Saturday, July 31, 2010

Don't Stop Belize-in

To be sung to the tune of Journey:  "Don't stop Belize-in...hold on to the feee-e-eelin"


Belize!  So much diversity!  So many mosquitoes!  So much free Wifi!

Friday, July 30, 2010

You Betta Belize It

sorry I couln't help myself with the corny title...and you can be sure there will be more to come :)


San Pedro, Ambergris Cay, Belize

We are hiding out in San Pedro, Belize this week trying to get some work done.  For Ethan this means actual work, and for me this means updating the blog!  Rough work week. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Belize: Maskal Village

 the snakeman in front of his house

Two days in and I already feel at home here.  Maybe it’s the similar flora and fauna to Hawaii.  Maybe it’s the similar crickets, critters, and snakes to Tennessee (although I am quite glad we do not have Jaguars in TN…), or maybe it’s just the fact that Belizean people are so dang nice.  And happy!  Every single person we have encountered has embraced us with open, trusting arms and it truly feels awesome.

Monday, July 5, 2010

NYC: In Pictures

walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Sunday, July 4, 2010

They'll give just anyone the Key to the City these days...



We were lucky enough to arrive in NYC on the last day of the "Key to the City" public art project.  After a 6 am landing from Cairo, getting through customs, 9 am yoga class in Brooklyn with James and Carrie, and breakfast...we hit Times Square to get our keys!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

NYC: Where we ate/drank

Grimaldi's Pizza. 
The line here is a mile long, so the trick is to grab some friends, take turns waiting in line while the others cruise the waterfront, order 2 pies to go, and take them to the park to watch the sunset.  Perfecto!




Sun set over the East River


Friday, July 2, 2010

NYC: Video from Brooklyn Bridge Park


video
taken with the Flip cam!

A Commentary on some foreigner’s perception of our president(s)

In 2002 I spent a semester studying abroad at the Bauhaus; 6 months after the 9/11 attacks. Weimar was/is a small university town nestled in the rolling countryside of middle Germany. The cobblestoned streets are populated by architectural historians, older German tourists (Goethe, Schiller lived there), and university students who are looking for a fine arts/technical design education. I felt like I was in a very open-minded, worldly place with some of the best and brightest European minds (boy, did I ever not fit in!)