Scraping By in New York to Belizean Restaurateurs | EX-PATS Ep. 5 Full | Reserve Channel

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Pam and John Solomon left New York City to open a restaurant in Placencia, Belize. Now they have a daughter named Libby who thinks she is Mayan and has dual citizenship. Their restaurant, RumFish, is a big success and they are living the dream. Everything they serve is fresh from the sea or the farm. They are glad they didn't wait to retire in paradise when they can live and work there instead.

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We did eat here last weak. They have the best burgers. The couple are great and easy to talk to. John visited our table to welcome us to Belize.

Author — Peter G

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not getting the vibe with these two, disconnect,

Author — maidmoira

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"we have a myan family living downstairs"
THERE IS a FAMILY living downstairs.
We have property living living downstairs.
Sounds like something a Confederate family would say before the civil war.
What thies two are doing is no different than Chevy Dodge and Ford taking advantage of cheap labor in foreign lands for greed to make themselves richer.

Author — John C

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I enjoyed the video very much I live in New York and would love to retire in the next couple years but seeing this video I want to retire now back to Punta Gorda sweet PG

Author — Consuelo Muschamp

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oh boy! This lady is arrogant and condescending. The saddest thing, as usual, is that she is completely unaware of her behavior and attitude towards the native people of Belize or at least towards the people that work for her. She comes off as elitist. I can only imagine what "the nanny" and other workers say about her behind back. As far as pay, just because you can doesn't make it right. She sure is appreciative of cheap labor.

Author — Deanna Mills

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I love this video!  I have made many trips to Belize.  All a part of realizing my Dreams.

Author — joe flowers

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Wow I bet the locals just love people like this moving into Belize, good grief!!!

Author — Lance Morrison

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Even the interviewer looked shocked when the lady said 12 us a day. Lol omg smh

Author — schoolshow94

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LOVE this series... interesting... just went to belize and it seemed kinda rough

Author — BarbecueTricks

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Pam is horrible!!! she is what I want to get away from not go down to Belize and see.
Her dream is to open a chain of restaurants so she can be pampered more. I bet she pays her chef about the same as her sitter.

Author — Tyler Lathrop

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Having worked in this kind of business for many years is very tricky..today your Hot, tomorrow your Not. People are like a wave. They come and go.
When looking here in my city: a new paint and a new name on the front! They are owners so that's better..still as always better to sell when it's a hotspot.

Author — Kayak Cobber

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Thanks to Pam and John for sharing their experience.  I wish them success in their business.  In regard to some of the other comments, there's no right way or wrong way to find your path.  However, while it's hard to gather much from a 25 minute video, this couple doesn't appear to be truly happy.  It seems that they've simply changed their geography.  I think this was best illustrated when Pam said "We would like to do more restaurants.  We would like to do a lot of them actually."  Does enlightenment come from more wealth?  If you're watching these shows in search of a change of geography and a change of heart-mind-spirit, check out the first four episodes.  The people profiled appeared to be more in touch with their true selves and their search.

Author — countingdaze

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The food looks very gourmet. Would definitely stop by if I found myself in Belize.

Author — L.j. Garner

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It's the best feeling ever to watch others (ex-pats) enjoy my homeland, Stann Creek District, I too share such sentiments of having the best of both worlds (Belizean-American) ....

Author — Juanita Moss

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love you tube its window to the world . thank you

Author — Souk Phaphakdy

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Rough in what way, did you feel threatened?

Author — vdtn

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Wow what a great story. I look forward to visiting your restaurant!😎

Author — Allen Ollendorf

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Looks like a nice couple. Starting down the "unconventional" path in life takes courage. Good for them. Hope it works out.

Author — Allen Boyer

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My pal Greg wanted to move his family and business to Belize a few years ago from the USA.  He had to put 350k USD into a bank to do that and it's stuck there and they're back in the USA.

Author — slobomotion

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That's the point, they didn't need my fingerprints, what they wanted was free cigarettes and booze, on my dime.

Author — HardlineAthiest