Social Scene

- 03-23-2015 -

Jasmin Marin Celebrates Quinceaños

Jasmin Marin Celebrates Quinceaños

“Como Una flor, tanto amor, me diste tu…”  With these words of Selena in her song “Como una Flor” emcee and toast master Angel Nunez welcomed Jasmin Marin and her entourage  at the Lion’s Den, where family, friends and invited guests gathered to celebrate the fifteenth birthday (quinceaños) of San Pedro’ newest quinceañera.  Jasmin was accompanied by eight maids of honor and her main chaperon was Cousin Josh Marin. Jasmin was escorted into the reception hall by her parents Mirza...

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25 Years Ago

- 03-24-2015 -

Hand Grinding Corn Mill was a Tedious Childhood Chore

Hand Grinding Corn Mill was a Tedious Childhood Chore

By Angel NuñezThese corn mills or corn grinders are obsolete in San Pedro today but I am sure they are still used in some parts of Belize, and for sure all the way in Panama where my friend and Brother Tony Alamilla took this shot.  “Angel, don’t forget to grind the corn before you go to school,” shouted my mom from the kitchen in the yard where she was frying some mullets for the morning breakfast.  She was reminding me to grind the corn for her to make the “masa” or dough with which...

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Flashbacks

- 03-24-2015 -

The Fun and Pleasure of Working as a Taxi Man in the Village of San Pedro

The Fun and Pleasure of Working as a Taxi Man in the Village of San Pedro

These were the days when San Pedro, Ambergris Caye was advertised as Paradise - No Shirt, No Shoes, No problem! If you wanted to have a taxi service, you bought your car, shipped it to the island, parked by the airstrip and waited patiently for an occasional plane to land; you offered your service with a smile. Liborio Azueta Sr. (+) registered your vehicle, issued your license and you were good to go. San Pedro was an idyllic place to live, to work and to visit. The photo says it all - the fun...

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Restaurant Review

- 03-31-2014 -

Caramba Restaurant Keeps Things Fresh and New

Caramba Restaurant Keeps Things Fresh & New

Have you noticed that when people are impressed with something they go, “Holly Molly”?  Well, in San Pedro people go, “Caramba”! Every year around August, Caramba Restaurant closes for about two weeks during the slow season and takes advantage of the time off. But the time off could hardly be considered “time off” because when the restaurant reopens there is always something new about the place, be it the food, the bar or the dining area; Caramba is always evolving. That ‘something new’ I...

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Room Service

- 09-13-2013 -

Luxury and Hospitality at its Best - San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Luxury and Hospitality at its Best - San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Cayo District you will find one of Belize’s oldest and finest premier resort, The San Ignacio Resort Hotel. This resort boasts first class amenities and accommodations for locals and international visitors seeking to relax or explore our beautiful Belize. Upon our arrival at the hotel we were greeted with the warmest of smiles from of one the friendliest front desk receptionist, Amaris Wakefield; she immediately made us feel at home. Amaris quickly delivered us a...

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What's Cooking Belize

- 01-28-2015 -

Satisfy your Conch Fritter Cravings with this Simple Recipe

Satisfy your Conch Fritter Cravings with this Simple Recipe

One of the most sought after marine delicacies in Belize is the conch. It’s sweet, flavorful and delicious; hard to think that there are some people who don’t like it. One of the most popular and delicious ways to prepare conch is in a ceviche, but the conch fritter rivals the ceviche as one of the most asked for bocas (appetizers) in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Once the conch goes out of season in Belize, people start craving for it bad and cannot wait for the season to open in order...

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