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I’m Registered in San Pedro: Voting in Belize

August 9th, 2023

Belizean citizens are entitled to vote in elections when they turn 18 – and guess what? I am now a…

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Citizens of Belize

Yesterday I Became A Citizen of Belize

August 4th, 2023

How I Became A Belize Dual Citizen, The Day – the Ceremony for Belize Citizenship, and The Benefits My Citizenship…

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Cost of Living in Belize – Ambergris Caye: 2023 Update

May 29th, 2023

How much does it REALLY cost to live on Ambergris Caye, Belize: From Someone Who Lives Here There is a…

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Packing for Your Move To Belize: 2023 Update

February 13th, 2023

What to Bring, What to Leave, What to Pack For Your Move to Belize There are so many questions to…

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15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize

November 21st, 2022

Living in Belize is fantastic.  But it can be a very BIG adjustment when you move from another country…from the…

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My Belize Citizenship Application is Off to Belmopan!

October 26th, 2022

Early this year, I buckled down and started my Belize Citizenship Application.  In earnest.  I’ve had a few false starts…

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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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Bugs that Bite in Belize: 2022 Update

July 14th, 2022

I hope this does not come as a shock to anyone but Belize is in the tropics and…the secret is…

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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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Island Fever: Is it REALLY A Thing? 3 Stages, When It Can Strike, How You Can Fix it

April 20th, 2022

Hell YES, After 15 Years on Ambergris Caye, I Still Find that Island Fever Is Very Very Real Maybe you…

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Can You Online Shop/Amazon Prime in Belize?

March 15th, 2022

I get this question quite a bit:  Does Amazon Prime ship to Belize?  And so I’ll answer. The answer is…

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Is Belize Safe To Visit? 2023 Update From Someone Who Lives Here

March 4th, 2022

Belize is Generally safe to Travel But There Are Some Precautions to Take Since I write about Belize and I…

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Ten Misconceptions about Traveling To Belize

February 17th, 2022

Misconceptions About Visiting Belize I moved to Ambergris Caye, Belize just about 16 years ago.  And still, when I visit…

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Tips For Handling Money in Belize: 2023

January 28th, 2022

Money in Belize and Belize Currency Conversions I get lots of questions from first-time visitors about money in Belize —…

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