Hello to all. I have been lurking for quite some time trying to get to know the ways of the forum. I hope not to ask any questions that are too stupid. I am a firefighter/paramedic from Virginia and I have been dreaming of moving to Belize for more than 10 years. I have finally set the last 2 weeks of November as my first visit. I really look forward to meeting as many new friends as possible. I have not made any reservations yet as I am looking over several possible places to stay. I will be following the advice I 've seen here and come back for a longer visit in early 2012 and if all goes well, will make the move into a rental for a year or so while I attempt to establish myself on the island. Thank you for all the valuable info on your beautiful home.