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Follow here our journey of building a small boutique on a small tropical island in Indonesia.

Stunning sunset in Indonesia

# DAY 76 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I’ve got something really exciting to share with you: Wendy (a super cool Dutch Magazine) asked me if I would be interested to share our Project CINLOC adventures with their readers and…. of course I said yes! When I started writing daily updates after the earthquake I could have never ...
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A Very Good Reason To Visit Wonderful Gili Air

# DAY 70 OF PROJECT CINLOC

My skin is tanned and my smile is bright. But my chest is heavy and it feels like a whale is sitting on top of my heart. Even in the sunshine my mind is sometimes still full of thunder. They say silent people tend to have the loudest minds. This ...
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Soil test Gili Islands - Indonesia

# DAY 65 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I learned another thing today; before you start building a house you need to hire a special company. This special company will send over some nice guys with some very special equipment to dig a very expensive hole.They will take a few samples, hang around a bit, have a coffee ...
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Girl on a swing on a tropical island

DAY 62 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Tomorrow it’s the first of December. The last month of the year is waiting around the corner. And I’m more than ready! You see, this year has been nothing than easy for me. This year has been anything but a walk in the park. It’s been challenging. There’s been obstacle ...
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An open love letter to my parents

# DAY 56 OF PROJECT CINLOC

My least favorite day of the year is the day that I need to say goodbye to the people that I love the most. After spending 3.5 wonderful weeks with my parents my least favorite day has come. Dear Papa & Mama, Thank you for flying across the world to ...
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Building a new boutique hotel on the Gili Islands

# DAY 52 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Hundred and two days passed since the earthquake. It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies. I stumbled upon this quote a few weeks ago: Wherever you go, there you are. So simple. So profound. It means that no matter where you wander, no matter what’s on your mind, ...
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Follow your passion and be happy

# DAY 50 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The trick to blending work and play, lies not in what you do, but in how you view what you do. See work as play and see play as important - super, very important. Don’t do what you love, do what you are. Yesterday someone asked me: “What is the ...
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Father and daughter sharing a burger on the beach

# DAY 48 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Some days your brain just isn’t working the way you want it to. Some days you don’t accomplish anything. Some days you can’t find the perfect words to string together or find any inspiration. Some days there are no ideas, no words, and no motivation. On some days there is ...
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Building a new villa on the Gili Islands

# DAY 46 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Can you believe that a few months ago there was a beautiful two storey villa standing here? Now it’s almost completely gone. Were once used to be the living room is now just earth. I can finally see the ground were we will start rebuilding our dream. It feels like ...
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Chocolate Cake

# DAY 45 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I absolutely love eating food. Any kind of food. Most of the time when I’m eating I’m already thinking about my next meal. And on most days my last thought before I fall asleep is what I should eat for breakfast tomorrow. But what I love even more than eating ...
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