so different, Bight is a Garifuna village to Placencia’s tiny Creole and Gringo population.  (Like how I use “Gringo” as a ethnic term for my people?) At myKeep reading »