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Getting Health Insurance for Living in Bali

Getting Health Insurance for Living in Bali

  By far, one of the most common questions I receive about living in Bali has to do with health insurance. It’s a great question too – when you’re living in a new, fun and sometimes strange country it’s only natural to wonder how things might unfold in a medical emergency. In the West, we… Continue Reading

The Problem (and Solution) With Arak in Bali

The Problem (and Solution) With Arak in Bali

  Warning: Despite any comments in this post, whether positive or negative regarding arak, it is largely unregulated in Bali and should be consumed at your own risk. Have you ever wondered how they are able to sell cocktails so cheaply in Bali while liquor prices are through the roof? Or have you ever seen… Continue Reading

Masuk Angin – The Wind That Infected an Entire Nation

After several years in Bali learning about the language and culture several of my friends like to joke that I’ve “gone native”. Everyone has a different definition of going native and whether it is a positive or negative thing but that’s all relative. Sure, I eat rice with my hand (right hand only) most of… Continue Reading

Legionnaires Disease, the Latest Health Threat in Bali

Legionnaires Disease, the Latest Health Threat in Bali

  Dengue Fever, Rabies, Bali Belly and Typhoid all seem like enough things to worry about in Bali already but it looks like one more is going to be added to that list. Legionnaires Disease is the latest thing to cause people to get a little weary of their holiday, but truthfully it really shouldn’t… Continue Reading

Vaccinations to Consider for Bali

Vaccinations to Consider for Bali

Before you get on the plane you know that there are already a whole bunch of things that need doing first. The most common question that people ask is about vaccinations, which ones are required, which ones are recommended and which ones are not entirely necessary. The answer is different for different people and will… Continue Reading