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Merida, Mexico: I Love So Many Things About this City

I LOVE a city.  I moved to Belize from Manhattan, New York – certainly one of the biggest and most exciting cities on earth.    A move that I do not regret in any way. (Though I wouldn’t mind if my corner bagel shop, Murray’s, opened a branch in San Pedro, Belize.)  I knew thatKeep reading »

The “Real Belize”: Punta Gorda Has SO Much Character & I Love It

I really didn’t have many preconceived ideas about the southernmost sizeable town in Belize – Punta Gorda.  I knew the far south was the least touristy area of Belize.  They also see the most yearly rainfall and the entire region is pretty rural.   The majority of tourists never make it down there and thereKeep reading »

Destination Eating in Belize: Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro

Last year the Belize Tourism Board awarded the Maya Beach Bistro, Belize’s “Restaurant of the Year” for the second time.  The 2012 awards were pretty much swept by businesses on the Placencia Peninsula and caused a good amount of controversy throughout Belize.  Was it a fix?  Well…you can be the judge of that. But afterKeep reading »

CARNIVAL 2013: Belize City Wi Mash It Up, Part One

Carnival in Belize City is the BIG bash each September.  It feels like all of Belize’s largest city comes out to support and party with the dancers who seriously dress up and perform for miles and miles in the September afternoon Belize heat.  LUCKILY yesterday, there was a grey cloud cover (and no rain!) andKeep reading »

A Rib BBQ Cook-Off at Estel’s Dine By the Sea: First Annual?

Yesterday, my friend Kevin invited me to an impromptu BBQ rib cook-off being held at Estel’s.  The prize?  $800!  He was competing with three other participants (one from the island, one from Kansas City and one from Oregon) to name the best ribs on the island.  An idea the four of them cooked up overKeep reading »

100% Made In San Pedro, Belize: Delicious Kakaw Chocolates

Yesterday I was a bit nervous.  After dieting for seven weeks with rigor and perseverance that would impress most Olympic athletes,  I was headed to south Ambergris Caye to visit Kakaw Chocolate factory.  And when I returned? The “full house” of Belizean chocolate right there in my hand.  Oh the temptation!   But let’s backKeep reading »