The notion of Bali as a safe travel destination and place to live, is being shattered by a spate of nasty crimes. Bag snatching, particularly from people riding motorbikes, is growing at an alarming trend. Women carrying handbags, coming home late at night on a motorbike, seem to be the main target. As the handbag […]
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Yesterday was ‘Bali’s day of silence’ or Nyepi, where everyone must remain in their house (or hotel) for the whole day. The day before Nyepi sees parades all over Bali of “Ogoh Ogoh”. While some traditionalists say it is a modern day celebration for tourists, everyone seems to love it – young and old. It […]
This article, poses an interesting question, is living overseas morally wrong for people living on a government funded pension? Economically, you could argue that money is being taken out of the country, in this case Australia, but it could be any western country that offers government funded pensions. The pensions are funded by taxes and […]
It seems like there has been another recent spate of ATM card skimming in Bali. I say another, as sometime ago there were gangs operating in Bali, that installed skimming equipment on ATMs, mostly using tiny cameras to record your pin number. The banks were fairly quick to act, installing guards around the keypad, making […]
I was wondering if I should write this story. It is clear in my head now, so I thought I would jot something down before I forget about it. If it helps just one person then I think it will be worth my effort. I am sure most people reading this probably are thinking “this […]
When it comes to applying for visas everything always seems to be done in a rush. Filling out forms, getting pictures and making copies of all of your documents. It is easy to get a little flustered and sometimes stressed any time you have to deal with bureaucracy. When you finally go to pick up […]
Mitra 10 is a large hardware outlet and they have two stores in Bali – one in Sanur on the Bypass and one in Denpasar.
I frequently get asked various questions about applying for the social visa, so I thought I would make a compilation of the most common questions. If you still have a question, feel free to ask it in the comments.
In my How to Retire in Bali information guide, I wrote a few tips for what to look out for in renting a house or villa in Bali. Reading this letter to the editor in the Jakarta Post, it reminded of one of those tips. While a house might seem great during the day, it […]
I have just finished my second book about Bali and this time I have written a guide for people interested in retiring in Bali. Writing certainly doesn’t come easy for me and even though I have all of these ideas running around in my head, getting them written down is another thing all together. I […]