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This is Belize: Watching the newest ‘Star Wars’ beneath the stars — and beside the lagoon

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Lights, camera, roll 'em! The sun sets and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" begins at the Truck Stop, San Pedro, Belize.
Lights, camera, roll ’em! The sun sets and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” begins at the Truck Stop, San Pedro, Belize. That’s the fire pit in the foreground, used on Sundays to roast a pig or two and sometimes to toast marshmallows. The decking around it makes a great platform for viewing the Wednesday night movies.

There is something just so incalculably joyful about watching the Millennium Falcon speed through the universe in “Star Wars The Force Awakens” then tilting your head ever so slightly upward to count the real stars in the heavens.

Yes, the stars — and “Star Wars” — really were out last night on Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Outside, that is. Read the rest of this entry »

Lights! Cameras! Eatery! The Truck Stop in San Pedro, Belize, is ready for its closeup

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My friend Dion from the San Pedro Sun models a Truckstop cap. In the background is the Rasa restaurant and the ice cream shop.
My friend Dion Vansen from the San Pedro Sun models a Truck Stop cap. In the background is the Rasa restaurant and the ice cream shop.In the background is Chef Jeff Spiegel, formerly of Rojo, and in the black T-shirt is Nicolai Hebert, manager of Rasa and Arepa.

Adam and Jackie Feldman were talking hopefully about a “soft opening” this Saturday for their two newest restaurants — the Malaysian/Southeast Asian bistro Rasa and the Latin American cuisine Arepa — in The Truck Stop, the new freight container dining complex north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge.

Soft opening. Good luck with that. Read the rest of this entry »