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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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First Wedding at Ohana Retreat Bali

Yes, in the middle of this crazy pandemic we were able to host a super lovely wedding. Under 25 people plus Zoom. On the roof, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and with a constant breeze. We all felt safe and happy to be able to make this event happen for Sammy and Rema. Sammy and Rema […]

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Jessi & Daniel

Jessi & Daniel joined us on March 15 and they are planning to stay with us throughout this very unprecedented situation of the coronavirus. Being German they have had the option of flying back to Germany on special outbound flights. But there’s one problem: its been almost 5 years since they left Germany. You see, […]

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What can traveling do for you?

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer The above, excellent quote contains at least two important points: because so […]