Patoyo

The story of our very own resort.

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    Second shopping spree – main hut on its way

    Some important improvements during this period. One massive drag of the mountain internet cafĂ© was that it took half an hour before I would cool down enough and sweat stopped dripping down my arms so that I could begin working…

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    Exploring the island with GPS

    Shot of the entire island as I was exploring all the paths I could find. The kitesurfing resort is at the end of the red trail on the far right. The town of San Miguel is visible on the island…

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    Getting Set Up – more details

    [letter to mom] Just got a $95 job to translate a 13 minute intro to a Czech reality TV show where some people will be chosen to live for two months like our predecessors, under Hitler I think – uncertainty…

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    Getting Set Up

    I ordered a cab to take me the next morning to the bus terminal, because I imagined I had too much stuff to fit into the single motorized tricycles they mostly use as taxis here. The dispatcher suggested renting a…

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    And kitesurfing it is!

    The community development was a nice idea, but after spending a year dreaming about starting, I decided I didn’t want to wait for others and just start building. If the kiting beach will not work out, I have other options,…

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    A Change of Tack?

    My step mother once asked me how I plan my travels, whether it is from A to B or what, and I explained that I prefer to float like a leaf and let the opportunities present themselves. Synchronicity has greater…

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    Kitesurfing Paradise

    A few days later the owner of the 75 million pesos island arrived to his hotel and announced he will be staying for a week. We became quick friends and, although he did not seem so interested in developing his…

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    Finding the Dream Island

    About a year before I made this page, when helping a woman with her resort in Borneo, Malaysia and having seen how she mismanaged her operations, the first seeds of thought were planted that I could run my own resort.…