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Tragedy on the beach- Placencia Police kill teen
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Belize Safety Tips for Travelers
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Di Bruwry- di biggest pub in Belize
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Sunday is RUNday in Placencia
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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

Tragedy on the beach- Placencia Police kill teen

We’ve just returned to Placencia from a 2-week family and friends’ visit in the States and while we were gone this community suffered a tragic and contentious event; one that has made national headlines and sparked an explosion of emotion from the public (both home and abroad via social media).  On the night of July 15th, seemingly inconsequential events led to the fatal shooting of a minor on our otherwise quiet beach.  Chief of Police, Chester Williams, has already admitted in an interview with the press that the…

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Belize Safety Tips for Travelers

shake out your shoes Depending on what area of the country you visit and what season it is, you might encounter some Belize residents you would rather not get friendly with: spiders, snakes, scorpions OH MY!  If I’m visiting the jungle and have left my shoes out overnight, I’m certain to give them a careful inspection before shoving my feet back in to them.  Nothing ruins a morning quite like a scorpion between the toes.  I’d much prefer a shot of espresso to wake me up. *Pro Tip:…

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Di Bruwry- di biggest pub in Belize

“Daaammmmnnnn,” was what I thought when we pulled up to Bowen and Bowen’s new flagship pub, Di Bruwry.  This place is MASSIVE, and MODERN, and what the heck are we in North America right now?!  Bowen & Bowen, you have me shook.  It’s been quite awhile since we’ve ventured out of the village and up to the city so I was completely unprepared for this expansive and exquisite new facility near the International Airport in Ladyville, Belize. Di Bruwry is Belize Brewing Company’s (a subdivision of the larger…

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Sunday is RUNday in Placencia

Are you in Placencia this weekend? If so, you should definitely certainly 100% for sure participate in the charity 5K run/walk on Sunday morning at 7am. Sign up the day of (pre-race registration begins at 6am, race starts at 7) and give your $10bzd donation to the Placencia Volunteer Fire Department as your entry fee. There will even be cash prizes for top finishers! (made possible by community donors) This is the first in-person event we’ve been able to have since the pandemic began. The race will begin…

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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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