All around me shifts are happening. High season is coming here in Belize, and shops and restaurants around San Ignacio are preparing for the influx of tourists. It’s also still rainy season and we’ve been getting more regular showers throughout the day. The humidity is in full effect, the nights are cooler, and the days are starting to feel shorter as darkness creeps into the evenings a little bit earlier than before. Continue reading “Wrap It Up, B: Shifting Into A New Season”
On the last day of the year, I’m remembering Ro’s and my visit to Belize and spending New Year’s Eve in San Ignacio. This was the trip that made us decide to move here months later. And here we are. Continue reading “Learning To Fly: 2015 & My Leap Of Faith”
This is Ro’s and my first Christmas in Belize.
The holiday is widely celebrated here, and for weeks I’ve been seeing homes and shops decorated with various Christmas-sy things, which has been amusing and a bit strange, mainly because it’s so hot and sunny and seeing this against the backdrop of palm trees is so different from what I’m used to. Like this tree that went up in the center of town last week: Continue reading “New & Old Traditions”
We’ve had rain in Belize for over a week now. Heavy downpours every day. When I was in Caye Caulker last week, in our private beach house overlooking the sea, I was kind of into it. Continue reading “A Little Sun”
Last night I hung out at Empyrean Art Center for their Friday night acoustic jam. They’re a small art gallery and community center just a few doors down (the same place where I got the spinach plant), and the owners are lovely people. Continue reading “Another Song”
I have become a rum drinker.
Y’all know I was never ordering rum when I lived in New York. For a while I avoided all dark liquors because I thought they made me aggressive. Then I learned to drink whisky, and my life was changed. Continue reading “Pure Class”
Sundays in San Ignacio are quiet and slow. All of the shops are closed for most, if not all of, the day, taxis are few and far between, and only a couple of the street vendors are out selling fruit and plantain chips. Continue reading “Sundays”
Today Nophi and I went to the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech, just 10 minutes away. It was late afternoon and there were only a few other visitors besides ourselves. The folks at Cahal Pech are pretty laid back, so we were able to just walk around without a tour guide. Continue reading “Cahal Pech”
Folks, I have become a morning person.
I know, I know… it’s shocking. I can hardly believe it myself. For those of you who are morning people I know this isn’t a big deal, but y’all who’ve known me for a while are aware that waking up early is something I’ve struggled with my whole life. Continue reading “Morning”