Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021. 3:01 pm CST.
Paid Collaboration: Becoming an ex-pat is more than just a physical relocation – it’s a mindset revision, too. Everything you once took for granted – supermarkets, malls, housing styles and municipal services you relied on require you to adjust. Moving overseas adds a few more surprises to the mix, so expect a period of adjustment as you get re-oriented.
Some overseas nations are easier than others when it comes to getting re-settled but none surpass Belize where the geographic distance between the country and your hometown is easily bridged in a few hours and everyone speaks English.
Belize is a delightful land of contradictions that began when ancient Mayas ruled the region, followed by the adoption of the British legal system and you’ve never met friendlier, more welcoming people. Bottom line: you’ll feel right at home fast.
Does that mean you won’t face challenges?
Challenges are part of all relocations, but not having to speak a second language removes the biggest obstacles of all. And while the geographic distance between your old and new homes is minimal, you still can’t jump in a car and take in a movie with friends.
You will experience what anthropologists call culture shock, a normal feeling of disorientation that lasts until one gets used to living in a new culture. The good news is that you will adapt, and likely it won’t take as much time as you imagined.
You’ll be asked to make weather adjustments, too. Tropical weather year-round is idyllic, especially if you come from the frigid north, and you can expect a bit of a challenge as you adapt to Belize technology. That stated, Skype, Zoom and email will keep you in touch once you choose an Internet provider.
Finally, don’t relocate to Belize until you’ve acquired the best overall medical coverage you can afford. Having good insurance is key to achieving a higher level of relaxation when retiring abroad and you’ll probably sleep better, too.
Do some Belize retirement communities surpass others?
You bet. You would be hard-pressed to find a community as ideal as Carmelita Gardens located in Belize’s Cayo District. This 10-year-old community has achieved the impossible: gorgeous environs, affordability, off-grid homes offering the latest innovations in solar power and rainwater collection systems and Carmelita Gardens is already home to ex-pats with whom you will have much in common.
Carmelita Gardens offers something for everyone, whether you want to start a business, plant a veggie garden, join neighbors on sightseeing tours around Central America or just settle down to pursue the hobby you abandoned years ago. Best of all, this community’s ethos stresses individuality, so you get to “do your thing.”
Discover the essence of Carmelita Gardens by visiting https://carmelitagardens.com/. You’ll be delighted as you wander through the website pages and envision yourself living amid this much beauty. Don’t be surprised if your virtual tour triggers a search of airline flights. Once that’s secured, send staff your arrival date. They love nothing more than giving tours to visitors!
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