San Felipe to San Ignacio

“Next stop, San Ignacio.” I twisted the key to our rental as Amy screen shotted our directions, because out here in the rainforest, Google isn’t your friend. Amy mentioned we were leaving San Felipe, passing near San Antonio, would drive through Santa Elena on our way to San Ignacio. “I wonder if there’s a town […]

Fresh, delicious, easy Mango Salsa

A versatile salsa enhanced by cooked vegetables and fresh ingredients. It works well as a chip dip, taco topping or garnish for fish, pork or chicken.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Amazing Belize Chocolate

Do you love chocolate cupcakes? Who doesn’t love chocolate cupcakes? The chocolate from Belize has a different fruit forward characteristic we’ve noticed and enjoyed. The chocolate here is unlike our favorite chocolates that originate from South and Central America. If you’d like to take a shot at making these as we did, buy chocolate from […]

What Have I Learned in Six Months?

I came here for a good argument.Ah, no you didn’t. You came here for an argument.An argument isn’t just contradiction.Well, it can be.No, it can’t.An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.No, it isn’t.Yes, it is. It isn’t just contradiction.Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a […]

San Pedro Sun Rise

The beauty of life on an island, one that points north/south, is the sunrise. Our little house is parallel to the beach and I’m usually up by 5:00. I’ll make coffee first then ready Otis’s food. Our tiny patio is ten steps off the beach. It faces east, north east. As the sun begins to […]

Easter in the Shadow of the Mayan Temple

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Banque Viejo In a 75-year-old church, in a 100-year-old parish, in a town that has every right to despise the Catholic Church, wearing a recently purchased Mayan amulet in the shape of the glyph Mol which depicts the constellation Orion, I sat through a beautiful, emotional Easter service celebrating the […]

Chocolate, cacao, and white truffles

“White Truffle Cappuccino courtesy Chef Colicchio.”The waiter gently placed a delicate bowl in front of me then silently made way for another gentleman with something more modern, more clever than the teapot it resembled. He poured out the contents of this teapot, an opaque, caramel-colored liquid, with a luscious, luxurious texture. Its aromas reached up, […]

Lima Beans and Cacao Pods

It’s cantaloupe. No wait, lemons, and is that guava, and oof! The sting of vinegar tickles the insides of my nose. Cacao beans, an entire Igloo ice chest full of them are right in front of me and they’re almost vibrating with life. When the beans went in 24 hours ago, they were so fruity […]

The Mayan PB & J

Her wood fire crackled, radiating heat into the center of her already 80+ degree home. In this part of Belize, everyone sweats. There’s little electricity, air-conditioning is a very rare luxury, and there’s work to be done. Work for Mrs. Bo is making tortillas, by hand, sometimes 200 or more per day. Mrs. Bo is […]

Escape to Belize…NOW

Ready to Visit Belize? We arrived here on November 2nd, 2020 for a year-long adventure. And I believe that qualifies us to answer your questions about your desire to visit Belize. Vaccines are being administered, travelers are making plans and Belize hasn’t been affected by the pandemic like some other countries you’ve read about. Now […]