Hello My Sweet Paleo Loves!
Been a bit hasn't it!? Well, I've been in Belize for the past 10 days truly enjoying the "unplugged" lifestyle. I do, on the other hand have many things to tell you about! Let's do bullets to keep it SIMPLE (get it, SIMPLY Paleo, tsee hee!!).
- Belize is by far the most amazing country I've ever visited.
- The people are so friendly you can cut the "friendliness" with a knife! Here's an example. My husband and I have a Harley here in the states. My self professed "job" on the Harley is to wave at the other Harley's on the road because it's their symbol of "sup." This means that I love reciprocation of friendliness and I LOVE to wave at people. I literally was beside myself with happiness with the folks in Belize. Before I could even 1/2 way raise my hand to wave and say hello, they were already doing so. Belizians are truly happy people, and they love that people visit their country; they make a point of making this clear.
- We stayed on Ambergris Caye (San Pedro, North of the bridge) for the most part, the food was incredible but far from Paleo. Their staples are fish, rice and beans on the island. Everything else is fairly hard to find and it's been imported from Belize City, so it's not cheap. The soil is not rich enough for a well rounded garden and it's not suitable for chicken, a garden or livestock. We met a wonderful woman there who was from the mainland and her mom raises chickens, pigs, cows, goats and has a garden. Next trip, we're going to the jungle.
- We found a WONDERFUL local market called "The Green House" that was stacked with local grass fed beef (it's all grass fed there) and KALE. I swear, after a few days of fish and rice and beans, my hubs and I were feeling the wrath if you know what I mean.
- We rented electric bikes for the majority of the trip and recommend this way of transportation to anyone. Golf carts will beat the ever loving shit out of you and they will lose your iPhone (not me, THEY will).
- Conch was in season, lobster was not. We had both. Weeee! Don't tell anyone lol.
- Caye Caulker was to die for. Their motto is "go slow" and when I say slow, I mean SLOW. No cars, no smog, no worries. I went 2 full days without shoes. It was maybe because I lost them at a bar on our 1st hour there, or maybe because I didn't need them. Don't judge me!
- There is something down there called a FRY JACK. It was the most incredible (non Paleo) thing I've probably ever had. I'm making a Paleo version tomorrow. Stay tuned for the recipe (and hopefully I don't completely eff it up).
- Island Life - it's slow, no one cares what you look like, family is important and good food is what brings us all together in Belize. Whether it's Paleo or not, we bonded with so many people over food and wonderful fresh fruit drinks. I feel so blessed to have access to the food we have here but it's so apparent; gather around a meal with laughter and creativity MUST be what makes the world go round.
- I have a fantastic tan.
- I snorkeled and met a new sting ray friend. His name is Ray (duh).
- My husband and I are surely going back.
- There's no way in hell that I would ever go tubing in a cave but I hear that's a must do. Has anyone ever seen the movie "The Decent." If yes, then you know why I'm not going in a cave.
- I'm putting together an album of some food pics. Since my husband drives like a bat out of hell on a golf cart, I seemed to have lost my iPhone. Most of the pics are his so I'll do my best.
- I took a shot of something blue with 6 other people out of a log.
- I have to pee. Talk to you all soon. So much #paleolove.
Live to Thrive,
LaurenAdd to Favourites