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In Bali you need a fixit guy

For new expats or for those who plan to live in Bali for at least 1/2 a year, you are hereby warned that the things in your dwelling will break… frequently. The reason is that appliances and fixtures from outside of Indonesia are subject to import taxes, and if they’re in the luxury category, its […]

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Eggs anyone?

As I mentioned before, Bali is dominated, in the transportation category, by scooters. If you cannot drive a scooter during your stay, you can always hire a driver or even get food delivered by a scooter using the Go-Jek app. I’m always impressed by the creativity of the locals when it comes to modifying their […]

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Sauntering along, encountering the elderly

I do my best to take a walk each and every morning. Fortunately a lovely trail begins directly across the road from here. It starts among the rice fields, crosses a large stream (over a bridge), and then curves along more rice fields until it meets a paved road. The entire walk is under 30 […]

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Ancestors from the beginning of time

The Balinese go to great efforts to treat their ancestors with utmost respect, as they believe that their spirits, in a very real sense, come back to their homes and the home temples that are a part of each piece of property for a Balinese family. See #1: Family Temple. The house temple called Sanggah […]

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A celebration of the new beach structure in Pererenan

A special club event of Harley Davidson members crowded the new semi-circular structure at Pantai Pererenan. The event is a celebration of the Pererenan side of the beach project, as the walking bridge connection to Echo Beach is not yet completed. The surprise was how many Harleys are in Bali: As a USA citizen I […]