More than Stephen King!

Recently I have been writing on my first book which is based on some situations that we unwillingly experienced in Belize. Without giving away the good stuff, it is a psychological thriller that digs down deep into the world of desperation, lies and deception. As a child, I got the creeps from stories such as …

They will rise above!

I started teaching a dance class at the local village school this past October as part of an after-school program. Students were sent home with permission slips and expected to return them before participating. About 60 children were originally interested but I received quite some push-back from parents. Some of the children were needed home …

The first coffee crop

” I like coffee, I drink coffee”, John Travolta said in the famous Saturday night fever movie from 1977. My wife and I since watching the movie together have used that comment many times. I cannot think of a better way to start the morning than with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Therefore, I …

Running the car on Butane

We ran in to an interesting Canadian  couple that had also moved down to Belize with kids. The guy told me that the first thing he did was to convert his car to run on butane (it can still run on gasoline). This way his fuel costs was cut in more than half. This sounded interesting …

Macho man?

The male culture in Belize is far more macho than in the western world. Ones ability to chop trees with a machete non-stop for a full day is a sign of strength, and is rewarded with respect. I must admit that I am familiar with some healthy male competition, but sometimes things backfire on you. …

Muscle Hut

We have been busy finishing our house, driving the girls to school 3 x a week and starting a bunch of exciting projects here. Not much time for internet yet but we are starting to see some basics re-enter our lives. We found: 1) a gym including free internet at Muscle Hut 2) an organic …

Book review: Happier by Tal Ben-Shawar

I randomly borrowed a book called Happiness when staying at Magnus’ sisters house this summer. It turned out to be the best “self-help” book I have ever read. Most of us are too busy to read it so I wanted to share some on this blog. The Hamburger Model If we categorize life into 4 …

Back in Belize

Pictures speak a thousand words… Staircase without the mahogany steps. Mahogany kitchen under cunstruction from scratch. I guess the bio digestor is good for storing tools.     Edited with BlogPad Pro

Luxuries of Triple Living

We had a 2 day layover in Istanbul before heading back to Texas. We didn’t get to taste the amazing Turkish Delights due to Olivia’s nut allergy but did get to do quite a bit of sightseeing despite small kids in tow. It’s a wonder we didn’t lose them in the spice market.

When checking in for our return flight, we were offered to wait a day and get a large amount of money per person plus hotel and meals paid. We didn’t have a job or school to return to… So, we said why not? Wouldn’t it be nice if this would happen on every flight in the future — we will definitely start asking.