Archive - 2020

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#BelizeActive Running clubs and virtual races unite runners
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Back to Belize: Re-opening after lockdown
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Week recap- showers
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Cheap travel- post pandemic
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When is a good time to visit Belize?
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Off-season sale at Itz’ana- Wine in Belize
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Cruising Crepes and Churros
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Quarantine Continues- Belize is Covid19 free but restrictions remain
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Healthcare in Belize (Courts’ Optical services)
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Quarantine Chronicles- Trapped in Paradise, part 3

#BelizeActive Running clubs and virtual races unite runners

#BelizeActive is the brainchild of Patricia Ramirez, owner and operator of Splash Dive Center in Placencia, Belize.  Originally from Honduras, Patty, as she’s known to friends, has called Belize home for a long time.  She is a community champion, environmental activist, mother, conscientious business owner, meticulous event organizer, and top-notch motivator.  She’s taken the idea of a local running club and united athletes (and wannabe athletes) from across the country and beyond- Mexico, the US, even Holland. In addition to the local kids running club she’s organized in…

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Back to Belize: Re-opening after lockdown

Last week Belize’s Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, announced the plans for the reopening of the international airport in what will be Phase 3 of 5 in the official Travel Reopening Plan.  (phase 1 and 2 went mostly unnoticed by the general public as there was not much fan fare over the repatriation of nationals- unless they tested positive and inched our country count towards the 30 cases mark, we’re still not there!) August 15th is the date the country has its eye on.  When we’ll reopen to tourist……

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Week recap- showers

Last week’s theme was showers. Rain showers, Baby showers! We celebrated our friends the Kramers and Natalie.

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Cheap travel- post pandemic

When restrictions are lifted and borders re-opened, where will you travel to? Belize is perfectly posed to be your safe escape as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Drastic savings, free upgrades, special bonuses. Steal these deals while they last.

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When is a good time to visit Belize?

When is a good time to visit Belize? Short answer: ANYTIME! Long answer and explanation: any time of year is beautiful and exciting in its own way and you’re sure to have an incredible experience regardless of which month you chose to come.

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Cruising Crepes and Churros

Excitement buzzing in the frying-oil-scented-air! How sweet it is! Allow me to introduce you to Belize’s latest and greatest mobile food business: Cruising Crepes and Churros.

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Quarantine Continues- Belize is Covid19 free but restrictions remain

Belize has been in a State of Emergency since April 1st.  We haven’t had any new cases of Covid19 in over 45 days, our borders remain closed and you would think we’d be enjoying- nay, celebrating our unique position of being one of the few countries in the world to be “free.”  But rather than going about business as usual in our own protected little bubble, we’re still under many restrictions.  Mandatory masks, curfews, distancing and no group gatherings.  You would have thought that with the swift and…

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Healthcare in Belize (Courts’ Optical services)

*disclaimer- I am not an expert on this topic and have had little need for, or experience with, medical care in Belize. These are my opinions, formed through my limited scope of exposure to Belize’s healthcare system.
We are very fortunate to all be in very good health and typically in need of nothing more than regular wellness services. If you are in similar condition then you will find Belize services adequate and affordable. We do not carry any health insurance and find it easy to visit the local clinic for minor things at little or no cost.

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Quarantine Chronicles- Trapped in Paradise, part 3

Yesterday was Belize’s 18th day with no new cases of covid-19 and we were anxiously anticipating the GOB’s afternoon press conference announcing new and more relaxed regulations for our national state of emergency.  The state of emergency was extended for another 60 days so borders remain closed through at least June 30th, the Ministry of Education basically wrote off the remainder of the school year (they’d previously announced that student for be given a pass on exams and moved up next term, they’re doing radio broadcasts as a…

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