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02/24/2015 13:40:00 PM
It's insane, to me, how expensive "good" toilet paper is here- like $12bz for a 4 pack of Charmin (that's an estimation, I know it's over $10 and varies from store to store.)This is a basic human need - and don't EVEN get me started on tampons!!! ...
02/19/2015 08:09:00 AM
I've been home (from work) since January 7th - which sucks because I've been out of money since February 10th and I can't afford to work this infrequently - BUT, at the same time, I value my free time more than money, so it's been totally sweet ...
02/17/2015 15:44:00 PM
You all know Kathy by now - my BFF for the past 22 years, almost.
02/16/2015 10:04:00 AM
Yesterday kicked off the
02/13/2015 13:41:00 PM
The BEST thing that has happened in the past two weeks happened to my buddy, Cheech.You all know I've been
01/26/2015 13:47:00 PM
I'm fully aware that I was "just a tourist" when I first started coming here, but I promise you, I did not do any
01/26/2015 11:13:00 AM
Hello there! My name is Keith and I am writing on Carrie’s blog to let you all know about my fantastic time of going to the public hospital in Belize City, and may be give you an idea of what to expect and bring.
01/20/2015 13:11:00 PM
I have a serious question for photographers and other bloggers - I know I can't call myself a "photographer" since I haven't taken a photography class since high school, I don't own a fancy camera, and I don't know much about composition - and ...
01/08/2015 03:28:00 AM
I've gotta say, I've been pretty damn lucky when it comes to recovering things that I've either lost or had stolen in the past year or so:I found one out of two missing cats, the wallet with my passport and debit cards and all that important ...
01/01/2015 20:43:00 PM
It was pretty disappointing to find out that my bike was stolen from right outside my house - which is in a fenced in area with four other house - and the screen to my bathroom window was cut while I was working on New Years Eve
12/17/2014 23:38:00 PM
I'm starting to feel really bad about bringing Cheech to Saga.I know he's already much healthier, but the guy is now locked up in his cement prison cell for I don't even know how many hours a day, and I've had no luck in finding him a new h ...
12/03/2014 10:03:00 AM
So, after finding out that
12/01/2014 10:44:00 AM
I remember sitting with my mom on our bench swing on the porch of our house during soooo many thunderstorms when I was growing up, so it must be because of her that I've always loved a good storm. The dark skies, the wind, the rain, the thunder ...
11/15/2014 12:32:00 PM
It's been a good two months or so since I've had any kind of spending money, or "extra" money, if there is such a thing - but I finished up my first charter of the season yesterday day and I was heading home with some cash in my pocket.I ran ...
11/04/2014 12:58:00 PM
All I want to do is take long walks on the beach with him, make sure he's healthy and happy, and cuddle up next to him at night... But no. "His kind" apparently aren't welcome where I live, so I have to say goodbye soon.For someone who falls ...
10/29/2014 10:44:00 AM
October is the best time to be in San Pedro, in my opinion.Yes, we get some rain, and yes, a lot of places are still closed for slow season and everything is pretty quiet, BUT, prices for tours, hotel rooms, golf cart rentals, even food at some ...
10/21/2014 13:03:00 PM
10/18/2014 17:16:00 PM
I forget sometimes that I have people who read my blog, but don't follow me on Facebook. I don't know why that is, but it's annoying... and even more annoying is not getting followed on Instagram, because that's where all the good pictures go ...
10/16/2014 13:19:00 PM
There's reeeeaaaally not much going on in my life at the moment - things are pretty mellow, pretty quiet.
10/06/2014 12:52:00 PM
I'm hanging out with one of the worlds coolest dogs this week - Ginga, Croc Fightah!Back in 2009, a few months after she moved here from Canada and just about a week after her little brother Oskar disappeared, Ginger got out of her yard and ...
10/03/2014 09:31:00 AM
This video has popped up on my Facebook news feed at least 13 times in 2 days, so I figured I'd share it with ya'll back home - great song and video of Belize.I live here.
09/30/2014 10:24:00 AM
I don't want to jinx myself, but it *sounds like* I get to stay in
09/27/2014 14:05:00 PM
I was almost tempted to leave out this last post about Nicaragua, due to the fact that I found San Juan del Sur to be slightly... disappointing.Since I don't have much else going on at the moment though, I decided to get'er done.Getting to SJDS ...
09/22/2014 11:52:00 AM
After our touristy day at
09/19/2014 15:13:00 PM
So - first night in Managua, second and third nights at the Surfing Turtle, and then Gerson picks us up and takes us back to Managua after another quick stop in Leon. (That was my super quick recap from
09/11/2014 12:16:00 PM
I feel bad for not visiting friends and family in the States this year, but I totally blame Belize's flight prices for my decision. A round trip ticket back to Philly would've cost me over $800 - a round trip ticket to Managua, Nicaragua only ...
08/26/2014 11:23:00 AM
So, yeah - I'm on my NINTH home in the three+ years that I've been living in Belize...
08/13/2014 15:00:00 PM
I know that sooooo many of you have been wondering - "How are Carrie's dreads looking these days?"Well, ponder no longer - they turned 2 back on June 28th, and here's whats goin on:Before...Now...
08/08/2014 12:04:00 PM
I went for another long ass walk yesterday (7.49 miles, according to my pedometer) and took note of all of the bars I passed along the way... and now I think someone should try to hit all of them in one day and report back to me about how far ...
