Archive - January 2021

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Case the Place- Could we live in Rio de Janeiro?
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Road Trip: Hummingbird Highway, where to stop along the way
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An Overnight to Belmopan and Agua Viva
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Belizean Stew Chicken- the White Gyal Way
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Living the Dream
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Cheap Eats Placencia

Case the Place- Could we live in Rio de Janeiro?

Rio is a vibrant and vivacious city proliferating up between mountains and sea. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio is undoubtedly metropolitan but manages not to take its self too seriously. There is a distinct holiday feel to things.

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Road Trip: Hummingbird Highway, where to stop along the way

The Hummingbird Highway is about 50 miles of the most beautiful scenery you could ask for: mountains, valleys, rivers, lush jungle, and tidy rows of citrus fields. Connecting the capital of Belmopan with the coastal town of Dangriga, the Hummingbird Highway is the preferred route to reach the southern districts of the country from Belize City or the International Airport. With so many beautiful photo opportunities and dazzling points of interest; you should allow yourself a few extra hours of travel time—you won’t be disappointed! Here are my Top Stops along the Hummingbird Highway

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An Overnight to Belmopan and Agua Viva

The capital city of Belmopan is an easy and beautiful 2-hour drive from Placencia and while it isn’t a metropolitan center of art and culture, it is the hub of government offices and activities: Immigration, Department of Labor, the embassies, Ministry of Health and Education and whatever else you can think of.  If you’ve spent a long enough time living or working in Belize you have probably needed to handle some business in Belmopan. We’ve just returned from a trip to Belmopan.  “We” being me and Mitch and…

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Belizean Stew Chicken- the White Gyal Way

Okay, so it’s been my goal since we moved to Belize to improve my cooking skills in general but to learn to cook like a local specifically.  I want to be proficient at (I don’t expect to master the local culinary skills, I know I’ll never throw a tortilla like a Maya) cooking regional fair because it’s 1) delicious and fresh 2) much more affordable!  Imported ingredients can be pricey! Our first year here I made a friend at the Crossfit gym in San Pedro- Bella is a…

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Living the Dream

In Belize time doesn’t march on, it moves to the rhythm of a gently swaying hammock or the soft bobbing of a catamaran over a placid sea. In Belize food is not just fuel, it is a carefully curated feast for the senses. In Belize life isn’t just lived, it’s celebrated with sunset toasts among friends. This is how I live now; this is being as expat in Placencia

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Cheap Eats Placencia

Let’s talk food… more specifically, let’s talk cheap eats! Everything on this list is ten Belize dollars (US $5) or less. Nosh all day long on a bitty budget and save your money for excursions.

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