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7 tips for settling into life in Indonesia

Get used to lots of zeros Those visiting Indonesia and first time expats often comment on the vast exchange difference between the native currency – ‘Rupiah’ and their home countries currency. As of the time of writing (January 2017), 1 British pound is equivalent to over 16,000 rupiahs. Apart from feeling like a millionaire briefly […]

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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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Finding cheap houses to rent in Bali

I often get emails from people thinking of moving to Bali remarking how expensive properties are to rent, and they don’t know how they can afford to live in Bali. One of the problems of looking for properties on the internet, using English based websites, is that they are generally targeted towards foreigners. They may […]

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