Ubud. Bali Indonesia. 3

 Ubud  

Off we go… My first stay is outside of Ubud. It is a small one-room plus kitchen setup at the cost of $500 (CAD) per month.  

No, it is not the lap of luxury. For the first time ever, I am in a place without a pool and television. To be fair and honest I never watch TV. I’ll watch Netflix and YouTube. The small unit faces the rice fields, but one never knows what stage and rice will be at when I am moving in. At some point, the locals burn the fields and I am hoping that I’ll avoid that during my stay but no guarantees. Especially not in Bali. 

So, what will I do? 

Much the same as I usually do. Blogging and putting up ads for my books and my many small jobs. Managing marketing for a skincare company. Helping locals with their social media and taking care of Airbnb accounts on the side. However, my goal as I mentioned before was to help locals and I have several meetings set up with my new friends from Kintamani. This has become a pet project of mine. I never saw myself working with locals like this, but I feel I am helping/contributing and making positive changes.  

Helping locals (really!) 

My friends will visit me from Kintamani. We already have a plan to fix and market two websites and help with their Airbnb marketing. This group of 6 people are happy to work but cannot be bothered with all the minutia of social media. So, my team and I will take over the marketing and social media of their small business and help them grow. 

Visiting and working with locals has different rewards. I get to see how they live, what is important to them and get a very different outlook on life. I feel it is something that not everyone can experience.  

What else? 

I will be having conversations with the locals. People such as Gojek (think Uber) drivers and having fun while connecting with them on a very different level than other foreigners would.  

This is the goal of moving around and figuring out what else life has to offer. Watching people around us thrive is incredible. The hardship that has hit with Covid is hard to understand. I am sure there will be many interesting stories.  

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

5 thoughts on “Ubud. Bali Indonesia. 3

  1. Love this entry 💜 I remember having a great scooter ride from Bali to Ubud talking to the local driver about life, business and what’s good in places. Also, it was fascinating to actually exchange conversation about how Balinese and Cebuano share common though some slightly different words.

    I look forward to your next entry 💜

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