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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.” β€” Pico Iyer The above, excellent quote contains at least two important points: because so […]

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Six dogs, one scooter

Driving around Bali, one always encounters the unexpected. It becomes so commonplace that I rarely pull out my camera. But I had to get this shot, even though I delayed traffic for a bit.

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Construction News

Week #41 — A Balinese gate, a koi pond, and landscaping begins

It’s exciting to see work on areas outside of the building footprint. It’s a sign that the end is near when plants arrive and are set in their new home. This week we started on the Balinese-style gate: We also have a small team that specializes in pond decorations, among other things: We are also […]

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Design News Preliminary Work

Plants and flowers brightens up the day

Having lived with mud and dirt and dust for nearly a year, it’s so refreshing to have the landscapers arrive and install a variety of tropical plants. Even the walls have an upbeat effect when flowers take over. The goal of making the retreat a relaxing environment will be greatly enhanced by flourishing tropical plants. […]

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Construction News

Week #40 β€” Busiest week yet

There is a lot of momentum to get our retreat finished, but it may not be done until the end of April. I was hoping for an earlier open but I am guilty for creating two new projects: A little pond is being built next to the shallow section of the swimming pool for the […]