That Crappy little Island that I need to move to

“I would rather go to Afghanistan than to see Eddie Money with you.”

Relax to some new of my FB friends who we met down in the DR. *who am I kidding, nobody reads this shit* Carbunkle doesn’t kiss and tell. For you 9 readers who have wondered where the hell I have been, we just returned from a quick trip to the Dominican Republic. We went down with some friends from PA and some of their invited guests. We had a blast and look forward to seeing them again at the Philly BBQ Bash this summer.

I had decided that I wasn’t going to snap a lot of pictures this trip for a couple reasons. First of all I needed a mental break. Secondly, other than S&K and Virgil I didn’t know anyone else in the group. I mean, they love that I sell tour bus tickets to tourists in the UES but someone may lose their shit like if they just found out that their child was on the roof of their home if I posted some proprietary stuff from that weekend. Here are a couple pics that I did snap.

IMG_0736Yes we are New Yorkers, Yes we are in the Dominican Republic, Yes those are Bud Red Top Beers, Stop yelling KLC Man. The Presidentes were hot that morning.

IMG_0741No I was not vacationing with the owners of the Kooky Canucks, this little fella starting drinking on Thursday morning and got more obnoxious every hour since then and hadn’t stopped. *picture taken on Sunday afternoon. #Blessyourheart #nahGoFeckYourselfdude

IMG_0740Laugh all you want at my drink but I saw these take down the ticket holder of some Eddie Money tickets late this week.

IMG_0739Overachiever Alert!

IMG_0738They didn’t have Shrimp Sticks or Sushi on Thursdays.

IMG_0743Remember the pic of the Canadian Maple Leaf towards the top? Here is his girlfriend who wanted to celebrate her 30th on the 30th in the DR. I don’t see her making it to her 40th. #blessyourheart

I will do better, I gave my work wife my Met Gala Passes since we didn’t get back till late on Monday. Hopefully she has some great pics.

 

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If you need Spices, Seasonings, Herbs, Salts, and Goo then visit Kalustyan’s Market on Lex

A while back I was with one of my cohorts selling tour bus tickets to the tourists. He is a native New Yorker and were discussing the difference between Southern and Northern food. He told me that some New Yorkers think that Southern food can be too spicy and even went so far to tell me that even some New Yorkers think that Ketchup is too spicy. (If you hail from south of the Mason Dixson line and are reading this and wondering if I am fucking with you, I promise that I am not!) He told me that he was getting into hot sauces and found a great one from Belize called Marie Sharp. My ears perked up saying that I was familiar with this brand and asked where he picked some up here in Manhattan. He gave me the address of a place on Lex at E28th Street in the Indian section of Murray Hill.

This past weekend I ventured out in the rain and cold to acquire some Marie Sharp since the bottle we got on our last trip to Belize ran out. Ironic that it was almost one year to the date but needless to say I had to get some more hot sauce. I find Kalustyan’s on Lexington and make my way into this sprawling joint. This place is probably 3 storefronts because you walk into different rooms with shelves of all kinds of different spices, seasonings, marinades, and stuff I have no idea what is in a bottle. I find the Hot Sauce section and pick up my Marie Sharp and was amazed that everything was well before the expiration date. This is a common problem I find when someone has a huge variety of Hot Sauce because they can’t get good rotation on everything.

I am standing there and one of the managers comes up to me and we start talking about the store. She tells me that they do more spice and seasoning business for restaurants here in Manhattan than anyone. They get daily shipments in from different purveyors to make sure what they have on the shelf is fresh and listen to their customers. We started talking about the Marie Sharps and she told me that it is one of their better sellers for Latin American restaurants and for Belizeans living in New York. I explain to her my history with the country and how I am always trying different things. She recommends their Spice and Herb book and shows me a couple tricks that you can do in the kitchen to create different flavors. I agree and pay cash for everything. Typical New York Establishment, you can use a card but Cash is King and you get better discounts.

IMG_0580Some of these hot sauces were pretty funny. I stuck with what I knew. Marie Sharps

IMG_0581Need Pink Salt in Bulk? The square on the right is 16X16

IMG_0583Yep, I made some Eggs the next morning and lit it up!

That was it for pictures as they Manager told me that they prefer that people don’t take pictures. I respect that but I will be back!

