Bali is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting place that
honeymooners can desire for. Lush greenery, beautiful
miles stretched sandy beaches, roaring rivers, crystal
clear lakes, tropical forests full of exotic wildlife.
There are also picturesque active towering volcanoes over
3000 meters high. A glittering sea, royal treatment by
the welcoming and warm people makes wonderful memories
for honeymooning couple. Indulge in luxurious tropical
plants, coconut palms, birds of paradise.
Articles - Bali
Radical Retirement Communities - Bali
by Jean Sutherland
If you've retired anywhere outside the US, you've done
the Radical Retirement. Disbelief from family and friends
is proof enough. Today people everywhere are opting for
Take Bali for instance. Bali's weather is tropical with
the warm ocean waters that you'd expect to find. There's
a landscape of rice paddies at the bottom of volcanoes,
an eclectic local culture and miles of extraordinarily
Exploring Bali will lead you to over 10,000 Hindu temples.
Balinese music plays everywhere at night accompanied by
dancing. The island has an active arts and craft scene
and the best shopping and prices in Asia.
A cute 2 storey house with small plunge pool, 2 bedrooms,
AC and 2 baths will cost you approx. $600+ US. a month.
Apts. are even cheaper.
There are approx. 20,000 foreigners living in Bali, with
a high concentration on the southern coast from Sanur
to Seminyak and in the center of the island, in Ubud.
The Ubud expatriates are for the most part artists, traders,
and businessmen and women who offer services to tourists
and the expatriate community.
People who live in Bali tend to be people who let life
lead them rather than trying to control it. The Balinese
don't have a word for future -they don't think about tomorrow
the way we do. Sound familiar?
Expatriates living in Indonesia, have the unique advantage
of being within a few hours flight or drive from beautiful
pristine beaches, towering volcanic mountains, verdant
rain forest, wildlife refugees and fascinating cultural
experiences. All the normal activities such as golf, tennis
and scuba driving are also available. The expatriate community
is well organized and very sophisticate with many of the
activities and groups you would find in most communities.
When it comes to medical needs there are many small hospitals
throughout the island and serious medical needs are usually
referred to Jakarta. There are many public hospitals but
you can also find many private hospitals. Medical coverage
from private insurers is recommended.
One usually enters Bali with a temporary 30 day visa and
it's a long and winding road to obtain a longer stay visa.
One is advised to seek professional help to work your
way through the immigration maze.
Rachel Greaves, offers this advise to those considering
this expatriate community. Make friends with the local
people, learn the language, acknowledge the dangers, take
care on the roads, accept the things you can·t
change, embrace the challenges, explore the island and
the culture, and be open to the intense spiritual energy
here. Bali is full of magic and wonder, if you truly want
to be here you will find a way to make it work. There
are a lot of lessons to be learned on the way, but if
you have a passion for Bali, the joy and rewards of living
here are immeasurable.
If you would like website references for more information,
please email me. I would enjoy your comments and recommendations
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About the Author
Jean Sutherland is a retired freelance author who has
lived in Mexico for 3 years and runs the popular retirement
website Retire Resources at http://www.retireresource.com