No build today so no ‘boring’ photos of a construction site to post . A day of rest for Daniel, our building constructor, and his team. And us .
So, I thought I would attempt to give you an idea of what it is like where we now live. Future posts will describe and show ( yes there will be loads of photos) just what it is like. But the only way to really know is to come here and experience it ( see, already I am trying to book the guest accommodation – readers of previous blogs will ‘get’ this but if you don’t then go through the archives).
To get to where our house is being built we have to go over a bridge . This is a toll bridge and each crossing costs BZ$5 . So for us to go look at progress it costs BZ$10 per visit . Knowing that we are going to review progress on a daily ( maybe twice daily) basis we bought the monthly pass at BZ$150. You get the monthly pass at the San Pedro Town Council’s Transport Department in Barrier Reef Drive ( known by most locals as ‘front street’.
Before getting to the bridge from the north side of the island ( and it is on the north side that we are having our house built) is the cinema . It takes a while for the new releases to ‘ hit’ the island but ‘hit’ it they do. A ticket for an adult is BZ$10.
On leaving the bridge we come to the only round-about on the island ( where two supermarkets and a hardware store are located) .
No traffic congestion to speak of !
Along the way we pass the fire station
And, next door to it, the police station
We then continue down ‘back street’ ( sorry but I cannot remember the actual name but I will correct this temporary bout of amnesia ( or memory fogged by the few beers I have had) in a future post. This street, like the two other main streets in San Pedro , has its fair share of restaurants, grocers, hardware stores and barbers.
Still heading home we pass the Immigration Department . An important place for us because it is here that we get our 30 day Visas renewed (BZ$50 for the first six months and then BZ$100 thereafter).
The Immigration Department
Feeling somewhat tired and thirsty we felt we deserved a beer ( or two) and decided to head to BC’s ( our all time favourite bar on the beach). Beers are cheap – BZ$4 – and the view ( you will have to wait to see this ) is fantastic. Not the greatest road to get there but well worth the bumps.
The long and bumpy road ( not that long but it is bumpy) to BC’s
And then we get there for our Belikin ( the local bottled beer brewed in Belize). There are a number of choices but I will delay detailing them until a later post ( just trying to ‘hook’ you!).
The back entrance to BC’s