Bali Resources

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...

Pamper Yourself in Bali: The Best Massage and Beauty Treatments

The Balinese definitely have an affinity for massage. They are brought up with it, as they massage their children from an early age. They have many colleges now and are very well trained. I have never had a massage in Bali that wasn’t excellent. Though, to be honest, I don’t tend to favour the ones which take place on the beach in public...

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...

Shopping in Bali

Shopping in Bali is never dull. Whether you go to the big department stores, the small boutiques in the tourist towns or the little markets off the beaten track, you will be greeted with warm smiles and good humour. No matter where you are, offerings (known as canang sari) are placed in front of each business every morning to give them luck for the day. Little woven banana leaf plates with rice...

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