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My Pererenan Story

2018 to 2020 in Southern Bali, Indonesia The following is a photo essay of this unique and wonderful part of Bali. Click the button above for a full screen experience in a new window (best viewed on a computer or tablet). Or scroll below.

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Esperluette, Pâtisserie française

In Bali there are many surprises. A local Balinese blesses a road intersection. An expat opens a combination barbershop / felafel stand. A kite falls from the sky, into your backyard. And now there’s Esperluette, a white on white cafe on a nondescript street, popping into existence like a sweet summer dream. Confidently run by […]

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More Upgrades and Tweaks

While it is true that we currently do not have any guests, and also true that we are deep into this crazy pandemic, you may ask yourself, “Why we are investing more money into Ohana?” The answer is simple. We love Ohana and we also believe that you, dear guests, will continue to travel and […]

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Bali Kite Festival 2020

Known locally as layang-layang (kite) festival, Bali villages compete to see who can fly their kites the best. Unfortunately I don’t know the kite-winning criteria. I’m just an enthusiastic admirer of the festivities. I was always a fan of kite flying, although I’ve only done it a handful of times. Why? Maybe because as an […]

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Bali is the Brooklyn of Indonesia and Canggu is the Brooklyn of Bali

It is presumptuous of me to make a claim about the entire country of Indonesia, when I have visited just a small percentage of its over 17,000 islands. The best book on Indonesia that I’ve come across is Indonesia Etc by Elisabeth Pasani: Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would “work out the details […]