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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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Island Time Or “Belize Time”: I’ll Never Get It Exactly Right But Maybe That’s the Point

December 20th, 2021

Everything gets done eventually…probably not the way you planned it but…it’ll get done. If someone had said that to me…

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Languages of Belize & Do I Need to Speak Spanish To Visit/Live In Belize?

October 25th, 2021

The Languages of Belize When it comes to the languages of Belize as well as the cultures, our country is…

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The Best Time To Visit Belize

October 17th, 2021

When is the best time to visit Belize?  When you need a vacation with great weather, friendly people, incredible food,…

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What Type of Businesses Does Ambergris Caye Need?

August 10th, 2021

Here’s one of the questions that I am asked most frequently:   What sort of business do you think Ambergris Caye…

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Thing I Took For Granted Until I Became an Expat in Belize

May 23rd, 2021

Exiting Your Comfort Zone:  Things I Took For Granted (and I Didn’t Even Know It) Until I Moved to Belize…

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Belize is SO Different: And Here’s Why…

January 6th, 2021

Belize is Not Just “Some Caribbean Island”…Waterfalls and Coral Reef and Amazing Culture and FOOD and Welcoming Belizeans and…. Maybe…

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How to Be A Good Expat

September 27th, 2020

How to Be A Good Expat in Belize or…Anywhere Relocating to a new country can be exciting and…terrifying.  Paperwork, packing,…

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My 49 Year Old Boyfriend Had a Heart Attack In Belize

November 7th, 2018

About one week ago, Jeff was laying in a hospital bed at the Cardiac Center at Buttonwood Bay in Belize…

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Tips For Handling Money in Belize: Belize Currency & USD Accepted

August 26th, 2017

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

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Expat in Belize: Moving to Belize and Working Remotely

September 30th, 2013

I receive a bunch of questions each day…some about booking a trip, many about where to eat or what to…

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How I Got My Residency – An Expat’s Move, The End (For Now)

August 3rd, 2011

So…I had my work permit, was managing a popular bar/restaurant in town.  Time to become permanent.  $2000bzd a year for a work…

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How I Stayed in Belize (Getting a Job) – An Expat’s Move, Part 2

July 27th, 2011

Ok…so where did I leave off…I was single (still am), 32, with no kids.  I put everything in storage, sold my…

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

July 21st, 2011

I’ve actually been getting a bunch of emails from all over the world asking me a few questions:  How did…

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Mosquito Coils…If I should die before I wake…

June 28th, 2011

As I lie here on my bed in a mosquito coil haze I can only help but wonder:  Can you…

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