Belize City

From San Pedro, Belize To The US of A: With a Belize City Sushi Stop

After an iffy early morning start on Friday… …by my 11am Tropic Air flight to Belize City Municipal, things were just perfect. A gorgeous clear day…and quite the view of the rafts of sargassum coming in.  Pretty good around Ambergris Caye but where the reef gets low…just before Caye Caulker…oh my. We landed for a dropKeep reading »

Building Materials Needed: Shopping Belize City

San Pedro, Belize probably has more hardware stores per square foot than most places in the world.  But when you are looking for a large selection, more options and usually cheaper prices, many head to Belize City.  Just a 20 minute flight or hour and a half boat ride away… Yesterday we jumped aboard TropicKeep reading »

Road Trip with Chef Sean Kuylen: Buying Belize

I am a giant fan of Chef Sean Kuylen.  Born and raised in Dangriga, Belize, trained informally, first by his family and then formally, at cooking school in the states, he returned to Belize to work at beautiful resorts like Hamanasi in Hopkins and Ka’ana in Cayo.  He has BOUNDLESS enthusiasm for Belize and local food. JustKeep reading »

Belize City’s 2014 CARNIVAL: PHEW. It NEVER Disappoints

Yesterday some friends and I hopped aboard the 11:30am San Pedro Belize Water Taxi to Belize City for one of the highlights of September Celebrations – the Belize City Carnival. It is a hot, crazy, sweaty, loud, gritty, fun event fueled by beer, body glitter, Belize energy drink – “Full Throttle”, lots of attitude, TONSKeep reading »

Ashley’s Story: The Inspiration Center – Helping Kids in Belize

In the past year, Ashley has moved to Belize City and taken on a huge and important job at Belize’s new Inspiration Center.  I love following her on Facebook and seeing all her pictures and observations about living in Belize’s gritty capital.  She has an amazing ability to see the positive through the negative andKeep reading »

The FULL Sir Barry Bowen Belikin Bash Experience Plus Dolla Beer!

The entire country of Belize erupts with celebrations in September.  Independence Day is September 21st and the 10th, celebrates the Battle of St. George’s Caye.  You can find some event, some party almost every day and certainly every weekend throughout the country. Last night was the final night of one of the bigger celebrations – theKeep reading »

Ashley’s Cost of Living in Belize City, Belize

I met Ashley last summer in San Pedro.   Last year, she got a job with a Not-For-Profit Organization operating just outside of Belize City and was planning her move there.   She’s now settled in the city and she was GENEROUS enough to read my Cost of Living yesterday for San Pedro and send me her own.Keep reading »

Arriving by Cruise Ship? What to Expect From A Day In Belize

Morning from Rhode Island, Only two more full days here and I’m travelling EARLY back to Cancun and then Belize.  Here is an excellent guest post from Meg.  She’s done quite a few guest posts for me…sometimes going where I have been a bit too wimpy to go.  Like to the ATM caves (almost everyoneKeep reading »

Milky Way Cafe in Belize City: Strange, Fun, Tasty and TOTALLY Unexpected

A few friends had mentioned that Milky Way Cafe is a favorite spot to eat lunch in Belize City.  So to get a bit more information, I visited the their facebook page and fascinating website. Bubble tea?  Flower pot coffees?  Themes and the motto:  Enjoy your time?  (Is this an assisted living facility?) Much of the site seemed toKeep reading »