Bali Expat Chronicles

Bali Expat Chronicle cover- me and Digo on a scooter

Welcome to the Bali Expat Chronicles!

Honestly, I debated for a long time whether or not to create this section…but I finally decided to create a platform where I can be open about my life as a Bali expat, discuss the unpleasant side of living in a developing country (after all, we get enough “fluffed” up versions of travel on IG) and share with you “behind the scenes” of a travel blogger.

I LOVE writing blogs about my spontaneous adventures, scuba diving trips, and destinations guides.  But there is so much more that goes on in my expat life beyond traveling – from finding a decent laundromat that doesn’t ruin my clothes, falling in love with street dogs, trying to stay in shape, to discovering myself newly in this ongoing journey called life.

Every day in Bali is full of beautiful, and not-so-beautiful moments – and I want a space where I can express and share all angles of my expat life, even the ugly ones.

This section will contain a more raw, unfiltered, and vulnerable peak into Mo’s Paradise Diaries.

So come away with me if you’d like, and join my expat adventures 😉

living in Ubud: a couple of local farmers working the rice field
Bali Expat Chronicles #5: Living in Ubud as a Digital Nomad
Having lived in the quiet beach town of Sanur for nearly 5 years, I wasn’t sure how I would manage
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moving to bali: a view of rice terrace with palm trees
Moving to Bali? Get the Best Tips on Everything You Need to Know!
Are you thinking about, or dreaming of moving to Bali, Indonesia?  Then this post is for you! Bali has always
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#Metoo sign for sexual harassment
Bali Expat Chronicles #4: Sexual Harassment
I debated whether or not to write this post, particularly in light of my last post where I shared some
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Bali Expat Chronicles #3: The Best Parts of Living in Bali
Since in my last Bali Expat Chronicle I shared the “hardest part” about being an expat, it’s only fair that
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a photo of Sunny, a Bali dog
Bali Expat Chronicles #2: The Hardest Part About Being an Expat
Having been traveling over 6 years around SE Asia, one of the questions I get asked quite often is, “what
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Bali Expat Chronicles #1
Bali Expat Chronicles #1: The New Beginning
Taking a stroll at Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud After living in Sanur on-and-off for 5 years, I decided to
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