Expat Life

When I moved from New York City to Belize in 2007, I just thought:  Hooray!  It's just like vacation but permanent.  I'm on forever vacation!  I had noooo idea what I didn't know.

Since then I've learned a few things...information that could be useful when considering a move to Belize or perhaps...anywhere.  Navigating life in your new home of Belize.   Such a gorgeous and warm and welcoming country but it's a different country from where I grew up.  And some days... I feel like a fish out of water.

"Expat" is a term that I don't love...but it's useful to me in this case.  I use it often and hear it a bunch.  To distinguish people, generally from North America or maybe Europe, who made the choice to relocate either part-time or full-time to Belize.

First US Embassy Town Hall in About Three Years Held in San Pedro

August 17th, 2022

Today, at 11 am, the US Embassy in Belize held its first town hall-style meeting since COVID in San Pedro…

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How To Find a Job in Belize As An Expat

August 11th, 2022

Can You Find a Job in Belize/Jobs in Belize for Foreigners? I TOTALLY understand how it starts.  It’s your first…

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Belize is Hard on Marriages: An Expat’s Point-of-View

July 28th, 2022

Belize is hard on marriages.  It is.  You might be plotting your move to a new country, partly to rekindle…

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The Police Station and The Polyclinic: Moving Towards Belizean Citizenship

July 23rd, 2022

I was born in the USA – the village of Ridgewood in New Jersey to be exact.  And visited Belize…

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A Guide to Packing for Belize in the Rainy Season

June 27th, 2022

Rainy Season in Belize and What to Pack Belize is known for her great weather – with average year-round temperatures…

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New Businesses, Remodels, New Owners…The “Living the Dream” Economy

June 11th, 2022

Before I start yapping about business turnover on Ambergris Caye – there was a big announcement yesterday.  The CDC (and…

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