Beautiful Windy March Weather on Ambergris Caye

Consider this blog post a “quickie” before I get to all my pictures of Ray Caye off the coast of Placencia.  I’m headed to town earlier than usual –the camp is opening later this week and things are busy! Yesterday was a beautiful day…the Easter winds are blowing (tomorrow morning, they are predicted to getKeep reading »

Dream Resort Experience: Romantic Matachica on Ambergris Caye

Gorgeous Never-Want-To-Leave Getaway at Romantic Matachica Resort   Is anyone else feeling the STRONG desire to get AWAY? Who would have ever ever thought that my dream romantic honeymoon location would be less than 2 miles from my house?  Silly…I know.  Dream big Rebecca you say!  But over the weekend, I spent 24 hours atKeep reading »

Oh What A GORGEOUS Day…

I started working on a blog post this morning but didn’t even come CLOSE to finishing before we had to run to town.  Jeff needed to bring lumber/windows/pipes up to the camp and we wanted to see our friends off.  They are heading out on a 2-3 week catamaran sailing/filming/fishing adventure – an AMAZING projectKeep reading »

Starting My Citizenship Process for Belize…It’s About TIME

I have been living full-time in Belize since early 2007 and have been a Permanent Resident since 2010.  This is the equivalent (for those in the US) of a Green Card. I can legally stay in Belize indefinitely. How I Came To Belize How I Stayed in Belize – And Got A Job In 2009,Keep reading »

I Hate Papaya

I’ve tried, I can’t, I hate papaya. I feel childish just saying it.  Guilty.  The word hate is so ugly.  And when applied to something so bountiful…so beautiful?  I’m not proud of it. At least once a year, I see a lovely golden pile at the fruit stand – all smiling at me with theirKeep reading »

Return to the Camp: New Thatch, Wild Tobacco and Happy Dogs

Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day to return to Cayo Frances Farm and Fly for a long weekend.  (Monday is Heros & Benefactors Day in Belize – formerly Baron Bliss Day – a proper bank holiday Monday in Belize) Who was Baron Bliss?  A very interesting character who donated his fortune to Belize but never setKeep reading »

San Pedro Has a New Mayor! One HOT Election Day in Belize

Yesterday was Municipal Election Day in Belize.  They are held the first Wednesday in March, every three years.  This year, San Pedro was going to get a new mayor no matter what.  Our former town head, Mayor Danny Guerrero of the United Democratic Party (Red, UDP), had served 3 terms – and that is theKeep reading »

Feeling Back to Normal-ish: Running Errands Around Town

It’s been almost a year.  It was about mid-March 2020 when lock-downs started to ripple across the world.  (“Ripple” makes it seem like something gentle and tranquil…what a SHOCKING time.)  The last guests at the camp departed March 10th.  The group coming the very next week,  from Canada, canceled. The camp is re-opening in aboutKeep reading »

Dramatic Skies in Downtown San Pedro Belize

Yesterday I jumped in the golf cart – rain jacket stowed in my bag – to take some photos in downtown San Pedro.  Things are MUCH more lively in town since last year’s EXTREME lull (you can see my pics of a veeery quiet San Pedro in June 2020 here – our airport didn’t openKeep reading »

Packing for Your Move To Belize

Packing for Belize

What to Bring, What to Leave Knowing the You No Longer Have Amazon Prime or Target at your Beck and Call Disposal! I originally wrote this post almost TEN YEARS AGO!  In August of 2011.  And I was just reminded of it when I saw a Facebook forum discussion on this exact same topic.  TheKeep reading »

Interesting Stuff in My Belize News Feed this Week…

A few interesting things have popped up in the news recently so I thought I’d just recap them here.  Overall, things in San Pedro seem MUCH busier than they were just a few months ago.  Parking is again tricky to find. (Looking back on these June 2020 pictures of an empty San Pedro seems crazyKeep reading »

My Sit-Down with Wally Nunez, 2021 Mayor Candidate for San Pedro Belize

Wally Nunez Belize

Municipal elections are FAST approaching across Belize – and when it comes to day to day issues – from traffic to trash collection to trade licenses, the positions of Mayor and his/her 6 town councilors touches our day-to-day lives even more than those at the national level. And not only that, San Pedro…even as sheKeep reading »