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EASY BELIZE How to Live, Retire, Work and Buy Property in Belize, the English Speaking, Frost Free Paradise on the Caribbean Coast [Kindle Edition]

Lan Sluder
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Easy Belize How to Live, Retire, Work and Buy Property in Belize, the English Speaking, Frost Free Paradise on the Caribbean Coast by Lan Sluder is the complete guide for anyone considering relocating or retiring to Belize, and for anyone thinking of buying property or building a home in Belize.

In more than 35 chapters, it covers everything you need to know: What things cost in Belize, how to find the best deals on real estate, health care in Belize, safety and security, options for residency and how to stretch your dollars in Belize.

It provides detailed information on all the major areas of Belize, whether inland or on the coast and cayes: Corozal Town and Corozal District, the islands of Belize including Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) and Caye Caulker, San Ignacio and Belmopan in Cayo District, Hopkins and Placencia in Stann Creek District and the Punta Gorda area in Toledo District.

Author Lan Sluder has been banging around Belize since 1991. He's visited every area of the country. Sluder is the author of more than half a dozen books on Belize, including Fodor's Belize, San Pedro Cool, Adapter Kit Belize, Belize Islands Guide and Living Abroad in Belize.


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About the Author

Lan Sluder is an old Belize hand. The author of more than a half dozen books on Belize, Sluder has helped thousands of travelers plan the vacation of a lifetime in this fascinating little English-speaking country on the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He also has advised many people on the pros and cons of new life in Belize. Among Lan Sluder's Belize books are Fodor's Belize, Living Abroad in Belize, Adapter Kit: Belize, Belize Island Guide, Easy Belize, San Pedro Cool and Belize First Guide to Mainland. Sluder is also founder, editor and publisher of Belize First Magazine -- web edition at www.belizefirst.com. A former business newspaper editor in New Orleans, where he won a number of New Orleans Press Club awards, Sluder has contributed articles on travel, retirement and business subjects to publications around the world, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Where to Re-tire, Globe and Mail, Bangkok Post, The Tico Times, Newsday and Caribbean Travel & Life. In addition, he also authored the travel guides InFocus Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Frommer's Best Beach Vacations: Carolinas and Georgia and co-authored several editions of Fodors's The Carolinas & Georgia.

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  • File Size: 779 KB
  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Equator Publications (February 14, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0038KX9UM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener August 7, 2012
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Excellent, eye opening book about living in Belize. Some of the other books/websites you look at if you are seriously looking at retiring overseas, paint Belize as a trouble-free, tropical paradise. Sluder's book will give you a look at the rest of the story. The prevelance of property crimes (breaking and enterings, thefts...) is honestly presented. The book gives you a breakdown in a "report card" format of the desirability of various areas in the country, so a potential resident can make an informed decision. If you are thinking of a Caribean retirement destination where you don't have to learn a new language, get this book. It presents the good, the bad, and the ugly of Belize.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! September 27, 2010
By jw
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Very good, informative book on Belize!!! I highly recommend this book! I bought this book, and Belize Retirement Guide by the Grays...there is no comparison!! No info in the Gray's book,...and lots of great info in Easy Belize!!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compliment to travel guides December 4, 2010
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This book was very helpful in understanding the country of Belize and providing background in greater depth than some of the travel guides. After visiting Belize and meeting the people Lan talks about in his book, one almost feels to know Lan personally. He conveyed his grasp of the country's nuances and provided his unvarnished depictions of Belize, both of which helped to plan a great exploration.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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This is an absolutely excellent book, it is jam packed with all the information you could possibly need about Belize. If you are planning a move, or just a vacation to Belize, you NEED this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An honest assessment of Belize December 26, 2012
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This book was written by someone who is familar with Belize, and provides you with the truth as to what you will encounter when you arrive, not some rosy sales pitch. A very useful tool for anyone contemplating somewhere to live during the winter or as an escape from their country of citizenship. I recommend you read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what we wanted July 13, 2013
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Book is great in everyway but one....maps....maps certainly would have helped as we read about all the various places/activities. Otherwise...great.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Decent Vacation Guide November 15, 2013
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Very much a re-hash of his previous books. Should be titled How To Vacation in Belize. Mr.Sluder glosses over the very real problems of living in Belize - corrupt government - corrupt police departments - a myriad of unsolved murders - non-existent roads in the lengthy rainy seasons - horrible even in the dry season - non-existent medical care for anything more than minor issues - the list could go on. Belize does has have some beautiful places to visit but this volume is of little value in living up to the chosen title. A better view next time might be investigated and reported on - What If You Wanted To Move To Belize.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book! June 29, 2013
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This book is awesome! It gives so much information and is very easy to follow. I'm contemplating a move to Belize and there is so much in this book that I haven't even thought about until I read it. I've reread parts of it numerous times and shared a lot of the info with my wife. The author knows his stuff!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Before visiting Belize as a trip to research retiring there we read all the usual travel books about it, Fodors, Lonely Planet, etc. Got this one on kindle to read on the plane. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Karen V. Peña
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Source to Begin Your Planning
An excellent insider's look to living in Belize and what to expect. If you're considering retiring or moving here, give this a good read. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Ellie B
4.0 out of 5 stars Not so "easy" with no maps in the book
I like this book, yet I would have rated it even higher if it had included small maps of each area of Belize at the beginning of each chapter that focused on a different area. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wilderness Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars very comprehensive.
I enjoyed this thorough reference material with a hometown spin. We are considering moving to Corozal and found this information very helpful.
Published 1 month ago by David M. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very interesting. Lots of details
Published 2 months ago by Jacqueline C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lots of helpful info
Published 3 months ago by Katherine McLean
4.0 out of 5 stars No Longer Accurate
No longer accurate. A little outdated since it was written but a good idea of what to expect of people here. Prices have changed a bit, but not too bad considering. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary J. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know about Belize!
Practical, full of all you need to know!!
Published 4 months ago by Texas Belle
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving
Shared this with my daughter and son-in-law as they prepare for their big adventure of moving to Belize.
Published 4 months ago by Gino
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK
Published 4 months ago by John Lockinger
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More About the Author

Lan Sluder is a writer who specializes in books on travel and retirement, especially in Belize and the Southeastern United States. He is the author of more than a dozen books and eBooks on Belize. Among his Belize books are Fodor's Belize, Living Abroad in Belize, Adapter Kit: Belize, Belize Island Guide, Easy Belize, San Pedro Cool and Belize First Guide to Mainland Belize. Sluder is also founder, editor and publisher of Belize First Magazine -- web edition at http://www.belizefirst.com.

Sluder also focuses on Asheville and the mountains of North Carolina. He is the author of Amazing Asheville, Guide to Asheville and the Beautiful North Carolina Mountains, available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions. The related website is http://www.amazingasheville.net, and the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/amazingasheville. In addition, he also authored the travel guides InFocus Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Fodor's and Frommer's Best Beach Vacations: Carolinas and Georgia and has co-authored several editions of Fodors's The Carolinas & Georgia.

A former business newspaper editor in New Orleans, Sluder has contributed articles on travel, retirement and business subjects to publications around the world, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Where to Retire, Globe and Mail, St. Petersburg Times, Bangkok Post, The Tico Times, Charlotte Observer and Caribbean Travel & Life.

When not in Belize or traveling elsewhere in the world, he lives on a mountain farm near Asheville, North Carolina.

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