Tag - Placencia

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What to do this weekend in Placencia
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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids
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Mini golf on the Placencia peninsula
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Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department- putting the FUN in fundraising
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Staying busy in Belize
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Hot stuff coming through!
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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia for Dummies- Part 2
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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia (for Dummies)
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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it
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Hello strangers

What to do this weekend in Placencia

The weather is warm, the restrictions are loosening, tourism is picking back up, and the general attitude around town is expectant and lighthearted. The CDC has dropped their travel alert for Belize to a level 2, making it one of the safest destinations to visit right now. Loads of local residents have received their first round of vaccine at very efficiently ran public pop-up-community-clinic events and though enhanced sanitizing and social distancing protocols are still in place, things are feeling darn near normal. So, with that said, let’s…

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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids

Placencia is paradise for young kids. Placid, tepid, clear water surround a pint-sized hamlet that is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle. Now there are 3 fresh and exciting offerings in the village

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Mini golf on the Placencia peninsula

It’s just like the Jersey Shore boardwalk!  Only, you know, in the tropics with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Mayan Mountain range looming over the lagoon side.  It’s the new Inky’s miniature golf course and the 19th Hole Bar and restaurant at Sirenian Bay Resort. Sirenian Bay is a new luxury development in Surfside (just north of Siene Bight) on the Placencia Peninsula.  The owners are the same couple that bought our neighboring property, Captain Jaks, here in the village and their golf cart rental…

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Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department- putting the FUN in fundraising

The PVFD and Barefoot Beach bar hosted a fun and unique fundraiser this past Sunday- a village wide scavenger hunt.  Participants donated $30 per person and formed teams to compete for a $500 cash grand prize (donated by local businesses and individuals).   It’s no secret that our Fire Department is woefully underfunded by the National Fire Service; national resources must be shared and are limited and I’m sure we’re not the only community that feels we could do with an injection of capital to maintain and upgrade…

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Staying busy in Belize

Vacationers we encounter are often curious about our expat life. After finding out that we live in this tropical paradise full time they usually ask us, “Well what do you do? What do you DO down here all day?” and we usually joke that we do a whole lot of nothing or that we’re beach bums or bar flies or we’re retired. The truth is there is PLENTY to do down here besides laying on the beach drinking rum punch… but if you MADE me, I could totally…

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Hot stuff coming through!

My friend, Cindy Flowers, and I have recently been collaborating on fundraising for the Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department. Specifically, to get Placencia (and the whole 18-mile peninsula really) a new fire truck. The one currently in use here is STRUGGLING, it’s literally cracking in half and can barely hold any water. Luckily for us, the department has a 6 X 4 vehicle and two independent pumps so that lines can be thrown into a water source (like the lagoon or sea) and hoses can be run that way….

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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia for Dummies- Part 2

Full on foraging!  As I write this, I’m ACTUALLY drinking a Chanca Piedra tea for a daily preventative liver detox… at least I hope its Chanca Piedra.  It tastes medicinal, herbally, so I think that’s good.  It tastes like hot water with weeds in it if I’m being completely honest.  I’m probably not doing it right but we’ll just continue on with what I learned during Kim Ringland’s natural remedies workshop; and this is just scratching the surface of the wonderful and wacky world of herbs.  If you’re…

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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia (for Dummies)

Okay so I went down a Kindle Unlimited wormhole of apocalypse fiction last year and now the collapse is always in the back on my mind along with loosely formed reaction plans for pandemics, EMPs and of course zombies.  I think Belize is probably a pretty good place to be in to try and ride out the end of the world; it’s the least populated country in Central America: the greatest advantage you can have when society is falling apart- whether the cause is massive wars, disease, rioting…

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Settling in to our new lives-BEElize it

So, we’ve been settling in to life here in Placencia village; and in to our home/ guesthouse. Which we renamed Driftwood Gardens by the way. General upkeep of a home here is enough to keep one busy most days but we’ve also done some significant and minor upgrades to take this traditional Belizean style house to the next level of comfort.  We replaced the old wooden louver windows with glass ones (DM me if you want to hear our Peter’s Glass horror story and scathing review; I won’t…

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Hello strangers

Oh my word it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  I plan on rectifying that- on reviving this little blog.  So what has been happening since our move?  Plenty! We proudly celebrated our first September Celebrations in Belize- it’s almost as if you can’t throw a stone in  Belize during this month without hitting a party or parade.  The big days being the 10th– St George’s Caye Day.  And the 21st– Belize Independence Day. We also celebrated our first Halloween And our first “big fat American” Thanksgiving…

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