Forced Early Morning Walk on the Beach

I have started taking the beauty of Belize for granted.  I will admit…I haven’t taken a lengthy walk on this beach in quite a while.  But this morning, the electricity (or current as we call it in Belize) went out at 7am and no fan = no breeze = no sleeping.  (My condo is aboutKeep reading »

Proliferation of Pharmacies in San Pedro

By now you guys know me.  I am not judgemental at all.  Not one bit.  But what is the deal with the explosion of pharmacies in town?  There seems to be one on every block, on every corner. Sure…older men need a little help here and there but do we need this much Cialis andKeep reading »

You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me…Ode to A TackleCart

See this cart on the roads and give her space! For those of you who have not visited San Pedro, many of the vehicles are golf carts.  But that has been changing over the past few years as more and more taxis, trucks and motorcycles (unfortunately) arrive on the island. Anyhow…My new neighbors (both at homeKeep reading »

Another Interesting Sign in San Pedro

Please don’t send me emails about what a bad person I am.  I’m still going through the emails I’ve already received. Here is a sign that is interesting to me. This month of the year event is a great one.  There are no two ways about it. But everytime I see the title is strikes me asKeep reading »

Sand Storm Blows Into San Pedro and Dia De San Pedro

Just got back from Belize Bank for some change for the bar (only 4 days left!) and it is a SAND STORM.  It is seriously gusty out there.  Gusts of 40mph.  And they closed off Front Street by central Park…I’m guessing because of all this crazy sand blowing around?  Wear your sunglasses and keep youKeep reading »

Results From Your Favorite Bar Poll: You Love BCs

I’m trying to think back to my statistics classes…and I can remember nothing.  83 votes is all I got and I’m guessing that is not statistcally significant…but here is what I found out. You had 5 choices:  Fido’s (the biggest and, with tourists, most popular bar in town), BCs (one of the last standing oldKeep reading »

The Full Blown Storm Has Arrived

Ok.  That sounds dramatic but it’s midnight here in San Pedro.  Wind, rain, lots of thunder and lightening.  For everyone that has been waiting for rain…it’s here! And thanks for getting me to 5000 views. 

Mosquito Coils…If I should die before I wake…

As I lie here on my bed in a mosquito coil haze I can only help but wonder:  Can you really trust a product that can’t pay enough to use spelling/grammar check on its labels?Sure I can…or at least that is what I tell myself as I fall into a semi-toxic yet mosquito-free haze. This is notKeep reading »

Bizarre San Pedro: A&R

Warning before you read this post.  If you think I am too negative or not funny, please press the “back” arrow on your browser. I had been to the A&R in Belize City about two years ago and was completely turned off.  Junk, junk and more junk.   But as luck would have it, I was there toKeep reading »

New Column: Gratuitous Cute Kid or Cute Animal of San Pedro

I know…too easy.  But this sweet heart has been coming into Tacklebox Bar since she was the size of a peanut.  I think she is part pitbull.  And she goes CRAZY every time she sees me. I appreciate a dog that recognizes beauty and intelligence.  Her owner is a guy named Wicked (probably not the nameKeep reading »

Wi-Fi Seeking Mission to El Divino with a Side of Conch Ceviche

As advertised earlier,  I am sitting at Banana Beach/El Divino for some conch ceviche. I packed up my 2005 Toshiba Laptop (100% battery lasts about 12 minutes) and my 2004 Canon camera and here is my short walk over…the sea is still very rough from this tropical wave.  Almost touching the bottom of the docks (it’s usuallyKeep reading »

Wi-Fi…It seems like it should be a standard?

I have been dreaming of the Victoria House conch ceviche all week.  It is divine…real avocado…conch…perfectly chopped tomato, cucumber and onion…stacked beautifully.  The view from the restaurant is incredible.  The wait staff is so good.  But the ceviche?  It’s the best on the island.  But since I am now a professional blogger, I gave them a quick call to seeKeep reading »

New Column: Meet One of My Favorite Harmouches

The Lebanese are a huge part of life in San Pedro (and probably Belize).  In fact, many (most?) supermarkets and hardware stores are owned by Lebanese expats (and most are now Belizean citizens).  It is always nice to stop by a restaurant for some hummus and tabouli.  A very nice change when you eat lotsKeep reading »

It’s 1.23am and something is definitely rolling in

It is seriously windy. You are probably awed by my dedication and prowess at bloggin’ right now.  I don’t blame you.  (Actually, I’m just a bad sleeper recently) Obviously I am no weather expert but this afternoon and evening, the wind has been very brisk and the waves over the reef pretty big. Check outKeep reading »

Just another Mormon in Belize…

Recently, it looks like the Mormon Church bought the old Blue Rail condos right on the beach, right in the center of town.  An area that has quite a bit of beach and bar noise. Wow.  Beachfront property?  Apparently I need to get with the program.  Now I know where the money’s at. The onlyKeep reading »

Party Like a LobStar…The San Pedro LobsterFest Block Party

Let’s start with a super cute picture and then get to it. The main event was finally here…and these booths are getting seriously impressive.  I arrived at about 5.45pm and the crowd was already getting HUGE.  Great turnout.  Really great work San Pedro!  Caliente/Red Ginger/BlueWaterGrill, San Pedro’s restaurant empire, had a line of about 40Keep reading »

Wadda Gwan? Sunny’s Fast Food

I drive through the small city around Marina’s Store 3 or 4x a day.  (After San Pedro proper, Marinaville is the second largest city on the island).  And I noticed something a little bit strange and wanted to know:  Wadda gwan?  Sunny’s is a Chinese food place that is pretty popular (or a Chiney as we say downKeep reading »

Love FM Kayak Race

When it rains, it pours in San Pedro.  Saturday, June 25th, one grand opening, 2 fashion shows, Lobsterfest block party and this added surprise (or at least to me). Love Fm sponsored a (I think the first ever) Amateur Kayak Race from Belize City to San Pedro. (http://www.lovefm.com/ is the big radio station in Belize).  AsKeep reading »

Local Business: Paradise Gallery & Frame

I thought I would write about Paradise Gallary because I really love the owners.  Shamefully, I’d never been to the shop.  Sandy and Jeff (aka Bud) have been coming to San Pedro FOREVER.   The pamphlet Bud pushed on me says 1979.  They just recently made the permanent move down here and opened a shop.  TheyKeep reading »

Beautiful Morning and Today Is the LobsterFest Main Event!

It’s another beautiful morning in San Pedro…yesterday was HOT…but the breeze is feeling a bit cooler today.  Hard to tell though…it’s only 6.46am. Today is the LOBSTERFEST main event.  The big block party.  It’s only 4 or 5 years old, but last year’s was PACKED and I’m sure we are going to see more ofKeep reading »