Wow, can’t believe how long since I blogged last. After we returned from our whirlwind five-week trip to Guatemala and El Salvador (hopefully you saw all the pictures on my Facebook fan page), we settled in for the long wait of gathering all the various documents we need so that I can apply for U.S. Immigration for Nigel. So no, we are not back in the States yet.
But we were bored with Cayo. And nothing against San Ignacio Town, but after being there for three years, we felt like a change of scenery was in order. So last week we packed up and moved to Placencia. Placencia is gorgeous – it’s about a 20 mile strip of peninsula located in Southern Belize, bordered by the lagoon and Maya Mountains on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.
We scored an incredible long-term rental deal in a cute cabin on the lagoon side – $450 usd all-inclusive (rent, utilities including wifi and cable TV, garbage, and fully furnished with a washing machine!). The best part of the house is the screened in back porch area, where I sit on my laptop a good portion of the day and look for new ways to educate myself or propel myself forward.
You may have noticed the new banner on the right hand side of this page, which is one of my new ventures. I found this new MLM company a few days ago, and signed up immediately. I mean, who doesn’t want to earn $200K? Plus, it’s free to join until June 6, 2013, since the company is in pre-launch, so I have nothing to lose. Not surprisingly, I’ve already had many sign ups.
For those of you anti-MLMers, I don’t want to hear it. I was Top 100 with Send Out Cards (SOC) before I moved to Belize, and I still get checks every month from them for only a year and half’s worth of work. And while I still use SOC personally (it’s a great tool for those living overseas – online greeting cards and gifts), it was way too labor intensive to grow, especially here in Belize. So Buy Your Own House (BYOH) is much more my speed.
I plan to use the money I earn from BYOH to start investing in real estate in Houston, Texas when I move back. I’ve really missed being a real estate investor the last few years and can’t wait to get back to it. So that’s another thing I’ve been spending a ton of time on. Researching zip codes and finding good deals (if you have any, send them my way lol!).
Nige and I have also been having a lot of fun trying out the restaurant scene here in Placencia. My two favorites so far are De Barcelona Beach Tapa Bar (formerly located at Robert’s Grove and now in the Village proper) and The Purple Space Monkey (who has seen a massive remodel and transformation). They both have excellent food and great locations. We are, however, still suffering from sticker shock here. Besides the great housing deal we got, everything else is more expensive, especially restaurants! Oh well, that’s the price you pay for living down South, but it’s worth it to us.
So I’ll try not to go so long next time before I blog again. Amazing how time flies!