Tag Archives: Belize

Doing yoga in the Caribbean Ocean

Yoga on Ambergris Caye, Belize

I’m a bit of a yoga nut. My passion for yoga bloomed in Costa Rica, where my good friend Anna of Pura Vida Yoga Vacations, started a class in a beautiful garden setting. I attended dutifully three times a week and the difference in my body and mind was extraordinary. I love the mindfulness of […]

Cost of living in San Pedro - Ambergris Caye - Belize

Cost of Living – Ambergris Caye – Our budget

One thing that makes me laugh is a question we get asked fairly often: “Are you independently wealthy?” People think that because we live a relaxed lifestyle in a location that is considered paradise, that it must cost a lot. Sometimes we reply “yes, we are rich” and then laugh out loud and tell them […]

Pretty flowers outside

Peek into our Life: Fishing & Sunday Dinners

I really haven’t written too much about what we actually do while living on Ambergris Caye and I thought I’d fill you in. So expect a series on our normal, everyday life in the next few weeks. I’m writing under the assumption that you want to actually read about what it’s like to live here […]

Best water loungers ever!

Splishing and Splashing at Bacab Eco Park

Their bags are packed, the sunburned skin has healed (although it’s still peeling) and the Castenadas are ready to go home to Iowa. We’ve had an incredible week of fun, but their flight doesn’t take off until 4pm and it’d be a shame to spend the day just waiting for a flight. After all, we […]

Mayan human sacrifice skull located on a ledge of the cave

What do Oranges, Mennonites & Caves have in Common?

Answer: They are all found in the diversity of the Cayo District of Belize. The Cayo district in Belize is full of an incredible mix of history, culture and sites to explore. Today we delved into the Mayan underworld at Barton Creek Cave. But to get to the Barton Creek Cave, we drove past beautiful […]

A Mayan Family at the party.

Party like a Mayan: Preparing for a Celebration

If you got a chance to party like a Mayan, would you?  We did! Being part of a celebration in another culture is one of the best ways to experience the community and the traditional food. Food is used in every culture to celebrate special occasions. In the Mayan culture, preparing for a celebration is […]

"The Pipe" - where you wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, rinse muddy boots...

If I lived in a Mayan Village, I’d change…

After spending four days living with a Mayan family, there are a few things that I’d change if I lived there. Keeping in mind that I still want to be true to the Mayan spirit of living simply in harmony with nature. These small changes would make my life a little more efficient (we westerners […]