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Living in Bali

Bali is an amazing place to live. Either solo, with a partner or with a family, Bali has options to fit any lifestyle. 

An eBook Reader Can Be Your Best Friend

An eBook Reader Can Be Your Best Friend

One of the things that was frustrating to me in the beginning of my stay in Bali, was the low selection of books available in Bali. There are two main book stores here in Bali, Periplus which features the broadest selection of English language literature and Gramedia...

What to Bring With You to Bali

What to Bring With You to Bali

Now that we have covered how to get your stuff over here (or maybe more practically, not getting your stuff over here), it is time to take a look at things that you should really looking into bringing over with you before you get here. Despite how beautiful Bali is...

Dealing With the Traffic Police in Bali

Dealing With the Traffic Police in Bali

Unfortunately, things in paradise aren’t quite perfect.  Indonesia is among the most corrupt countries in the world and things don’t seem to be getting drastically better.  Government officials on all levels are largely open to bribes and sometimes even...

Relationships and Marriage in Bali

Relationships and Marriage in Bali

Out of all the reasons people have for relocating to Bali, one of the constant ones always seems to be love.  Whether moving to Bali to be with a current lover, or moving to Bali to find new love, there is never a shortage of interracial couples to be found on the...

Reasons to be in Bali

Reasons to be in Bali

  One of the first things to consider when moving to any new place, not just Bali, is what are your specific reasons for moving there?  One of the great things about Bali is that it has something to offer just about everyone.  Many people decide to move to Bali to...

Rabies in Bali

Rabies in Bali

At one point Bali was known to be completely Rabies free despite all of the wild dogs running around.  Within the past couple of years however there have been Rabies outbreaks that have tarnished Bali’s Rabies-free image. Many tactics have been introduced to try and...

Cost of Living in Bali With Price Guide (2010)

 UPDATE: see the updated version for 2014 here  One of the main reasons people have for packing up and moving to the so called Island of the Gods is that you can enjoy a great lifestyle here at a fraction of the price that you can in your home country. Although Bali...

Making the Decision to Move to Bali

Making the Decision to Move to Bali

After deciding what your reason is for making the transition to Bali is, you need to think long and hard whether moving there is really the right decision for you.  This section is in no way trying to convince anyone to not make the move, but it is a pretty big...

Learning Bahasa Indonesia in Bali

Learning Bahasa Indonesia in Bali

One of the things that is so attractive about Bali is that it is so user-friendly in many different ways. Many people live long and fulfilling lives here without ever developing a grasp of Bahasa Indonesia, the country’s national language. The fortunate thing for you...

Getting Your Stuff to Bali

One of the questions that most people have about their move to Bali, is how to get all of their stuff over here. Unfortunately, there really isn’t one simple answer to this question.  Of course the most popular method of shipping goods overseas would be to pack...

Getting to Know Your Bali Neighborhood

Getting to Know Your Bali Neighborhood

Now that you have found your dream house it is time to start making things feel like home.  Even though you may be thousands of miles away from what you really consider to be home, the Balinese will generally do a good job at making you feel accepted in your new house...

Getting Internet in Bali

Getting Internet in Bali

Probably the most consistently complained about aspect of living in Bali, besides possibly the traffic, is the unbearably slow internet speed and the high price of such a slow service.  It can really be a thorn in your side especially if you are coming from a country...

Rentals in Bali: Finding a House or a Villa

Rentals in Bali: Finding a House or a Villa

When discussing how to get something done in Bali, you usually have two choices: do you want to spend your time or do you want to spend your money? This couldn’t be truer than when applied to looking for a place to live in Bali (whether you're searching for rentals in...

Deciding Where to Live in Bali

Location will be one of the biggest factors in determining the price of your new humble abode. Luckily, Bali is an extremely diverse island while at the same time keeping many constants throughout the island. For anyone that is considering the move to Bali, there...