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The Coconut Lady

From the above image it’s not entirely clear what is going on. There’s no signage but there is obviously a cage filled with coconuts. To a local I’m sure no sign is necessary. This shop is for buying coconuts and/or coconut drinks. That’s it! The coconut lady has a big blue bucket for ice, another […]

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MacGyver-ing the pool lights

The word MacGyver has entered the Oxford dictionary: make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand. Origin 1990s: from Angus MacGyver, the lead character in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992), who often made or repaired objects in an improvised way.More here I wrote about the MacGyver […]

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In Bali you need a fix-it 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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Construction News

Week #40 — 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 […]

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Week #39 — Your hosts are settling in and working on your rooms

It was a chaotic week but we finally established ourselves at Ohana Retreat Bali. This is good news for you too as we can finish up all of the rooms, add landscaping, and do whatever it takes to open our doors to the public. You! We are getting more and more casual with our builder […]