September 10, 2019

After well over 1 1/2 years of intensive use, the lunch boxes, containing lunch for 32 elderly people twice a week, had to be replaced. The new boxes are of surprisingly good quality and very practical, as they are equipped with a small, separately sealable cup for sou...

May 25, 2019

On 24 May at 19.23 the Gunung Agung broke out again. With a loud boom, which could be heard until Ubud more than 30 km away, it threw glowing tephra as far as 3 km. The ash cloud rising 3 km above the crater briefly hindered air traffic. Some flights to and from Austra...

May 21, 2019

Our house volcano's strombolian eruptions, which have become a regular occurrence, are best observed on a full moon night. This beautiful video was recorded on May 18th at 2 am in the bright moonlight and shows the beauty and fascination of this natural spectacle. Many...

April 21, 2019

Our volcano has been releasing steam regularly for many months, which is a good sign according to experts, firstly because the pressure inside the volcano is reduced and secondly because it proves that all channels inside the mountain are open. Both facts strongly sugg...

January 30, 2019

Experts from the Volcanological Institute of Bali had already predicted shortly after the strong earthquakes in Bali's neighbouring island of Lombok that the volcano would probably go through a short period of calm now, because the gases inside were released abruptly a...

January 18, 2019

It's January and relatively quiet on the visitor's front, as is actually always the case this month. The rainy season has started about 5 weeks ago and brings us the usual, sometimes deluge-like rainfalls. Today is the first day of this year that we are greeted by a br...

December 2, 2018

On November 29th a Healthy Day, sponsored by our aid project The Bunutan Care Projects, took place here in Lipah: A team from the John Fawcett Foundation visited our village with one of their mobile eye clinics. This extraordinary foundation deserves a small portrait h...

November 2, 2018

Finally the long awaited day has arrived: The day of the melaspas ceremony for the new health post in the hills of Lipah. Melaspas is a religious ceremony that must be held for every new building. Construction work disturbs the harmony of a place: plants are dug out, t...

September 22, 2018

In the high season between June and October, our otherwise quiet little village resembles a beehive: it is full of activity and vigour. After all, a large part of the annual income that feeds the families has to be earned in these few months. In other years, one could...

September 21, 2018

Lipah, part of the village of Bunutan, on August 5, 2018, 19:46. Many of the tourists brave enough to come to Bunutan, the easternmost tip of Bali, closest to the neighbouring island of Lombok, despite last week's 6.4 earthquake, are currently ordering their dinner in...

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