Everything, absolutely everything was low key in San Pedro during the days of this Flashback. The political banner was one out of about ten (only) that was hung in San Pedro at the time. By the way the banner reads: “Baldemar Really Cares for Belize Rural South”. Political campaigns were low key and perhaps had a $10,000 budget as opposed to the millions they carry today.
The houses in this part of town were also low key – small wooden buildings on stilts with a small wooden skiff under the house. The street was a simple sandy one without drains because the sand absorbed all the water during the rains. The people are low key with shorts and no shoes as it should be in a low key community.
Look at the low key atmosphere of the entire area which is the dead end of Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) in front of Milo’s residence, leading into Paradise Hotel now The Phoenix. Enjoy this Flashback taken from Polo’s Golf Cart Rentals. Enjoy a laid-back, low key community that was converted into a town by Baldemar Graniel, a former mayor of San Pedro.
OOPS! I Think We Made a Mistake! It’s Caye Caulker not Ambergris Caye
After a few emails form friends over at Caye Caulker, (our neighboring island) we were assured that this Flashback Picture is most definitely a scene from that island and not San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. WELL! The truth of the matter is that Caye Caulker looks very similar to what Ambergris Caye used to be some 30 to 40 years ago. Our laid back village community has been replaced with a bustling town that is catering to the rapidly growing tourism sector of the country. Scenes like these, are what our visitors first fell in love with and kept coming back to experience the one-of-a-kind island charm and friendly people of both Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. 😀