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The Penida Project

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

The Penida Project is what we have been calling our project for a while now, and also the title of a series of blog posts about our adventure.

Thanks to all our friends that gave us words of encouragement over the last few months. We had overwhelming feedback on Helene's blog posts about starting up the dive shop and the set up of everything, so we have decided to share them here too. We hope you enjoy reading about our little adventures to get everything started!

PP1 - The beginnings

On how we got started and why

PP2 - The pre-building headache

On plans and architects and how we know nothing about building

PP3 - The website building

On the headaches to build this website you are currently navigating

PP4 - The road plans

On how before we build anything, we need a road to get there...and on machetes.

PP5 - The shack

On chickens, dogs and more

PP6 - Indonesian negotiation for dummies

On bargaining and drinking coffees

PP7 - The reality of starting a business

On sleep deprivation, more coffees and other fun stuff

PP8 - The road to...?

On the road (again) and writing contracts in colouring books

PP9 - The final countdown

On delays again, but getting there

PP10 - The truck

About Sharon and small people problems

PP11- Taking Sharon for a ride

How we got our truck to her new home

PP12- Plan A, plan B, plan C...

On how nothing goes as planned. For everything.

PP13 - The moving truck

On trying to move a house from Bali to Penida and how that's harder than to move to anywhere else in the world probably....

PP14 - How we survived the first season

On finally going diving!

PP15 - The months of building

On turning a pile of rocks into a dive centre

PP16 - Running a business in a woman

Different coutry, same patriarchy

PP17 - Business in times of coronavirus

And then, a pandemic happened

PP18 - And a pandemic later...

Yes, we survived

We will update the links to newest posts here, come back and check once in a while or go directly here.

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