November 27, 2019

Temperatures hardly drop below 30 degrees at night, a sign that the rainy season is close. A reason to take a look at the new roof of Wayan Arya's father's house, which has gone up in flames two months ago with an incense stick. As emergency aid we had promised the fam...

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...

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...

January 8, 2018

Ines and I had been wondering for a while whether it is fair to offer medical treatment only to those patients who are on our list for luncheon. What about the children, who urgently need medical help and physiotherapy, and the adults, who suffer from chronic pain all...

January 8, 2018

Jero Wimega is our neighbour and the owner of warung Prada Shanti here in Lipah. She cooks the healthy and very tasty balinese food for the old people in our programm twice a week in her warung, fills it into the bento boxes and delivers them to our house. Ibu Jero eve...

December 16, 2017

Lipah beach, the bay of Bunutan where we live, is comprised of two parts: the upper part at the slope of the steep hill and the lower part, down, near the beach. The upper part is, irrespective of season, more or less free of tourists as, despite the view getting more...

November 19, 2017

We are evaluating potential projects, lunch for school kids, water supply for the 100 families on the hill, support of sportive and cultural activities of young people and a tourism website for our village: Every subject is discussed at length with a small group of loc...

October 29, 2017

Since a few days people disappear from the refugee camps. They just get less and less in numbers. Where do they go, we want to know. Home to prepare for Galungan, we are told. Absolutely normal. As if there were no volcano.

A little excursion into the Balinese culture:...

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