Bittas, a Welcome Cool Spell & our Gecko Hunter

Bittas, a Welcome Cool Spell & our Gecko Hunter

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I’m either acclimatizing to the heat and humidity here, or it got a lot cooler this last week. Looking at my weather app, nothing seems to have changed in terms of humidity – it’s still between 78% and 83%, so I’m going to assume I’m getting used to it, thank goodness. Having said that, it has been cooler here the past couple of days due to rain and storms, and it’s been a nice break. My fan has been grateful for the rest. There’s been a lovely breeze on my morning walks. I’ve been waking up at sunrise lately (what’s up with that?) and have experienced some stunning sunrises over the sea. I took a different route yesterday and saw some beautiful stuff

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Trying New Tropical Fruits – Breadfruit

Trying New Tropical Fruits – Breadfruit

I must confess that I’ve been sticking to the fruits and vegetables that I’m familiar with – pineapples, mangoes, guavas, papaya, avocadoes – these are the fruits of my childhood. But recently, I was introduced to some fruits that I’m not familiar with and I was pleasantly surprised. And so I decided that it was time to try all the fruits and vegetables Belize has to offer – good and not-so-good – and today I’m going to start with Breadfruit.

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Fresh Donuts, Visa Extension and … Can You Do the Hokey Pokey?

Fresh Donuts, Visa Extension and … Can You Do the Hokey Pokey?

We had heard all about the donut lady from our friends, but we never seemed to be able to catch her at the right time, which would be approximately 7:00 am. She carries lovely donuts in a plastic tub on her head and walks up and down Main Street and sells them. They are usually gone very quickly.

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2022 Placencia Lobsterfest!! A Fantastic Day Out

2022 Placencia Lobsterfest!! A Fantastic Day Out

Drawing crowds from across the country, the Placencia Lobsterfest was held on July 16th and 17th fulfilling every foodie’s craving for a seafood fete and fresh caught spiny lobster.

The night before the weekend activities are just the warm up, but you can ease into the fun thanks to the local restaurants and bars. Featured DJs, special menus and any other promotion to take advantage of the influx of guests during a traditionally slow tourism season.

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Eat Local – The Best Food in Placencia – and Affordable!

Eat Local – The Best Food in Placencia – and Affordable!

We love supporting the local businesses as much as we can and we’re also on a budget, so we’re always looking for ways to save money on food without comprising taste.

There is no shortage of locally-owned restaurants, street food booths and mobile vendors to choose from, all offering their own unique style of food and drinks – all delicious and incredibly affordable. Here’s the ones we’ve tried so far.

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A Walk Around Pretty Placencia, A New Kitten and … Sand Flies!

A Walk Around Pretty Placencia, A New Kitten and … Sand Flies!

So much has happened during our first week in Placencia. We’ve met some awesome people who have been a constant source of information as to how things work here – where to find the best bread, where to find the best juice – there’s a man who rides around on a trike with a cooler on the back filled with juice that he makes himself – and it’s delicious! Once you connect with him, he stops by your house with the juice you like.

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First Few Days in Placencia, Belize

First Few Days in Placencia, Belize

After 2 days of traveling, 3 time zones and 4 airplanes, we were more than elated to finally arrive in Placencia. Hungry and in dire need of a stiff drink, we headed down to the nearest restaurant/pub suggested by our landlady. Across the main road and then a short walk down a sandy road, we came to Buba Wuba’s Grill and Smoke Shack – right on the lagoon.

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