Apr 142017
 
Belize's Annual Easter Events | The 89th Annual Bike Race

Belize’s Annual Easter Events. One of the most attended of Belize’s annual Easter events is the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic. The inaugural race was held in 1928 and is now followed by most Belizeans. Organized by the “Cycling Federation of Belize”, the international event is held on the Holy Saturday of each year. […]

Aug 112016
 
HURRICANE EARL HITS BELIZE ~ AUG 04, 2016

Hurricane Earl Arrives Overnight. Hurricane Earl first Struck Ambergris Caye in Belize during the wee hours of the morning. Just after midnight on Aug. 04, 2016. With sustained winds of 80MPH Earl had only just made the Cat I hurricane classification hours prior to hitting Belize. Ambergris Caye Was Hit First. In San Pedro, although […]

Jul 042016
 
Belize's Low Cost Living

Finding Belize’s Low Cost Living. We now enjoy low cost living compared to that of Canada. After almost two years in Belize, there has been a bit of a learning curve, and in our case an attitude adjustment as well. Here are just a few of the tips we have learned. Five Tips To Low […]

Jun 062016
 
Hurricane Season In Belize -  How To Be Prepared.

 Hurricane Season In Belize. Hurricane season in Belize is from June 1st to November 30th. While the most severe weather is typically in the later half of the season, June is the time when residents prepare and vigilantly watch the weather patterns forming in and around the Caribbean. Belize has only experienced direct hits from […]

May 182016
 
Working in Belize, what you need to know

Working in Belize is not easy, but not impossible. Working in Belize is not as easy as just showing up and looking at the classifieds. There are procedures to follow as Belize rightfully protects it’s jobs for Belizeans. Belize is a small, generally poor country with high unemployment. It is practically impossible to just move […]

Mar 282016
 
Easter Celebrations and superstitions in Belize

Easter Celebrations in Belize Easter celebrations or Pasch (Pascha) for many begins at noon on Thursday when government offices and many other businesses close for preparations and remain closed until Tuesday morning. While this is a Holy Holiday that celebrates the death and resurrection of Christ, this is also a weekend when many Belizeans will travel […]

Jan 272016
 
Golf Carts are The Cars of San Pedro. Belize

Golf Carts are San Pedro’s Car of Choice. Golf carts are the choice of those that are not among the many people in Belize that either walk or ride bicycles in San Pedro, Belize. There are cars here on the island but they are usually used by service companies and as delivery vehicles (there are some exceptions). Taxi […]

Oct 212015
 
Checking Belize Expiry Dates ~ What you need to know

Checking Belize Expiry Dates. I must preface this post regarding checking Belize expiry dates by saying that it is neither my intention to promote nor to criticize life in Belize. It is my intention to inform, and while life here is usually everything we expected and hoped for, as with anywhere you might go, from time […]

Oct 142015
 
Belize Dream Home? Warning, Rent Don’t Buy.

Belize Dream Home. Looking for your Belize dream home? A picture is worth a 1000 words, that’s a mouth full and maybe why two pictures can sometimes take your breath away. The picture on the left is a picture of the street we lived on until we moved in August. I took that picture last December after […]

Oct 072015
 
People leave Belize. Not always Paradise.

Many People Leave Belize? People leave Belize? I have heard stats that say “more than 50% of expats leave after a year”, or other stats that indicate, “as many as 80% of the expats that come to Belize leave within two years”. While I guess either, or even both stats could be true, I admit […]