Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fun Images

What does this image seem like to you? What a cool shot right?
Try your hand at guessing what people thought it was!

Our friend Cullen looked out his window one morning and what should he happen to see? A small, 8-10 foot boat cruising along in the Caribbean, with a true lady holding her "parasol" high in the air as the gentleman drove her around! It certainly brings to mind the good old-fashioned times. And makes us long for just such a drive!


Re: Anonymous - you would think it was a whale shark; the girls who took the shot thought so too...but then, THIS happened! Can you believe it?! Driftwood! It made for an interesting morning though!

Costa Maya Update - Faby Rodas to perform

At 12 years old Fabiola "Faby" Rodas is ready to take center stage at this year's Intenational Costa Maya Festival. She has been the opening act for such big names as Vicente Fernandez, Eros Ramazotti, Pimpinela, Belinda, Pandora and Angelica Valle. She has represented Guatemala at “The World Championships of The Arts”, winning seven gold medals and five honorable mentions in seven different musical performance categories including R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin, Dance and Vocal, and Broadway.

She is currently writing and composing her own songs and is in the process of recording and producing an album through Home Studio Recording. The end product will be finalized and organized at a professional recording studio and rearranged and mixed by producers from as far as Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the United States of America.

The Aquarium at Lighthouse Reef

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It is amazing to see the abundance of marine life living off the great Belize Barrier Reef. This video was taken on a dive provided by Ambergris Divers and the location is the acclaimed Aquarium at Lighthouse Reef. Divers swim through the number of fish while the colorful coral burst out from the underwater rainforest. More information on the Lighthouse Reef, Blue Hole and Ambergris Divers is available on our website in the visitor guide section (it's a downloadable PDF).

Ms. Iris Jessie Medina - Belize delegate for Costa Maya

Belize will be well represented by Ms. Iris Jessie Medina at this year’s Miss Costa Maya International 2008 pageant. This 25-year-old, 5’ 7” beauty competed in the official Miss Belize 2007 Pageant held in September 2007 and although was a late entry proved herself to be highly competitive and competent to garner the 1st runner up position.

Jessie was originally born in El Salvador, grew up in Guatemala and came to Belize at age 13 and became a Belizean. She speaks English and Spanish fluently, works at the Corozal Free Zone as the assistant Manager of the Corozal Free Zone Development Company. Her dream is to own and manage a chain of fine restaurants in keys tourism areas of Belize that specializes in Latin and Belizean cuisines. She enjoys dancing, cooking, working out, Supa G music, photography and modeling.
The Costa Maya Committee is working arduosly to make this year's event bigger than EVER before. The pageant will kick off the festivities and is slated for Thursday, August 7th. The Festival will end on August 10th.

The best of San Pedro LobsterFest

Lobsterfest was yet another raving success for the San Pedro Business Association. Following suit from last year’s event, 2008 was bigger, greater and yummier. Lust was the order of the day, when seeing your plate and looking at what everyone else was eating. Stewed, kebabs, whole, and ceviched; each booth had something good and yummy to savor. Here are some highlights!

The fire dancers The Staff of Rico's Bar & Grill displaying their works of art and winning plate the attendance was HUGE! With a projection screen set up under the big palapa, football fans got to watch game two between Belize and Mexico. Mexico won series on a 9-0 aggregate. The winning platter, Chef Luis creation of the Lobster Quiche.

Shrimp and lobster kebabs, yum! Jorge posing with the "best booth" winners of Deluscious Coral Ed ventures were out in full force and the kids were kept entertained Swarms of people huddled over the booths to get a taste of the lobster dishes The Fire Dancers who hail from caye Caulker were a hit