Thinking about moving to Belize? Answer these 10 questions first

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Harvesting coconuts is such a romantic notion. Reality is that it is hard work and dangerous and for very little money. This is the reality of Belize -- all is not as it looks, though much of it looks beautiful. As this story suggests, dig deeper and be honest about your own reactions. You can make it it you Belize ...

Harvesting coconuts is such a romantic notion. Reality is that it is hard work and dangerous and for very little money. This is the reality of Belize — all is not as it looks, though much of it looks beautiful. As this story suggests, dig deeper and be honest about your own reactions. You can make it, if you Belize …

The story linked here offers 10 questions for anyone thinking about moving to Belize. (Thank you for posting it, Rebecca Coutant.)

They are good questions and the background provided for each is uncommonly honest and balanced. They are not designed to dissuade anyone from moving here.

I’ve said it a lot lately, Paradise is something found in Disney movies and fantasy tales and loaded with false promises. Real life is more interesting and challenging and ultimately more fulfilling.

So, answer these 10 questions and if you are comfortable with your answers, we’ll leave a light on for you.

Welcome!

 

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5 thoughts on “Thinking about moving to Belize? Answer these 10 questions first

    johnhenryeast said:
    September 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    No 8 resonates. I felt that this would be the case before we moved here. Now I know it is the case. I understand this. And I respect it.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      September 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      I’d like to think that there is a way to “become a part of Belize,” but I suspect it will be hard-earned and many years in the making. Ex-pats come and ex-pats go but Belizeans remain, because this is home. You are right John. I’ll embrace what ever part of this community that I can earn. And respect what is withheld and the reasons why. Thanks, again.

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    johnhenryeast said:
    September 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Think I may have said as much not long after we first met.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      September 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Ah, ha! That’s why it sounded so familiar.John, from the start you and Rose have been bright guiding lights. You have my unwavering gratitude!

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    johnhenryeast said:
    September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Wasn’t looking for plaudits or gratitude Bob but thanks. I think its likely to be the same over the world in small(ish) communities.
    We lived on an island (it is a peninsular actually but …) for 21 years and were still “outsiders”. A good acquaintance of ours lived there for over 50 years and it was the same for him.
    We came here thinking it might be similar and weren’t surprised. We still love it though and accept the situation.
    I haven’t got Residency or Citzenship so I’m a guest. I think -but don’t know obviously- that I’d still feel that we were “outsiders” even if we had acquired either of these two statuses. That’s not to infer that we don’t feel welcome though, because we do.

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