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Kite season 2020

The above photo is from a kite that fell from the sky, onto our property, just a few days ago. We would have been happy to return the kite, but no one has claimed it. So now the kite will decorate one of our parking garage walls. This time of year the winds blow and […]

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A Pererenan map with Photo Highlights

If there is one constant here in Bali, it’s that of dynamic change. Trying to capture a particular “neighborhood” is at best a blurry snapshot, as cafes pop up, villas and shops appear, and the landscape is suddenly, almost magically different. Swipe your way from Pererenan beach to the main road, Jalan Raya Canggu:

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Joyful Bali Breezes

The windy season starts in July and continues until September / October here in Bali. Especially along the beaches, and primarily in the afternoon, the breezes are gifts that keep on giving. If you’re Balinese, it certainly doesn’t mean chilling out at a sandy, overpriced bar. If you have the time, it means grabbing your […]

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The Balinese & their Kites

The Balinese are an island culture, but one of their many unique qualities is that spiritually they look to volcanos (skyward), instead of the sea. It’s not that they don’t like the sea. It’s just that the volcanos represent spiritual elevation and a home for their gods and ancestors. It would be interesting to determine […]

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Local kite festival at Pererenan Beach, Bali

Our beach is very popular with the locals on Sundays. But today it was extra delightful as it filled with teams of kite flyers from the surrounding villages. I was fortunate to catch teams as they were arriving, as well as a few competitive matches. It was a sight to behold. Each July in Sanur they have […]