Archive - August 2019

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Spend the holidays in San Pedro
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Stay and Do in San Ignacio
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San Ignacio- who knew?!
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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it
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Hello strangers

Spend the holidays in San Pedro

The town of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, is undoubtedly the top tourist destination in Belize.  There’re good reasons for this- it’s the top dive and snorkel locale being only minutes from the world’s second largest barrier reef, access to the famous Blue Hole, and world class fishing of all manner (deep sea, fly, even spear).  And of course, it’s beautiful! With all that tourism comes loads of amenities.  San Pedro felt like North America to us after spending so long in Placencia.  It’s as if you can…

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Stay and Do in San Ignacio

We stayed at Cahal Pech Village Resort during our 2 weeks in San Ignacio. Set at the top of a very steep hill, it overlooks the entire town. And is minutes stroll to its namesake archeological site of Mayan ruins. We stayed in one of the thatch- roof cabanas which offer more space and privacy than their hotel rooms. (sorry for the less than stellar photo) The resort has a restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, laundry service (a must for us on our long stay and with…

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San Ignacio- who knew?!

When we bought our home here in Placencia it was already being run as a guesthouse and came with our lovely long-term tenants on the first floor and a few reservations for holiday makers.  One reservation was for repeat snowbirds that had reserved our unit for 4 months.  No problem!  We still didn’t own much in terms of material goods- we came to Belize as suitcase minimalists!  What a great excuse to get off the peninsula and experience a bit more of Belize living.  First stop-   San…

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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it

So, we’ve been settling in to life here in Placencia village; and in to our home/ guesthouse. Which we renamed Driftwood Gardens by the way. General upkeep of a home here is enough to keep one busy most days but we’ve also done some significant and minor upgrades to take this traditional Belizean style house to the next level of comfort.  We replaced the old wooden louver windows with glass ones (DM me if you want to hear our Peter’s Glass horror story and scathing review; I won’t…

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Hello strangers

Oh my word it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  I plan on rectifying that- on reviving this little blog.  So what has been happening since our move?  Plenty! We proudly celebrated our first September Celebrations in Belize- it’s almost as if you can’t throw a stone in  Belize during this month without hitting a party or parade.  The big days being the 10th– St George’s Caye Day.  And the 21st– Belize Independence Day. We also celebrated our first Halloween And our first “big fat American” Thanksgiving…

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