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Last-minute questions #107743
09/01/05 10:43 AM
09/01/05 10:43 AM
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Gordon Schumway Offline OP
Gordon Schumway  Offline OP
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!)

Re: Last-minute questions #107744
09/01/05 12:03 PM
09/01/05 12:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
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kris48 Offline
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.

Re: Last-minute questions #107745
09/01/05 12:26 PM
09/01/05 12:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 717
Guy Texas, USA
Richard Chambers Offline
Richard Chambers  Offline
Good advice on item #4 !!!
There's plenty to drink on the Island, can't imagine
having to bring any along!!

Re: Last-minute questions #107746
09/01/05 01:14 PM
09/01/05 01:14 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 222
GBZ39 Offline
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.

Re: Last-minute questions #107747
09/01/05 01:38 PM
09/01/05 01:38 PM

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.

Re: Last-minute questions #107748
09/01/05 03:57 PM
09/01/05 03:57 PM
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Posts: 185
streetchie Offline
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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!

Re: Last-minute questions #107749
09/01/05 04:01 PM
09/01/05 04:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 240
Dallas, TX USA
knowell Offline
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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.

Re: Last-minute questions #107750
09/01/05 04:21 PM
09/01/05 04:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 550
Cripple Creek, Colorado USA
mountain Larry Offline
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.

Re: Last-minute questions #107751
09/01/05 05:22 PM
09/01/05 05:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,133
San Jose, CA USA
Gela Offline
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 - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Last-minute questions #107752
09/01/05 05:37 PM
09/01/05 05:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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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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