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The Difference Between Sargasso and Seagrass

Difference Between Sargasso and Seagrass in Belize

Travelers are sometimes unclear on the difference between sargasso and seagrass. Besides the stench and residue left by decomposing sargasso also known as sargassum, there are a couple of other differences. Sargasso is not permanent but appears for random chunks of time and it can affect peoples health. I have yet to hear of anyone having an allergic reaction to ... Read More »

Tallest Building on Ambergris Caye Belize?

Tallest building on Ambergris Caye Belize

Officially, the tallest building on Ambergris Caye Belize has two contenders, soon to be 4. The water tower, and Grand Wyndham Resort measure up at 5 stories or 60 ft tall. Source: Amanda Syme Sunrise Real Estate. Grand Baymen which is under construction is also in the mix. My Friend Aimee said that La Serine resort going up at the ... Read More »

Don’t Let Rain Get in the Way of Parties

December in Belize

I mentioned to you in this month’s events Calendar that December in Belize is a busy time of year, so much so that it’s looking like I will add a second calendar of events next week once I find a few more.  Here are two of the recent parties that happened on Ambergris. Both for great businesses, one was a fundraiser ... Read More »

This Ain’t No Chucky Cheese – A Kids Party at the Beach Bar

Expat Life

Another aspect of expat life that is different in Belize – it is perfectly acceptable to throw a last minute birthday party for your 5-year-old child and her 6-year-old friend at a bar. Since Tink and her friend, Eva were both having birthdays, their parents (Cindy, Andy, Sandra and Florent) decided to team up and make it a double. It ... Read More »

South Island Pool Time and Gorgeous Weather

South Ambergris Caye Island

Every day I can easily find a good reminder of why I am still happy I moved to Belize. Lately, it is the absence of cold that has my spirits high. Even though it is in my nature to hibernate like a bear in winter, and could easily do so way too much, I made myself get out and do ... Read More »

Strength in Numbers Belize Tourism Industry Association Membership Mixer

About Belize Tourism Industry Association

As I walked into El Divino at Banana Beach Resort I was surprised at the turn out for the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) for the Membership Campaign. Close to 80 people showed up to the mixer, a blend of business owners, San Pedro Town Council and a few residents. Honored guest speaker Osmany Salas BTIA President & Senator and ... Read More »

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