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  Hi everyone am not new at all, just decided to join out of boredom and to place a few ads and also see if I get some foreign friends .

Im a legal permanent resident of Belize living here 15 yrs.

The country is a very quiet one, need more jobs for the teeMs, young adults and middle- afed. Also things like theme parks,  state of the art cinemas in every district,
some Walmart, Target, KFC etc.  Other than that, you can just relax and have peace of mind.

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I disagree with you somewhat....while I agree that more jobs are needed...I disagree that the country needs Walmart, KFC or anything else from the US....Belize is beautiful the way it is...please don't try to commercialize it to where it is no longer Belize.  The laid back life style is wonderful....Belize certainly does need the "rat race"....



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Lol, I have to speak with my kids in mind and this younger generation being born here and will be growing up and living here for a while.

They cannot stand boredom.

bznorte :

I disagree with you somewhat....while I agree that more jobs are needed...I disagree that the country needs Walmart, KFC or anything else from the US....Belize is beautiful the way it is...please don't try to commercialize it to where it is no longer Belize.  The laid back life style is wonderful....Belize certainly does need the "rat race"....

I agree with you...the last thing I want to see when I move to Belize are Walmart, KFC, etc. to remind me of what I will be leaving from.

:one  :heart: I I know that thinking, but after a while you are going to start missing your more developed country in many ways,  and you will feel it too, a little homesick maybe, unless you really dont care much anymore about where you leaving from, and will just adapt to all circumstances here.
Come on down anyhow, its not the worst and not the best either. All about adaptation.
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There are a few things about "up north" that I miss...but Walmart etc are certainly NOT among them.  I miss a good fabric store in the North end of the country..Mikado in BC is a long drive for fabric...but Chetumal has really nice fabric stores and much closer.  Boredom?????  I have had many people ask me what I do when I get bored...my answer,....I have yet to get bored...but then I am NOT of that younger generation that needs technology to keep me entertained....my biggest pleasure is having sufficient time to sit down and read....

:one  :heart:  Lol. I guess every age got their own likes and dislikes and older people dont want to hear a pin drop these days, Lol.

Belize is the place for those seeking a wilderness feeling. Getting the noise of traffic and all kinds of pollution out of their system for good.

Its good to know you like it. Some people can take years to adapt to a new place . They even have to seek doctors for help.

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Evaluxurious :

:one  :heart: I I know that thinking, but after a while you are going to start missing your more developed country in many ways,  and you will feel it too, a little homesick maybe, unless you really dont care much anymore about where you leaving from, and will just adapt to all circumstances here.
Come on down anyhow, its not the worst and not the best either. All about adaptation.
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I don't think I will be bored while living in Belize...playing on the beach, snorkeling, fishing, exploring the Mayan ruins and the forest/jungle itself and not in particularly in that order. I have worked for over 30 years and now it i time for me to say goodbye to stress from a job and say hello to relaxation. Also, what a better place to live where I can receive my income tax free.

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Some tourist come to play and can afford it but many still cant afford, they come here because their retirement double up here yet its so small they cant afford to frisbe it away.

Happy for those tourist who can afford.

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something like 40% of expats return back north for a variety of reason the main one not thinking things through.  Make it easy to go home if you decide Belize isnt for you.  Rent until you decide for sure you fit in.  One clue if you are frequently frustrated by incompetence Belize will not be for you.

:one  :heart:  So Right.

Interesting stat about 40% returning.  Can you detail some of the major reasons they return to states.
Also agree that renting is best at first to experience reality.  My interest is to rent in the corazol area near water. Do you feel this area is good to start

The 40% is simply an estimate by those that have lived there for years I do not live in Belize I live in Louisiana as to what area is best it depends on what you want to do if you're going to have a business that's one thing if you're just simply retiring and just want to hang out and go fishing and kayaking that's another thing I think probably the main reason people return up north has to do with health Advanced Healthcare or the golden hour is simply not available in Belize but cultural things like go shopping and foods and so forth often are not available or difficult to Source in Belize familiar things like grandchildren are more difficult to see in Belize

:one  :heart:  Renting anywhere near the sea/beach is usually much much more expensive than renting in the villages with the sea/beach far away.

Why they return I cannot truly say. May they realise the spending difference is not that great. Or they miss the nicer places to dine and go shopping for better quality for less.

Or just homesick.

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Hi evaluxious just looking at Belize right now. Have been retired for 10 plus years and need a walker to get around. Think Belize is a good idea or not??
      Chuckin pgh

You might get by if you can walk up 2or 4 steps at a time but the bottom line is the Ada act never made it to Belize

:one Yes its the perfect place for your condition. If you can afford, rent a place by a river or sea, that will help take your mind into total relaxation everyday.

Don't rent any noisy city areas.

Punta Gorda Town, Benque Viejo Town & San Ignacio Town are truly nice peace of mind places to relax.

Punta Gorda has sea, but the very last tip south of the country. Very far to reach by bus from either northern Belize or central Belize.

U can take domestic flights country wide though.

