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Life in Belize

A real life Paradise

sunny 75 °F

Friday, 12/3/10-Sunday, 12/5/10. OK, to be honest, I have mixed feelings about San Pedro, Belize. I think I would have appreciated it much more if I had come here 20-40 years ago. Not to say that this place is for young people only. There are lots of people my age here. I think what I am trying to say is that there isn’t much to do here unless you are into snorkeling, sailing, fishing or windsurfing; all of which are terribly expensive. Maybe it’s the fact that I am on a limited budget and there is a lack of inexpensive entertainment here that’s bugging me. Actually, there is a lack of anything inexpensive here.

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Ramon's (very expensive) Resort

This is the first country I have been to where English is the spoken language. Wouldn’t a movie theater be nice? Instead I have to watch TV in my room.

Even the taxis are costly, so I walk everywhere. Now I know I need the exercise, but my poor body is sore and I have been forcing it to get me around for the last three days. Tomorrow I am going to rent a bike. It is $10US a day, so that is affordable. I have walked all over the island and I want to go across the bridge and see what’s on the north end. I hear it’s nice.

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Beach

I have already settled into a quasi routine. In the morning I go to Mathieu’s Deli for a loaf of apple cinnamon bread which I devour while I’m there. Anna and Günter are wonderful and love to talk about the island. Then I walk around a while and check out the stores and crafts. I come home and put my bathing suit on and laze around the pool. Then in the afternoon, sometimes take a nap, then go look for something inexpensive to eat and walk along the beach.

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Anna at the Deli

Today was different in that a local resort has a BBQ on Sundays from 12-2:30 only. I skipped breakfast and headed to lunch early. I had BBQ ribs, which is boneless and shaped like bacon, but it was oh so good. I bought sandwich fixings at the grocery store, so I am set for a light dinner for the remaining 10 days.

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BBQ and Music

Tomorrow, I will hit the deli on my way north on the bike and probably have a late lunch on the north end.
It’s beautiful here and probably romantic if you have a significant other. The couples seem happy.

Posted by Jan Foster 06:05 Archived in Belize

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