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Supporting the Local Economy

So, enough of the overly serious stuff. Karen and I decided to take a ride yesterday and a walk today to check out some of the areas we had not been to, and some of the beach bars along the coast. Hydration is important after all.

We went for a 14km ride yesterday down to the the San Pedro Port Authority. A very nice ride through the residential section of south San Pedro. The roads were horrendous but passable with a bike or golf cart.

Government office
The Port of San Pedro
Dividing up the cargo
Loading wood supplies to two different companies.

After  checking out the underwhelming new development projects, port and residential areas it was time to head back along the beach and check out some bars.

True to their advertisement of ice cold beer.
Caribbean Villas Bar.
Had to stop here
Great name, even though it is owned by Americans now. Very nice people. Check out their Facebook page for pictures of someone you might recognize.

Today we walked north for a 7.5km walk. Great service at all the places we stopped. Some new friends and some well established ones.

Selfie from the pool area
Captain Morgan’s Resort. Great service, wonderful bar area, expensive beer. $7BZ. Most bars are $5BZ.
Associated with Belize Pro Dive Center.
White Sand Resort. Quiet bar with normal priced beer.
White Sands Resort
Beautiful view of the water, as with every bar along the beach. Heaven.
Happy hour from 1 to 4
Aji Restaurant and Bar. $4BZ beer at happy hour and great food.Jami is a very organized bar manager.
Our home bar
As always, the Palapa Bar is a favourite. If you get 6 beer it is $30BZ. Otherwise it is $6BZ a beer here.
View from the Palapa Bar
Potential Check Stop outside the Palapa Bar. Good thing we were walking.

After a couple of weeks here I was starting to wonder if I was not using my time productively or not. Then I realized I could be working for an entity fulfilling their mandate, or expanding my world and supporting local economies wherever we might be. I prefer supporting the people I can see.

Life is good.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

2 comments on “Supporting the Local Economy

  1. Lawrence Shaw

    Merry Christmas you two, still at the office


    Sent from my iPhone


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