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 😉

bali airport taxi: taxi cab sign
How to Effectively Avoid the Bali Airport Taxi Mafia: Insider Tips
Table of Contents About Bali Airport Taxi Alternative Option #1: Blue Bird Taxi BaliAlternative Option #2: Grab Taxi BaliAlternative Option #3:
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where to go in Bali: a Hindu offering of flower pedals
The Ultimate 14-Day Bali Itinerary for First Time Visitors
Table of Contents Bali Indonesia OverviewWhen to Visit BaliBefore You Visit BaliHow to Travel Around BaliBali Airport TransferBali Travel TipsA
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bali women: rice fields
10 Practical and Useful Tips for Your Bali Solo Female Travel
Table of Contents 1. Surviving that “Time of the Month”2. Much To Do About…Toilet Paper 3. Visa 1014. Don’t Follow
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bali solo female travel: a row of local jukung boats lined up on shore in bali
The Ultimate Guide to Sanur – Everything You Need to Know for an Epic Holiday!
Table of Contents The Best of Things to See and Do in Sanur BaliEnjoy the Calm, Relaxing WatersExplore the Underwater
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scuba dive in bali-diver in tornado of fish
5 Insider Tips on How to Scuba Dive in Bali and Have a Fantastic Time
Table of Contents #1: Avoid the Peak Season#2: Stay at Local Dive Destinations#3: Explore Local Dive Sites#4: Choose a Reputable
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PADI IDC completion day - passing the IE
PADI Instructor Course: What to Expect and How to Prepare for your IDC
Table of Contents What I love about being a Scuba InstructorAre you a good fit for a life of a
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padi divemaster internship: photo of scuba mask and snorkel lying on beach
Everything You Need to Know about the PADI Divemaster Internship
Table of Contents How to Become a Divemaster: The BasicsPrerequisitesHow long does it take to become a Divemaster?The cost to
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a view of the ocean while working as a scuba instructor
Things You Should Know About Scuba Instructor Jobs
Table of Contents #1: Long days and longer work week#2: You must love people#3: You are responsible for a LIFE#4:
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