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Category Archives: Living in Bali

Getting Around Bali [A guide to transportation in Bali]

Getting Around Bali [A guide to transportation in Bali]

Selamat datang ke Bali! (Or “Welcome to Bali!”) Now that you’re in Bali (or doing some pre-trip planning), you might be wondering just how you should be getting around Bali.   The choice(s) for transportation in Bali may seem very obvious to many, and extremely overwhelming to others. Getting around Bali might not be as simple, compared… Continue Reading

Cost of Living in Bali: 2016 Price Guide

Cost of Living in Bali: 2016 Price Guide

Judging by the traffic that visited, the “2014 Living in Bali Price Guide” post became very popular. But we are now 2016, so I reckoned an update to the price guide was necessary.   In a nutshell: Basically, everything became more expensive in Bali since 2014. Some quick examples: Housing became a lot more expensive (except maybe the… Continue Reading

Life in Bali – 6 Tips to Help You Fit in

Life in Bali – 6 Tips to Help You Fit in

‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’ That is a saying you may have heard. And it’s true, putting forth an effort to fit in in Bali will enrich both the quality of your life and help you gain respect from the locals. So follow the tips below to help you make the most… Continue Reading

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

Is Bali Still a Good Place to Live as an Expat?

Is Bali Still a Good Place to Live as an Expat?

Thinking of moving to Bali? Don’t make things hard on yourself. Get The Ultimate Guide for Moving to Bali and learn how to make the move quickly and easily. Ask an expat or long-term resident of Bali how much the island has changed in the last 10 years, and you’ll get a hundred different answers.… Continue Reading

What’s So Bad About the Rainy Season in Bali?

What’s So Bad About the Rainy Season in Bali?

  Every year in Bali, usually somewhere in the months between December and April, rainy season hits. It is definitely not like clockwork and can fluctuate a few months in either direction or skip completely only to bring lots of rain during the months of June to August, but when rainy season does hit, people… Continue Reading

Christmas Day in Bali for Expats

Christmas Day in Bali for Expats

It is the Christmas season again and just like every year, Bali is CROWDED. Hotels are full to capacity, traffic is congested (even more so than usual) yet somehow it just doesn’t quite feel like Christmas. For North Americans traveling to Bali for Christmas this is due to the extreme heat and unsurprising lack of… Continue Reading

The Bali Balance – A Lesson in Instant Karma

The Bali Balance – A Lesson in Instant Karma

  The sense of balance that many people feel in Bali is one of the reasons that I would put above almost all others as a reason to be here. Despite the problems that affect Bali from all angles, the island is able to pull off an impressive balancing act that needs to be viewed… Continue Reading

Nyepi in Bali – Happy New Years 1934 is NOT a Typo

Nyepi, some love it, some hate it and for the Balinese it is just another important holiday to celebrate that happens every year. Those that happen to be in Bali during Nyepi can often find the rules and customs surrounding it quite surprising and restrictive although it all happens for a reason. Nyepi can be… Continue Reading