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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 150 Sunday September 22, 2013

The Latin American Adv is still being brought to you from San Pedro, Belize. Yesterday was Belize's Independence Day and it was interesting. The celebration started at midnight on the 21st and was still going strong at 9 PM last evening when I called it a day.

My SLR camera has quit and just will not I need a camera. There are no cameras here in San Pedro or probably in Belize and having a camera shipped into the country is out of the question...items like cameras are luxury items and are heavily taxed. So the plan is for Katie, my daughter, to mail a camera from Georgia to California to Lori, who is Peter's girlfriend. Lori is scheduled to arrive in San Pedro on Oct. 5th. Therefore, I will remain in San Pedro into the first week of Oct. 

Understand...this plan is still under development...more will be revealed. 

Outside my apartment I noticed a mockingbird the other day. So I went straight to Wikipedia and was surprised to discover that there are 17 species of mockingbirds in three genera. The mockingbird is native to all of the Americas.

These photos are not very good...maybe my point&shoot camera is failing too. This photo was taken Saturday night as the celebration was winding down. 

This is Jason from New York City. He and I are staying at the same hotel.

The Belizean flag is proudly displayed in the town square.

This is Steve and Christy from Australia. They have been in Central America since March and plan to return to OZ after Christmas in San Francisco with Steve's sister.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Day 141 Friday September 13, 2013

I am still in San Pedro and will spend the remainder of the month here before returning to Corozal. I am still at the Pedro's Inn, but I have moved into the "Yellow Room." The Yellow Room is behind the office and appears to be just a door on a wall. Behind the door is a two room apartment, a bedroom with toilet, and a living area with kitchenette.  Outside of the living area door is an enclosed compound where no one can see you. The Yellow Room reminds me of staying at a safe house within the witness protection program.

The Compound.

The Beach!

There are three streets in town Front, Middle, and Back streets. This is Middle Street.

Here are two blokes, on the left is Steve from Australia and on the right is Peter. Peter is the owner of Pedro's and a native of London.

This guy roams around in the compound at the Yellow Room.

 More will be revealed....

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 130 Monday September 02, 2013

I arrived here in San Pedro mid-day Saturday. I really did not know just what San Pedro would be like. I found that it is a real town with around 20,000 people here at any time. This is the off season and I can shop for local services.

San Pedro is a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye in the Belize District of the nation of Belize, in Central America. According to 2012 mid-year estimates, the town has a population of about 13,381. It is the second largest town in the Belize District and largest in the Belize Rural South constituency. The once sleepy fishing village was granted the status of a town in 1848. San Pedro's inhabitants are known as San PedrĂ¡nos. Most speak both Spanish and English fluently. Due to the influence of Kriol, most San Pedranos can speak it, as well as an intermediate form that is known as "Kitchen Spanish".

Restaurant and the bar at the Pedro Inn, where I am staying with twenty and thirty-somethings from around the world.

Sunday afternoon in the centro.

The airport terminal.

Back at the Inn.