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Posts By: Mary Gonzalez

Flying to and around Belize

When the New Year hits, we often find ourselves making plans and promises – resolutions if you will. It seems the biggest one is to ‘Travel More,’ and we agree! Even here in Belize, we promise to get out and explore more of what the jewel has to offer.

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Tasting the unique Mechado

For a country so underpopulated, it’s surprising how varied its cuisine is. It’s also fun to discover a dish you’ve never heard of! That is the great thing about Belize though: she’s small enough that you could find yourself in a familiar kitchen being served a bowl of deliciousness like Mechado.

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Dennis Wolfe’s “Another Gringo in Belize” A collection of Jokes and Songs inspired by and based in Belize and her inhabitants

Our parent company, The San Pedro Sun, is a weekly labor of love that takes a mix of community/local news, national stories and even press releases to make up one well rounded newspaper. Included in that mix is the weekly Wolfe’s Woofer, which is a joke column featuring local, colorful characters. Sometimes, readers would come up to us and excitedly share their favorite part of the newspaper. “We love the Woofer!”

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Tasting my first Boil Up

I’ll be honest; when I wrote down my list of foods to try out, I legitimately was dreading the thought of Boil Up. Individually, each ground food is not my favorite. All-together, talk about overdose of least favorites. Then throw in fish? And dumplings (or boiled cake). Talk about nothing I would ever order for myself because of pre-conceived notions and experiences.

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Pumpkin Sweets – Dulce de Calabaza

Stewed pumpkin sweet – this succulent treat is a combination of brown sugar and warm spices, stewed for a few hours, the brown sugar caramelizing into a syrup that’s full of flavors from cinnamon, star anise, allspice seeds, and of course, bits of the deliciously thick pumpkin flesh that falls apart throughout the cooking process. YUM!

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Maya Heroes Day honors Belize’s ancestors

Maya Heroes Day is observed as a time to recognize our ancestors who paved the way before us, gifting us with a rich culture of language, food, art, dance, sport, music and so much more. In these modern times, the Northern Maya Association of Belize focuses on preserving our culture and heritage with pride and dignity.

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50 years of Belikin

We raise our bottles of choice: Belikin, Belikin Light, Belikin Stout, Belikin Chocolate Stout or Belikin Sorrel Stout and salute the Beer of Belize! To Belikin, the beer that represents passion, vision, hard work, independence and great taste!

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International Costa Maya Festival: Reignited!

Both International and National entertainment will fill the venue in San Pedro Town, from folk and artistic entertainment to heart-pounding modern vibes, the International Costa Maya Festival: Reignited is set to make its mark for 2019.

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Awestruck by Caracol Maya site’s Majesty

The latest census figure for the entire country of Belize is under 400,000 within 8867 square miles. So you can imagine how difficult it is to understand how one 75 square-mile site could have housed half our current population. But, that’s the archaeological belief – that Belize’s largest Maya site – Caracol, was home to 200,000 Mayas, housed in around 35,000 buildings.

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Cool down with a classic: PALETAS!

If you’re looking to create something tropically delicious, we have one tried and true recipe that uses familiar, easy-to-access ingredients. We present to you, the Key Lime Pie Popsicles!

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