Sundown In Cayo
Aug. 14, 2014, Cayo, Belize: The Cayo region of Belize is the perfect setting for a small plantation—a chance to experiment, become more self-sufficient, and make some money from the harvest.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
"Hmmm...no food, no cook, and no sign of any barbecue," I said to friends Bohn and Teri traveling with us in Belize this week as we drove up to the palapa at Maya Spring Estates.
It was nearly 5 p.m.
"Looks like the 4:30 cookout might be a little delayed. At least we've got the cooler with the drinks."
About one hour and two One Barrel Belizean rum and cokes later, still no sign of dinner. Someone's cellphone rang. Several of the men jumped up and into one of the SUVs. Young Jackson came over to Bohn, Teri, and me to give us an update.
"Con, who's bringing the food and the cook, had a flat tire. Phil and some of the others just went to help him change it."
Teri made us another round of rum and cokes, and we settled into hammocks on the upper level of the two-story palapa to watch the sunset over the hills. The darkening sky was streaked brilliant red.
Eventually, the men returned, followed by Con with the food and our chef for the evening.