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 😉

snorkeling nusa lembongan: Mo snorkeling at the surface surrounded in air bubbles
Everything You Need to Know Before Snorkeling Nusa Lembongan
Table of Contents How to get to Nusa Lembongan from BaliHow to Snorkel Nusa Lembongan1. Hire a private boat2. Snorkel
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The baby blue waters at Blue LagoonNusa Ceningan
Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan – A Complete Guide to the Most Epic Cliffside View in Bali
Table of Contents How to get to Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan1. Take a day trip to Nusa Ceningan from Bali
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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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southeast asia diving: a secluded beach during Similan safari trip
11 Best Southeast Asia Diving Destinations [That Will Blow Your Mind]
Table of Contents 1. Malapascua, Philippines2. Similan Islands, Thailand3. Anilao, Philippines4. Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia5. Ambon, Indonesia6. Raja Ampat, Indonesia7. Tubbataha,
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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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Okinawa Diving: a lionfish over a colorful coral reef
How to Plan the Most Amazing Okinawa Diving Trip
Ahh, Okinawa!   My first Okinawa diving trip was beyond my wildest dreams. When I began planning for my scuba diving
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the powerful and beautiful nungnung waterfall
Nungnung Waterfall: All You Need to Know Before You Go
  Did you know that there are some +20 waterfalls on the island of Bali?  If you are even remotely
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Okinawa Beach: a view of turquoise waters and a long stretch of white sand beach
The Best Okinawa Beach on 5 Paradise Islands of Japan
Table of Contents Best time to go to OkinawaBest Okinawa Beach on Zamami Island – Furuzamami BeachHow to Get to
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A view of homestays lined up on a beach on a remote island over turquoise blue waters
Raja Ampat Diving: A Simple Guide to an Epic Adventure
Table of Contents Raja Ampat Diving OverviewBasic Raja Ampat Diving InformationRaja Ampat Diving SeasonWater TemperatureSurface ConditionsRaja Ampat Diving CurrentsRaja Ampat
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