Category - Placencia

funky laid back beach town

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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
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Unique Shopping in Placencia
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Crocodiles in Placencia Lagoon
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Why your next vacation should be at an “Air B&B”-type property instead of a Hotel or Resort
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That cold November Rain
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Sorrel Season- Caribbean Christmas drink
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Leaf Peepers Placencia
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Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize

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 through 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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Unique Shopping in Placencia

The Belize Travelling Market is a new initiative that will occur monthly at different locations throughout the country but the inaugural occurrence will happen HERE in Placencia Village this Saturday, December 19th, on the basketball court

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Crocodiles in Placencia Lagoon

I’d nearly stopped scanning the area because it’s been such a long time since I’ve seen the lovely and elusive reptile. This morning, from the road, I spied a “log” moving with purpose across the channel.

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Why your next vacation should be at an “Air B&B”-type property instead of a Hotel or Resort

Belize doesn’t have much in the way of chains or big brand hotels and this has opened the door to small, independent hoteliers and subsequently: a charm that is distinctly Belizean.

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That cold November Rain

Rain rain go away! I haven’t posted in ages because I’ve been a ball of anxiety over these late season hurricanes hitting us. 2020 has been a tough year for almost everyone, every where, and it’s no different in Belize. Children’s school years have been disrupted, jobs have been lost, businesses have been shuttered, residents have suffered illness. Then hurricanes in November, what the heck? Hurricane Eta hit us the first week of November and brought record-breaking rainfall. Unprecedented flooding ravaged parts of Belize, villages along rivers were…

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Sorrel Season- Caribbean Christmas drink

Sorrel is drank in Belize and throughout the Caribbean during the holiday season. It’s also called Jamaican sorrel, roselle, and rosebud. Tart and refreshing, sorrel tea boasts many of the same health benefits as cranberry juice.

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Leaf Peepers Placencia

It’s FALL! Ahhhh, autumn in the Caribbean. It doesn’t have quite the same feel as it did when I was growing up in Pennsylvania. We are missing is the iconic fall foliage but here is some unconventional leaf peeping.

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Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize

#5 Coconut Coconut anything and everything- You may have read my past post about coconuts so you’d know Phil and I LOVE the suckers. Belizean chefs use this local staple to flavor a plethora of dishes. Coconut rice, fish simmered in a coconut curry, fried coconut shrimp, shredded coconut candy, coconut bread a donuts… need I go on?!?! We go absolutely coconut crazy when we travel somewhere tropical. Perhaps the novelty wears off once you live there awhile but when we visit we feel the need to cram…

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