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Great meeting with Johann Cohausz, fron Salzburg

Posted on | July 18, 2016 | No Comments

Johan and Beatrix

Johann and Beatrix are German Tourists who visited and stayed at Mario Hotel in West Sumba for 3 nights, with their son Benedict who voluteering in teaching English at junior high school at Waingapu east sumba.

They were very surprised to see a Rotary Logo on the entrance of the hotel and asked if there is a Rotary Club exist in Sumba already. The staff said “nop” but the owner of the hotel is Rotarian from Bali who will come the next day. So they decided to extend their stay for one more night just to be able to see me.

We had dinner together at night with BBQ fresh fish, Bunga Papaya and Pucuk labu with special Sambal Sumba, they loved it. The hot Sumba sambal does it. The more we talked the more interesting it become, and immediately we became friends.

I found out that Johann last post before retired was in Dubai as a Consul General, and now residing Salzburg a high class city in Austria. He is also a Rotarian, and they are great family, the son Benedict is a very tall boy aged 19 with great heart. Before going to the university he likes to spend 9 months away in a place that he has never been before.

And the fate brought him to Sumba island. He speaks Indonesian fluently and he is very charming young man. As Johann and Beatrix will fly to Bali before flying back home, I have invited him for a coffee at my home in Kuta, and when I found that it is a Wednesday, I invited him to make up at RC bali Kuta club meeting at 12.30.

This is how friendship is going, and this is how usually followed by projects between both clubs, let us see in the future what will the friendship brings. This family is very interested also with the Sumba Hospitality school that will help many youth for many years to come to be able to work.

The story will of course continue……………….when the rotary friendship will grow



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