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SP 1978-1988 #212300
11/21/05 09:06 AM
11/21/05 09:06 AM
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Houston Texas
Mervino Offline OP
 
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To learn how Belize City and, in particular, San Pedro were from 1978-1988 and how I knew, visit So you\'ve come to the tropics? .

An excerpt:
In those days, there was a narrow, low-roofed passageway up to the 2nd floor of the then decrepit Pazlow Building (main courthouse) in Belize City.

Half way up at a particularly low spot, there was a sign saying, "Mind Your Head" - not a bad piece of advice for anyone living in Belize in those days.


So you've come to the tropics?
Mervino
Re: SP 1978-1988 #212301
11/21/05 04:07 PM
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Texas
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Good to see you posting Mervino! I love your website and stories of your time in Belize. GREAT STUFF.

Re: SP 1978-1988 #212302
11/21/05 07:00 PM
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mervino's in the house.....
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i'm lookin for a hole in the wall.....

Re: SP 1978-1988 #212303
11/23/05 09:19 AM
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Mervino
Your home page is a very interesting read for some of us that have been going to Belize off and on for several years.

Re: SP 1978-1988 #212304
11/23/05 10:21 AM
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I've been reading and reading....I need more time for savor the flavor smile

Thanks for sharing a delightful and truly interesting experience....thus far laugh

Gobble Gobble wink

Re: SP 1978-1988 #212305
12/03/05 04:35 AM
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Mervino,
After reading your tales, I can't think of one good reason that you don't publish the whole enchilada in a book form!! It's an awesome tale and who but you to tell it the right way?!!

Re: SP 1978-1988 #212306
12/19/05 10:28 AM
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Denver, CO
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This is a work-productivity killer! I've been sitting here for the last hour & 15 reading your website & still going ! smile

I'm hooked! Great writing.


"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere"
Re: SP 1978-1988 #212307
04/17/06 01:29 PM
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Mervino,
Loved your website! Especially the photos cir. 1959. It must have been an even better place to visit back then? You must be overwhelmed with the progress & changes over the years? Did you ever think San Pedro would be a thriving, hustle & bustling tourist town? I love it as it is now, but would have loved to have seen it back then. Thanks a lot,
Kris


ArtZ SmartZ
Re: SP 1978-1988 #212308
05/11/06 05:58 PM
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Houston Texas
Mervino Offline OP
 
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Originally posted by ArtZ SmartZ:
"...... It must have been an even better place to visit back then?"
BETTER TO VISIT - WORSE TO LIVE IN - HE HE

"You must be overwhelmed with the progress & changes over the years?"
STUNNED IS MORE LIKE IT

"Did you ever think San Pedro would be a thriving, hustle & bustling tourist town?"
I HAD A SNEAKING SUSPICION, BUT YIKES!!!!

"I love it as it is now ....."
LIKEWISE

" ...... but would have loved to have seen it back then."
I WISH i COULD GO HOME AGAIN.
Mervino
Kris [/qb]


So you've come to the tropics?
Mervino
Re: SP 1978-1988 #212309
05/12/06 01:21 AM
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Mervino, I was there 22yes ago, and made the best of it then, so much is different, no turtle burgers tho..that's a great thing..

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