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Is the zika virus a threat in Bali?

Over the past week or so there have been several reports in the Australian media that there has been an outbreak of the zika virus in Bali, warning tourists to ‘rethink’ their travel to Bali. From the Australian government’s smart traveler website: “Indonesia is experiencing sporadic transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.” The Bali Hotel […]

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Top 10 Business Ideas to Start in Bali

If you want to live in Bali, often starting a business is the only way to support yourself, as jobs for foreigners are few and far between. Most foreigners new to Bali only seem to start hospitality type businesses such as restaurants, hotels and bars. And yes, I know I am guilty of this myself! […]

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Why I would avoid buying a condotel in Bali

Pick up any magazine or newspaper in Bali and you will see advertisements for condotel sales. Visit a shopping center and you will see models of future developments, complete with attractive sales assistants ready to hand you a brochure. The ads and promotions look great and usually feature beachfront properties, pools and offer a range […]

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Travel Party Scam Alert

Before I moved to Indonesia, I lived in Japan. I spent some time living and working in small towns, where there were few foreigners. It wasn’t uncommon to be invited to people’s houses for a meal. Sometimes it was so their kids could practice English and sometimes I think it was just out of curiosity. […]

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