Making the Move to Belize

Three final tips about moving to Belize:  know where you’d like to live, be adaptable, and be a good neighbor.

The entrance to a Maya village in Toledo District.  Are you sure you want to retire to someplace that has no electricity or running water? (Photo by Joan Fry)

The entrance to a Maya village in Toledo District. Are you sure you want to live someplace that has no electricity or running water? (Photo by Joan Fry)

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People Who Successfully Move to Belize

People who move to Belize and stay there year after year, making friends and becoming part of their community, usually have very good social skills.  The most important are: acknowledge that you’re in a foreign country, and respect that country’s laws and customs instead of trying to superimpose your own values on existing laws and customs.

In popular tourist areas, feral dogs like this are routinely fed meat laced with strychnine before the season opens.  (Photo by www.wired.co.uk)

In popular tourist areas, feral dogs like this are routinely fed meat laced with strychnine before the season opens. (Photo by http://www.wired.co.uk)

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