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#244298 08/04/07 12:15 PM
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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!

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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.

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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!

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Also any toiletries that you like - they are available but not always the variety that you might like.

kwalkpt #244311 08/04/07 05:05 PM
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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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ScubaLdy #244356 08/05/07 03:02 PM
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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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tacogirl #244431 08/06/07 12:37 PM
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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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