What I Didn’t Ask (But Should Have) Before Moving To Belize

Living safely in Belize

Dome home in Belize, Cayo district – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI have just read Tyson's story about how you need to bring chains and dogs and machetes and guns to Belize and I'm just trying to work out which Belize he is referring to.
I have lived in the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena for almost 30 years and I have never been robbed, burgled, assaulted, mugged, hassled, or whatever - never ever. I don't have a gun and have never felt the need to buy one.
Now, I'm not saying that Tyson is...

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Living Safely In Belize

machete and sheath – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI hear you are Belize bound.  Maybe I can help.  No, packing plates wasn’t what I had in mind.  Sorry.  Be of good cheer, though, that your porcelain will remain safely out of my CLUMSY hands.

Now then, let’s consider some handy things you may want to toss in that last box before you tape the top.  First, have you included a goodly number of chains among your household items?  You look at me wildly.  Take it easy, now.  I am not...

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