Sep 222015
 
Belize Bugs, Spiders, & Snakes

Belize Bugs and Spiders. Belize bugs and spiders are larger than we are used to seeing back in Canada, and often look like they are on steroids and maintaining a regular daily workout regimen.  But typically unless you corner them, or stick your hand in a hole where it doesn’t belong, most Belize bugs and other critters will try […]

Jul 082015
 
Know Your Residency Options in Belize

Residency Options. Residency options may not be on the top of your list when you first arrive in the country, but if staying in Belize is on your short list you may want to keep your options in mind. Upon arriving in Belize you will receive a “Visitor Visa” based on your expected time of […]

Feb 162015
 
Pineapples, Everything you need to know

Pineapples, Fruit or Vegetable? Pineapples are strange, they don’t follow the rules normally used to determine if something is a fruit or a vegetable. Unlike most fruits by definition, it is developed from the flower of the plant, it does not grow on a tree and does not contain seeds. However it is classified as a fruit and when ripe will turn a […]

Feb 062015
 
Garbage Disposal, An Isla Bonita Ugly.

Garbage Disposal, the ugly truth As I have stated before, it is my goal based on my experiences to provide an unbiased view of life in Belize. To that end I feel I must present “the good, the bad, and the ugly”. One of the ugly things is the random roads and several vacant lots used for garbage disposal around San […]

Feb 032015
 
National Flag And Symbols Of Belize.

The National Flag of Belize Belize’s national flag is the only flag in the world to illustrate people in its design. The flags colors are a blue body with a red horizontal stripe at the top and bottom and a white circle in the center. The red, blue, and white colors are the colors of the two […]

Jan 272015
 
Is Freedom Found More Canada Or Belize?

How is freedom defined? Freedom is partially defined in the Merriam-Websters dictionary as; the quality or state of being free: as a :  the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. The Oxford Dictionary defines freedom as; The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants: Is Freedom in Canada and the USA? Freedom […]

Jan 242015
 
El Gran Carnaval ~ Painting the town

EL GRAN CARNAVAL de SAN PEDRO “El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro” is a similar type celebration and event to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. This years theme is “La vida es un carnaval” or “Life is a carnival”. It felt like we just got past Christmas and several days of New Year celebrations here in San Pedro, when the […]

Jan 232015
 
Beach Walks in the Morning in Belize

Morning walks on the beach The beach starts another typical morning for us. We got up at 7:00 AM which is when the first flight left the Tropic Air Terminal and flew by our bedroom window as it does every morning. I make my “Bubba Cup” of coffee to go and after our showers, we take the golf cart to […]

Jan 222015
 
Board Pets In San Pedro, Belize.

Where can You Board Pets in San Pedro? Need to board pets? As I have mentioned in the past pets can travel in and out of Belize fairly easily as long as you know and follow the rules. As I have also mentioned in the recent past Lorilee and I need to return to Canada  sometime in […]

Jan 212015
 
Sargasso and the Beaches Of Belize

What is Sargasso? Sargasso is the seaweed that is pictured and has been accumulating on the beautiful beaches of Belize and throughout the Caribbean for the past few years. It is not often talked about in the tourist pamphlets, or highlighted in resort and real estate ads when pictures of the pristine beaches are inserted. The “unbelizeable truth”. In […]