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A micro example of daily life in Bali

At a local farmer’s market I met a businesswoman who sells jamu (health drinks made with fruits and herbs). On Thursdays she sends texts to her customers via WhatsApp and then delivers on Saturdays. Here’s the delivery guy: After inquiring about his scooter, I was told it’s a 1978 Honda, handed down to him from his Dad. […]

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Getting Serious about Sandwiches: Sandwichopedia Opens

With many Western-style restaurants in Bali, I set my sights for slightly above-average and then am pleasantly surprised if the food exceeds my expectations. Why? Because many bule (foreigner) owned restaurants start out with proper training, but then once the owner isn’t around, the standards shift as local tastes don’t match the food being served. […]

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Totally BAKED, here in Pererenan

BAKED is a popular bakery which is based in Berawa, and now they’ve set up a lovely spot as my next-door neighbor! Today was their grand opening. Having spent over twenty years in California, when I think of the word “baked” I can’t help but think of someone who has had too much marijuana to […]

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Touché Cafe is here and it’s Hip

Yes new cafes and restaurants keep arriving in Pererenan. And all are welcome, unless we become another overdeveloped town. Touché has the right look: gleaming white surfaces, spaces in the wall for cool art, black steel doors, and an inviting vibe. So, what about the food? Well… for both my wife and I it was […]

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RiZE Cafe

You might pass RiZE Cafe by on your way to the beach, as it’s behind another restaurant, Zali. It would be a mistake to pass this wonderful cafe without trying one of its signature dishes, the masala dosa. Wow. I started having it for breakfast, which I didn’t think I’d enjoy initially. But boy was […]