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 »

Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce Cheese…in Belize!

I promised to tell the truth in my food reviews so here is the cold hard truth.  Brace yourselves. I walked into Roadkill Bar this afternoon after hearing lots about Wade the Gringo’s burgers. This week they are serving all day Friday and Saturday.  They do a Quarter Pounder and a “Big Mac”.I expected toKeep reading »

Wadda Gwan? Blackbeard’s Hideout.

Tanya M. did some great work reviving this little corner bar by the gas station just south of town.  She had some serious “wood to chop”.  The place used to be a place of ill-repute called the Thirsty Tiger.  Her pirate theme was cool, she is an uber-friendly bartender that brings in the crowd. But nowKeep reading »

Pedro’s Has the Biggest Party of 2011 Lobsterfest so far

I arrived at Pedro’s Lobsterfest party at about 7pm and luckily a seat had been saved cuz the place was pretty packed.  The poker game was in full swing and all the tables outside were filled with lots of families. It was $25bzd for all you can eat pizza and rum punch.  A big blackKeep reading »

Fave Business: La Divina Providencia

I am a total sucker for customer service.  Greet me with a huge smile?  Pretend I am your long lost BFF?  Ask me how I’m doing?   I am your newest and bestest customer.  I will pay $3 extra a pound for the same Quality Poultry legs or 1-2-3 oil or beans that they sell everywhere else.  ButKeep reading »

Good Morning Sunshine…

Beautiful day today…and still very very breezy.  (Ha!  Take that! Dawn and evening time mosquitos!) View from my window: Oh shucks, wrong folder.  That is just a random (and very professional) internet photo of Bora Bora. But the view out my window ain’t so bad…and my camera is pretty old school. Thanks to all the supportersKeep reading »

A Kid’s Eye View

I ran into J. Castillo yesterday (I will call him J. since I don’t know how to spell his name…Jahfur, I think) and he proposed the following:  He will take my camera for an afternoon and give me a kid’s perspective of San Pedro.  He’s a very smart kid.  He gets very excited about SAGA fundraising events, he’s politeKeep reading »

One Of the Hardest Working Guys in San Pedro: Anthony

Apparently I am bringing people down with my negativity.  But I don’t see it like that.  I am just pointing out what is quirky TO ME, funny TO ME and interesting about the town I live and work in.    I am not trying to offend anyone.  And for all of you who know me, you knowKeep reading »

What is the deal with Dia De San Pedro?

Okay…so I have been here for 4 summers…or maybe five.  And I’ve heard very few things about this festival…seen the green, red and white flags flying in town but I have very little idea what it is about.  In fact, the only information I’ve got is from “Good Morning, San Pedro” and most of that was inKeep reading »

Curious advertising around San Pedro

There is strange advertising everywhere, the states, here, everywhere.  But here are some examples that I saw on my way home yesterday. NOT?  Did we just flash back to 1994?  Don’t get me wrong, I love 90s slang.  The decade produced classics like:  Talk to the hand, Da Bomb, Phat, My Bad, Psych, I’m AudiKeep reading »

One Of The Hardest Working Guys in San Pedro…

This is going to be a running column.  So please let me know if you have any nominations.  I have quite a few people in mind. There are people we see every day around town working their tails off to make a little money.  My DVD guy is one of them.  Ok, technically he isKeep reading »

Lobster Lunacy…and added bonus! Peter is out of town!

Poor poor Cindy.  She works for Peter at Pedro’s Inn.  He is a giant pain in the ass and she is perhaps the friendliest, sweet, most normal woman is town.  But left totally in charge of Lobster Lunacy?  It’s…well…lunacy.  So much work.  But if anyone can handle it, it’s Cindy V. This party is sure to be goodKeep reading »

I love each and every one of you…

425 page views in 2 days…I am a happy person.  I don’t know what that means…or why I would even be happy about it…but I am feeling popular.  Don’t bring me down!  Got lots of ideas for tomorrow.  If you need me for anything…ideas…suggestions…gossip that needs to be reported on…let me know at [email protected] OrKeep reading »