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Our Lost World: 5 Stages of Grief

The future is unknown except for one brutal fact: it is divorced from the past. Yet there has usually been a continuum from the distant past to the more recent past, and from a few weeks ago to yesterday. In our current world, we are dealing with a new ball game. And because it is […]

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Pererenan Beach still draws the crowds on Sundays

It’s always a welcome sight to see the locals enjoying their Sundays at the beach. As you can see from the above photo, the contrast between Sunday evening and Monday morning is extreme. In fact, after sunset the crowds start to fade and the beach starts to return to its normal state, which is typically […]

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A funky cafe just steps from Pererenan Beach

Bali has been subject to tsunami-style waves of change for a very long time. You would think that the Balinese would be overwhelmed, but remarkably, they absorb the best parts of the changing landscape, keeping their own culture pretty well intact. Here in our little corner of the island is Pererenan Beach. Cafes and restaurants […]

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Hotel tipping & other ways to be kind while traveling

This article from the New York Times sums up the practices of hotel tipping, primarily in the USA, but there additional practices internationally that can summed up here. Pushing a heavy cart of cleaning and room supplies, lifting mattresses and bending over tubs and toilets is probably the most physically demanding job in the hotel. […]

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The beauty of Bali’s rainy season

Sometimes it seems almost surreal that months can go by in Bali without any rain. The dry season in this tropical part of the world can get seriously rain-free. For a 5 – 7 month period there might be a total of 2 or 3 days of rain. Then the rainy season begins and you […]