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Retire There with Gil & Gene

I was interviewed by the very sincere and lovely couple Gil & Gene, who have been thinking about retiring for quite some time. Covid-19 came along and put all plans on hold. So they turned a pause into a pivot and now they’ve become hosts of a podcast show on retiring anywhere on the planet. […]

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Here comes the neighborhood. Pererenan to get 200+ room resort

Situated next to super popular Canggu, Pererenan is the next hot spot in Bali. And while many of us are concerned about overdevelopment, the folks at JHL Group do not seem to be worried about getting too ambitious with their plans. Fortunately the plans incorporate underground parking, and so our little two-lane road should not […]

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Hula & Acme move in on both sides of the Street

Yes Pererenan continues its march forward, as more and more savvy folk realize that this little neighborhood is the next Thing. And by Thing I mean tourist destination, as well as expat and digital nomad hub. How do I know? Well as I drive up and down main street (Jl. Pantai Pererenan) I see the […]

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Nyepi – Silent Day for Bali

The Balinese do an amazing job of shutting down the island for one of their most important days of the year, Nyepi: Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved forĀ self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no […]

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New Restaurants Keep Popping Up

There’s a lot to be said for the entrepreneurial spirit. When a normal person zigs, the entrepreneur zags. And so opening a restaurant when hotel occupancy in Bali is 5% of capacity (due to covid-19) kind-of makes sense if you are passionate about your own ideas and beliefs. The owner of a new tapas place, […]