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Hopkins Question[s]

I received an email from Dave this morning with a very particular question.  I wrote back and asked him if it was ok to post his question on the blog and see if someone out there has an answer for Dave.

Hi, I have been to Belize a few times.  One time in 2007 I had heard about a place within driving distance of Hopkins.  It was some sort of former plantation, but not sure of this detail with an “eccentric” owner and if you called ahead and if there was room you could go and have a sit down family style dinner with them. Is there anyway you could ask around and see if this still exists?
Thanks for your help.
Dave

[Also looking for any good information on Hopkins area if you have something to share please leave comment.]

I have been working with tacoboy to give tacogirl a bit of a makeover. There are always ongoing routine site updates and creative work to do.  I have a lot of exciting ideas and new specials in the works and will be slowly revealing them as they get done. Unfortunately installing a new page layout beat tacoboy today so he switched to updating the map with all the current tacogirl specials and a few other land marks.

Looking for a beach front hotel in San Pedro town? Want to get a relaxing treatment or enjoy some delicious locally grown organic Belize produce? If you answered yes to either of those questions you will be glad to know to know that The Mayan Princess Hotel  Healthy Belize are both offering specials.

Bahn Mi Belize tacogirl special is in the works – I will post as soon as I get the details. They are now selling handmade packaged Vietnamese food. Perfect if you are enjoying Mayan Princess tacogirl special because they have kitchenette’s in their rooms. If you are not a fan of cooking you can also find Banh Mi Belize menu down the street at Lola’s pub.

[information on Healthy Belize tacogirl special will be up shortly]

6 comments

  1. Hi TG,

    Does he mean “Miss Emma’s” near Sittee (Haney Farms, 523-7001 for reservations, day before). Found on Drew Travers’ blog April 4, 2011(traversbelize.blogspot.com).

  2. Laurie: This has nothing to do with your usual drivel 🙂 but did you know that 20 years ago today it became legal for women to go topless in Canada? I feel in honour of this momentous event that San Pedro should take the lead and all women should celebrate accordingly. Please take lots of photos. Regards……AS

  3. Thanks Dennis I passed the info along.

  4. Noting to do with my usual drivel this time and all about your usual drivel instead 🙂

  5. I betcha along the Hummingbird or Southern Highways, which take you to Hopkins, you could pull up to any Belizean’s home and ask them to cook you a meal and they would if you paid them. That’s how hospitable they are, and unfortunately how eager for money too.

    I know I’ve heard about a program that pairs travelers with Belizeans and they stay in their home a night, eat a meal, etc., but not sure of the details.

    Hopkins is very quiet, Dave. After about a 10 minute drive down a long road from the Southern Hwy, you can turn left or right. Mostly the village has people’s homes, little stores, shops, and restaurants (nothing too fancy for the most part, unless you’re at one of the nicer hotels/inns).

    One street over is the beach, with more shops and restaurants. The ocean is gorgeous. Of course there’s all sorts of different types of accomodations, from fabulous to simple.

    It’s a very quiet and simple village, populated from what I saw mostly by the Garifuna. Hope that helps.

    Sharon Hiebing
    Relocate Wtihout Rose-Colored Glasses

  6. Hi Dennis,
    That could very well be it, I’m not 100% sure but will check it out next time I’m In Belize. I also got this reply from Lan Sluder

    “Dave,

    That’s a new one on me. The only thing that possibly might be it is Stonehaven, a large house up on a hill on the Hummingbird Highway not far from Billy Barquedier national park, owned by William Bowman. I think Bowman patterned the house after a family house in Scotland, and he wrote a book. I have no idea if he does dinners for the public, though.

    –Lan Sluder”

    I will also check that out.

    Hi Sharon, Thanks for the Info. I’ve been to Hopkins a couple times and think it’s great.

    And Thanks tacogirl for your help.

    Dave

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