I'm in the middle of updating and revising one of my books on Belize -- Adapter Kit: Belize. The new edition, out later this year from Avalon, will be retitled Living Abroad in Belize (part of a series of Living Abroad titles).
Anyone here have any recent experiences, good or bad, about moving or planning a move to Belize that they are willing to share? Also interested in hearing from people who have visited Belize to buy real estate or to go to college or med school.
How did you decide on Belize? Was the reality up to your expectations? What did you like or not like about Belize? Any surprises? What have you learned from your time in Belize?
If you have any comments or will agree to an interview, you can reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Lan for all of your input on this message board which is such a wonderful resource. It also makes clear the warm inviting spirit of the area. I have been looking into Belize for investment and the starting of a craft oriented business venture. I do have to admit that the recent tax increases and unrest has me far more cautious at the moment. I do agree with one statement that it sounds a lot like America under Bush but on a smaller scale. I know that here in Portsmouth N.H. taxes are continuing to rise constantly without better "services." Recently parking downtown alone did a triple hitter increasing the amount of tickets, increasing the times meters must be fed, and lowering the value of you quarter 33.3%. None of us are immune anywhere ... Mim
#210992 - 01/24/0508:34 PMRe: Any experiences you want to share?
Lan, you have a lot of energy writing, and responding to emails etc.
My friend and I are just getting the Belize Bug - I'm heading down this weekend and will def. want to check the real estate scene for house or property that we can partly rent out, but I wonder about being absentee landlord most of year.
I notice there are many businesses for sale. Why?
#210995 - 01/25/0509:50 AMRe: Any experiences you want to share?
Well Lan, since your post has been hijacked from the start, I'll continue the trend.
I find it absolutely incredible that someone would intentionally inject US politics into a post that was originally a request for input regarding living in Belize. What is even more disturbing is that the poster has absolutely nothing of value to say regarding your request (nor do I, and I'm taking liberties by continuing the abuse) but makes no bones about adding his or her opinion.
The only reason I don't own property on AC is that my accountant, a trusted advisor, has a deep aversion to off-shore ownership. But I'm working on him and am interested in hearing the input you seek...without prejudiced commentary.
Thanks for your efforts. Now, can we get on with it and hear from those of you with relevant experiences?