Blogs

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

Ready to Jump!

# DAY 131 OF PROJECT CINLOC

And suddenly there they are: tears, perfectly round tears. It starts with just a few drops but quickly it feels like monsoon season. It’s February and we still didn’t start rebuilding our dream. What do you do when you are ready to jump but someone holds you back? I know ...
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Digital Love Letter

# DAY 120 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Ask me to define my love for you and I'll say its captured in every beautiful memory of our past, detailed out in the vivid visions of our dreams and future plans, but most of all it's right now, in the moment where everything I've ever wanted in my life ...
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Indonesian birthday tradition

# DAY 118 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Today our lovely Jack is turning 25! Of course we had to celebrate this special event with some traditional birthday love and a birthday cake. When it’s your birthday in Indonesia the change is pretty big that your friends or your family will smash a raw egg on your head ...
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Our mission to protect the ocean

# DAY 110 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I just finished reading the technical report of the Gili Shark Conservation Project and I’m so incredible proud of the things we’ve archived in 2018. We spent on average 2 hours day underwater every day and collected an extensive volume of underwater data. 〰️ We dropped and viewed closed to ...
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Day 107 of building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

DAY 107 OF PROJECT CINLOC

These days we are counting two things: the days of project CINLOC and the weeks of my pregnancy. If it would be a competition project CINLOC would be definitely on the winning hand. But the funny things is that both ‘projects’ have the same due date: 1 August 2019. So ...
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Two girls and a kangaroo on Magnetic Island

# DAY 100 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I can’t believe today is day 100 of project CINLOC! So far it’s been a pretty crazy ride and we didn’t even start building yet. Turns out that designing a new boutique hotel takes a lot more time than we imagined. Bu as we (hopefully) get this opportunity only once ...
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My first ultra sound in Indonesia

# DAY 81 OF PROJECT CINLOC

There it is. A heartbeat! A very strong heartbeat that sounds a bit like a techno song. With tears in my eyes I look at the screen. I never knew I could love someone who I’ve never met, so much. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and I squeeze myself ...
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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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