Have you ever lived in a dynamic, multicultural region where you never know what to expect from one day to the next? That’s Bali. And that’s one of the reasons my family and I moved to this tropical paradise. We wanted our kids to experience living in a culture and environment that is amazingly different from North America (specifically, Canada). Oh ya, we also moved because my partner is a surfer and Bali has some of the best waves in the world!!!
Being originally from India, I also wanted my children to experience Asian culture(s), as well as travel to India as often as we can. It’s much easier & cheaper getting to India from Bali than Canada. We did our first India trip from Bali this past December and they LOVED it. They’ve been to India before, but this trip they seemed to enjoy much more, probably because they were a couple of years older.
Some pics from our recent India trip:
Being half Indian, the kids get “special” treatment by Balinese almost everywhere we go. Bali is more than 90% Hindu and the Balinese love meeting us and knowing that I was born and brought up in India. Even though the Hinduism practiced in Bali is VERY different to what is practiced in India. I take full advantage of flaunting that I am originally from India. Actually, most Balinese know that I am Indian because of the Bollywood influence on Bali.
Living In Bali now, I can say there are HUGE difference between Balinese and Indians, in every way – food, culture, attitude towards life, religion, the list goes on. For now I am happy and fortunate to be living in Bali and experiencing this interesting and vibrant life, which does not come without its challenges.