Belize City

Barbecued Pork Two Ways or How To Ship A Pig’s Head in Belize

Fair warning:  If seeing the head of a cooked barbecued pig makes you squeamish, this is not the post for you. Pork, I think, is Belize’s most delicious meat.  When I first had a thick cut pork chop in San Pedro, it was a bit of a revelation.   One, because I had been a veganKeep reading »

Is Li Chee Chinese in Belize City the Best Fried Chicken in the Country?

Fried chicken or (“fry chicken”) is a hugely popular dish here in Belize.   And in almost all communities, the busiest place to buy it is at your “local Chiney” or the local Chinese restaurant. Most Chinese restaurants in Belize are more fast food joint doing swift, late night business in take-away fried chicken drenchedKeep reading »

Harley-Davidson Bike Rally On the Beach in Belize Brings Hundreds From All Over Central America

Harley-Davidsons?  In Belize?  Black leather?  On the beach?  A friend sent me a message about this rally just yesterday.  The first annual Harley-Davidson Bike Rally in Belize.  Ummmm…seriously?  Bikers, known for leather and boots, riding in the Central American heat to a country where gasoline is over $10bzd a gallon to…park at the beach? THISKeep reading »

San Pedro Scoop: My Best of 2013 – Part Four & A Bit of Christmas

I’m no longer going to apologize for the endless quality this series is taking on.  I’m just going to dive back into it.  I hope everyone had a very very Merry Christmas.  Mine took place at a beautiful beach front condo south of town… Sun, lobster & steak, really great friends that I’m lucky toKeep reading »

Fantastic Indian Food in Belize City and One Swami: Sumathi Restaurant

When I travel through Belize City, I generally eat the same old thing for lunch.  Chon Saan Palace.  A big comfortable Asian restaurant in town with powerful air conditioning, good internet, reliable & tasty food and a menu/tome that has over 20 pages…from Japanese to curries to Belizean.   You can’t go wrong.  And itKeep reading »

Carnival 2013: Belize City Wi Bash It Up, Part Two

In first post on last weekend’s Carnival in Belize City, everyone looks clean and dry, happy, neatly pressed and well hydrated.  This was before the parade really started. About 4 hours later, as we were stationed at the Belikin tent by the Karl Heusner Hospital, the crowd was just trying to keep cool.  These iceKeep reading »

CARNIVAL 2013: Belize City Wi Mash It Up, Part One

Carnival in Belize City is the BIG bash each September.  It feels like all of Belize’s largest city comes out to support and party with the dancers who seriously dress up and perform for miles and miles in the September afternoon Belize heat.  LUCKILY yesterday, there was a grey cloud cover (and no rain!) andKeep reading »

A Few Interesting Signs in Belize City

A few weeks ago, I posted a selection of the colorful, tropical hand painted signs of Caye Caulker and San Pedro.  Here is another example at a small ice cream stand in Caye Caulker. or a grocery store in San Pedro. Yesterday while I was in Belize City briefly…for some good local food at Suly’s… (ReallyKeep reading »

The Bowen & Bowen Kite Festival in Belize City: Good Clean Fun

Sunday was a busy day.  I took the 7:30am water taxi from San Pedro to Belize City, hopped in my friend’s truck with a quick stop to buy Sunday morning boledo (lottery) tickets and headed off to Burrell Boom for the Ruta Maya canoe race.  Here is yesterday’s post about it.  After the boats came in,Keep reading »

Renowned Author Stunned that Belizeans Still Use the Yellow Pages

Ok.  That headline is going to need a bit of explanation…Yesterday I attended the BTIA’s (Belize Tourism Industry Association) 2012 Marketing Summit at the Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City.  It was my first “real” Belize industry event about topics near and dear to my heart:  Social Media, Real Time Marketing and Public Relations.Keep reading »