ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #796
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
be a beach bum in Belize

I was chatting with this dude from yhe US.
His wife left him and he has only 500 dollars US coming in each month
His rent is 200 for a place on the beach
And food and misc stuff takes the other 300
So for 500 dollars a month' you too can be a beach bum here in Belize
For a thousand, you can probably be town mayor
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #797
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
be a beach bum in Belize

I was chatting with this dude from yhe US.
His wife left him and he has only 500 dollars US coming in each month
His rent is 200 for a place on the beach
And food and misc stuff takes the other 300
So for 500 dollars a month' you too can be a beach bum here in Belize
For a thousand, you can probably be town mayor
And I have a feeling it is only going to get less expensive in Guatemala and El Salvador
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #798
MotoGypsy
Occasional rambler
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 36
Your doing a great job documenting your travels. I'm learning a lot for future trips.

Thats just it, there are many neat places in the world that one can live very well and cheap. I have a friend in Thailand that lives like a king on $2000 US per month. Cost of living is 25-30% of the US. Just have to be creative and willing to take a small risk. And it does'nt have to be forever.

I'll be curious to see what you think of Costa Rica for expat living. Take care!

Steve
__________________
sb
MotoGypsy is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #799
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainRide View Post
Your doing a great job documenting your travels. I'm learning a lot for future trips.

Thats just it, there are many neat places in the world that one can live very well and cheap. I have a friend in Thailand that lives like a king on $2000 US per month. Cost of living is 25-30% of the US. Just have to be creative and willing to take a small risk. And it does'nt have to be forever.

I'll be curious to see what you think of Costa Rica for expat living. Take care!

Steve
I hope there are less bugs in Thailand
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #800
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
running on the light

I left Hopkins this morning for Placentia. My gas light was on. My trip computer said I could go another 32 milesi asked a taxi driver how far to Placentia. He said 32 miles.
My choice was to back track 5 miles or go for it the 32 miles.
What would you do?
Play it safe?
Well, I went for it.
Turns out it was 38 miles and the gas station was out of gas.
Fortunately, there was another gas station in town on the docks.
In Mexico, there are lots of gas stations.
Here. Not so much.
So, my new rule is get gas when I can.
My second rule is - don't follow my rules and go for it.
And have another rum punch on the beach.
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #801
Denalidirt
High Plains Drifter
 
Denalidirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Denali, Ak.
Oddometer: 911
BALL GAZER




BALL GAZER
Denalidirt is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #802
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denalidirt View Post
BALL GAZER




BALL GAZER
I am almost afraid to ask.............
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #803
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by rckt grl View Post
Amazing RR! I want to do one of your Baja rides.
I did about 5000 miles thru mainland Mexico in the past 30 days.
I loved all of Mexico (except Mexico City). But Baja is still my favorite.
It is the rouge state(s) in Mexico.
The tours are sooooo much fun.
I miss them
I hope I can still do the tours when I get back from this trip
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #804
Denalidirt
High Plains Drifter
 
Denalidirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Denali, Ak.
Oddometer: 911
her left hand

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
I am almost afraid to ask.............
You Ball Gazer.
Denalidirt is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 06:28 PM   #805
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Wink finding places to stay or camp

A follow adv rider asked me how I find my places to camp
So far, I have never known where I was going to stay when I roll in to a place I have never been to before.
Finding the right place sometimes takes an effort
For example, here in Placentia Belize, I FIGURED I would find a place on the beach. I asked around and no one wanted me to camp on their beach
Belize has been more difficult than Mexico
It seems that the cabanas are so cheap that no one bothers to camp
After asking around town, no one had a place for me to camp so I took matters in to my own hands. I went for a jog down the beach to work off all that rum punch. As I ran, I think I found the perfect place to camp.
Its right on the beach, just out of town
It is a vacant lot
And the ground is hard all the way to the water so my bike shouldn't get stuck
I am going to head out there soon
As soon as I finish my rum punch
yum
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #806
Creeker747
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Creeker747's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Cave Creek, Az
Oddometer: 264
Laugh Too Funny!

Dude That's Funny!

I like your humor, and I agree with your statements about Baja. Nothing like going to the Mill or Momma Espinoza's for dinner then riding the next day with your buds. Baja Rocks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
I was chatting with this dude from yhe US.
His wife left him and he has only 500 dollars US coming in each month
His rent is 200 for a place on the beach
And food and misc stuff takes the other 300
So for 500 dollars a month' you too can be a beach bum here in Belize
For a thousand, you can probably be town mayor
P.S. I gonna bring 10K and buy a town down there.........................JK
Creeker747 is online now  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #807
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Wild life

I thought I heard one last night in the jungle where I was camping too

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #808
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Crossing the border in to Belize, the road conditions became much worse than Mexico. I got spoiled from the good Mexico roads.........that's right GOOD Mexican roads. The main roads in Belize (there are really just 2, one that goes north south and the other that heads from the Capital to Guatemala) are in pretty good shape. But all the others are crap. Expect dirt and potholes. Lots of potholes. And they say the rainy season is even worse
I crossed to rivers on this secondary road and instead of building a bridge, the had a ferry. And the ferry was a hand-crank type. And you were expected to help with cranking your way across. One crossing was about twice the length of the ferry. It was crazy that they just couldn't find the money to build a little bridge

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:53 PM   #809
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Getting the ferry was a bit tricky. You have to drive over some boulders to get on the ferry. And then there is gap between the ferry and the shore you have to bump over. And then the planks on the ferry are not straight, there are gaps between the planks and some of the planks are even missing. I came really close to dropping my bike with a full tank of gas here

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #810
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: the Arabian Peninsula
Oddometer: 5,449
Here I am on the second ferry. There wasn't much room for me

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Closed Thread

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014