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New Restaurants Keep Popping Up

There’s a lot to be said for the entrepreneurial spirit. When a normal person zigs, the entrepreneur zags. And so opening a restaurant when hotel occupancy in Bali is 5% of capacity (due to covid-19) kind-of makes sense if you are passionate about your own ideas and beliefs. The owner of a new tapas place, […]

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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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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 […]

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New shortcut between Pererenan and Canggu – Now Open

It did not take long for the Pererenan community, with the help of the local Balinese, to create a shortcut road between the southern part of Pererenan and Canggu. It took money, but most importantly it was the spirit of cooperation that got it done. And while I might be a bit biased, it turned […]

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Pererenan Beach still draws the crowds on Sundays

It’s always a welcome sight to see the locals enjoying their Sundays at the beach. As you can see from the above photo, the contrast between Sunday evening and Monday morning is extreme. In fact, after sunset the crowds start to fade and the beach starts to return to its normal state, which is typically […]