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#107743 - 09/01/05 04:43 PM Last-minute questions
Gordon Schumway Offline
Leaving for AC on Sunday--can't believe it's already here! Last-minute silly questions from a 1st time AC-er:
--do I need to bring an adapter to charge my trusty iPod?
--What's the story on having the service stock your frig vs doing it on your own? Is it really that great a value? Not sure how much more $ it is.
--Can I bring liquor in? If so, is there a limit? I was just on the west coast and scored some really great Washington wine & I thought I might bring a bottle or 2.
--I have all the requisite vacation stuff--sunscreen, camera, insect repellant, People magazines, etc. Is there anything you'd recommend that I've probably forgotten about?
--What do you know now that you wish you knew then about AC? (aside from it's Paradise and you're ready relocate permanently!)

#107744 - 09/01/05 06:03 PM Re: Last-minute questions
kris48 Offline
1. Same power as US. Surge protector is good to have.
2. Lagnaippe is great! Especially for those cases of Belikin, water, coke, etc. Would not want to cart the heavy stuff from the grocery. Good fruit, cheese, eggs, etc. Slight charge is worth forgetting the hassle.
3. binoculars, zip-lock bags, a candle, thermal mugs are all nice to have
4. Take half the clothes out of your suitcase! Take twice as much money as you had planned.

#107745 - 09/01/05 06:26 PM Re: Last-minute questions
Richard Chambers Offline
Good advice on item #4 !!!
There's plenty to drink on the Island, can't imagine
having to bring any along!!

#107746 - 09/01/05 07:14 PM Re: Last-minute questions
GBZ39 Offline
Agree bring more $$$. US Credit Card Companies are really hitting international charges with foreign exchange fees.

There are ATMs. Don't know what your bank charges for international withdrawls.

#107747 - 09/01/05 07:38 PM Re: Last-minute questions
Mosquito coils are good - don't know if they're available here. They're BAD right now.

If your iPod/computer etc has a separate mains unit that converts mains power to DC then you don't need a separate surge protector. Otherwise it'd be wise to use one.

#107748 - 09/01/05 09:57 PM Re: Last-minute questions
streetchie Offline
Be aware that local thieves love iPods. I've known 2 people to get them taken in San Pedro. One out of a room, the other off their person in daylight hours. Be careful!

#107749 - 09/01/05 10:01 PM Re: Last-minute questions
knowell Offline
We were there last week had no problem charging the ipod with it's charger. Bring bug spray and lots of it (you can always leave the left over with someone you meet or at a bar). We left a couple of cans at BCs. Last month we got coils at the little store across from Banana Beach. Didn't by any this time though.

#107750 - 09/01/05 10:21 PM Re: Last-minute questions
mountain Larry Offline
I think a flashlight is a good thing to have, there have been times when the power has gone out. I like to take the water proof kind down to the beach and scope out the fish at night.

#107751 - 09/01/05 11:22 PM Re: Last-minute questions
Gela Offline
Yes, a flash light with extra batteries. It definitely comes in handy when you walk back to your hotel from the beach in the evening. laugh
Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's" frown

#107752 - 09/01/05 11:37 PM Re: Last-minute questions
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
This time of year ... a battery-powered (or hand cranked or solar) radio so you can get weather and news, just in case.

The ITMB map of Belize, although you can usually get one in San Pedro.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

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