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redkramer posted Rent for 3 months on the Belize forum on August 30, 2014:
I am planning on staying in San Pedro ambergris caye for 3 months starting September 14. Will I be able to find a condo/apt. to rent just boots on the ground. I am planning on getting a hotel for 4 or 5 days to give me time to look around. I would like to stay under $1000.
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redkramer posted One way ticket on the Belize forum on August 30, 2014:
I bought a one way ticket into San Pedro ambergris caye. Will I have trouble because I don't have a round trip ticket? I plan to stay the full 90 days then fly one way somewhere else as I am checking out retirement living options.
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Lillymac replied to the thread Exploring without reservations? on the Belize forum on August 30, 2014:
Lynnie initially posted:
Hi everyone ... we are coming to Belize Jan. 15 to March 15. We have an apartment reserved from Jan. 15 to Feb. 13 in Placencia which looks great. My question is if we wanted to just wing it for the last 4 weeks and travel around the coastal areas, will we be able to find decent accommodations for good prices, or should we reserve something for the entire time ahead? Thanks.
Lillymac replied 9 hours ago with:
Try the Bamboleo Inn it's in Ladyville by the airport., but still close enough to everything. Dan and Cathy are really great people. www.bamboleo-inn.com
Lillymac replied 9 hours ago with:
Try the Bamboleo Inn it's in Ladyville by the airport., but still close enough to everything. Dan and Cathy are really great people. www.bamboleo-inn.com
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Job possibility on the Belize forum on August 27, 2014:
tigerfan initially posted:
I realize that AC is mostly a tourist destination, but would an ex-pat have much of a chance in getting a job of any kind there? My son has certification in Computer Aided Drafting/Design, but it appears that it wouldn't help him much in AC. Any comments on jobs on the mainland versus AC would also be appreciated.
bobbyveee replied on August 27, 2014 with:
I know plenty of guys working on AC doing very well, working on line, but they came to AC with a job under their belt, and one they could do from anywhere. Thats very different from coming here hoping to get work
StewartPatton replied on August 27, 2014 with:
With that kind of degree, he could live like a king in San Pedro--he just needs a job working remotely for a U.S. company (or for U.S. clients on a freelance basis). Lots of folks work on the internet these days ya know.
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StewartPatton replied to the thread Ocean swimming on the Belize forum on August 27, 2014:
ralphp652 initially posted:
Hi, When we visited Belize last year we went swimming in the Caribbean on the North end of Placencia. we experienced enough undertow that it was difficult to stand, and so swimming was out of the question. Is this true of all the beaches in Belize at all times of the year. Thanks
StewartPatton replied on August 27, 2014 with:
I've never heard of anything like that happening--very strange. Belize beaches typically range from (i) not really a beach, just a place where ocean meets land (everywhere in Belize City, some parts of the Cayes), (ii) a super-calm beach that's like being on Lake Michigan (Hopkins) and (iii) a really nice beach with a little wave action but nothing crazy (Placencia). Must have been some crazy weather/current situation on the day you were there.
bobbyveee replied on August 24, 2014 with:
I understood that all beaches were safe , as per the belize tourist guides, only under tows are at the cuts in the reef. Not sure what you experienced.
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StewartPatton replied to the thread Looking to Hire Belizeans on the Belize forum on August 27, 2014:
gkwylie initially posted:
For the locals -- we're looking to hire a graphic designer, a web developer, an Internet Marketer, and SEO content developer. Our CEO has suggested I look to the Philippines to hire, because of the low costs of labor and excellent English communication skills. My goal is to change his mind and outsource to Belize. This could definitely accelerate our plans to relocate - which would be a huge plus for me! Anyone have any good sources for finding skilled employees in Belize. Kimberly
StewartPatton replied on August 27, 2014 with:
Awesome, this is great. You are absolutely right that Belize is a better destination than the Phillipines (at least in my humble opinion). I honestly don't know why we aren't crawling with call centers and other such businesses (we do have several, but we should have tons)--but that's another topic. I would suggest you contact BELTRAIDE (www.belizeinvest.org.bz). It is a government agency that helps people looking to invest in and/or move to Belize. They do an excellent job--it's not your typical "phone it in" government office. Good luck with everything, keep us updated.
Kenubelizeit replied on August 22, 2014 with:
I can post your msg on facebook will that be ok
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lorreann commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Belize City, Belize
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What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
Getting used to the laid back culture.... You learn fast how to chill.. Relax. Being part of an emerging economy and watching it grow, with many opportunities should you wish to take them up. Low blood pressure. Great food, all natural and unprocessed! A chance to make a difference by sharing your expertise which is always well received and appreciated. (Continue)
lorreann replied most recently with:
These were such informative and helpful answers. And it really surprised me that of all of these I've read on different areas of Belize that the happiest person was from Belize City. (Which everyone says to avoid) I'm still looking into where to retire and was encouraged that people can be this content and happy with such large life adjustments.
guyhildebrand replied recently with:
sounds like they have a good handle on moving to Belize. I would like to phone them if taat is possible? Please advise Thank you Guy Hildebrand
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bobbyveee replied to the thread single woman on the Belize forum on August 25, 2014:
gyorgyi777 initially posted:
I am a single woman considering Belize as a retirement location. I will actually retire next year but would like to visit Belize end of this year or early next year and spend a months. Lived in many parts of the world - being an expat is not new to me. I would like to get advise on how safe it is to travel alone as I would like to spend some times to discover the different areas Belize have to offer. Is there any women's forum where maybe I could get acquainted with a few ladies before I arrive and/or maybe travelling together? All advise/suggestion would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
bobbyveee replied on August 25, 2014 with:
Theres a great co. Bleasemanagement who has all kinds of property to let, its run by Coleen and her biz partner Tom, she's very helpful and would certainly meet you . The island is super friendly, everyone cats to everyone, you wont feel home sick. Hope this helps
bobbyveee replied on August 25, 2014 with:
Theres a great co. Bleasemanagement who has all kinds of property to let, its run by Coleen and her biz partner Tom, she's very helpful and would certainly meet you . The island is super friendly, everyone cats to everyone, you wont feel home sick. Hope this helps
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bobbyveee replied to the thread selling art on the Belize forum on August 24, 2014:
ralphp652 initially posted:
Hi, Do private artists pay a tax to sell their wares? Like the carvers in Placencia, or paintings?
bobbyveee replied on August 24, 2014 with:
I think your mixing up locals who do for a living and expats who do for fun and pin money
bobbyveee replied on August 23, 2014 with:
No, we sold a lot , but not from a shop. Paid no tax
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BZSPACE posted HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE IN BZE on the Belize forum on August 23, 2014:
SINGLE, PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE, EDUCATED FEMALE WANTS TO PROVIDE HOUSE SITTING SERVICE TO HOMES IN BELIZE FROM 30 DAYS TO SIX MONTHS
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