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HappyMoon replied to the thread safety on the Belize forum on September 01, 2014:
alleghenystringband initially posted:
We are receiving word from missionaries there that they are leaving because the drug cartels have made it very unsafe.. Anyone experienced this? Jackie
HappyMoon replied 1 hour ago with:
Where do you get this information from? I just cannot imagine! We live in Belize with our young children in Cayo and would leave like a shot if we ever experienced anything untoward or were in any sort of danger of that happening. We have been here 15 peaceful years and will let you know if that changes!
buckiboa replied 1 hour ago with:
I don't know what part of Belize the missionaries are in but the only place I ever here of any real drug problems is Belize City. Crime is high there as well. We live in Corozal and feel very safe here.
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HappyMoon replied to the thread Prescription medicine on the Belize forum on September 01, 2014:
ralphp652 initially posted:
Hi, My wife is on several prescription medicines. One of them I have not been able to locate in Belize. Pharmacy in Belize city has the rest, but not the most expensive one. Does anyone know a pharmacy in Chetumal I could contact to see if it is available there? Name? Phone or email? Thx Ralph
HappyMoon replied 1 hour ago with:
This is strange as we normally find that Belizean pharmacies are always very keen to assist with obtaining the medication for you. Try out some of the links here: http://www.bestofcayo.com/codds/services.html http://www.sanignaciotown.com/wellbeing/medicalservices.html http://rainforestrealty.com/pharmacies-in-belize/ It doesn't matter what area of Belize you plan to live in as the pharmacist will get the medication to you wherever you live in Belize, one way or another!
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ralphp652 replied to the thread Which areas of Belize allow golf carts? on the Belize forum on September 01, 2014:
TroyHank initially posted:
My wife and I have researched but never visited Belize. We would prefer the North or the cayes. Would like to not need a car and use a golf cart to save money. Are there towns/areas on mainland where carts are permitted on roads. Thanks
ralphp652 replied 2 hours ago with:
Does this mean they are street legal wherever you go in Belize?
HappyMoon replied 4 hours ago with:
Plenty of them in Placencia, they are perfect for down there! Also we are starting to see them in Cayo. We have a friend who uses hers to get around on the roads around her own farm too.
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redkramer replied to the thread One way ticket on the Belize forum on August 31, 2014:
redkramer initially posted:
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.
redkramer replied on August 31, 2014 with:
Thanks for the info, I was thinking it was like Costa Rica and Nicaragua with the 90 day limit. Just paying the $25 at immigration will be so much easier. No bribery either! Here we come Belize!
Melissajane replied on August 31, 2014 with:
There is not an immigration office in Placencia, but it's just a short water taxi ride then taxi ride to Big Creek.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Rent for 3 months on the Belize forum on August 31, 2014:
redkramer initially posted:
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.
bobbyveee replied on August 31, 2014 with:
Contact Coleen at www.bleasemanagement.comthey have the most rentals on their books and are very knowledgeable and helpful. If you want a cheap place to stay for a few days Pedros Inn is pretty good
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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 on August 30, 2014 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 on August 30, 2014 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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