Sunday, September 14, 2014

Review of Tiger restaurant, Battle of St. George's Caye Day, Placencia Humane Society!

This is more of a wrap up of some fun events over the last week, especially for people looking at a typical week in the life of an expat down here!

We met a few friends last night at the new Tiger restaurant--it is the newest restaurant on the peninsula. It is just north of Seine Bight on the beachside. It is truly amazing from the moment you walk in. The atmosphere is extraordinary-check out these pictures...I was thinking about adjusting the colors, but that red hue is what it really feels like!



Everything is open air--it feels like you are really somewhere exotic :) I highly recommend the homemade mojitos--the Tiger one has a spicy kick and the ginger one was excellent, they cut the mint and peppers off of plants outside for each drink!

As a funny side note, when our friends arrived we noticed that 4 of the guys had on what must be the Placencia uniform--blue button down shirts? :)
Here is a picture of our group; for dinner, they offer a choice of three appetizers and then fish, chicken, or pork for your meal. The rice is served family style and is awesome--comes with a sauce to put over top, a side of exotic vegetables, and your main dish. Everything was great!
 After a few mojitos:
Earlier this week, there was a celebration in the village for the battle of St. George's Caye, which is a really fascinating story:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._George's_Caye
Our friend Faizal was kind enough to send me these pictures of the parade: (as a side note, Faizal and his family have a fantastic story you can read about here: http://www.tejanisontour.com/)
 





 And finally, the peninsula has a great presence in the Placencia Humane Society--like the Rotary club, this only exists because dedicated and passionate people give their time and money to help the animals down here, that suffer greatly without their help--they catch and spay/neuter stray cats, perform miraculous changes to the beach dogs, provide foster and adoptions, and so much more. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the day with them yesterday, at the monthly clinic. Here were some of my favorite stories from yesterday:
This sweet boy was adopted by a lovely family. You can't see it very well but he is a bag of bones, a pit bull, who was left starving by somebody. He is unbelievably sweet and was giving everyone kisses despite his obvious malnutrition....I bet he will look much different after a few weeks in his new family's care :)

This little guy came in and was such a character, and so was his owner :). This stud has apparently had dozens and dozens of pups...and he had really disproportionately large "organs" that just had to be seen to be believed :) Here he is with me and Shannon; Shannon was so awesome all day with the animals :)
 Here is Wiley and Ralph....Ralph was so huge and took over the room in no time :) He was completely unaware of his size and was like a cartoon...
Here is the website for the Humane Society....donations are VERY VERY appreciated!
http://placenciahumanesocietybelize.org/

The next upcoming couple weeks will be more typical expat stories....but we are trying to put together a trip to Honduras shortly, so stay tuned :)

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