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December 2011 - A King's Life

Archive | December, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Kings!

The Making of a Tropical Christmas Tree

Tis’ the season!  Here we are in the heat and humidity with the AC running, the skies are blue, and the sun is shining through the palm trees.  There is a palm print couch in our living room, banana trees printed on our curtains and a pile of sand on our floor.  And as we […]

Expensive internet in Belize

Belize: The most expensive internet in the world?

When researching our move to Belize, one of our main priorities was good internet service, but we were shocked to see the cost of internet.  Since we run 2 internet businesses, always having a good, available internet connection is not only convenient, it’s near mandatory. Looking at the numbers, I didn’t believe them.

Pretty or Ugly? It's all perspective.

Eating Poisonous Fish: The Lionfish Meal

Delectable seafood fare or a death wish? We’re bold enough to try it and see. Caribbean Invasion What is a lionfish?  To me it looks like a combination of a lobster and a firework explosion with a little candy cane striping for drama. It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time. Lionfish is an invasive […]

Jumping into Costa Rica

Realities of Moving Abroad

Thirty years ago I was an immigrant in a foreign country, the US.  Two years ago I was an immigrant in Costa Rica and this year I am an immigrant in Belize. You’d think I’d have this ‘moving to a different country’ gig down by now, but the realities of moving abroad are the same […]

The best little snack

Chicken Taco Tour of San Pedro, Belize

Step off the main tourist strip to experience one of the cheapest, best little delights that we’ve discovered here in San Pedro, Belize.  Tiny little makeshift stands are set up on the street.  Behind stands a woman that looks like a sweet grandmother and she only sells one thing: chicken tacos.

Chicken Drop Chicken

Chicken Drop in San Pedro

A visit to Ambergris Caye is not complete without the world famous Chicken Drop at Wahoo’s Lounge.  Last night we experienced this phenomenon that entertained adults and children alike.  A combination of chickens, good-hearted gambling and lots of yelling.