Archive - March 2021

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Interview with (serial) Expats- The Tomasians
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Placencia Fire Department receives a new truck
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Interview with Expat- Jessenia Aviles
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Billionaires in Belize
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Interview with Expat- Amanda Savage
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Interviews with Expatriates
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Pizza by the Pool- Itz’ana Resort to become your family’s new Sunday tradition
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FUNdraiser at Lush a success
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Placencia Plant Pros go foraging again for a fundraiser
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A poorly planned daytrip to Punta Gorda

Interview with (serial) Expats- The Tomasians

Expat families come and go in Belize. Many move back to their home towns for various reasons: schools, sports, medical reasons, they couldn’t make the finances work, immigration was a hassle, or any number of what-have-you’s. Belize isn’t for everyone but regardless of why people choose to move on, a resounding commonality is that they’re grateful for the experience and happy they “tried.” I met expats, the Tomasian family, when we moved to Placencia. They’ve since moved on to Mexico and I thought it would be really interesting…

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Placencia Fire Department receives a new truck

Look what rolled in to the village this afternoon! Wooohooowooohooowooohooo- clear the way, hot stuff right here.  One of two new (new to us, they’re refurbished trucks from the US) trucks to serve in Stann Creek district.  The other one will be in nearby Independence town and help serve to greater Mango Creek area. These trucks came to us from South Carolina (and this one had been used for 20 years not far from where I grew up- West Chester, Pennsylvania! Small world).  They were decommissioned and local…

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Interview with Expat- Jessenia Aviles

Even though we rarely get to see one another anymore, Jessy is one of my dearest friends.  I met her years ago at our local gym during a group fitness class.  At the time I was recruiting new players for my female flag football league and I invited her to come play with us; I didn’t realize she was from Panama and knew next to nothing about American Football.  No worries!  She took to the league with the good-natured enthusiasm she approaches most of life with.  We went…

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Billionaires in Belize

Lukas Lundin’s superyacht, Savannah, pulls in to Placencia Pointe. We’ve never seen such an impressive ship before. The billionaire businessman’s boat is worth over $100 million.

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Interview with Expat- Amanda Savage

Amanda Savage is a funky Floridian that runs the village ice house and makes crafts from road kill. She’s called Placencia home since 2017 and has no plans to ever leave. I wanted to feature Amanda in an Interview with Expats because I don’t think she fits the typical image many people have when they think of a Belize expat

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Interviews with Expatriates

I’ve always planned to have a section on this blog titled “Interviews with Expats” to profile people from all walks of life who have done it, who have moved abroad and built a new life in their chosen country. I think it’s so important for individuals thinking about making a move themselves to do the research and hear other’s experiences

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Pizza by the Pool- Itz’ana Resort to become your family’s new Sunday tradition

Itz’ana Resort, luxury hotel and residences, has just begun offering wood-oven pizza prepared hot and fresh to be enjoyed on the beach or beside the pool. You needn’t be an overnight guest of the resort to relish this experience, Itz’ana invites you to participate in pizza by the pool every Saturday and Sunday

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FUNdraiser at Lush a success

This weekend’s fundraiser for domestic violence survivor, Sindey Tut, was held at the new Lush Life café and was attended by donors from Placencia, Hopkins, and Dangriga.

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Placencia Plant Pros go foraging again for a fundraiser

Back in our boots- at it again- plundering orange orchards in search of epiphytes. This time the purpose isn’t purely selfish. Cindy and I are old hands at putting the FUN in fundraising and she thought of a way we could share the joy of epiphytes for a worthy cause. Build-your-own-mini-live-wall with air plants, a fundraiser to support domestic violence survivor, Sindey Tut.

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A poorly planned daytrip to Punta Gorda

I decided we’d jam down to Punta Gorda and have an unstructured, no-itinerary, kick around town and enjoy a nice seaside lunch.I should have planned our adventure because it was wholly disappointing. It takes about 2 and a half hours EACH WAY to drive from Placencia to PG. Punta Gorda at least has a good public playground.

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