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#208706 - 10/30/02 08:16 PM Might be Moving  
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aggie00 Offline
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I am thinking about moving to AC after the first of the year and I am wondering what Life would be like for a 20 something Gringo in Belize?

#208707 - 10/31/02 12:04 AM Re: Might be Moving  
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Richard Chambers Offline
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There is a song by that name that tells the story well ! :rolleyes:

#208708 - 10/31/02 12:59 AM Re: Might be Moving  
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aggie00 Offline
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What song is that?

#208709 - 10/31/02 10:21 AM Re: Might be Moving  
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Richard Chambers Offline
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I purchased the cd by Dennis Wolfe in SP last summer of "Gringo in Belize". I think Buffet did a version too. Dennis' cd has a bunch of good local stuff on it .I believe it will require a trip to AC to get it though, not a bad requirement IMHO!
You certianly would not want to consider moving there without a few month long, extensively traveled, stay there though.

#208710 - 10/31/02 10:36 AM Re: Might be Moving  
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NYgal Offline
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I have it by Jerry Jeff Walker too.

#208711 - 10/31/02 12:02 PM Re: Might be Moving  
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aggie00 Offline
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I have another question, Will I be the only one or are there others that have made the move and are living down there?

#208712 - 10/31/02 12:30 PM Re: Might be Moving  
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Aggie, sounds like you havent ever been to San Pedro. If so, then do yourself a favor and make a visit first. Also, spend some time reading posts from the last year right here in this forum, you'll see most of your questions will be answered.

#208713 - 10/31/02 12:36 PM Re: Might be Moving  
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All of you that might be offended by the next comment, dont get your panties in a twist-I'm not labeling you OLD.... San Pedro caters to an older crowd of Americans and Canadians, older meaning over 30 (like myself, actually... I'm over 40... but shhhhh!) Caye Caulker attracts the under 30 crowd, backpackers and Europeans. So... what am I doing on Caye Caulker (I ask myself that question sometimes) And the answer to that is... I still think I'm 16. wink

#208714 - 10/31/02 01:33 PM Re: Might be Moving  
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aggie00 Offline
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My main concern is that I am not completely isolated, I have been in that situation before and there is only so much fishing that one can do. By the way how far is CC from AC?

#208715 - 10/31/02 02:20 PM Re: Might be Moving  
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Some of the expats in San Pedro may correct me, but I can think of almost no one in his or her 20s who moved to San Pedro from outside the country and stayed very long. Usually they stay a few months and then move on. That's true of most people who move to San Pedro, of any age, but truer of young people.


Because it's a little island (the biggest island off Belize but still small). With a population of less than 5,000 residents. With not a lot to do other than fishing, diving and other water-related activities. With most island residents being from an entirely different cultural background and often speaking Spanish, not English, at home. With only a small expat community, most of whom are retired or nearly so, or who operate tourist-related businesses. With very limited cultural life -- no movie theater, no real art galleries (other than those selling to tourists), no real theater, no NPR radio. With a cost of living that's surprisingly high, in most ways about the same as Florida.

There are expats who have made the transition to long-term San Pedro living successfully. For some people it's just right.

But it's a big world out there. Six billion people. Some 200 countries. Lots to see, lots to do, lots to accomplish. An island 25 miles long, about 1 mile wide and with a few thousand people can get real small real quick.

--Lan Sluder

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