Author Portrait 2022

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Alexis, I am French, and I am living in Bali with my Indonesian wife and my two dogs. I am the author of this blog, and my wife is the design and UX master.

How did I end up in Bali?

Like many, I arrived in Bali somewhat by chance in 2014.

At the time, being a passionate surfer, I naturally seized the opportunity when I had the chance to do an internship on the Island of the Gods.

In the end, what was supposed to last only a few months ended up lasting several years.

During that time, I've worked for over 5 years in Indonesia, lived in a mixed couple and took part of the local daily life. All in all, these experiences allowed me to understand many aspects of the local culture. 

Why did I create Good Morning Bali?

I decided to create Bali Bonjour to inform both tourists and future expatriates about the "real" life in Bali, as well as to share my tips and other "true" recommendations that make a stay or daily life easier.

Let's be honest, this site also comes in response to a bunch of nonsense I see online on a daily basis, often spread by people who have just arrived in Indonesia (hello influencers) and naturally don't understand much, or by those who have a lot of things to sell you.

This site aims to provide you with honest information, with as little bias as possible. No scams, no promotion of illegal activities that will eventually backfire, and no promotion of products and services that I have no clue about.

If I don't like something, I say so.

When I share affiliate links with you, it means that I have personally tested the service (often that I am a customer myself!) or that I know people who use it and have given me good feedback.