Make Monday Great Again

Another weekend is over here in Bali. Funny though, Monday doesn’t hold the same stigma it once did. Actually, most of the time I don’t even know what day it is! Just over two years ago, Mondays meant returning to a workplace I dreaded. Never-ending phone calls, meetings and working days that began at 6 a.m. and didn’t end until 7 p.m.

Ubud, Bali

The island of Bali is well-known for its beach landscapes, but head to the hills and you’ll find the town of Ubud is brimming with lush jungles, terraced rice paddies and Hindu temples and shrines. The area surrounding the main town is made up of small farms, rice paddies and dense forests. In the foothills of the Gianyar regency, it’s long been a popular place for retiring expats, with a robust mix of ancient times and todays modern world...

Visas for Bali

My husband Rob and I have lived in Bali since March 2016. We made the beach town of Sanur our permanent home at the ages of 51 and 52. Years of holidaying in Bali had convinced us this was where we wanted to live…the culture fascinated us and the welcoming community of expats and locals enticed us. Plus, the low costs meant we could give it a go long before official retirement age...

Canggu, Bali

The island of Bali has enticed many expats to retirement overseas. And, for quite some time, the towns of Sanur, Legian and Seminyak have been popular choices. But just up the coastline is Canggu and it’s quickly growing in popularity. Canggu, pronounced “changoo”, is a village located only 15 kilometres north of the more well-known party resort, Kuta...

An Expat Guide to Sanur

Situated on the south-eastern tip of Bali, Sanur is 30 minutes away from the airport and just 10 kilometres away from the party hotspot of Kuta… yet still retains its village feel. For many years now, Sanur has been the chosen destination for expats to settle when moving to Bali. My husband, Rob, and I had travelled to Sanur for 12 years before we relocated here in 2016...

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