I will, however, share with you a fun encounter I had with a super drunk tourist at about 4pm on New Years Eve while I was working at Pedro's...
Me: "That's $60Belize."
Drunk Chick: "How many? 15?"
Me: "Sixty. Six-Zero."
Drunk Chick: "Sixteen?"
Me: "Sixty. They're ten dollars each... you ordered six... that's sixty."
Drunk Chick: "Oh, ok, here you go."
Me: "This is a two dollar bill."
Drunk Chick: "How much do I owe you?"
Me: "Now you owe me 58."
Drunk Chick: "Really?? Ok, here's more."
Me: "We're getting closer, this one is a 50. I just need 8 more bucks and we're square."
Drunk Chick: "Are you serious? Ok, hold on...I'm drunk..."
Between her and her five friends, they did, somehow, manage to come up with another 8 Belize dollars to finish paying for their shots... and to break at least one shot glass before buggering off.
I'm not complaining about this at all - they were drunk and happy, and I was highly entertained for the few minutes that they were in the bar - so it was a totally fine way to kick of the New Year Celebrations - which "officially" began with a champagne toast at 6 pm (for the "English New Year")
Everyone headed to town for the real party sometime around 10 o'clock, and I followed shortly after cleaning up and closing the bar.
I don't usually "do" New Years Eve - but this was my first one in San Pedro, so I had to go check it out for a little while, and it was pretty much exactly how I expected it to be.... A lot of people, a lot of drunk people, a lot of girls wearing very short, very tight, sparkly dresses and very, very high-heeled shoes and lots of kids running around and having fun in the park.
I went into Fido's for a hot minute to meet up with some people.... but it was way too crowded and crazy for me, so I bounced right on out and wandered over to the street party in front of Lola's after watching the fireworks display on the beach for a bit.
There aren't many good pics, but here's what I got:
I have no idea what was going on on the stage - I was just passing by
I have no idea who he is - but everyone else was taking his picture, so I got in on it.
Lola's street party
I really didn't do much, other than just walk around and do some serious people watching, but I still managed to stay out until almost 4am somehow.
*A little heads up - taxi drivers double their rates for a ride home at 3:30am on New Years Eve.
Fair enough, I suppose....