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I Love Living in Latin America

Posted by Mike Cobb on Mar 16, 2012 12:13:07 PM
Mike Cobb

Living in Latin America, you frequently hear things that you just have to stop and say, "Huh?"  For instance, today I was leaving Belize having just presented ECI's Grand Baymen community on Ambergris Caye Belize. When I was checking into the Continental flight to Houston, I approached the counter and was confronted by one of the security personnel who asked me if I had any conch shells.

Had Belize Law Changed?

Now my first thought was that the law had changed and people were not permitted to remove the conch shells from Belize any longer.  When I asked when the law changed, the security woman told me, "No, it's still OK to take conch shells, but you have to pack them into checked baggage.  They are considered a dangerous weapon."

A friendly Laugh over Conch

I found this funny on several levels and had a good laugh.  Even better, she laughed with me.  Sometimes silly is just plain silly.  Belize and its people still have the common sense and human touch that drew me there and let me fall in love some 18 years ago.  You better Belize it.

Topics: Living In Belize

Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.