 

Robo for the Valentine’s Day Win

Sorry to piss upset off my readers from Maine and Nova Scotia who were shoveling snow. Not to mention our friends were down in Belize looking for ‘a chicken’ and keeping the Belikin Beer supply in check. Last night  CBT not only had his smoking hot wife, Mrs. CBT, on his arm but the World Famous Travel Queen made a jaunt through the Holland Tunnel for a Happy Hour drinks. Yep, I win!

Hope that everyone’s Val-in-Times was a good one and you didn’t wake up in a chocolate hangover. It was great to see 3 Day Traveler and catch up. If you ears were burning then you were being spoken about you affectionately. Well except for you Pedro, but I did preface one story by “With All Due Respect.”  (I am kidding) Hopefully we can see Travel Queen this late summer in some far away distant location. Or she comes up here and crashes on our couch. Either way is good for us.

img_0338Go ahead Reaper and show me more pics of how beautiful living Pura Vida is. I win today wearing a heavy coat!

Have a good Hump Day!

Weekends are for rest right?

I am glad that the weekend is over. I am about worn out and it is only Monday! Now I promised my boss that I would not have “Whisky Voice” this morning so keep those “Oh CBT is hungover” because that isn’t the case. After our snow day on Thursday I had a bunch of stuff to get completed on Friday and play catch up. I get done with my day and head over to the Cigar joint for a quick cigar before I have to get ready to go out that night.

Friday night we headed down to Joe’s Pub to catch Losers Lounge tribute to Philly Soul. Not sure what that is? Think Teddy Pendergrass, The Spinners, The Delfonics and songs like “Love Train”, “Disco Inferno” and who could forget “You got what I need.” The show was great as usual and we headed to Blue Ribbon for a 1AM dinner reservation. Blue Ribbon was a mainstay when we would come up to visit Maria in New York. The fried chicken and oysters did not disappoint.

Saturday we slept in a little considering we got home at 3AM. I get my normal errands done and Mrs. Trumpet had to get some studying done. UWS Girl had mentioned about attending the Central Park Ice Festival Silent Disco and considering it was cold but not too cold I was game. Mrs. Trumpet stayed behind so I headed crosstown to W72nd street. Met up with her at an Irish Dive Bar by the name of Malachy’s. Trust me when I say that this place did not disappoint. The bartender was in her late 60’s and resembled Flo from the old sitcom “Alice.”  Headed over to the park and I learned something very valuable about free events in New York. Everyone and their brother will show up if you don’t have to pay for it. Met up with some friends to watch the Silent Disco for a while and ended up heading back to the house.

Sunday we had a friend in town from the old ACMB days and frequent offender of Belize Trips. Met up with her and her husband and tried ABC Kitchen for brunch. Let me tell you, the 3 week reservation that I had to get was well worth it. Hung out with LAB and her husband and we laughed and caught up. Since it was sleeting earlier in the day Mrs. Trumpet and I decided to behave on Sunday and she took a nap while I went to have a cigar with the boys. Made some spaghetti gravy/sauce and watched the Grammy’s.

img_0280Opening The Losers Lounge with a BADB (Big Ass Disco Ball)

img_0282Kiss and Say Goodbye by Tony Zajkowski

teddyI have to say his Teddy Pendergrass is pretty good.

losers-loungeI should have pressed my parents to let me play the Tambourine in band.

img_0324I think they had a couple bottles of booze there.

img_0326At the Silent Disco. They have 2 DJ’s and people can either switch between the blue DJ or the red DJ. I guess the Blue DJ was jamming

img_0329Thanks again for the Vino and the California Oranges LAB and RB. I bet we will run into you in Belize in October! Love you guys.

Hope you had a good weekend too!

Well that sucked – CBT survived a Nor’easter

I have said it numerous times; the weather in Dallas on Monday will be the same weather in Memphis on Tuesday and yep you guess it, it will be same in New York on Wednesday. This isn’t going to fit the above model.

Monday morning it was chilly here in New York to say the least. I didn’t really pay attention to the weather because everyone I know was too busy posting crap (pro and con) about the new President. I was heading out the door to meet a client and one of the doormen ask me if I have my umbrella. I ask him why because I had heard a couple times while I was showering; “Get ready for the Nor’easter this afternoon.”  I ask Paul what exactly a Nor’easter is and he tells me that it is rain or snow but with high winds. He failed to mention that it is also ball shrinking cold weather too!

So this afternoon we had some pretty brutal winds in Midtown East and the Upper East Side. Around 3PM we got some rain, I took a conference call at 4 and get done around 5:15. I walk out of the Atrium next to Trump Tower to head home and we have some pretty good rain coming down. Does anyone remember my post about Umbrella’s? I might as well have tacked a fucking sailboat sail to my ass because walking down Madison with an umbrella was useless.

