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#244298 - 08/04/07 12:15 PM Moving To AC  
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I am moving with my job to Ambergris Caye for 6mnths this fall. I have never been but have lived practically everywhere else in Central America, so I'm not too concerned about the little surprises Belize may offer! Quick question - what "essentials" should I plan on bringing? From the previous posts, is it worth bringing in as much non-perishable food/booze or should I just try and find the local grocery store and save the hassle? How about linens? I only ask this because Belize seems to be at least twice as expensive as Costa Rica, Panama etc.

Thanks in advance!

#244299 - 08/04/07 12:22 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: Canam]  
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Never mind the food and booze. Just bite the bullet and pay the price. Bringing linens might be a good idea though...limited selection here.

#244305 - 08/04/07 01:06 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: SP Daily]  
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Thanks Jesse - that's pretty much what I expected. I'll see what other goodies I can cram into my bags and see what happens!

#244306 - 08/04/07 01:22 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: Canam]  
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Also any toiletries that you like - they are available but not always the variety that you might like.

#244311 - 08/04/07 05:05 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: kwalkpt]  
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Trail mix is a must. Snack foods here are very pricey.
A clock with batteries (and extra batteries) as the electric goes out a lot; even though sometimes just for a few seconds it sends the clocks crazy.
Flashlight & batteries.
Towels
Not a lot of clothes – Nothing fancy – very light weight shorts and a couple of tank tops. T-shirts & tank tops can be purchased here – not so lucky with walking shorts.
2 swim suits so you always have a dry one.
Mask, fins, snorkel.
Sun Screen & Insect repellent
Camera
Laptop computer – there’s free wifi all over the place
Good attitude!


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#244356 - 08/05/07 03:02 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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A decent pot and a fry pan is also good item depending on how much you plan on cooking. (we did not have when we came and wished we did)

We did a dollar store trip before coming to help us get kitchen set up and brought decent cutlery too.


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#244431 - 08/06/07 12:37 PM Re: Moving To AC [Re: tacogirl]  
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tacogirl,
Just out of curiousity, how much duty/tax did you pay on your kitchen wares? This is assuming you are not on the QRP.


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