So far, the pizza box solar cooker hasn't worked so well for us, but we'll keep trying. Maybe it's the black construction paper we're missing.
You will need:
* A medium size pizza box (Pizza Hut boxes work great)
* Black construction paper
* Extra-wide aluminum foil
* Plastic (plastic window covering from a hardware store works best)
* Magic marker
1. Tape foil to the inside bottom of the box.
Cover the foil with black paper.
Tape in place.
2. Put the box on the plastic.
Draw the outline of the box on the plastic with the marker.
Cut the plastic about 1/4 inch inside the marks.
3. On the top of the box, draw a line one inch from all sides.
Cut along front and side lines BUT NOT along the back.
This will be the hinge for the flap.
Carefully fold open the flap.
4. Cut a piece of foil the size of the flap.
Glue it to the side of the flap that faces INTO the box.
Flatten out all the winkles.
Wipe glue smears off with a damp towel before they dry.
5. Tape the plastic to the inside of the box.
Tape one side first, then the opposite side.
Make it tight so it looks like glass.
Tape the other edges.
Seal tight so no air can get in.
6. Cut a piece of string as long as the box.
Tape one end to the top of the flap.
Push a small nail into the back of the box so you have a place to tie the string.
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We found ourselves watching a show which cost about $18 ($9 each) which was quite different for us.
So then this Balinese guy goes into a trance and starts dancing around on hot coals. And the other dance characters aren't, but the women going taka taka taka taka taka are there doing their vocal dance.
One of my life's goals of places to see has always been the Panama Canal.
This happened last week when Carrie and I went and watched ships going through the Miraflores lock.
What you are about to see is 1 hour and 15 minutes of video, condensed into about 2 minutes.
While you're watching, I'm going to share some interesting facts about the Panama Canal.
When it was first built, about 1,000 ships would go through the canal every year.
But, over 14,000 ships went through the canal in 2008 alone!
We almost had the Nicaragua Canal too!
According to a book called Overthrow, in 1898 the head of a group that owned lots of land in Panama
hired a US Attorney to lobby the US Congress to build a canal across Panama, and not across Nicaragua.
In 1902, Cromwell noticed a 10-cent Nicaraguan postal stamp, produced by the United States’ American Bank Note Company,
which erroneously depicted a fuming Momotombo volcano. Momotombo is in Nicaragua, was nearly dormant and stands more than
100 mi from the proposed Nicaraguan canal path, but Cromwell planted a story in the New York Sun reporting that the Momotombo
volcano had erupted and caused a series of seismic shocks.
Thereafter he sent leaflets with the stamps pasted on them to all U.S. Senators as witness to the volcanic activity in Nicaragua.
On June 19, 1902, three days after senators received the stamps, they voted for the Panama route for the canal.
For his lobbying efforts, Cromwell received the sum of $800,000.
Well, the history of it is a bit convoluted, but the canal is an amazing feat, and was a wonderful place to visit.
Carrie and I had a great time at the Panama Canal.
Trams through the heart of Christchurch take you to see lots of sites in the heart of Christchurch. It's a bit expensive for what it is, but fun to ride on the restored trolleys and take the tram all around.
Pick up the tram in Cathedral Plaza, which is also where you buy the tickets.
Taking the Christchurch Tram comes recommended, especially if you have a 2 for 1 coupon.
Christchurch, New Zealand.
If you are looking for Christchurch restaurants or accommodation in Christchurch, you might want to stop by the visitor center in Cathedral Square. This is one of the best visitor centers we've ever visited, with hundreds of brochures, videos, and ideas on things to do, see, eat, and places to stay in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Doing tourism in Tahiti? We recommend the Radisson Plaza Resort in Tahiti. This is our video review of the Radisson plaza resort, where the pool is amazing, the beach is beautiful, and the rooms are luxurious and relaxing.
We really recommend the radisson plaza resort for your next stay on Tahiti.
We had a great time visiting the gondola in Christchurch, New Zealand. Not just a tourism event, taking the Gondola in Christchurch gives you a great view of the city, and a lot about the history of Banks' Peninsula.
We loved our visit to the Gondola and recommend you take the ride up the Gondola on your next trip to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Come along as we travel the world:
Our video review of the Auckland City Hotel.
One of the reasons we chose the Auckland City Hotel for our two nights in Auckland was it’s location.
From the Auckland City Hotel, there are many attractions, restaurants, and cultural events within walking distance.
The other big factors in deciding to stay at the Auckland City Hotel were:
* Good reviews on TripAdvisor
* The price (which we thought (from the hotel’s website) included Internet access)
* The entire hotel is non-smoking
The room was really nice looking. In addition to all the usual amenities (closet, desk, television (they have really nice flat-panel televisions – not that we turned ours on…)), the Auckland City Hotel room we were in had a mini-fridge, microwave, two-burner electric cooktop, kitchen sink, pots, dishes, and silverware.
Read the rest of our review at:
Accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand.
More than a motel, hotel, or hostel (but costing less), this apartment is kind of like having your own guest house in Christchurch, New Zealand. A local real estate agent here in Christchurch helped us find this great apartment at a great rate.
We're close to the city center (2 blocks) and Christchurch cathedral (4 blocks), and the transportation system here in Christchurch is awesome.
If you are looking for awesome accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand, check out this video and get in touch with us. We'll connect you with the real estate agent who helped us find this great apartment for our accommodation in Christchurch.
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In this video, we try English trifle with friends in New Zealand. It's the first time we've had English trifle, and it's quite delicious.
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Here in New Zealand, Matt tells us what Jaffas are, how they are harvested, and what they taste like.
Jaffas are a kind of candy.
In New Zealand, a candy is called a lolly. Lots of candies are called lollies.
In case you don't know, this is a satire.
However, jaffas are delicious.
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650 feet above Auckland, New Zealand is the Skywalk, on the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
It's pretty impressive to be up that high and walk around looking at Auckland, New Zealand.
We walked the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower. it's 192 meters (650 feet) above the ground. There are no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you!
It's a LOT of fun.
SkyWalk is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and unique tourist attractions and the most thrilling tourist adventure activity to be had in Auckland City.
We enjoyed the Skywalk and recommend it to anyone.
Lyttelton looks like a fishing village out of late 1800’s England.
That makes perfect sense, when you learn that Lyttelton, like much of New Zealand, was settled by many English people during that time period.
The Saturday Morning Lyttelton Farmer’s Market is really a farmer’s market, primarily featuring organic produce grown here in New Zealand.
The Lyttelton Farmer’s Market is on Saturday mornings from 8AM -1 PM. If you’re in the Christchurch area, Lyttelton and the Farmer’s Market are definitely worth a visit.
In Auckland, New Zealand, Carrie and I visited the Minus 5 Ice Bar. It was an expensive visit to a bar, with the entry costing $25 (New Zealand), and drinks costing $12 each. But it was a cool experience (cool in both ways), and worth a visit one time. Minus 5 Ice Bar in Auckland, New Zealand.
Looking for a great hotel in Cuenca, Ecuador? The Kookaburra Cafe is more like a home than just a hotel. We loved our stay at the Kookaburra Cafe Accommodation while staying in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Naranjillas, Canela, Punta, y mas hacen canelazos in Quito, Ecuador.
If you want to learn the ingredients necessary for making canelazos, check out this video. Filmed in Quito, Ecuador.
How to make Patacones: Fried plantain pancake patacones. Carrie and Jonathan visit Ecuador and our Spanish teacher showed us how to make patacones from fried and smashed green plantains.