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South Africans in Belize
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Weekly recap: art auction fundraiser at Muna and a dead manatee washed ashore
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Commercial shoot for Captain Jaks Golf Carts
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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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Cruising Crepes and Churros
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Quarantine Continues- Belize is Covid19 free but restrictions remain

South Africans in Belize

There are a surprising number of South Africans living in Belize.  At least, I am surprised by the (growing) amount.  I don’t think I’d ever met a South African before Belize but now my best friend is one. The Placencia Beach Club held, last night, what I believe was their best attended theme dinners yet.  A collaboration with our friend, Dean Uren, GM and former executive chef at Itz’ana Resort and Residences.  (Yeah, you guessed it- he’s South African.   He’s also Julia’s husband)  The menu featured all the…

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Weekly recap: art auction fundraiser at Muna and a dead manatee washed ashore

We’ve had a busy week.  “Busy” being a relative term when you live a laid-back lifestyle.  We’ve just returned from a trip up to Cayo but before I tell you about that, I’ll recap some village happens from Placencia this past week. Art Auction Fundraiser at Muna On Saturday night we attended a fundraiser for Greta Leslie, owner of Art n Soul Gallery on the sidewalk here in Placencia.  Loads of beautiful pieces from different Belizean artists were on auction at Muna Rooftop Restaurant & Bar.  You could…

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#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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