Cutting to the chase, I say goodbye to S squared at 59th & Lex and take the 6 Train back to 68th street. By the time I got home to 1st Ave and 71st I looked like a drowned rat. I make my way into the lobby and one of the doormen looks at me and asks if this was my first Nor’easter. I tell him yes and what gave it away. He told me that it is easier just wearing a rain hat trench coat and rain boots.

So there I survived my first Nor’easter and I am not going to lie, they suck.

noreasterWearing a Puffy Coat and have to deal with an umbrella too? Oh.Hell.No.

windsThey don’t play with the winds up here. Think about Hurricane Elvis but with cold temps too!

il_570xn-613619868_mi29We have another one like yesterday and I am buying this sucker.

img_0226I get this snap from Mary G down in Belize. I hope she gets sand in her shorts.

Have a nice day and stay dry and warm!

 

 

From Isla Manhattan to Isla Mujeres & Back

So about 3 years ago we were vacationing with RJ and Mallory down in Mexico. We booked a Whale Shark excursion which we absolutely loved. After our swim with the Fishes the charter boat takes you to the shallow waters of North Beach at Isla Mujeres for lunch and a beer. North Beach is pretty cool so later in the week we took the ferry over to Isla and rented a golf cart for the day and hung out. There was something about the island that reminded us about San Pedro Belize so 2 years we stayed a couple days on the island prior to a week at one of the larger resorts where we kicked it with Papa New Guinea Mike and his family. On that trip we sought out more of the island and again enjoyed ourselves.

Last year, well one couple had a child which drove the other couple to move to New York so there wasn’t a Trumpet’s/RJ & Mallory yearly trip but we planned extra hard for this year. A duplex house was rented with a pool and 6 couples headed down to Isla Mujeres for a weeklong jam fest. One of the houseguests probably said it best with a post she did on her Face Crack Page. I will paraphrase it here;

Isla Mujeres is a hidden gem. The waters were clear, and peaceful (except when traveling in a small boat to swim with the whale sharks- I’ll discuss that shortly). I feel like the majority of the island was post card worthy. I mean, where else can you go and eat impeccable dishes for a portion of the price paid stateside?
E. and I went with a fun group, most of which we didn’t know. Each day was a new adventure. We would typically hop in the infinity pool and then go out for the day. Some of us would go shopping, while others went to explore.
I would recommend some time at North Beach. Sunday’s are the best if you want to witness a first-hand fiesta… Or a singer in 6 inch platforms breaking it down for hours in an itty bitty bikini. That lady had some mad skills, or at least from what I remember. The drinks were cheap and delicious!

I read her note while I was in a cab heading across town and I thought to myself “She gets it” She went on one trip with us and she nailed it on the head. Not many people can travel to an island that primarily has locally run restaurants, English isn’t the predominate language and you don’t flush the toilet paper. I get back to the office from vacation and had a couple people ask me what we did. When I told them that we hung out and didn’t do much some got it and some looked at me like we did nothing but stay drunk and not apply sunscreen. Yeah we did that too!

It was a great trip, we got to hang with our friends for a week. We ate tons of great food that wasn’t that expensive. Drank just a couple beers each day (stop laughing AB, EB, SN, SG, KC, JL, LA, RA, RJ & Mallory) and maybe had a vodka drink…or two.

IMG_2012“CBT just give them your damn Drivers License. It isn’t like you drive up there in New York anyway!”

IMG_2014No we aren’t already burnt, the umbrella was red and cast a weird color on us. Well we were drinking pretty heavily on Sunday.

IMG_2015Me and Mallory

IMG_2023The Cuban Band on Sunday-Funday at Playa Norte! You cannot beat this at all! KLC Man if you want the pic of ‘the bathing suit the lead singer wore just email me. It was impressive!

IMG_2035This was the “after” picture from being at North Beach. Funny thing is that we only rented one cart!!!

IMG_2042Had dinner here one night, the Crab in the Garlic Sauce is to die for! Die For I tell you!

IMG_2044There was a line 3 deep to get breakfast from this lady. I had no idea what I was ordering but told her that I wanted 4 of them. They were beef tacos that was killer and only cost 2 bucks.

IMG_2048View of our Casa from the roof deck.

IMG_2055Another Gem of a joint that we ate at.

IMG_2116This was last night’s meal. Killer and we sat on the street to boot.

