Updated: Apr 8, 2021
My name is Cecile and it's been 6 years now since I moved in to Bali.
Coming from Paris , it has been a bit of a change. I can honestly say that it took me about 2 years to adjust. Everything was so different, so complicated at the beginning. You can only count on yourself here, you need to learn how to be on your own and it's quite disturbing at the beginning.
You need to learn also how to let go, because otherwise you will spend your lifetime screaming at everyone because it's not going the way you want. And the Balinese people will always look at you with a big smile on their face, and you will get so angry thinking they're making fun of you. They don't. They just don't react the same way and they barely get mad.
Once you learn how to let go, then your real Balinese life can begin.
I will never be a real Balinese though, but sometimes, when I see myself in the mirror, I am so far away from the Parisian chic I used to be that I just can't stop laughing. But it feels so good to let go this as well, and to be your True self.
I wish you the same!
See you soon in Bali