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Belizean Smiles: Frank Varma

Visitors often tell us that their favorite part of Belize is her people. They talk about how friendly and open Belizeans are, welcoming them warmly to our shores and showing them the absolute best of Belize. With that in mind, we present to you some of those friendly favorites.
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The Head Chef at Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace, Frank is a young, passionate member of the Belizean Culinary World.

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Comfort food at its best at Island Wonder kitchen + bar

Imagine dining on a comforting meal while sipping a mimosa and ending it off with a little sweet treat – sounds like just the right meal, wouldn’t you say? Recently, our adventures in dining led us to Island Wonder kitchen + bar, the newest restaurant on Coconut Drive here in San Pedro Town.

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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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The Three Seasons of Belize

In early October, our friend (and scientist extraordinaire) Valentine Rosado lamented that in the last month of our rainy season, we were already getting our first “Norte” in Belize.

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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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Let’s get jolly with Christmas Rompope!

The topic of the hour seems to be Christmas – Christmas parties, Christmas food and, of course, Christmas cocktails. No matter how or with who you celebrate, chances are you might find yourself sipping on some traditional Christmas drinks. One libation that stands out as a Christmas concoction is eggnog, or as we Belizean know it, Rompope.

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A Merry Holiday and a Party, or two, in Belize!

The last month of the year is finally here and to me “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Family gatherings during Christmas and parties till the sun rises on New Year; this is the season for all forms of enjoyment.

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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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Caribeville introduces Executive Chef Samuel Gonzalez

There are many great restaurants across Belize, each with its own unique flavors and cooking styles. If you ask many restaurateurs, the success of their kitchen strongly depends on a good leader who has a passion for the culinary arts. That is the case at Caribeville’s two restaurants, Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace and Aqua Seafood/Sushi Restaurant and Steakhouse, whose aim is to offer the best of Belize with a proudly Belizean team. Leading their culinary team is born and raised San Pedrano, Samuel Gonzalez Jr.

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Laughing Bird Caye…forever in my heart!

Laughing Bird Caye National Park was the first island I visited in Belize at the young age of ten. I grew up in Seine-Bight Village located in the peninsula of the Stann Creek District and Laughing Bird Caye is located right off the coast of the peninsula via a 30 minutes boat ride. Since then, Laughing Bird Caye has always had a special place in my heart.

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