Bizarre News Story and My Big Excitement

by tacogirl
xanadu belize

I just read a strange Belize Mexico story this am from Ch 7 news According to Por Esto newspaper out of Quintana Roo, a couple from Belize were caught in Mexico stealing from a  Walmart.  The pair were busted by a security camera trying to leave the store without paying for  a pair of headphones and a watch. The items totaled $598 pesos which is almost $95 Belize dollars. The pair were given a choice, either pay three times the value or go face a Mexican judge. Of course they opted to pay the triple value be set free. I don’t know about you but I have never heard of charging a shoplifter more money and letting them go, that definitely qualifies as a bizarre news story in my book.

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As I was on my first walk today I took a picture so you could see the stylish fence that Xanadu Resort is putting up to replace the old chain link one. I also snapped a pic of the guy cleaning the aquarium at Tropic Air. It was super hot so I stopped by there to cool down a minute and chat with Quicksilver Dianne while she was doing cell phone rental deliveries and pick ups. She said “Tropic Arrivals have been way up the past two weekends” That does not surprise me, it was super busy the whole time we were there.

stylish fence at xanadu belize

New wood fence at Xanadu Resort

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Cleaning the fish tank at Tropic Air

Now onto my big excitement, the first of my series of signs has been painted by Smurf. Been waiting months to see him again and get his new number but my timing was never right. Yesterday while Dennis and I were doing our errands I finally ran into him, we were heading to Super Buy on backstreet and I noticed he was across the road working on a new sign for Honkongsita. I stopped right away and was able to book him for today to get the first one done. I love that many businesses still opt to get hand painted signs here, it is an artistic skill that is long gone in many places.

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Smurf’s freshly pained sign on back street

Quicksilver Messenger ambergris caye belize

Smurf placing artwork to be Painted on Quicksilver Messenger sign

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This one will get painted tomorrow

personalized postage stamps

Finished postage stamp logo

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Personalized postage stamp made for me by tacoboy

postage stamp designs from belize

Close up of my personalized postage stamp made by tacoboy


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Miranda February 26, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Hi, Laurie!
I am arriving on Sat. For three weeks.
I hope we can get together for some fun!

tacogirl February 27, 2013 - 7:41 am

Just shoot me an email if you want to make plans to meet up Miranda.

Alan Slater February 23, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Hi Laurie,
That is quite a sign for Hongkongsita. Smurf has an admirable talent. By the way, did you happen to catch Sharon’s (Heibing,) farewell blog to Belize? She is returning to the States, for health reasons. I guess that she has not faired well healthwise since just after she arrived. The good news is, that she and Nige are getting married before they return State side. Look up her blog at to read the whole farewell.
Alan S.

tacogirl February 23, 2013 - 6:56 pm

I agree Al Smurf very talented. I did not catch her farewell blog, will check it out and send a congratulations.

Maureen February 22, 2013 - 11:21 pm

I LOVE IT! Good Job Tacoboy!!

tacogirl February 23, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Thanks Maureen.


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