"Making the Choice" Top 5 Page for this destination Bali by balisunshine

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Making the Choice

Life fills your path with choices.
Some easier to make than others.

When we allow our fears
or the opinions of others
dictate the direction
other than what
our heart truly desires,
it is so easy to get lost
in what we truthfully
wish to do.

So after pondering with
the thought for a while,
I finally decided to follow
what my inner-voice
kept whispering in my mind.

I've decided to remain and invest in Bali,
having faith in the experiences that life
in this mystical land will bring to me.

For however long I may remain,
I will always know that I followed
what is true to my heart.

Life is nothing but a dream,
leaving it up to you.
to create every moment,
every second what could be
the most beautiful reverie.

The choice,
is always yours.

Virtual Living Here . com

Now that I am
no longer a tourist here,
but taking on the
experiences of living here,
the following pages are
dedicated to sharing what it's like
to live, invest, construct and do business in Bali.

Bear in mind,
that these are personal experiences,
and each person has a story of his own.

But hopefully this can guide those,
with the question of what it could be like.

Peace to you all,
and wish me luck
on this new chapter.

If you want tourist tips, please click on:

Just Visiting Bali

The House is Done!

it took a lot of patience
to finally get it done...
but I now have a home in Bali.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:New Experiences
  • Cons:Corruption
  • In a nutshell:Patience is a virtue!
  • Last visit to Bali: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2009
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  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Many thanks for the tips ..so sorry for your experience with Made...and the ugly sides of Bali..but I am sure there is brighter side of it ...hopefully my Bali trip this time would be good as well..

  • Oct 10, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    You could say the same about Americans, Germans, Japanese, etc.... as they can all behave in similar ways.

  • Jul 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Thank you for this information. I was planning on using my credit card for my hotel. I am going to rethink this. Are ATMs available in areas in the North on Bali?

  • Jan 25, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    Unfortunately, it is 'I want your $$$, that's all I want' everywhere in tourist places in Bali with minor exceptions :-(

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:16 AM

    Thank you Balisunshine, for leaving the tip and allowing it to be found via google: use *99***# for dial-up number of Telkomsel's GPRS service. I search Telkomsel site, called them, and could not find this piece of info. You are my saviour.

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2007 at 12:46 PM

    Just love those travelogues, very helpful for who would like to settle in Bali. Will come back later.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 3:54 AM

    Hello Andrea. I really enjoyed your tips... so much work & information with great photos!Thank you for sharing and greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • gopeace's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2005 at 6:37 AM

    Thanks for all the great tips...

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 12:50 AM

    Lovely. Best of luck :) :x :))

  • looseelectron's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 6:37 PM

    Loved reading about your travels! Never stop.

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