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Social Scene

- 01-21-2015 -

Lisandra Novelo Celebrates Her Quinceaños

Lisandra Novelo Celebrates Her Quinceaños

On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Lisandra Novelo celebrated her Quinceaños (15th Birthday) along with her friends and family at the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium. She enetertained her guests with traditional and modern dances in a night full of laughter and joy. Lisandra Novelo, daughter of Vicky Pinelo and Sandro Novelo, was officially presented to society by her Godparents Miguel and Maria Elena Alamilla. Congratulatons Lisandra! Click Here for More Social Scene Pictures on Ambergris Today...

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25 Years Ago

- 01-20-2015 -

Growing Stages of Ambergris Caye -San Mateo

Growing Stages of Ambergris Caye -San Mateo

By Angel NuñezAfter the expansion phases of San Pedro Town took place in Boca del Rio and San Juan Areas, soon there was the need of still more lots for the residents of San Pedro.  The subdivisions that followed were (3) San Pedrito, (4) San Pablo, (5) DFC, (6) Escalante Area, (7) San Marcos, and finally (8) San Mateo. Today I am going to focus in Area number 8 given the name San Mateo (section C in photographs) because it follows the topography of the photo generously contributed to...

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Flashbacks

- 01-20-2015 -

The Burning of Don Juan Carnabal in San Pedro Village

The Burning of Don Juan Carnabal in San Pedro Village

Juan Carnabal was supposedly the name of the man in whose honor el Gran Carnabal de San Pedro was celebrated annually.  On Ash Wednesday, the day after el Carnabal, an effigy of Don Juan was made using a pair of pants and shirt stuffed with seaweed and a coconut for its head.  Don Juan Carnabal was paraded around town on a wheelbarrow or at times on the shoulder of two young men who were in the team that built it and organized a function in his honor. In the night at Central park the...

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Restaurant Review

- 12-30-2014 -

Have a Pineapple Boat at Pineapples Restaurant

The Pineapple Boat - Signature dish at Pineapples Restaurant, Ramon's Village

- by Dorian Nuñez - You could say that Pineapples is somewhat of a themed restaurant, but it’s not tacky, by far. It blends very well with the earthy feel at Ramon’s Village, the resort in which it is located. It can be very elegant, upscale and at the same time very casual as it caters to both the resort’s guests and anybody who desires to indulge in sweet decadence. I say sweet because a lot of the restaurant’s dishes are centered around one main ingredient; you guessed it – the pineapple....

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Room Service

- 12-30-2010 - 3 comments

It’s a Slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House

It’s a slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House

by Dorian Nuñez It’s a slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House, a long-standing island resort on Ambergris Caye that has come to establish itself as a prestigious resort on the island. To my excitement, Ambergris Today was invited to enjoy an overnight stay at the famous resort where I had always visited on lazy Sunday afternoons with my friends – sipping on Bailey’s Coladas at the Admiral Nelson Bar, strolling on their white sandy beaches and enjoying a dip in the sea off their dock. As...

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What's Cooking Belize

- 01-12-2015 -

Make Tepache - Fresh Homemade Pineapple Juice

Make Tepache - Fresh Homemade Pineapple Juice

Tepache is a popular drink in the mestizo community of Belize. It is made from pineapple peels which are fermented to produce a tangy refreshing drink. Tepache is also healthy and great for the body because fermented foods aid in digestion and supports the immune system. It aids in the breakdown of our food, helping the body absorb the important nutrients we rely on to stay healthy! So drink up and enjoy this local favorite. Ingredients1 Ripe Pineapple (we will be using only the peels)1 Half a...

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