20 Jul 2019

WARNING: absolutely every single detail of this post is true. I swear I am not making any of this up.

So if you remember correctly from our previous adventures, we packed my house, my scooter and a bunch of dive gear in a big truck that was supposed t...

1 Jul 2019

There is the plan, then the backup, then the backup of the backup….

So we don’t have walls, because of course our construction is late (as in it hasn’t even started already when we should be a month in the building). But high season is upon us and we...

18 Jun 2019

After our little break in Singapore (lots of food and wine and sleep), we were ready to take our truck Sharon home to Penida. It was a bit of a mission…


Day 1: we are ready to go and pick her up at the dealer after paying the remaining of the bill th...

6 Jun 2019

  

We assessed a few weeks ago that given our current set up we need a vehicle to transport equipment and people and stuff around. So we decided to buy a pick up truck.
Since I worked for a decade in the automotive industry and also at some point...

27 May 2019

July 1st. 

It’s happening. 

Well, let me rephrase. The building isn’t happening yet. Delays, plans not ready, IMB, Ramadan, etc. So it is going to take another while. But we found a place to operate from until then, so July 1st it is. 

The place is grea...

5 May 2019

Ze road is finished, ladies and gentlemen. Granted it is not quite smooth yet, but we can walk all the way to our land without climbing up rocks and shit. Pretty big win that one. 

A little before/after photo to give you an idea...

Another HUGE wi...

11 Apr 2019

I have been technically “out of work” for 6 months now. And by that I mean without a contract nor a salary. 

True, I did have a few weeks of time off to start with. Then, not so much anymore. 

These are a few things that you only find out about when yo...

9 Mar 2019

Because you have to bargain everything in this country. At the market, when you buy anything. And even more when you are building when we are talking about pretty consequent money amounts. After all this time this doesn’t still come naturally to me,...

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