Rainy Day Belize City Shopping
Woke up at 5:30 am yesterday morning to pouring rain and crazy power surges, the clock on our stove kept fading in and out so we quickly unplugged a few things that were not on surge protectors. As a result I was not able to charge my phone or camera before leaving for my Belize City shopping adventure. I was almost tempted to cancel my trip but decided to waterproof and stick to my 9:00 am flight plan. I caught a ride as far as Pedro’s Hotel area with tacoboy and walked the rest of the way to Maya Air.
While waiting for boarding call I was able to charge my phone half way. Our plane went to Caye Caulker and Philip Goldson before landing at Municipal Airport. With all the stops I burned up my battery facebooking pics along the way, love that I was able to pick up Wifi signal while flying. I took a quick recharge break in the lounge area at Muni before finding Jeff for a taxi ride. I figured I might as well get some work in while my phone was charging so I started this post and cleared out a few emails.
Onto the real reason for my trip, I was looking for some fun edgy shoes for Halloween so I had Jeff drop me off near Brodies. I hit about 10 stores and unfortunately struck out, nothing I saw was quite right. All was not lost though, I got big silver hoop earnings that I could not find in San Pedro and I scored on vitamins at Brodies pharmacy. They have a large selection of Good N Natural and Sundown Naturals. 5 bottles of various stuff cost me $71.71 bzd including a mysterious $7.90 discount and all of them were well within their expiry date by a year or two.
As for my costume I decided to wear my red and black patent boots from last year, nothing I saw beat them and I am in to win it for a prize at the annual Pimp n Ho pre party at Pedro’s. While my outfit will be good, I would have to go all out to compete $1000 grand prize at the Holiday Hotel. People really do a spectacular job on their costumes for that one and it is worth going to see even if you do not dress up, people line the street just to watch the Red Carpet entrances.
After I finished on Albert Street, I walked across the swing bridge to do a quick pop in at Bottom $ grocery store. I did not find anything I could not live without and decided I like Save U better for selection of things we can not get at our island grocery stores.
Almost time to head back to the airport for my flight back to San Pedro, I called Jeff and had him meet me out front. I had one last stop to make and got him to pass by the big fruit and vegetable market near Novelo’s bust terminal on my way back to the airport. A few people on the island who belong to Healthy in Belize facebook group were talking about getting veggies flown in from the mainland so I figured I would snap a few pics while there so everyone could see what it was like.
If you find yourself in Belize City and needing a cab, you can call Jeff Taxi Service at 630 – 5764. Cost of my taxi ride from Municipal Airport to downtown $10 bzd, ride back to the airport including stop off $25 bzd.