February 2013

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Day 8: blue hole

5:15 we were on the boat going to the diving shop for a full day out with 3 tanks. We were around 15 and some dived yesterday with us so we knew. It is quite a long way to reach lighthouse reef, but the dives were amazing. First we arrived to the blue hole site. […]

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Day 7: tackle box, sharks and dolphins

As usual we had an amazing breakfast, we FaceTimed to see Kai and Noa, Nuria’s parents and my mum. We called the diving shop and YES they were going out. They picked us up at the wharf in front of the B&B at 8:30 and we went to the shop. It was packed We left […]

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Day 6: off the beaten path

Breakfast at “changes in latitudes” was excellent. Different from yesterday. We had fruit, then pancakes with banana and caramel. Delicious. We called home to see Kai and Noa and then we called the diving center. They cancelled today’s outings, still a lot of wind. Looks like we won’t dive. No problem as we are on […]

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Day 5: very very rough sea

We did not have diner yesterday but peanuts and wine, like in the old times when we were doing the round the world trip. We have room number 3 at changes in latitudes b&b. it is facing the patio and is the only one in the corner so windows everywhere. I guess is the best […]

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Day 4: la isla bonita

We wanted to leave early … But we didn’t. We woke up and had full breakfast at the Radisson. We packed and checked out. It was 8:45 and the water taxi to San Pedro was leaving at 9am, so even if it was 10 min walking we took a taxi. Then we realized that it […]

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Day 3: Cave Tubing

Friday. We slept all the way until 7am when the alarm clock ringed. Nuria had to go for work for the last time this week. We met her colleagues for breakfast and after they left and I stayed at the pool side listening to a Lee Child book. Around noon they all came and left […]

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Day 2: Houston to Belize and relax

Terrible night. I woke up every hour. I guess is the jet lag. The hotel was just fine. They have the free shuttle which is very convenient, although Houston airport is not very well designed. Every time the driver has to pick up someone in another terminal he had to edit the airport. The hotel, […]

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Day 1: Geneva, Washington and Houston

Day one. Sunny in Thoiry. Nuria’s dad drove me to the airport a 9:30am. I passed security without any problems. I only carry my ikea family cabin bag, my Scottevest and no computer or iPad, just my iPhone 4S and my Nikon d300 that I did not have remove from the bag. Once inside I […]

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Day -1: Going through the checklists

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Today is mainly packing and making sure I don’t forget anything, that the camera card is formatted, all batteries are on full and that is basically it. Today Kai was going with the school out the village for carnival so we went to take photos and see […]

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Day -2: Trip to Belize

On my first post regarding our trip to Belize I added a map with the places we are going to go. Here I would like to document a bit our pre-trip research. Follow the trip #belize To organise this trip we have used the following tools: Tools [wptab name=’Hotels’] For reviews I always use: TripAdvisor […]

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Holidays in Belize

Nuria left to Belize for work today. I will fly on Wednesday and we will spend a week diving in San Pedro while at the same time we take some time off the kids. The plan is to be a couple of nights in Belize city, that it is not a nice or safe place […]

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Expand on Demand: Secret Deck Spaces for Small Dwellings

Article by Urbanist, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category.   When it comes to tall apartment and condo buildings, the idea of adding more space is almost always out of the question – but what if you could push a balcony outward on demand, rather than adding an entire deck or patio? Here are three designs to […]

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