IMG_2129Last Sunrise of the Trip. We will be back!

Needless to say, a good time was had by all and the only causality was a monogramed hat!

Fellow Bloggers you Should Also Read – Badass Auntie

Now that I finally got a proper laptop I can continue my ‘Bloggers you should also read” series. This one also is from someone who lives on that little tiny island down in Belize by the name of Badass Auntie. I have known Badass for many years and consider her a friend. Badass and her wife got tired of working their collective arses off in London and moved to Belize. I am fairly sure she doesn’t have balls but if she did, they would probably weigh over 3.5 stones each. Without further adeau, I present Badass Auntie.

1. Name of your blog, hyper link, twitter handle, Facebook page and your Pen Name.
Badass Auntie
https://badassauntie.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BadassAuntie
Badass Auntie

2. How did you come up the name of the blog and or your Penname?
Destiny

3. Describe your blog/brand in 5 sentences or less.
I’m Badass and I’m an Auntie. I write letters to my niece and nephew to prepare them for life with other humans, most of whom are not badass at all.

4. Did your blog change direction over the course of the life of it? If so can you explain?
Badasses just keep on being badass.

5. Number of times you try to post something in a week?
I try to post something on Facebook daily recognising badassery and calling out fuckwittery.

I try to write to my niece and nephew weekly or, at the very least, every other week. First I need to be inspired, pissed off or amused enough to write. I have other writing gigs, but this one is my favourite and so I like to make sure I’m not just posting some boring old shit because I feel obliged to.

6. Where do you get your material and how hard/easy is it for you?
My material is a combination of my own life experiences, my not so humble opinions and carefully selected research that supports those opinions.

7. What countries are your readers coming from?
The USA is by far the biggest source of most of my readership, which shows that despite the world’s current opinion of the USA (you can thank Trumpy boy for that one), they clearly are a canny and tasteful citizenry, who appreciate badassery at its finest.

8. How often do you encounter readers on the streets/social media and does it still freak you out when they say that they read you?
I frequently have people shout ‘Badass’ at me in the street, but I never know whether or not it’s because they are a reader or because they simply can’t miss the magnificence of my badassery.

9. Got any good “hate mail” comments you want to share with the class?
Nothing that’s been intelligent enough to be worthy of mention. I did have some Mens’ ‘Rights’ Activist trolls for a while, but they got distracted by their lonely little erections.

10. Any particular blog post that you are particularly proud of? Please include the link if you like.
My most recent blog is always my favourite. Currently I’m enjoying ‘Excuse Me Sir. May I See Your Penis?’, which wallows around in the mess one can find in USA toilets right now. Free with that blog is a cut out ‘Penis Patrol’ badge. What other blog offers you one of those? Huh? https://badassauntie.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/excuse-me-sir-may-i-see-your-penis-your-step-by-step-guide-to-becoming-a-pecker-inspector/

11. Who you be?
I be THE Badass Auntie

12. Where you be?
I be in Belize

13. Where did you come from? (please don’t say hospital or parents)
I was born in England.

14. Care to talk about your family or if you have any ankle biters/pot lickers (pets) where you charge your laptop/tablet?
I have a niece and nephew. They are tiny humans. They like to shit, eat, drink, scream and get attention. They get that from me. I have a partner and we have two dogs. They were natural births.

15. Name up to 5 countries/places you visited, loved and recommend to my readers?
Edinburgh, Scotland
Prague, Czech Republic
Savannah, Georgia
Annecy, France
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

16. What countries/cities you have on your radar for future travel locations?
Oaxaca, Mexico
Galapagos, Ecuador
Montenegro
San Francisco, USA

17. If you had the financial means to do so, where would you like to live and why?
Belize, but I’d live much better.

18. When you aren’t banging on a keyboard what do you like to do for fun?
I like to make my chickens angry.

19. We know that you read carbunkletrumpet.wordpress.com (who doesn’t?) but who else do you read/stalk on a daily basis?
It’s always good to have a look at Chaturbate first thing in the morning. But that doesn’t require much reading, just an incredibly immoral voyeuristic streak.

I love reading Dan Savage. I have a hankering to be a more Badass but female version of him.

Going down the vanilla brick road, I’d say I like a bit of local opinionated colour from http://www.sanpedroscoop.com/ and some international island chickery from http://womenwholiveonrocks.com/

20. Could you get me an introduction with that author so that I can send them this questionnaire?
Chaturbate? The best advice I can give you is to use ‘incognito’ mode.

