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Changing Direction

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzy In October 2004 my wife and I sold everything we had, packed up our two small children and moved to Belize. We had never even visited Belize but a … Continue reading

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The Night We Buried Our Friend In The Jungle

On 4 June 2012, 13 year old Jasmine Lowe was reported missing by her father. She left her house to go to her mother’s salon in San Ignacio but never arrived.  At about 2:00 pm on 6 June her body … Continue reading

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The Reality of Belize

Living in Belize is an adventure! The majority of the roads are dirt, the traffic laws are lax, there are few police, the borders are porous, corruption by government officials is rampant and overt, there are scary tropical diseases, deadly … Continue reading

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Seriously Old School

Imagine large families where everyone works hard, contributes and there are no surly teenagers. Every meal is made from scratch, the milk, cream and butter are fresh and all the vegetables are grown by you or your neighbors. Those vegetables … Continue reading

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Racism in Belize?

In your home town, a black man and  a white man walk into a mechanic’s shop. They both ask what a brake job cost. The  mechanic tells the white guy $150, he tells the black man its $200.  Is that … Continue reading

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An American Ex-Pat in Belize, An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

“What time is it?” “Guess”, the beautiful blonde in my bed replies. The younger blonde stirs, not wanting to get up just yet. “7:25?” “7:50, it’s late”, she says. The three of us have slept in a bit. My wife, … Continue reading

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Visiting Western Belize

Traveling to Belize without coming inland is like getting a soft serve ice cream and not eating the cone. Come on! Eat the cone! I spent a significant portion of my life on, in and around the water and I … Continue reading

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