Hi there,
I am happy to be a part of this forum. I have been a self employed chef for 19 years, a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lived in Napa, CA. post- Katrina, and is now living in St. Petersburg, FL.
I am orginally from New Orleans ( hence the Hurricane Katrina mention ), and I am at a crossroads in my life. There is no work where I live, for the type of work I do. I have been flying back to New Orleans to teach cooking classes, which has been a success, but the bottom line is- I am tired of the rat race and crap.
I have always wanted to live in a tropical setting, and I am planning to visit Belize to see if it's a good fit for me. I am pretty confused about all of it right now, so I appeal to you to help me by answering some questions, please.
Is it possible for me to work as a private chef in Belize or host cooking classes? I would prefer to stay self employed, and also don't know the scoop on that. I would not plan to set up as a corporation, just simply be a chef there, so I would have a stream of income.
What are some places you would recommend for accommodations there that are reasonable? I am doing this on a shoestring budget, so I have to be careful.
I think that's about all I have right now. If anyone is interested in reading about what I do, and my backround, my website address is:
Real Maria
Thanks in advance for the help.

"Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course." ~ Tao Te Ching