Today we had to go renew our passports for the 3rd time. I can’t believe we’ve been in Belize for 3 months already! The guy at the immigration office asked us how we like it here. I said “It’s beautiful. I love it!” He asked me what makes it so beautiful. I said “I love the weather and the water.” I explained that where I’m from back in the states...
Stray dogs are a problem here Corozal. Many of the dogs have mange and are very emaciated. Apparently the health department and the police department teamed up to do something about this, because it is a health issue. So yesterday we heard an announcement come from a bull horn on a truck, and it was a warning for people to keep their pets inside to avoid accidental eradication. I wondered how...
Quest for Placencia
I haven’t posted in a while because we’ve been busy with Easter and making plans to go down to the Placencia area next month. We’re hoping to live there for at least a month to have time to check everything out. We also want to take a trip out to snorkel with the Whale Sharks. They are in the area right now and I would absolutely love to swim with the Whale Sharks! The place we...
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it...
I haven’t posted anything in a few days ‘cause I’ve been brainstorming and researching some things. We originally came to Belize wanting to open a restaurant. We were/are open to other ideas, because we knew that having never been to Belize before now, we weren’t sure what to expect. Don’t get me wrong, we did tons of research…online. But much of what we found...
Today we finally went to see some Mayan ruins! We found out that the Copper Horse Inn offers a tour to Lamanai for $65 U.S. per person. They drove us to Orange Walk, which is about an hour drive from Corozal Town. From there we took a tour of the New River and saw Spider Monkeys (see above picture). The guide stopped so we could maybe give the Spider Monkeys a snack. These monkeys are very used...
I’ve been hard pressed to find a place to cut my hair since we arrived in Belize. I should’ve had it done back in the states before I came to give me some time, but being the procrastinator that I am…it didn’t happen. So here in Corozal I’ve only seen one place that cuts women’s hair. I went in to check it out, and she was busy. It’s a good sign right?...
Just another day in Belize
So today was one of those days where you experience little inconveniences from living in Belize. We live in an apartment on the 3rd floor. There is no hot water. Now for most people that’s okay, because it’s warm and humid and they usually want to cool off anyway. I, on the other hand, get cold really easy. I figure I can tough it out until we get to a more permanent place though. The...
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Back "home" in Corozal
We stopped by to see Chriss about the place to lease/buy. He wasn’t there, so maybe it wasn’t meant to be. We are going to email him with some questions and see what he replies. To get to and from Caye Caulker, we had to take two boat rides. Coming home we took one boat through the Belizean Express, from Caye Caulker to Ambergris Caye. It’s about a 30 minute ride. Once at...
What you can't find in Belize
I should say, it’s not that you can’t find these things in Belize, it’s just rare, or very expensive! Based on research we found that the things we should take with us to Belize are: books electronics tools all kitchen ware (silverware, dishes, appliances) linens/towels Of this list I will add that anyone wanting to move to Belize should stock up on & bring: meds,...
After much prayer and research, and of course finally getting the thumbs up from God, we began to plan out everything we needed to do to leave the states and move to Belize. I’ll keep this short by putting it in list form. started vaccinations (took over a 6 month span) sold or threw away stuff we didn’t need to take with us packed things we needed to take (based on ...
In the beginning...
It had been a desire of mine to move to a beautiful, tropical place since I was too young to understand what that meant. I remember watching a news segment, when I was about four years old, about all the tourists in some beautiful location (I don’t remember where), and I told my mom I want to be tourist when I grow up. She laughed and told me it’s not a job people have. Little did she...