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

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Cheap travel- post pandemic
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When is a good time to visit Belize?
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Off-season sale at Itz’ana- Wine in Belize
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Cruising Crepes and Churros
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Quarantine Continues- Belize is Covid19 free but restrictions remain
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Healthcare in Belize (Courts’ Optical services)
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Quarantine Chronicles- Trapped in Paradise, part 3
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All Aboard the Cheddar Train
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Winner Winner- Everyone Gets a Chicken Dinner
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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia part 2

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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Healthcare in Belize (Courts’ Optical services)

*disclaimer- I am not an expert on this topic and have had little need for, or experience with, medical care in Belize. These are my opinions, formed through my limited scope of exposure to Belize’s healthcare system.
We are very fortunate to all be in very good health and typically in need of nothing more than regular wellness services. If you are in similar condition then you will find Belize services adequate and affordable. We do not carry any health insurance and find it easy to visit the local clinic for minor things at little or no cost.

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Quarantine Chronicles- Trapped in Paradise, part 3

Yesterday was Belize’s 18th day with no new cases of covid-19 and we were anxiously anticipating the GOB’s afternoon press conference announcing new and more relaxed regulations for our national state of emergency.  The state of emergency was extended for another 60 days so borders remain closed through at least June 30th, the Ministry of Education basically wrote off the remainder of the school year (they’d previously announced that student for be given a pass on exams and moved up next term, they’re doing radio broadcasts as a…

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All Aboard the Cheddar Train

Last week it was chickens, this week it was cheese. I was so pleased to be able to organize a bulk purchase of delicious cheddar from Western Dairies. The premise was simple: buy a pound give a pound free. Instead of buying retail for your family this week you could buy from my makeshift co-op and get twice as much- take your family’s cheese and donate the extra pound to our community food pantries. Win win.

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Winner Winner- Everyone Gets a Chicken Dinner

Through the altruism and generosity of people here and abroad, the peninsula’s food banks have been well stocked with staples such as flour, beans, eggs, and rice. With this week’s Quality Poultry promotion, several hundred at-risk families were given chickens

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Trapped in Paradise- Quarantine Chronicles from Placencia part 2

It’s day 10 of lockdown in Belize. I know loads of other countries have been living this reality much longer than we have but I’m still wrapping my head around the changes we’re observing. Placencia went from tourist hub to ghost town in the blink of an eye.

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