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Mango Madness
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Know your tropical fruit- Star Apple
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Billionaires in Belize
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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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Bragging about my Bananas
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Shopping in Belize- sorta Sam’s Club
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ChristMISS in Belize

Mango Madness

May is for mangoes in Belize. The country has over 20 varietals of mango trees. Twenty types of mangoes! They grow wild along the roadsides and have been expertly grafted and planted in yard- mangoes are everywhere, and they’re fruiting like mad at the moment.

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Know your tropical fruit- Star Apple

I spied something new-to-me at the veggie stand this week so I asked the friendly fellow behind the counter what it was. A Star Apple!

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Billionaires in Belize

Lukas Lundin’s superyacht, Savannah, pulls in to Placencia Pointe. We’ve never seen such an impressive ship before. The billionaire businessman’s boat is worth over $100 million.

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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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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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Shopping in Belize- sorta Sam’s Club

Belize does not have any big box stores. Nor do they have any chains or franchises like McDonalds or Subway. We have some department stores in Belize city and other select locations. Stann Creek has a warehouse-style discount store with bulk items- Sam’s Club (sorta).

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ChristMISS in Belize

I realize it’s been awhile since I last posted and that’s because I was battling a case of the Bah-Humbugs. I kept feeling as though there was nothing to write about- NO parades, NO gatherings, NO Mistletoe Ball this year.

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