Last weekend I decided that I had been in Belize far too long without taking a dip in the Caribbean Sea. Though PG is a seaside town, it doesn’t really have any beaches; most of the locals go swimming off of wooden docks because the shore is rocky and unwelcoming. I had heard a rumor, however, that there was a hidden sandy beach behind the graveyard on the far southern edge of town. I had a Saturday free, so I decided to put my adventure hat on and see if I could find it. (more…)
I have officially arrived in Punta Gorda, Belize! The idea of writing a blog post describing my first four days here feels borderline impossible — it’s been a chaotic, wondrous, and overwhelming experience so far. But here I am, taking a crack at it. Hopefully this collection of first impressions will begin to paint a picture of what it’s like down here. (more…)
The highlighting event of my fundraising effort took place last Friday, August 12th. My boyfriend Michael and I hosted a multi-act concert at WeWork in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. The concert featured two local solo artists (India Boat and Mandrin), a four-piece live-instrumentation electronic band from Brooklyn (CMYK), and the debut of Michael’s and my band/duo, The Premise. (more…)
It felt right to kick off my blog about Belize by detailing some of the steps I’ve been taking to get prepared before I leave on September 1st. I’ve had about two months to start the process of leaving the country, which has been a mixed blessing: one the one hand, I have been able to completely organize and prepare for the trip without a time crunch. On the other hand, I have wayyyyy too much time to consult online reviews.