Blog

A blog for and about:
-aspiring expats
-vacation addicts
-beach bums
-adventure seekers

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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
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Placencia Peculiarities- “That’s so Belize”
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Where to eat this weekend in Placencia
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Bragging about my Bananas
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Looking for Lynam Prison- another Megan misadventure
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Inland Adventure- Thieving flowers with friends
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The Bad of Belize- why life in Belize isn’t always Paradise
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Know your tropical fruit- Sapodilla

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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Placencia Peculiarities- “That’s so Belize”

Things are done a little differently in Belize. From the music to the food to the celebrations- Belize has its own particular style and sometimes its own unique quirks. Anyone who’s spent any significant time here could probably recount their own anecdotes that end with “That’s so Belize!”

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Where to eat this weekend in Placencia

I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life… but I’m sorta telling you how to live your life. If you’re in Placencia THIS weekend, I want to tell you where to eat.

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Bragging about my Bananas

So, I guess I’m a farmer now. A year in to the pandemic and I’m finally self-sufficient; growing my own food. Actually, I started on these banana trees like three years ago and this is the first time I’ve gotten them to bear fruit. I’m a proud plant parent.

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Looking for Lynam Prison- another Megan misadventure

I don’t necessarily go looking for trouble… but sometimes expeditions turn in to incidents. My friend Cindy doesn’t fully trust me to lead adventures. When I told her about an old, abandoned prison somewhere between Mayflower Bocawina National Park and Pomona village… she wasn’t overly excited.

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Inland Adventure- Thieving flowers with friends

I went on a grand adventure off the peninsula yesterday with friends. She wanted to collect some of those wild orchids that grow on other trees: Epiphytes! Orchids love orange groves. We found LOADS of them growing on orange trees throughout the Stann Creek district, south-central Belize.

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The Bad of Belize- why life in Belize isn’t always Paradise

With endless amounts of rose-colored info out there on why life in Belize is picture-perfect, ideal, utopian; here are some of the reasons I think life in Belize isn’t flawless: the bad of Belize.

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Know your tropical fruit- Sapodilla

Lessons from the veggie stand! I picked IT up and put my pride down and asked the question: “what is this?” Sapodilla– the texture is odd… granular (?) and the taste is SWEET. Sort of like a soft pear but grainier and cloyingly sweet, confectionary sweet- like the sugar cube of fruits!

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