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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 […]

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Pererenan Beach 2019 & 2020

2019 was an eventful year in this little section of paradise. Besides the opening of our boutique hotel in June, we witnessed the opening of two other hotels: nearby Wasabi Hotel, and closer to the beach, Shore Amora Canggu, a rugged yet modern hotel / villa complex. The addition of several restaurants, including nearby Honey, […]

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Dignity, Nobility, Integrity, Respect

I was reading an article about Brunello Cucinelli, the “king of cashmere,” written in 2015 when I came across an interesting statement: Brunello: Each of us specializes in something. Italy has strong industries. It’s ranked second only after Germany in Europe. There’s furniture, food and apparel. The United States will go down in history because of […]

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Small pleasures, modest moments

The following may not seem like travel tips but, hey… give it a chance. One of the most accessible and intriguing writers / philosophers today is Alain de Botton. His main interest is the philosophy of everyday life, or the relevance of a philosophical perspective on everyday experiences. He also co-founded The School of Life. […]

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In Praise of the Mundane

Yes I know, its not trendy to seek the mundane. adjective– common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.– of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.– of or relating to the world, universe, or earth. As Rob Walker says, The only way to find the good stuff, the special stuff, the […]