Pretty or Ugly? It's all perspective.

Eating Poisonous Fish: The Lionfish Meal

Delectable seafood fare or a death wish? We’re bold enough to try it and see. Caribbean Invasion What is a lionfish?  To me it looks like a combination of a lobster and a firework explosion with a little candy cane striping for drama. It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time. Lionfish is an invasive […]

Jumping into Costa Rica

Realities of Moving Abroad

Thirty years ago I was an immigrant in a foreign country, the US.  Two years ago I was an immigrant in Costa Rica and this year I am an immigrant in Belize. You’d think I’d have this ‘moving to a different country’ gig down by now, but the realities of moving abroad are the same […]

The best little snack

Chicken Taco Tour of San Pedro, Belize

Step off the main tourist strip to experience one of the cheapest, best little delights that we’ve discovered here in San Pedro, Belize.  Tiny little makeshift stands are set up on the street.  Behind stands a woman that looks like a sweet grandmother and she only sells one thing: chicken tacos.

Chicken Drop Chicken

Chicken Drop in San Pedro

A visit to Ambergris Caye is not complete without the world famous Chicken Drop at Wahoo’s Lounge.  Last night we experienced this phenomenon that entertained adults and children alike.  A combination of chickens, good-hearted gambling and lots of yelling.

First Time in First Class

To fly from Costa Rica to Belize, we had two choices.  The first was an economy fare that entailed a 23 hour journey.  The second was executive class, which took 3 1/2 hours.  The price for first class was actually less than the economy, so it made the decision a no-brainer.  I booked all four […]

The Best of Atenas, Costa Rica

The following is our own opinion of the best things and services  in Atenas, Costa Rica.  After living in Atenas for a year and a half, we have experienced many things, some good and some bad.  But it is all about the experience.  Come with us while we search out the best things related to […]