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.

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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All About the DELICIOUS Food of Belize: My Take

June 6th, 2022

What is Belizean Food?  What Food in Belize Should I Taste? Pretty much everyone who visits Belize leaves saying (or…

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Less Than 2 Days In Merida, Mexico: How I Got There, Stayed, Ate, My Doctor

May 17th, 2022

Merida, Mexico is a large, vibrant city just a few hundred miles north (and a jog west) of Ambergris Caye,…

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