Evaluxious, thanks for the info.Have worked most of my life in the country here(USA) but traveled worldwide working in electronics. Gentleman farmer. We have snow on the ground here right now and Belize sounds great. Could probably build my own house (small) there but would need to investigate zoning laws. Again Thanks
Chuckinpgh

can you manage any steps at all? you will need to and it starts with no jetway at the airport.  keep in mind summers are slap in the face hot

I thought Evaluxurious was jesting in his first post. I tried to imagine walmarts and KFC in Punta Gorda, my imagination just isn't good enough !!!
           long ago I suggested that it came down to "town" or "country", when evaluating Belize.
I am fortunate in that some of my working life has been spent in countries that make Belize look sophisticated.. I bought food in a KFC once. they didn't even have knives and forks!!
more erudite pens than mine have highlighted the folly of moving to belize without extended visits first..  perhaps fortunately, Belize Central Bank looks  determined to make buying in Belize difficult., so there may be an enforced cooling off period.
family aside, if you compare Belize with "home" more than once , belize is not for you.
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:)   SO TRUE AND RIGHT.

belize boy :

if you compare Belize with "home" more than once , belize is not for you.
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That is so true...people should not compare the living style once they arrive in Belize. It is either take it or leave it. In order to live in Belize, a person has to basically forget where they came from.

sloputtputt :
belize boy :

if you compare Belize with "home" more than once , belize is not for you.
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That is so true...people should not compare the living style once they arrive in Belize. It is either take it or leave it. In order to live in Belize, a person has to basically forget where they came from.

Nothing wrong in making comparisons, each area/country has its unique characteristics just as people do...  :D   

I thank the Good Lord for being in the position to own a modest home in Placencia Village  with a view of the beach 450 feet away, and have just down sized to a Lakeside Condo in DeCordova  Bend Estates TX. To me this affords me the best of both worlds. In 6-7 hours I can drive/fly between the two, when I chose. About to get the first freeze of the year at the lake, so time to pack a bag and head to Placencia for the Winter.  :cool:

Will The Old :
sloputtputt :
belize boy :

if you compare Belize with "home" more than once , belize is not for you.
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That is so true...people should not compare the living style once they arrive in Belize. It is either take it or leave it. In order to live in Belize, a person has to basically forget where they came from.

Nothing wrong in making comparisons, each area/country has its unique characteristics just as people do...  :D   

I thank the Good Lord for being in the position to own a modest home in Placencia Village  with a view of the beach 450 feet away, and have just down sized to a Lakeside Condo in DeCordova  Bend Estates TX. To me this affords me the best of both worlds. In 6-7 hours I can drive/fly between the two, when I chose. About to get the first freeze of the year at the lake, so time to pack a bag and head to Placencia for the Winter.  :cool:

That would be cool...spend Spring and Summer in TX and then Fall and Winter in Belize never have to worry about cold weather.

After reading your initial comment on comparing one geographic area to another is a shortsighted view.   My view without placing one step in Belize is please let it be different than South Florida.
Your choice sounds like the wishes of many.  Having two living areas that appeal to your criteria for living  in the best of two worlds when desired.
My quest is somewhat the same. To find a more pleasurable seaside area
That is less populated and basic necessities are around.  Safety, economical housing, friendly people and just a nice place to feel comfortable. 
PS... After living in New York and Florida, Is Belize the paradise I dream about?

Belize has a number of different areas that need to be understood before you make a decision South Belize the cayes and North belize are all very much different Belize is not known for its beaches so it is very different from South Florida I've been to belize a number of times but have not live there I've lived in Davie Florida for 2 years the differences between the two is about development.  in South Florida you're going to have paramedics and fire trucks you're going to have concrete roads with curves divided boulevards all of that and in belize you have very little of it so it is very simple situation Belize is not known for its beaches. You will spend time talking to other expats about where to find something you will spend time going from store to store looking for something unless you really can chill back and leave your North American lifestyle behind. You will spend time going to Mexico for doctor's appointments if you have serious issues or just to go shopping

:dumbom:  Guess Belize is the ideal place for those retirees
seeking pure tranquility and boredom.

Their choice.  :heart:

It certainly is there a choice you're not making any sense

Rlp077 :

After reading your initial comment on comparing one geographic area to another is a shortsighted view.   My view without placing one step in Belize is please let it be different than South Florida.
Your choice sounds like the wishes of many.  Having two living areas that appeal to your criteria for living  in the best of two worlds when desired.
My quest is somewhat the same. To find a more pleasurable seaside area
That is less populated and basic necessities are around.  Safety, economical housing, friendly people and just a nice place to feel comfortable. 
PS... After living in New York and Florida, Is Belize the paradise I dream about?

I grew up in Miami Springs Florida, back then it was an upscale neighborhood filled with airline pilots and many airline employees right across from the Airline terminal, long before the current terminal was built at its current location. I got to the beach only occasionally. BUT I did get to spend three entire summers in the Florida Keys at a fishing camp owned by Del Layton. This was in the mid 1950s.

Placencia today reminds me in many ways of those wonderful days on the Keys except it has sandy beaches vs the coral shores of the Keys, and I am old enough to drink a beer.  :|

Cochise8933 said it well, except I tend to feel its mostly boring people that get bored.
But then I grew up before the "One Eyed Babysitter" replaced family/people interaction.

Cochise is wrong. Belize is the ideal place for people seeking a challenge.  the scale of the challenge depends on where and how one chooses to live.   the only time I have ever been bored is sitting in the longhaul aircraft it takes to get here..  a point to remember, the Belize of only three years ago is different in many ways to todays belize..the only thing I miss(Happily) is the traffic..  turning the engine off in the "fast lane", is an example.

:sleep Its the ideal place for people whose head hairs are turning less than dark. 🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼

It's the ideal place for anybody that wants a challenge and it's the ideal place for anybody that wants to sit at a Palapa bar and drink one of those rum drinks with a little paper parasol in it

:heart:  Good that you are enjoying it.😇😇😇😇

Hi team.
I want to move Belize ..currently working as IT teacher and expert in international school in jakarta having Indian passport..how can i get good consultancy and job opportunities .
Many thanks in advance

Hi! You'll find answers to lots of questions by using the search function here. In general, it is challenging to find jobs here. You will have to have a work permit, and your employer would have to show the job couldn't be given to a belizean. You could, however, start your own business. You still need a work permit.

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