I am going to tell you about our time in Hopkins, despite what I said in my last post. We’re not sure what it was about this town that made it so special to us. Perhaps we were just on the same frequency or we were craving its authentic vibe, but something captured and held […]
I really don’t want you to know about Hopkins. I don’t want tourism to spoil it. Placencia flirted with us, but we fell in deep love with Hopkins. So much so, that we don’t want to write about it. We want to keep it to ourselves.
If a word can be spoken that evokes the essence of the thing or place it is describing, then the word “Placencia”, is it. The sound of the word is as beautiful and exotic as the place itself. Say it out loud and slow: Pla-cen-ci-a. Gorgeous! We almost skipped stopping in Placencia. Guide books and […]
The flight to Punta Gorda, or PG Town as they call it, took us over the rolling mountains, citrus fields and streams along the beautiful coastal area of Belize. The little Cessna plane flew close to the ground, so we could really see the roll of the land and each individual citrus tree. Our flight […]
We’ve been wanting to explore more of the mainland in Belize for a while now but had not made it off the island yet. Then we got word of a Christmas Day airfare sale – $25 BZ (that’s $12.50 US) flight segments to anywhere they fly. But, where do we go? As far as possible.
Ambergris Caye is one of the largest, most visited islands in Belize. Most adults visit the island for the incredible diving and snorkeling that the Belize Barrier Reef offers, but what about activities for children, especially little kids? We’ve have lived here for 2 months with our 3 and 1 year old and have a […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
There is only one reason we chose Ambergris Caye as our current global home base: The Water. Our reason for moving here was so simple we didn’t have to think about it very long: we wanted to play on white sand and swim in crystal clear water with great marine life. That’s it.
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.
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.