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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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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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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 […]

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My favorite farmer and other news

As some of you may know by now, there are great walking trails as well as quiet roads around Pererenan. I’ve documented my walks here, here, and here. Over time I have encountered many fellow walkers, as well as the local rice and cow farmers. I tend to wave and say Pagi (morning) and continue […]