Firetruck Stands By As Ramon’s Resort Burns

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Eastern shore of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye

By Perrin

San Pedro, Belize | Wednesday night, foot and boat traffic drew like moths to the flame to watch as one of the largest resorts on Ambergris Caye burned to the ground. The sole firetruck on Ambergris Caye arrived momentarily but couldn’t get close enough to battle the flames due to roadworks at the hotel’s entryway. (A likely issue: of the nearly 1,600 miles of roadway in Belize, only 303 are paved and easily accessible, according to

Awestruck tourists produced iPhones to document the fire (exhibit A above) and self-possessed locals produced sticks and marshmallows to make s’mores. I couldn’t make this up. Luckily, no one was injured and part of the hotel may be salvaged.


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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