It is TIME to give back!

When I started working within Finance the “you are as successful as your watch” mentality was a big factor — and probably still is. This meant that since a man can only wear their wedding ring and/or a watch as jewelry, the watch became the main focus as a symbol of status. I saved up …

Swedish castaway

Having this alternative lifestyle does not only broaden myself, it also teaches me what I respect and even cherish about my own background. For instance, we started noticing that something was off here and neither Melissa nor I could lose the sense that someone or something wanted us to fail. Really weird things started to …

Welcome to the jungle!

There is something odd about the weather at the moment. We should be in the dry season but it has been raining more than it normally does during the wet season. This means that we are constantly longing for the sun, but we are not the only ones. The “no-see-um” bugs are hatching right when …

Twas Belize

Twas the night before Belize, and all items crossed off, not a bag left unstuffed, not even a cuff. The luggage was loaded in the car with care, in hopes that Morfar with drive us safely there; and the girls in their clothes awaiting the wake, that would come at 2 am for all goodness …

Finding Hummingbird Haven

After numerous hours spent researching the internet for where in Belize we wanted to settle down, a few options stood out. We decided that we did want something that had a business element and that we did not want to spend the time building one from scratch — which indicated that we had to try …

Narrowing it down

Why Belize?

Well, the criteria for our chosen tropical paradise had to fit a variety of parameters. Costa Rica was a top pick but unless you were retired, acquiring residency was quite costly. Panama was a great option too but it was farthest away of all Central American countries. Belize had a lot of pros and cons but we ultimately decided it was best due to its proximity, official language being English and the vast amount of un-used resources. It is truly pristine. Ironically, when Magnus and I visited Belize nine years ago, we even said that we saw ourselves living here in the future.

Most expats live near the ocean on white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters but we are going a bit more local… 30 min south of Belmopan, right next to the Blue Hole National Park. Fortunately, we are only 45 min from the beach… in case we get bored.