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The Balinese & their Kites

The Balinese are an island culture, but one of their many unique qualities is that spiritually they look to volcanos (skyward), instead of the sea. It’s not that they don’t like the sea. It’s just that the volcanos represent spiritual elevation and a home for their gods and ancestors. It would be interesting to determine […]

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Pererenan Beach development project

We heard through the grapevine that some exciting developments we’re going to take place at our beach, and now the work has begun. First we heard that a bridge would be built that would connect Pererenan Beach with Echo Beach across this waterway: Above: Echo Beach in the distance. And here is the promotional video […]

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Digging deep for structural support

Because the building is approximately twelve meters tall (over 39 feet), we had to dig down to really hard ground in order to set the support columns. At four key locations we’ll have four rebar-enforced concrete columns right next to each other (see below): At other locations the columns will be grouped into sets of […]

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Travel Tips from the Frugal Five (@nytimes)

MG: I think I can actually boil my travel education down to two interrelated lessons: No. 1: The best way to be a frugal traveler is to learn to truly love the things that don’t cost a lot of money, like eating honest, simple food, gazing at unfamiliar scenery or making new friends. If you […]

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A moment at the beach

On Sundays there’s quite a few food vendors at Pantai Pererenan, but the corn guy is an everyday staple (mostly), along with the combi cafe VW van. And now, here is your moment of zen: