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Lauren321
1/28/2018 18:54 EST

Hi guys ...my husband and I are researching Belize as an option to enjoy winters away from snow and slush. Hoping to scope things out and understand the cost of living, banking ...other considerations. When we travel ..we tend to stay away from resorts. Just wondered if anyone would have advise for 2 Nova Scotians.

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toddwinston
1/29/2018 07:59 EST

Hi,
We are from Ontario, and down in Corozal Town right now with our two daughters 5 and 7 years old.
We bought a house here that we use to get away for in winter. Once our girls are out of school we will spend entire winters here.
Corozal is great if you a looking for laid back and easy going.
We are always here either January or February. For these months I can attest that the weather has been fantastic.

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5allan1
1/29/2018 12:39 EST

Yes Corozal is a very laid back failrly safe relaxed sort of place. There are no beaches but its proximity to the Mexican border means Todd can take the kids to McDonalds for lunch and then a film at the cinema in the Plaza de Americas mall. There is also a pet store there and an arcade.

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toddwinston
1/29/2018 16:20 EST

McDonalds is avoided at pretty well all costs. Fruit and Vegetable family. When they want junk food it will be a fry jack.
Our house has a beach in the back yard with steps into the water. It is perfect for the kids. They are putting their suits on as I type to go for a swim. Todd

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5allan1
1/29/2018 16:43 EST

Not much fun being a kid if u have to survive on callaloo, papaya slices and bile up with a side order of rice and beans

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waljoa
1/29/2018 18:11 EST

There are lots of areas that fit your layout , costs can range greatly depending on what your lifestyle expectations , from cheaper to far more expensive if you need CDN standards. If you live closer to the local s it can be reasonable and enjoyable. For banking we use the Scotia to access our CDN account through the machines, no charge, but cannot do anything inside as it is not a CDN Scotia but an associated or something bank. Allen I an extremely grateful that there is no MacDonalds or other box store here the food is so much cheaper , fresher ,and healthier

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toddwinston
1/29/2018 22:37 EST

so to you life is about fast food and wallmart? Sorry my kids don't need that. To us privilege is living without crap.

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CayeCaulker4Me
1/30/2018 00:48 EST

"Not much fun being a kid if u have to survive on callaloo, papaya slices and bile up with a side order of rice and beans"

This is the straw that breaks the camel's back you smug, arrogant, condescending bastard!

It's not enough for you to continually berate other posters, negatively stereotype a country's population, draw baseless conclusions on the political views of those who might believe differently than you and continue to attempt to force your belief's of what constitutes "life's pleasures" upon all of mankind?

Now you feel the need, and possess the narcissistic right (& balls), to JUDGE the manner in which another person CHOOSES to raise their children...or even worse, BERATE the way some folks RAISE THEIR FAMILIES through NO CHOICE of their own, based on where they are born.

You are a PATHETIC, angry and obviously resent filled old man and should be stricken from this forum. What little valuable information you might possibly contribute is overwhelmingly overshadowed and negated by the manner in which you treat fellow human beings.

Your actions on this thread are deplorable and have no defense.

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5allan1
1/30/2018 05:43 EST

It is customary for CC4M to reply with personal attacks ( ad hominems), and anger generated, humourless, hyperbolic, basura.. You need therapy dude.
Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

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belizelenny
1/30/2018 08:41 EST

Not sure that is everyone's meal..

My daughters sure don"t.

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toddwinston
1/30/2018 09:28 EST

your replies are always snide...or at least that is the way they always come across.

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Zanofsu
3/2/2018 13:26 EST

I'm very curious Todd - who or how do you look after your home when you are not there? Do you rent it out? Are there property management companies that will make sure everything is OK while you are away? Thank you in advance!

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toddwinston
3/2/2018 15:02 EST

we have a Canadian couple who lives in one of the units take care of it like it was there own. Our back up in case they ever decide to leave is a owner of a near by bed and breakfast that we got to know. They also agreed they would take care of it in return for rent from one unit.
Todd

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toddwinston
3/2/2018 15:14 EST

meant "their own"

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mgammo
3/2/2018 16:37 EST

I have a Belizean guy and his wife tend to mine. I keep my electricity and water on so he can keep my yard watered. I pay them a reasonable fee per month for their trouble. It is imperative to have someone"mind" their property when out of town..

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mgammo
3/2/2018 16:39 EST

Allan you are so cynical sometimes. If that is all kids are raised on they won't know the difference. The bread pudding they sell in the Chinee shops is to die for....: )

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terrific
3/2/2018 20:44 EST

Funny kids don't know what others have until told. My younger son was actually surprised to find that his classmates did not have daddies in the army when we moved to a new home in England he was 8 by then. So long as a child feels loved and safe he/she will not complain about a restricted diet so long there is enough of it to keep him fed.

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Conmurphy
3/2/2018 21:01 EST

Here here, CC4me

My only words against your post CC4me is that trolls get off on seeing how their racism and bile affects others.

Im not arguing with your points, just that the sad old man probably got aroused for the 1st in decades because he got under your skin.

Lets keep it civil and deny this curmudgeon his last remaining pleasure.

He hasnt been here in years and his verbal excrement might just be down to dementia or other mental issues.

He is so out of touch with Belize Expats that he thinks the fact Belize doesnt have a McDonalds is a negative thing...

No wonder he left...

C

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