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Briony Macgregor, Jimbaran Bay

Published Monday March 02, 2020 (16:17:19)
Briony Macgregor
Who are you?

I am a typical empty nester aged 44.    more ...


Leah, Jakarta

Published Tuesday August 01, 2017 (13:49:26)
Leah and her son
Who are you?

My name is Leah.    more ...


Tasha May, Jakarta

Published Friday October 02, 2015 (12:02:30)
Tasha May
Who are you?

My name is Tasha and I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. I have a two year old son, Samudra Mega, and an amazing creative and talented Indonesian husband.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My move to Jakarta wasn’t intentional, it was supposed to be for a quick trip to visit my sister who is a teacher here back in October 2008.    more ...


Luke Regler, Jakarta

Published Thursday September 24, 2015 (12:11:22)
Luke Regler
Who are you?

My name is Luke, I am 43 from England. I am now living in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I left England in 2007 to work in Indonesia for a year to gain new experiences and challenges, but after a few weeks decided that I want to stay and carry on living here which ultimately finds me married with a child.    more ...


Ria, Java

Published Wednesday August 05, 2015 (12:20:59)
Who are you?

I'm Viktorija (aka Ria in Indonesia), originally from Lithuania's capital city Vilnius. For more than 7 years I was working as an advertising project manager in the biggest Lithuanian companies. And now enjoying life in Indonesia: discovering, exploring, traveling and writing a blog about life in Indonesia.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Last year (2014) I was selected for Darmasiswa scholarship in Indonesia and because of it, I moved here.    more ...


Mike Henry, Bali

Published Tuesday November 29, 2011 (23:43:07)
The beach in Bali
My name is Mike Henry and I am currently living on the island of Bali in Indonesia. I am originally from Melbourne, Australia.

I have actually been living overseas for most of my life, including 10 years in Japan, two years in China and now about one year in Bali.

I moved to Bali because I wanted a change in lifestyle. Ever since the first time I visited Bali, I knew I wanted to go back again for a longer period of time. There are so many great things about Bali including the culture, the people, the tropical weather and the many different places to visit in Bali.    more ...


Sheldon Archer, Probolinggo

Published Tuesday November 29, 2011 (23:39:35)
My name is Sheldon Archer. In 2003 I was 69 years old, living in Sheffield and rather bored with life. No financial problems and a nice family but I guess that there was no real love in my life (sure, I had a few lady friends!) My only daughter from a previous relationship was living in the USA and we didn't get to meet up very often. I really thought that my relationship days were over and I was destined to fade away and die shortly. Very depressing. Lucky I'm not a drinker.

I spent a lot of time on the Internet surfing around and happened to run into an Indonesian guy from Probolinggo, and we became friends. Had to get the atlas out to find out where Indonesia was; talk about ignorant. He kept on inviting me to visit him. I considered the trip, about 36 hours with a stop over in Dubai to Jakarta, and then a flight to Surabaya where he said that he would meet me.    more ...

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