Sunday, October 01, 2006


I feel sick to my stomach.

I was just reading the blog of another expat in Central America whose house was burglarized when he was away. Get this: not only did the burglars rob his home, but they also killed his two young dogs.

I consider myself to be a pretty tough chica, but if something like this happened to me and my pets, I would be absolutely hysterical.



At 6:13 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

That's very scary. And sad. This is a pretty crazy world, everywhere. Not just in C.A. Imagine living in Iraq right now.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Bound for Ceiba said...

Indeed, I suppose it could always be worse.

I choose to move to Central America though, and not to Iraq. (And I am thankful that I have the ability to choose.)

At 8:38 PM, Blogger It's me LD said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Unfortunately, crime rates are out of control in Central America right now. These kinds of things could and do happen everywhere, but it's just a lot more common in places like Honduras or next door here in Guatemala.

But it's true: we do choose to be here. It's a great part of the world.

I heard of some gringos in my city, Xela, being robbed in their house at gunpoint recently. Scary stuff, but luckily they weren't hurt.

You'll always hear the scary stories, but try not to let them make you crazy. Just try and be safe. And being aware of the dangers always helps.

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Bound for Ceiba said...

Yeah LD, I've heard things are kinda bad in Guatemala too. I have to say that I'm actually suprised to hear of such a story in Costa Rica, which is supposed to be safer than the "triangle" (Belize/Guatemala/Honduras) up north.

I don't feel overly scared of getting robbed in Honduras, (I may change my tune if it actually happens, of course) but the dog thing upset me, I gotta say.

But this is life, I suppose.

PS - Gardener in Mex, I didn't know that was you at first, since it says "anonymous!" :-)


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