A Sunday Trip North of The Bridge Part Two: Ak’Bol and CocoBeach

Picking up where I left off yesterday…after Palapa Bar and just around the bend is Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat (2 docks north if you are on the beach).  I’ve heard from lots of people for years that this place is great (particularly my friend Sheryl from Portland, OR) and that the food prices are some of the bestKeep reading »

911? We’ve Got An Emergency…Of Sorts

Driving down Coconut Drive this afternoon, I heard a sound not heard often on the island.  Fire Sirens.  There was a fire truck closing in on me.  We pulled over, let the truck pass and it stopped right in front of the Belize Yacht Club.  A police truck pulled up right behind it with 2Keep reading »

A Sunday Trip North of The Bridge, Palapa Bar and More, Part One

Yesterday was a beautiful, hot day and perfect to drive north of the bridge on Ambergris Caye.  Something that I haven’t done in years.  I have been making a huge mistake.  Let me back up a bit…Ambergris Caye is the largest caye in Belize, is 25 miles in length and has a “cut” with a connecting bridge. Keep reading »

A Walk North: Royal Palms to Belize Yacht Club

As you guys can see, for the most part, I only venture from Royal Palms Condos (about 1.25 miles south) into town and back.  There is so much more of the island to see including the “suburbs” (north of the bridge – the bulk of our 25 mile long island).  I promise I will expand my horizonsKeep reading »

Recent Happenings At Pedro’s Inn

Pedro’s Inn/Hotel is a busy hotel/hostel/bar/pizza joint just south of town.  Here is what’s going on.  Pizza.  Don’t fret about lack of good pizza if you are visiting or moving here, there is some really great pizza on the island.  (This is coming from a New Yorker).  And Pedro’s is always delicious.   And now you can also order Cheesy/Garlic breadsticksKeep reading »

Cupcakes on the Caye

Yum…cupcakes in San Pedro.  So popular in America over the past few years, cupcakes have been springing up all over town.  Yesterday, I got a very special delivery from Monica Prevett, a San Pedrano who has just started a cupcake delivery business.  Take a look at my delivery.  These are the most professional looking cakesKeep reading »

Your San Pedro Town Weekly Bar Score Card

You might want to print out a small laminated copy of this for your wallet.  My little codes are listed in the key at the bottom. Mon:  Crazy Canuck’s,  Live Local Music (lots of punta & dancing) 8pm to Late (LPC)           Martini Monday at Banana Beach/El Divino, 4pm to close(LK)           Karaoke at Croc’s Bar, 8pm to Late           Poker at Pedro’sKeep reading »

UnBelize-able…Jet’s Bar in Belize Airport

One of the ten best airport bars in the world?  Wow.  Take a look at this AOL slide show…fancy, chic European places, cool American pubs and then Jet’s in Belize City.  Sure, Jet has been doing it for over 25 years and he is an icon.  Sure, he looks and sounds exactly like Tattoo from Fantasy Island andKeep reading »

How I Came To Belize – An Expat’s Move, Part One

I’ve actually been getting a bunch of emails from all over the world asking me a few questions:  How did I pick Belize?  How easy was it to get a job?  Why have I stayed?  What do I love and what would I change?   Well, as you can imagine, this is a long and tediousKeep reading »

My Take on Politics in San Pedro

Every day I drive past this giant PUP flag and am reminded that the political season is upon us in San Pedro. The municipal elections are in 2012 and the general election in 2013 (not exactly around the corner…but we get started early).  So far, we have mayoral candidates from the two major parties:   the UDPKeep reading »

Results from My Most Recent Poll

When I started blogging, I received some great comments and also a bunch of negative feedback.  By the way, is BLOG the the ugliest word in the English language…other than maybe pus or phlegm or slurp or moist or most words of Yiddish origin?  I was told by a few that I was painting San Pedro in aKeep reading »

New Recurring Column: Dear Crabby and/or Flabby

Introducing the two newest members of my Scoop team.  They are a father/daughter duo, Crabby and Flabby.  They will be accepting letters going forward if you are looking for any type of advice.  Please address all letters “Dear Flabby”, “Dear Crabby” or even “Dear Flabby and Crabby” if you think they can both bring something toKeep reading »

Another Trip to Caye Caulker and Lunch at Paradiso Sandwich Shop

A trip to Caye Caulker, again with Seaduced Tours on the catamaran and another beautiful day.  One problem with sailing on Mondays: Rainbow Restaurant (my favorite place…see previous Caye Caulker post) is closed.  So we decided either Pedro’s Pizza/Inn Caye Caulker (which I’ve tried once before and is very good) or Paradiso Sandwich Shop.  I wantedKeep reading »

Boledo, The Lottery in San Pedro

The Lottery and Boledo always seems very popular in San Pedro.  Each Sunday morning, I drive past long lines at the Chinese food/Lottery places and wonder what is going on.  Time to buy my first ticket. This is actually the first lottery ticket I’ve ever purchased here or elsewhere.  The “You need to be inKeep reading »

Carole Goudreau Esthetic, Beauty in San Pedro

Carole has been my hair cutter/stylist/colorist for the past few years.  She recently moved from her shop attached to her home to this cute little building in front of the Belize Yacht Club (just south of town).  It’s a very convienent place to get to and the salon is the perfect size. Here’s Carole. InsideKeep reading »

Catching Iguanas? Really Guys?

I was driving down Coconut Drive this afternoon (the main drag outside of town) and ran into these kids that were right on the street “harvesting” iguanas.  When I asked them what they were doing, one kid with a sharp stick denied all involvement, and the others were glad to pose for pictures.  They told meKeep reading »

My Favorite Meal in San Pedro – George’s Kitchen

My favorite meal in town unquestionably is the Breakfast Sandwich from George’s Kitchen.  Just south of town (across the street from Corona Del Mar and Coconut’s Hotel), this is a great spot to eat.  Maria and George own and operate this restaurant by themselves.  George does all of the cooking and Maria is your friendly and chattyKeep reading »

Butterfly Migration

For the past week or two, if you sit on a dock or by a pool or just outside, you will notice tons of butterflies going by.  It’s some sort of migration but I don’t have enough information…where are these guys going?  Why fly south in the summer?  How long does a butterfly even live?Keep reading »