I’m learning lessons each day…..some small, but nonetheless important, others large and very critical to an extended stay in this small country.
Belize is hot! After being here awhile, I’ve noticed the streets become quite abandoned during the heat of the day. Locals tend to stay indoors and tourists are tucked into local beach bars or in the nearest pool. Having learned this lesson with our new bikes…..ride early in the morning, or late in the afternoon.
Fresh fruit and juices are staples here ……no preservatives. Maybe this is why we are feeling so much better since we arrived. We love to eat, we eat allot, but it’s healthy and fresh. One US dollar buys seven bananas or seven oranges. Pineapples are around $2.
There are three produce markets within walking distance, each having a few unique items, so stopping by each one is typically a good idea. When I asked about fresh romaine lettuce and spinach…… “honey, those come in on Tuesday and Friday, oh…about 10:30 or so. Get there by noon, or it will be sold out.”
So to find what you need, may require browsing through the small grocery stores or stopping by a couple produce stands. Yes, this is a common task. I’m learning to slow down, enjoy the process and realizing, it’s ok…..it’s part of the experience and charm of living in this small Belizean village.