Category Archives: This & That

Summer in Belize

Whether or not to come to Belize in the Summer Since weather is always an important subject – if it wasn’t, people wouldn’t talk about it so much – or maybe if we didn’t have weather, we wouldn’t have anything … Continue reading

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Belizean Students Visit duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge

A  group of 35 students studying hospitality and tourism at the Cayo Center for Employment Training (CCET), visited duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge this morning. Ms. Judy duPlooy took them on a tour of the property and introduced them to staff members … Continue reading

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Kinkajous at duPlooy’s Deck

Are these guys cute, or what? They visit our deck every night for a snack banana  When you are here, please remember that, as they are nocturnal animals with very sensitive eyes, you should turn the flash off on your … Continue reading

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The Past

People ask a lot of questions about what it was like at duPlooy’s in the days before electricity and running water. My favorite book growing up was Swiss Family Robinson so a family adventure always appealed to me.  The only thing … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’?

Our Belizean Sampler, consisting of three typical Belizean snack foods: 1 salbute, 1 garnacha , 2 panades, along with a fresh green salad, is a favorite choice from our lunch menu. Salbutes are made from a corn meal base filled … Continue reading

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Creole Expressions

It’s always interesting how the same words take on different meanings in different places.  Here in Belize you will find many examples.  When we first arrived in Belize, nearly 25 years ago, and heard the expression, “Right Now”, we thought … Continue reading

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For the Birds!

This is the season not only for human visitors, but for avian ones as well.  Everywhere you there are birds galore.  Philip, Fermin and Mario have just updated our bird list which is currently at 307 within a 5-mile radius. … Continue reading

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