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Leaf Peepers Placencia
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Quarantine Chronicles- Locked down again
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Build a business in Belize
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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

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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Quarantine Chronicles- Locked down again

As Belize rides it’s second wave- really, we could argue this is the first wave because the original “outbreak” was hardly a wave, barely even a ripple- of Covid community spread, the GOB has announced the return of strict measures to attempt to squash infection rates.  What began a little more than a week ago with localized lockdowns in areas with identified cases has today been instituted nationwide.  Restaurants and bars are closed for 2 weeks (allowing takeout and delivery only), church services and events are canceled, gatherings…

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Build a business in Belize

Belize is booming! Both as a vacation destination and as a haven for retirees seeking to spend their golden years in a warm climate with a relatively low cost of living. But not everyone who wishes to move here can afford a perpetual vacation; not all of us are retirement-ready, what then? How easy is it to make a living here? The answer might surprise you! It’s not all that difficult to build a business in Belize.

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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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