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Old 10-25-2007, 03:58 PM
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Anyone out there familiar with, visited, live or lived in Belize, or have friends (Americans or other nationalities) who live there. We are cosidering the area of Corozal for possible relocation, and I have done a lot of research on the internet. I realize there are pros and cons about Belize, a "manana" mentality on things, and it takes a while to get certain things done at times. However, if there is someone out there who can help with some first hand information I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:16 PM
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We visited the island of Ambergris Caye a couple years ago, strictly on vacation terms. We had a tour to the mainland to visit the ruins of Lamanai which were great. The ocean is amazing there, the best snorkeling we have seen. From a tourist standpoint, the locals were very helpful and friendly. We had some wonderful meals, including the best tamales ever from a man on a bicycle with a box on front. The only problem we had was the electricity went out one night which I think happens frequently due to a build up of salt deposits on the power lines. It wasn't much of a problem since everyone cooks with gas. We had an ocean-side room so we opened the windows and doors to let the breeze in. Only thing we couldn't get was smoothies and toasted bagels. I loved Belize and we like to go back.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:53 AM
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We lived in Belize 10 years ago in Cayo and we loved every minute of it. Having said so there are a few things you need to consider. Complared to other Central American countries is quite expensive since the BZ$ is (at least it was then) two to one to the US$.
It takes a while for people to warm up to you and open up, at first you will be looked with suspicion. Some will always consider you an outsider and just because you are from the States (?) they'll think you have money and the relationship might just be dictated by that.
Infrastructure at the time was quite basic, although Corozal being closer to Mexico might be different.
The Country is fascinating, very diverse and interesting. I am sure it has also changed in the 10 years we have been away. When we returned to visit , 7 years ago we noticed already that the economy was a lot more tourist based then before.
It could be a wonderful experience, it all depends if you adaptable enough to live home some of the comforts you might be used to and if you are prepared to meet the people where they are and accept their culture.
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