21. What is your favorite food and restaurant (doesn’t have to be in your current location)
Croissants at Cumpanio, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

22. If you are living abroad, what is the one thing that you miss the most?
British humour and the liberal use of the word ‘cunt’.

23. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (please don’t say older)
The proud owner of 14 Chihuahuas.

24. What’s on your bucket list?
Safari in Kenya

25. What is the question do you want to ask Carbunkle Trumpet (I promise to answer honestly)
Did you ever stop and wonder?

I do but then it hurts way too bad. Not like when you go pee but when you eat ice cream way too fast.

Thank you for playing along there Badass! Also make sure you go read her contributions at women who live on rocks.

 

Pictures of the Week – Bayleeze 1 of 2

Yeah, I know I am a day late but we have a house guest and she got me drunk Thursday night.

IMG_0728Honey, I don’t think we are in Manhattan anymore!

IMG_0727What does one look like when you have been up for 30 hours with ZERO sleep?

IMG_0734Sunrise on Easter Sunday! *Yes mother, I was heading to sunrise service when I snapped this, not to get a Michelada.

IMG_0740Visiting with the Elberts at Ramone’s

IMG_0743Rena and I doing a selfie!

IMG_0752From our perch at the Lazy Lizard in Caye Caulker

IMG_0756Of course they find a cornhole game!

IMG_0758Richard – You got this? Me – I GOT this!

IMG_0757Shobo and Rich

IMG_0769Mrs. CBT – “So Jody, you ever been with an older woman?” Jody – “But your husband is Italian and knows more people on the island than I do.” Mrs. CBT – “You didn’t answer the question.”

IMG_0766I wonder why she makes me wear my Lady Leslie shirt to bed each night.

IMG_0771Mrs. CBT – I GOT THIS!

IMG_0770I freaking love this couple! So good to see you both!

IMG_0779Well if the sun is going to set then I guess we shall toast and drink more beer!

IMG_0785Chunky and Ruth’s Casa just south of town.

IMG_0789I am going to title this one “False Advertising in Belize” because that boy NEVER was there!

IMG_0806Guess the “Secret Beach” isn’t so secret is it?

 

More pics tomorrow.

 

Carbunkle Trumpet’s Trip Report – Change on the Island

“Oh it has been 3 years since your last visit; a lot has changed on the island.”

“Wait till you see the change on the island.”

“Get ready to see a bunch of changes on the island.”

“The island has changed, it isn’t the same.”

“They have ruined that island, it isn’t the same!”

Boy, some of you guys really know how to make one wonder what the hell they are getting into when they are heading back down below the 18th latitude. I hate to disappoint those of you who have tuned in to read me eviscerate the island but not much has changed in my humble opinion;

  • Marlon Brando still makes the best ‘Stress Captain’ cocktail and is always a delight to sit and talk to and also to catch up on the town’s gossip.
  • Jet Holland is still less than 5 feet tall and is peddling his ‘Best Rum Punch’ and Hot Dog at Belize International.
  • Pedro still speaks his mind whether you want to hear his opinion or not. In his defense when he gave me grief for not staying with him I reminded him that I was loyal to Mrs. Celi much like I was loyal to him and his pizza joint on the back end of the island. He appreciated my candor!
  • The Shrimp Sticks at Blue Water Grill still is the Bee’s knees!
  • After drinking 20 Belikin Beer one will get fur on their tongue.
  • Celi’s Deli still makes the best Chicken Tostada’s and the Best Black Bean Soup!
  • Alberto still to this day calls me “Buddy” and Elvi’s serves the best and very lethal Dirty Banana frozen drink.
  • Complete strangers say “Good Morning” to you as you walk by them.
  • Tia Chocolate is still my favorite little brown woman and makes me feel tall!

For those of you saying “Ok, smartass, we get it!” let me qualify something. Change is inevitable; if you don’t change then you will either become obsolete or you go out of business.  I work for a company that raises an eyebrow if the comment “We have always done it that way” is said because there is always room for improvement. Just imagine what would have happened if a US Gringo who married an Island girl didn’t say 39 years ago “I am going to fly people from the mainland to the island.” Where would San Pedro or Belize be if Tropic Air wasn’t born back in 1979?  Yes I am talking about John Grief but come on guys, isn’t the road north to Las Terazzas much better than potholes and puddles?  Was the traffic so horrible on the island that it drove me crazy? You are talking to a fucking New Yorker!! At least they aren’t honking their horns like they do here in Gotham. Sadly we can’t keep an island from growing just like we can’t keep a puppy or newborn from growing up.

