Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Re: What would you bring??? #128316
10/19/06 12:43 PM
10/19/06 12:43 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 8
MT
bigsky Offline OP
 
bigsky  Offline OP
Thanks everyone!

What about money? Should I bring much cash or will credit cards get me by for the most part? Maybe a dumb question, but is there a way to get cash once I'm there...pretty new to international travel here.


lawcucui, are you serious? I think that's an awesome idea. I'd love to be able to help out the children. Not sure just how many books I'd be able to bring though!

Re: What would you bring??? #128317
10/19/06 01:03 PM
10/19/06 01:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 424
Edmonton, AB, Canada
ida_y_vuelta Offline
.
ida_y_vuelta  Offline
they have ATM's there... just make sure ur pin code is 4 digits

so u can use ur credit card or banking card... personally i only bring enough cash for the frist few days and last few, the rest i rely on my credit & debit card!

Re: What would you bring??? #128318
10/19/06 01:30 PM
10/19/06 01:30 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 188
Cranston RI
R
RI Beth Offline
.
RI Beth  Offline
R
Hi Bigsky:

Before you rely on your bankcard for cash, check out the fees. Most banks charge an international transaction fee of around $5. On top of that is an undisclosed fee that Belize Bank rolls into your withdrawal (think it is around 2%). Travelers Checks are a much better deal.

Re: What would you bring??? #128319
10/19/06 01:35 PM
10/19/06 01:35 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 424
Edmonton, AB, Canada
ida_y_vuelta Offline
.
ida_y_vuelta  Offline
true... but i used my bankcard there a couple of times and no charges other the the 2.50 they normally charge for pulling out of an ATM that doesn't belong to ur bank!

Travelers cheques are good yeah but i found them to be just a pain in the but to cash in! I hated carring my ID around with me everywhere... but if u do take T.C's cash them in the grocery stores and other shops... they don't charge u to cash them like the banks do...

but this is all from personally experience.:. so to each his own!

Re: What would you bring??? #128320
10/19/06 01:42 PM
10/19/06 01:42 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,294
San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
.
tacogirl  Offline
Big Sky

Holy Cross Anglican School is also taking donations for kids. (if you have any room)

Kids vitamins, school supplies, bandaids anything like that is a help.

I agree on ziplocs too, they can be very handy.

Also if you like a magazine to relax with I would bring oen not so good a selection on the island.


Original Belize Blog since 2007 and great for travel resources and discounts https://tacogirl.com/

Re: What would you bring??? #128321
10/19/06 01:43 PM
10/19/06 01:43 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,041
Kansas City MO
KC Jayhawk Offline
.
KC Jayhawk  Offline
I'd suggest a small fanny pack; most swimsuits don't have pockets and if they do, they're likely to be wet pockets. Small here refers to the size of the pack, not the fanny (at least in my case). Also, one of those doohickies that attaches to your shades so you can hang them around your neck; very handy on a a boat.


When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
Re: What would you bring??? #128322
10/19/06 01:57 PM
10/19/06 01:57 PM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
A
bigsky - very serious!
No need to bring a lot, just a couple of books suitable for children - the good thing about donating to the library is that the items are available for all the kids on the island as opposed to just those at a particular school. The preference is for hardbound books as they last longer, but the library receives little govt funding and will be extremely grateful for anything you bring. The library is kinda my pet project so feel free to PM me if you'd like email contact info and/or ideas for specific books.

Re: What would you bring??? #128323
10/19/06 01:58 PM
10/19/06 01:58 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 188
Cranston RI
R
RI Beth Offline
.
RI Beth  Offline
R
Ida:

The Belize Bank fee is rolled into the amount withdrawn. There is always a bit extra tacked on. Your hotel will usually cash Travelers Checks, too.

Re: What would you bring??? #128324
10/19/06 02:02 PM
10/19/06 02:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 550
Cripple Creek, Colorado USA
M
mountain Larry Offline
.
mountain Larry  Offline
M
ME!

Re: What would you bring??? #128325
10/19/06 02:52 PM
10/19/06 02:52 PM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
A
bigsky -
1 cash
2 credit card
3 sunblock
4 cash
5 cash

Have fun! laugh

Page 2 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
June
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 232 guests, and 13 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics69,224
Posts475,464
Members19,439
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1