08/04/2014 09:49:00 AM
I mentioned in my
08/03/2014 11:26:00 AM
So I just got back from, pretty much, the best charter ever - awesome guests, awesome captain, cayes I hadn't been to before, shooting stars almost every night, seeing the moonset, and swimming with a herd
08/03/2014 09:07:00 AM
Making short videos.... a new hobby, maybe?
07/25/2014 11:58:00 AM
One of my cousins left a comment on a recent Facebook status of mine (do you
07/23/2014 10:43:00 AM
Do you guys remember my friend, Bob?Bob used to live here in Belize - first in San Pedro, where we met, and then over in Belmopan, where we used to hang out pretty regularly. (I've mentioned him in
07/22/2014 10:25:00 AM
With lots of time to kill since the sailing season is slowing down - I decided to get back into the one thing I know I'm good at- deep tissue massage therapy.Prices are listed on my Facebook page at
07/18/2014 18:32:00 PM
Since I've moved into my new home, about 6 weeks or so ago, my cats have killed close to a million geckos. (Just an estimation)I decided, today, that I need to start saving them when I see the massacre about to happen.This is the first gecko ...
07/17/2014 10:56:00 AM
Anyone in the world can answer this question for me - if you're not working, if you don't have kids, if you have no daily responsibilities, what is it that you DO all day??Seriously - I want to know.It was back in January that I posted a blog ...
07/06/2014 12:02:00 PM
07/01/2014 12:43:00 PM
I was just loading pictures onto my laptop, which reminded me that I should really get myself an external hard drive, and that Kathy and Jo Ellen were here - so I actually went out and did stuff a few weeks ago!Here are some pictures to prove ...
06/02/2014 15:06:00 PM
It was way back in January, 2012 that I last posted about some of the all natural, at-home skin recipes that I've been using (if you're interested in healthy alternatives to creams and lotions made with weird chemicals - things like an anti-aging ...
05/21/2014 16:52:00 PM
I was positive that I've blogged about how great Neem is before - so I did a search and, yep - this post brought back some memories (may baby chicken Camilla and my puppies, Clem and Lopey!) but I did, in fact, blog about Neem in a post tit ...
05/20/2014 14:54:00 PM
Before I starting working for the sailing company, I would sometimes fly home to San Pedro and have no idea what all those cayes down below were named...I still don't know what they're all called, but I can recognize a few now, and that makes ...
05/14/2014 09:20:00 AM
There's a really nice little anchorage spot that we use, only about 5 miles off the coast of Belize City, called Robinson Point Caye. It's just a little cluster of three, mangrove-y islands
04/09/2014 20:43:00 PM
All I needed for a good birthday was a beach day, a pool day, good food, and a few good friends...Beach day up north:Pool day at Rojo Lounge:Thanks to everyone who made it special :)
03/14/2014 16:39:00 PM
"How's the dating scene in Belize/San Pedro?"Yeah.... that's what all the single people itching to move down here want to know, and all I can tell you is.... it's rough. Even if you're open to dating outside of your own race and are willing ...
02/14/2014 15:53:00 PM
I've been working a lot for the past few weeks (Yay!!) and taking lots of pictures while I do it....
01/26/2014 13:00:00 PM
Finally, after way too much time off, I'm on my way back to work...Just in time, too - I'm out of money and things to do (which was clear, I think, from my last post)My journey to work starts with a 15 minute walk into town to catch the water ...
01/17/2014 17:51:00 PM
Once again, I've been ignoring my blog - and do you want to know why?It's because I'm bored.Don't get me wrong, I still love Belize and the thought to move back "home" never crosses my mind, but I do, most days, find living on an island kind ...
12/28/2013 21:23:00 PM
Ok, last post about Costa Rica (until I go back)Soooo....while we were staying at La Carolina Lodge, we asked the other guests (expats living in Playa Langosta) if there was anything that they recommended we check out while we were in the country, ...
12/23/2013 10:06:00 AM
I've been awake since 5:45am, out of bed since 6:15.
12/19/2013 12:29:00 PM
Ok, so the last time I talked to you, Eric, Ben, Shane and I were leaving La Carolina Lodge
12/12/2013 14:58:00 PM
So I left Belize on September 30th, went to Mexico (twice) North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and then came back to Belize on October 18th... home to San Pedro on the 19th.My plan, when I got back, was to just work as much as possible for about a ...
12/06/2013 01:22:00 AM
For my very last night back in PA, I got hooked up with a room at the Holiday Inn in South Philly that had this sweet view of the Ben Franklin Bridge.(Thanks Ron)I feel like I've finally arrived "home" every time I see the sports arenas and ...
12/02/2013 10:03:00 AM
I got really sick while at work on Friday morning- like, reeeeally sick. I don't want to share the graffic details- but if you know the symptoms if a stomach flu then you can imagine what I was going through.
11/30/2013 13:52:00 PM
I'm so happy that my sister, Lisa, made me commit to spending a weekend up at my dads mountain house in
11/25/2013 14:37:00 PM
I finally made it back "home" to Bucks County, PA
11/19/2013 18:48:00 PM
Moving right along (hehe) - I flew out if Cancun after my three nights in Playa del Carmen and went to Durham, North Carolina to see my two BEST friends, ever- Heather and Kathy.(Heather lives in Durham, and Kathy drove down from PA to come ...
11/06/2013 16:02:00 PM
Ok, I got "yelled at" twice yesterday- once in person and once on my blog's Facebook page- for slacking off on the blog updates.... so now I'm going to try my best to remember everything that I've done for the past month or so.Heads up, though, ...