What it’s like working in Bali

Yesterday, my friend Rachel introduced me to this brilliant Instagram, account: @OverhearedinCanggu . This account perfectly represents and laughs from people living in Canggu, Bali who are mostly digital nomads, freelancers, entrepreneurs, etc. It’s funny ’cause it’s true and I can relate to most of their posts. Their account gave me an idea to write about what it’s like to be a digital nomad in Bali and work remotely in Canggu.

Coffee breaks

Coffee breaks are different here, actually, I had way more refreshing coconut breaks than regular coffee breaks. Also, so many people change coffee breaks to sunbath breaks. Why? Just because you can.

Bali life

Time to meditate

Meditation comes first! A huge part of all the expats comes to Bali for spiritual activities and discovering new you. That’s why it is so normal that people cancel their plans or don’t want to go to some party because they want to meditate. Also, supernormal to stop whatever you doing and just say “I am going to meditate, do you want to join?”.

what is like working in Bali

Everybody here is an entrepreneur

Well… the number of bloggers, influencers, life coaches, relationship guru, yoga teachers, entrepreneurs and etc. is just crazy! Every second person you meet is a digital nomad there.

Extending your trip

My personal story is that I planned to stay in Bali for three weeks. Long story short I extended my trip to three months and already planning to come back. And so many people do the same, it’s just that great in Bali that you immediately want to sell everything you own and stay there forever.

Meetings are just different

During my three months in Bali, I had a meeting at the beach, a meeting in the pooling, yoga meeting, rice field walking meeting and etc. Why should you have a meeting in the office when you can have it in the pool?

Changing your life

For the first time in my life, I did all types of meditation, yoga and just crazy shit. People who try to discover themselves and face their fears here in Bali they definitely told me at least once the thing which changed them forever. And, yes you should try Breathwork. By the way, if you are staying in Canggu, check Udara they have free yoga, ecstatic dance and sound healing meditation every Sunday. I went there almost every week and every week I discovered something new and met new people.

Hard to keep which day it is

The time just flies there and you forget which day it is and season. Is it Christmas time or is it Summer already. All the days look the same, sunny and perfect that’s why it’s hard to keep track. Well… except the raining season, you know when it is.

working in Bali


Oh… you will hear a lot about manifesting things. It is so normal to say “I manifested to go to Bali and here I am”. If you are completely new to the manifestation process and idea then it is basically believing that you will get anything you dream of. You just have to imagine every detail of your dream and then believing, truly believing that you almost already have it.

Networking is everywhere

Meeting new people is extremely easy, everybody is super open to new connections. People are happy and not annoyed so you can easily start a conversation by saying “I love your dress?” or “I love your energy”. It actually reminds me of kids relationships like “hey I like you, let’s be friends”. Easy.

Not vibing

Also, if you don’t like a person you can just say “Sorry, I don’t feel a vibe”, it also works with jobs, relationships, and any events. Most the people understand it.

Influencers everywhere

Damn… trust me, you will see crazy influencers on every corner. They stop in the middle of the road just to get a perfect shot or get naked in public places. Be prepared for influencers there. also follow: @thecanggupole they make fun of influencers and stupid people who don’t wear helmets driving a scooter.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I wish you a great freelancing in Bali. Also, read my blog post: Everything you need to know about driving a scooter in Bali.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post 😁

  2. Best work is when you feel feel like in vacation while working. Wonderful adventure

  3. Cynthia says:

    Cool post! I love that they have sunbath breaks. That would be more up my alley since I don’t drink coffee.

  4. Freya says:

    “Why should you have a meeting in the office when you can have it in the pool?”, I think I might try that one at work and see how it goes πŸ™‚ I’d also love to just throw out a “we’re not vibing” in my next pointless meeting. After I get fired for disappearing from the office to go meditate, i’m definitely moving to Bali LOL

  5. Kelly says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Bali, but after reading this I’m not sure I should go. I would be one of those who wouldn’t come back. I love the laid back vibe!kust

  6. arv says:

    Looks like the atmosphere in Bali is super cool. Sort of melting pot of all kinds of people. I often wonder how people can work in Bali? It so chilled out place!

    1. Well… yes that’s not easy. You really need at least a room with AC to manage to get things done πŸ˜‰

      Quite impossible to work 8 hours a day πŸ˜€

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