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#423899 - 12/02/11 02:28 AM Belize City
catfish Offline
I just got back from one of my bi monthly shopping trips to Belize City This time to purchase a few Christmas items (namely LED lights). I found it quite depressing this time. Except for the area around Mirab the town seemed even seeder than in the past. I think that in the future I will go to Mexico. Even if I spent the night (the taxi price for a day in Belize is equal to a decent room in Chetumal + taxis to get around) the cost would be about the same. Cost of goods with duty included would be about the same but a nice shopping experience. Belize City needs to wake up. That said - I ended up buying my stuff in San Pedro.

#423959 - 12/02/11 04:49 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
Dr Buzzard Offline
I go to BC about once a month for bidnez. Years ao I used enjoy it and may even stay a couple of days to play. Now I can't stand it. Driving in town is rediculous and peeps on bikes and walking just go right in front of you like they are hoping you will hit them. Other drivers are very aggressive. Begars , don't beg, they hassel you. Even in broad daylight you have to watch yourself 360 degrees when walking around. There are streets that even the popo won't go down. I do my best to get in and out as quick as possible. It's sad.
Dr Walkabout Buzzard

#424136 - 12/04/11 03:05 PM Re: Belize City [Re: Dr Buzzard]
ColdwellBankerSP Offline
I enjoy Belize City! Wagons brings in shipments from TJ Maxx, Riverside Tavern is JUST like a TGI Friday's, Lee Chee has the best fried chicken in Belize (ask for steak sauce on it). The Museum is a real trip, Smokey Mermaid is a great place to meet people and the Casino is tons of fun. Although my friend picks me up in his X5, a lot of islanders use Damian. @ Food and Beverage I can get my Asian specialty items and American products (a small version of Costco). Southside meats has killer USDA Rib Eye, NY strip and tenderloin and D&S Produce has a lot of great imported produce. Government House, Yarborough Cemetery and The Museum are all worth a trip. If you need Damian's number, send me a message.
Chris Burkey
Coldwell Banker San Pedro

#424139 - 12/04/11 03:15 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
collyk Offline
I agree with you ColdwellBankerSP. I love Creole Wagons. I've bought some excellent clothes and shoes there. I took a group of friends there shopping once and we had a blast. Riverside does the most delicious burgers. Lee Chee for sure! Museum is fantastic. I learned so much there about the history of Belize and the stamp and insect rooms rock. Smokey Mermaid, is one of those must do hang out spots. You can get products such as Olive Oil for like a third of the price than here in San Pedro at Food & Beverage. I do tend to favour Chef's Meat Market over Southside myself. But either way, both are great. Couldn't agree more. Get a good cab driver and have some fun. Watch out for great cultural events at the Bliss Centre too!
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#424159 - 12/04/11 05:43 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
catfish Offline
All the places I go to as well. Damian is my guy too and is great! I guess it was just an off day for me. Next time I'll go with girlfriends and it will be more fun. It's also fun and way different to go to Chetumal.

#424162 - 12/04/11 05:53 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
Ernie B Offline
If I had a 'girl friend' I would go too. smile
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#424171 - 12/04/11 07:36 PM Re: Belize City [Re: Ernie B]
Rykat Offline
AHAA! perfect together Ernie and Collyk, frolicking in Belize City! Does that not conjure up a :)multitude of thoughts?!
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

#424174 - 12/04/11 08:21 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
ColdwellBankerSP Offline
Two smart and very nice people enjoying a day in the old capital of Belize comes to my mind.
Chris Burkey
Coldwell Banker San Pedro

#424391 - 12/06/11 05:25 PM Re: Belize City [Re: ColdwellBankerSP]
Ernie B Offline
Thanks Chris. I would enjoy a day trip to BC with Collyk. I would like to take along my best friend also (looking for my old bazooka) smile
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#424392 - 12/06/11 05:41 PM Re: Belize City [Re: catfish]
Dr Buzzard Offline
Time before last I was in BC over by the Swing Bridge. An old man fell down and started having seizures. Everyone just stepped over him or went around. As I tried to talk and reassure him, and make sure he wasn't swollowing his toung, two special constibles walked right on by. I saw a police truck driving up and hollered at them to come come help this guy. They looked. They saw. They just kept on driving by. Finally a lil old lady came by and had the right number to get some EMS peeps there. Yup, The City is a real sweet place.
Dr Walkabout Buzzard

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