Dealing with homesickness in Belize

Hello everyone,

Being an expat in Belize can turn out to be a wonderful human, social or professional adventure... with potential moments of nostalgia and homesickness along the way.

What are your personal tips to prevent homesickness?

How do you deal with such feelings?

Are there shops or stores offering products from your home country in Belize? Or maybe venues with music and ambiance from your homeland?

Thanks for sharing your experience,


A local expat bar would have most of those answers , depends on where you are

Belize is overseas, yes. It has a different people, different coltures, different values, but, saying that, it is only 1 hour and 40 minutes from Miami. There are 4 or 5 airlines flying daily to different locations in the US.

Belize is not at the end of the world.

Also, here are thousands of ex-pats from North America and elsewhere in the world living happily in Belize and more than happy to give advice and strike up a friendship. You will also find local Belizeans very friendly and helpful.

Yes, there is an ex-pat club in Cayo that meet weekly to play darts and have  a couple of drinks, but personally I avoid that. My socialising inevitably involves locals as well as ex-pats. I believe there is also an ex-pat woman's club that meets weekly.

We have American cable tv which is ubvelievebly cheap and it is easy to keep in touch with loved ones by phone, internet and SKYPE, etc.

You can buy most American goods here or you can order them on-line. It is not a problem.

Lastly, your loved ones that you left behind will soon be bugging you to arrange a vist for them to come and see you - and they won't want to go back.

No, I don't think home-sicknes is a problen in Belize. I have met thousands of ex-pats and nobody has aver mentioned that.

Just reading the news from the US cures me instantly....

Right there with you, farmertom. I go on facebook. Read the daily horrors and embarrassments and thank God I live here. And we are super remote and financially struggling. Even my 14yo, who misses her friends and a few odds and ends from the states, says that she never wants to move back. She is simply going to move to the UK where it's not quite so warm.

I get homesick for Belize when I am back in the USA.

Well, the truth be known, if anyplace on the globe had it all, everyone would move there.....
What a train wreck that would be (California being the most recent location that seemed appealing to nearly everyone!).
Heaven is the place you are looking for, and if you are really serious, you will find it. But you will have to be serious about that search. Trust me. And it won't be overpopulated. I wish you well, friend.

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