If you’re on a tourist visa in Belize and want to stay longer than 30 days, you have to make a trip to an Immigration office to get an extension. The 29th of every month is when I make that trip, usually on the Hokey Pokey (you can read about that here), to Independence. Coincidentally, it’s also the day that my friend and neighbour has to get her extension. And so we decided, along with our other friend and neighbour, to take a road trip to Dangriga to do some shopping, making a quick (ish) stop in Independence to get our visas extended. Dangriga has shops that we don’t have in Placencia – bigger supermarkets with a wider range of products, pet supply stores, furniture stores and so on.Continue reading “A Trip to Dangriga – the Heart and Soul of Belize”
When it comes to your hard-earned vacation, a rental property can be the difference between a great holiday and a not-so-great one. For example, you might get lucky and end up booking a place that’s even nicer in real life than it is in the listing photos. On the other hand (and probably more likely to happen), upon arrival, you might discover that the host took quite a few liberties when describing the property in the listing.Continue reading “Red-Flag Words to Avoid When Booking Vacation Rentals”
Yesterday was Independence Day in Belize – September 21, 2022, – and Belize turned 41 years old. And what a party it was, the main event being a carnival parade.
If you’ve been to this tiny country you know that Belizeans are so proud of where they were born, but it really shines through on the 21st of September.Continue reading “Carnival in Placencia! Belize’s 41st Independence Day Celebrations”
Hello lovely readers. Idyllic September continues. Apart from a few rain storms at night, we’ve had picture perfect weather and every day is spent at the beach or in the pool. With 16 miles of sandy beach, it’s easy to find a spot that’s less crowded.Continue reading “More Lovely Local Food, Smoothie Bar Gets an Upgrade, and Birthday Mimosas and Wine!”
This weekend past, we had two parades back to back – and the best is yet to come! In my previous post I mentioned that September is the most anticipated month of the year and it all started on Friday evening.
Every year, our volunteer firefighters have their annual barbecue and a parade afterwards. A crowd of us gathered at Strange Brew and cheered them on as they made their way through the village.Continue reading “Two Awesome Placencia Parades – Firefighters and St. George’s Caye Day”
September is turning out to be beautiful, so far. We’re still experiencing stormy and rainy nights, but the days, for the most part, have been lovely. Very humid still, which is why we spend most afternoons at the beach.Continue reading “Beautiful September in Placencia, Belize”
Despite it being Belize’s low tourism season, September is the most anticipated month of the year. September in Belize comes alive in the form of Independence Parades, colourful carnivals and a patriotic vibe that sweeps throughout the country for it’s birthday month. This September markets the 41st anniversary of Belize gaining it’s independence from Britain and the first time in 2 years that they’ve been able to celebrate, so it should be especially revelrous.Continue reading “5 Reasons to Visit Belize in September”