If you want to keep busy, there is always no shortage of parties to attend around Christmas. While I do miss celebrating with my family, I do not miss the “rat-race” of Christmas.
These past few years I have been quite happy to do nothing for the holidays. This year was no exception and my temporary roommate Dennis agreed. His thought was “stay close to home” the furthest we needed to go was DandE’s frozen custard on Middle Street, only a stone’s throw away (4 blocks.)
I had to do one small errand that led me a bit further – pick up a package from Maya Flats airstrip at Tropic Cargo and put it on a San Pedro Belize Express water taxi to Caye Caulker. Thankfully it was not rainy at the time like on the 24th, we got about 3 inches that day. I sure was glad for my lightweight waterproof trenchcoat on my errand run. Boxing day also gave us rain, however, Christmas day was its usual Sunny Self.
More Parties to Come
Of course, New Years will be as busy as ever with loads of parties all around town as you may have seen in my last years Hitchhikers Guide to Ambergris Caye. A quick check on Facebook Local app for Monday and I saw some New Year’s Eve parties happening on Ambergris Caye. While not everyone from last year had the event listed as of yet, I am 99% sure all those places I hit last year will be doing parties again. Some of them are already confirmed below.
Two of the good ones to catch the Fireworks from are Palapa Bar and Grill and YOLO (Island Dreams Tours) usually sends a boat out on the water.
Other places having parties that night, Iguana Juans, Pier 366 and Melt Cafe for a few with live music. Crocs made the party list again and Holiday Hotel is doing a fun Kiss party.
If you want to get a bit further out then Crazy Canucks is doing a Reggae night party. Even more off the beaten path with a great view, NYE at Playa de Sala. There is definitely lots to choose from.
December in Belize
I will leave you with a few pictures taken over the last 3 days. Take note of the first one on the left facing southeast. At the same time, I took that, I shot the featured image which faces northeast. Our holiday skies were strong with a wide array of color. As for temperatures, on the cooler rainy days, we have had lows in the ’60s and today the high is 84 but feels like 91. Not bad for winter 😀
The day before Christmas, although I was dressed for cool weather and rain, I still ended up having to take a cab down the road as it would not let up. The car was packed with the drivers family and he charged me $10 for what should have easily been a $7 ride. I let it slide, for Christmas and I was just happy to get the groceries home reasonably dry.
Boxing day sunset was incredible. I sat out on the dock near my apartment for a good while and watch the sky change colors. Very relaxing.
Christmas night on Front Street all lit up and decorated for the holidays.
More decorations on Middle Street at Coral Cable Vision and lots of people waiting to enjoy a meal at Caramba.
How could you not have a happy ending to Christmas with that face below? 😀 She made me feel just like a naughty teenager but I was still good enough to get my treat 🙂
And truthfully we did have a happy ending as owners Dan bought us a holiday custard and Eileen entertained us. Which is a large part of why we go there, both are very entertaining. Of course, we also love the creamy taste – along with half the world. So many people across the globe instantly turn into repeat visitors while on vacation.