A/C or Windows

There are pluses to either way you go. With A/C you cut down on the dust blowing into the house. The A/C reduces the humidity in the air. On the other hand A/c is expensive to run. I have friends that have a foam house. They have A/C, and because of the insulation factor of […]

Posted on April 24th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

No A/C for Me

Though A/C may be nice, in my case it would put a hit on the budget. I leave my windows open all year. I only close them because of rain. The breeze that flows through the windows is delicious. Even when it’s 85 outside, the breeze keeps things cool. Most homes have ceiling fans to […]

Posted on April 17th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

A/C or not

Most homes in the Corozal area and probably Belize are not air conditioned. There are several things to consider pro and con about A/C. Homes are not insulated, so it takes more energy to cool homes here. Electricity is not cheap here. There are two kinds of A/C units available here. One uses less power […]

Posted on April 10th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

Concrete Masters

The men I have seen do concrete work are true masters. There is a new gas station just built close to me. The concrete area is huge. The men poured the concrete using a commercial cement mixer. Not a truck mounted cement mixer. They poured bag after bag, and sand to mix up a batch. […]

Posted on March 27th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

Never have seen carpet here

I have yet to see carpet in a house in Corozal and maybe Belize. With the humidity and dew points so high, carpet would mildew quickly. If a house had full time A/C, carpet could be a possibility. A while back I saw an add for carpet cleaning here. It must have been a joke! […]

Posted on March 23rd, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

The Breeze Makes all The Difference

Corozal Bay is the catalyst for providing a wonderful breeze in the Corozal area. Having a home with windows facing the bay or the wind, and windows on the other side of the house will provide a cooling breeze all year through. If you are looking to buy or build, keep wind direction in mind.

Posted on March 23rd, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

Corozal, Many Living Choices

The Corozal Area has almost any living style you could want. Living in Corozal Town puts you right in the middle of the action. There are many homes and subdivisions around Corozal Bay. There are two fresh water lagoons, both named Four Mile Lagoons. One is between Corozal Town and the Mexican border. The other […]

Posted on February 23rd, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

Corozal, Great Place to Live

Corozal area is a great place to live. Corozal Bay is ever changing and is easily taken for granted. Corozal is located in the northern part of Belize yet very accessible by road or boat. It isĀ very easy to go to Mexico, the Free Zone, and cities to the south.

Posted on February 19th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

I Love Speed Bumps

If you come to Belize, speed bumps are everywhere. I counted 32 bumps from Corozal to Belize City, and I think they added more since I counted them. Because there are very few Police cars on the road, speed bumps are used to reduce speed. The usual places for speed bumps are at schools and […]

Posted on February 15th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →

Buying a Home or Property

What type of buyer are you? Do you jump in the pool, or do you put a toe in? Most people here will say to come and rent for a year before you buy. A lot depends on your mindset. Checking to see if you like it, is the way to go for many. On […]

Posted on February 10th, 2017, by skistrailContinue Reading →