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Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #02 – Some boundary wall foundations nearly completed

Even with some rain this week the crew accomplished a significant amount of work building foundations for the boundary walls. There’s a total of twelve workers that work seven days a week. I wish I could speak to them more directly, even for something trivial like discussing the weather, but alas there’s a major language […]

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Construction News Preliminary Work

Here’s mud in your eye (and everywhere else)

The crew has been busy digging, hauling rocks and building the boundary walls. The weather has been quite nice, that is until yesterday, when the sky opened up and buckets of rain fell. Of course the concrete will harden regardless of the rain. It’s more that the workers will have to work in fields of […]

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Local life News Travel Tips

Local kite festival at Pererenan Beach, Bali

Our beach is very popular with the locals on Sundays. But today it was extra delightful as it filled with teams of kite flyers from the surrounding villages. I was fortunate to catch teams as they were arriving, as well as a few competitive matches. It was a sight to behold. Each July in Sanur they have […]

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Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #01 – Digging ditches

We are off and running! A small team is on the job, digging out the path for the boundary walls. Some of the crew is involved in the Ramadan monthly fast in honor of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad:

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In memory of Anthony Bourdain

“There are two ways of traveling, which are really two ways of looking at the world. You can see another country as simply an experience to consume, a place to collect trophies. Or you can look at it as an environment to interact with, something that changes you through the encounter and that you inevitably […]