I will admit that there are some things that I wasn’t crazy about but am I going to create Facebook pages and stage boycotts? Hell no, I am only on the island tops 2 weeks a year and unless I have skin in this game it isn’t my place to bitch. Do I plan on changing hotel accommodations on the island because I saw a couple billboards advertising a different resort….Nope. Do I think that there are WAY too many taxi’s on the island? Um have you visited New York City lately? There are more Ubers, Yellow Taxis, Black Sedans and other private for hire cars here than you can swing a dead cat at. I guess what I am getting to is that change, whether you like it or not, is a good thing. We won’t know if that change is going to help or hurt things on the island but if it brings more money to my friends who live in Belize then I say why not!

IMG_0849Now that we have 3 airports to do our bidding, I think we shall see this airport a couple more times in a year.

IMG_0843Here is our Guber (Golf Cart Uber) in Caye Caulker

IMG_0832They still put the bishop hat on the Belikin’s

IMG_0811Marlon Brando August still serving them up!

IMG_0797I know a certain person is looking down on us saying “God both of these two are short!”

IMG_0748Belize Construction Site

IMG_0745One of these days we are going to bring that woman up to New York! Love us some Tia Chocolate!

17.9214° N Island Living vs 40.7128° N Island Living

I finally get it! It took me some 46 years but it finally soaked in! No I am not talking about acting like an adult…that shit is for the birds. I am talking about why Northerners and or Canadians winter in tropical locations. Now before you start, yes I recognize that we had a very mild winter but nevertheless it did get cold at least a couple of those days.  I think the worst part of this is the major temperature change that one experiences going from North to Tropical. When we left it was in the mid to low 50’s but we had plenty of ‘antifreeze’ in us as those red eye flights can be tough on a traveler. Down in Belize it was ‘Gold Bond’ warm but it felt so good and the sun was welcome. Now when we got back on Saturday morning it was in the 40’s but the sun was shining so it wasn’t all that bad.

The problem is, when we lived in Memphis we could get away with still wearing our flip flops, shorts and ‘cruise lounging’ gear till Monday when we ‘had’ to put on socks, shoes and work gear. Here that wasn’t the case, we wear that shit and we would get frostbite or laughed it! Case in point Sunday morning; I get out of bed to take the monkey heads out to pee. I put on my track pants, long sleeve T-shirt and my North Face vest thinking that will suffice. All I am going to say is that someone should call Guinness Book of World Records because that was the quickest Pee that two tiny toy poodles have ever done.  39 degrees it was yesterday with a 20 MPH wind a blowing! When I went to grab breakfast I had to don the puffy coat, toboggan hat and even that wasn’t enough.

Here is a short list of the differences between (Tropical) Island life and (New York) Island life;

  • In the Tropics one wears flip flops to prevent stepping on broken glass, pointy shells and Belikin Bottle Caps. In NYC one wears shoes to prevent getting the funk that is on subway floors and streets on your feet.
  • Cost of Beer down in Belize is 5 to 6 bucks BZE (currency is fixed 2BZE to 1USD) in New York the same beer cost you 6 to 7 bucks USD.
  • In the Tropics you put on sunscreen and don a big hat when the sun is shining on you. In NYC you shed as many clothes that is allowed by law when you get to see that big orange ball.
  • In San Pedro they bitch about the speed of the Taxi’s and the traffic on the island. New Yorkers tell the taxi driver to speed up and honk their horn at a slow car.
  • In the Tropics you say Good Morning to complete strangers; in NYC you may get cut if you say that.
  • It is perfectly acceptable to walk around town in a two piece bathing suit in Caye Caulker. It is also acceptable in Times Square.
  • Want to walk outside of a bar with your beer, sure but put it in a ‘haul ass’ glass. In NYC you better have one of those 5.00 paper coffee cups.
  • In NYC when it is 34 degrees one wishes that they were on San Pedro or Caye Caulker. In the tropics when it is 34 degrees in New York City, they are happy they are on San Pedro or Caye Caulker.

IMG_0875That is just Fecking Mean when one gets back from 90 degree weather.

IMG_0829One can smell the suntan lotion on this deck.

IMG_0762I am sure they do the same thing in the East River too!

IMG_0746Looks just like Times Square doesn’t it?

Don’t worry, I only have one more post about Belize then I will get back to my normal drivel.