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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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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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Design Food News

Getting serious about grapes

About 15 months ago we began an experiment for 1 of our 2 roofs. We built a metal arbor and started to plant a local variety of grapes, in order to create a shaded space for weddings or group gatherings. Around 9 months ago we started to see our local grapes growing on the vine. […]

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Maintenance Items

During this pandemic downtime, it is a good idea to repair and upgrade whatever you can, since there are zero guests to disturb. Repair small leaks, install a few solar lights, plant a few new plants. Etc It is not the most exciting things to do, but they’re necessary. Bali opened up to local tourists […]

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Local life News Retreat

First Rooftop Event — Tune In: Story & Sound

One of our guests, Jennifer Capo, who has stayed at Ohana Retreat Bali several times, created a special event on our rooftop. She invited local artists, musicians, storytellers, and even an astrologer. It started out simple enough: we moved cushions from various places onto the rooftop: The event started at 6pm. An unusual electronic cello […]