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Happy New Year Belize, I hope everyone has had a great year, and in 2015 has found all the information needed for Discovering Belize.

I know, I know, it’s been way too long since I’ve updated the blog. I’ve been very busy, writing! I mentioned previously that I was participating in NaNoWriMo, which for those of you who don’t know stands for “National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re interested, you can get more information about them here:

But, you say, NaNoWriMo was over on November 30, how come you STILL haven’t updated the blog? Erm… I didn’t get to my 50,000 word count (sigh) but got completely wrapped up in getting started on my novel. One thing I’ve found about writing (a novel that is,) is that it is MUCH harder than you would think to just sit down and write!

Why? Well, even if writing is your passion, in daily life you still have to live, work, feed yourself, your animals (if you have them, and I have five – two cats and three dogs!) plus trying to keep up with housework, grocery shopping, you know – the daily grind!

Okay, well, living in Belize, the daily grind is not the same as it is in the U.S. or most other “Industrialized” nations. In Belize, grocery shopping alone can take a couple of hours, depending on what you need – see my previous post about “Shopping in Belize” – sometimes, shopping means you have to go to several different shops to find what you are looking for, plus, if you have to go to the pharmacy, occasionally, you have to go to a couple of different pharmacies, if your favorite happens to be out of whatever medication you are looking for. Most times, you can find your medications here in Belize with no trouble, however, there are times when no matter where you go, they just don’t have it! Those are the times that living close to the border of Mexico comes in handy, since often you can go across the border to find the medicine you’re looking for.

I must say though, that currently, traveling across to Chetumal is more difficult than it previously had been. Now, due to the recent terrorist activities world-wide, Mexico is cracking down on foreigners crossing the borders. To read full information regarding the recent changes, please go here: Vehicle Permits in Mexico

Also, for those moving to Belize with pets, I’ve updated the blog posts with current information and links to BAHA, please see theses posts for info on Bringing your pets to Belize.

So, I have been busy writing, I’ve just not had the time to sit down and do the research for Restaurants in Belize, but rest assured, when I get a chance, I will be updating the lists of great, but little-known Restaurants in Belize.

For now, I hope that everyone has had a wonderful, blessed, healthy Holiday Season, and that each of you reading this has a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and that in 2015, you’ve found some great information on Discovering Belize.

Once again – Welcome to Belize!