All you need to know about Halo Bule; Interviewed by Gerald Winik
How did you end up in Bali?
Travel has been engraved in me from a very young age, so if I’m not on a trip then I’m either talking about one or dreaming of the next. Traveling has always been my probiotic, my go-to for a mental and spiritual cleanse. With my sell hard and travel far mentality, it was just a matter of time before I made it to Bali.
Did it take some time to adjust to life on the island?
Bali is a lot different than other places I’ve visited in SE Asia. It seemed like I was always asking a lot of questions or searching for answers online. Things that look too good to be true here usually are, and it’s best to seek advice from other ex-pats that have lived on the Island for a while before making any major decisions. Although I’ve lived here for over two years, I am always learning something new, and seeking ex-pats to learn more about the island. Indonesia is a different world compared to the USA but for me, it’s been awesome! I’ve completely minimized and simplified my life here.
Is there anything that’s especially difficult?
Being distant from the ones you love is the single hardest part about being here. Working in Bali has been difficult as well, but in a way, it’s a blessing in disguise, I continue to pick up new skills every month in order to find remote ways to work. It’s definitely a challenge.
Do you have any advice for someone who wants to move to Bali?
Experience the island for a significant period of time. See if it speaks to you. Visit both the mountains and the sea, as they have very different vibes. If when you get back home, and you find the urge to come back too strong to ignore, you’ll know you will know the island of the Gods have chosen you.
Check out some of the most popular posts on Halobule.com:
- 20 of Bali’s Best Views
- Bali’s Top 5 Backpacking Destinations
- Bali’s Most Radical Surf Spot Guide
- 15 Tips for Your First Experience Backpacking in Mt. Batur
When I’m not working on this website or my Bali travel guide at papanomad.com, I’m out surfing, going hiking, doing a photoshoot, and generally enjoying living on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.