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“Thank you so much to Simone for her support in helping us through our journey in planning to move to Bali. Her kindness, knowledge of the country, contacts and tips & tricks is a true time saver! Information that would have taken us months to figure out. What is also very much appreciated is that the information provided is updated and shared (cost of living, contacts…) which is key! (even more when the move is delayed) I highly recommend her consulting services!”

“Simone was so lovely to talk to you and provided me with so much valuable information. It was great to talk through a realistic budget and there was so much I hadn’t thought of. She has given me some great areas and ideas to further explore in my research. Anyone making a move or just thinking of moving to Bali should use her service. Thank you for all your advice Simone!”

“Simone is our Bali relocation fairy godmother. Her knowledge about all things related to moving to Bali is encyclopaedic and her social networks are phenomenal. Whatever she didn’t know personally, she introduced us to someone who did. She helped us with big things like choosing a school, talking to school principals, finding a home, and smaller things like phone networks. I keep wondering how I can find a Simone for the other parts of my life!”

“Even though we are planning for a Bali ’23 gap year, Simone’s service has been so incredibly helpful in our research and planning. From her advice on schools, villas and locations, to budgeting what things cost and everyday expenses. I am so grateful to have found her so we can be really prepared before our big move.”

As I was researching relocating to Bali with my partner and young son, I came across Simone’s Instagram. I had a look on her website and thought this was just the lady that could help us with the move, making it an easier process. Simone gave us a whole bunch of extremely useful guides plus contacts that would help with a lot of logistical things, which in the long term will save us so much time. I had an incredible call with Simone, it was great to talk to someone that has already gone through the experience with a family. I was able to ask as many questions as I needed and after I felt so much more confident about the move. If you are planning a move to Bali, there’s nothing better than speaking to someone that knows exactly what it’s like. Grateful for Simone’s help and would highly recommend it.”

“We are now in beautiful Bali….and finding our way…so much to do at the beginning.  But definitely feel better to cope with it all from your support.  We’re constantly referring to all of the documents you sent – so THANK YOU.  Getting in touch with you was the BEST thing we could do prior to our move to Bali! “

“As a single mother & busy entrepreneur, relocating to Bali and establishing the necessary connections to make our transition a fairly easy and seamless one – is no easy feat. Our Year in Bali has helped tremendously in lessoning the load and stressors for me by linking me to wonderful and trustworthy people here in Bali. Simone has helped me greatly by facilitating personal introductions on my behalf, making excellent suggestions based on her personal experience as a mom and providing valuable resources and tool kits in her package. As a person who is direct and loves to get the foundation settled right away, Simone has gone above and beyond in ensuring my needs are met and rectifying anything on my behalf, if need be. Highly recommend working with her – you won’t regret it!”

Simone’s resources and research have saved us many hours of internet searching. Her first
hand account of living in Bali combined with tangible guides answer nearly all the questions we had about living in Bali. From cost of living to neighborhoods to live in to schooling and grocery shopping, she’s thought of it all. She is friendly and helpful to chat with and available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to our move to Bali knowing we have the best information available to prepare us in our journey. Thank you Simone!”

“Simone’s website is super interesting and we took the decision to do this family adventure to a great extent thanks to her. As soon as we had the idea we immediately contacted her to guide us with our first steps and she helped us a lot with a lot of practical things.”

“We’re so pleased we got Simone on board to help us turn our dream of moving to Bali for a year into reality. From the moment we had our first zoom chat, I realised “this is really going to happen, there’s no turning back!” Since then, we have been busy digesting all the amazing info Simone provided, so comprehensive and thorough. I am glad we enlisted her help early as there’s loads to get through and it’s given us the reassurance that we’re not going to overlook something important. Thanks again for everything Simone, your service really IS awesome! I wouldn’t do it any other way!”

“Just got off the phone with your contacts…wow what a week! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I have gathered so much information in one week, and the plan is so much more definite now, could not have done that without you!! I’ll continue with the visa on Monday! Thanks a million!”

I am so thankful that our family came across Simone, from Our Year In Bali. As you can imagine, relocating or spending extended time in a new country can be hugely overwhelming, but Simone has helped us with everything, down to the fine details. Simone is there to support you and guide you all the way through, with her expertise being second to none. The quality and attention put into the consulting service is fantastic and you really feel as though you have a supportive friend helping and guiding you from beginning to end…. Thank you Simone!”

Moving abroad can be very overwhelming, so when we decided to pack up our life and move to Bali, we are so glad we stumbled across Our Year in Bali. Simone was incredibly helpful from the get go. She knows everything there is to know about Bali, and her information packs are filled with everything you’ll ever need, and more. Simone doesn’t just provide you with the information and disappear, she is there to help along the way if you need it too. All of the information Simone provided meant we were able to feel somewhat knowledgeable and comfortable with our new life, before we got there. I couldn’t recommend Simone enough, thank you for making our transition to Bali life that little bit easier!”

“If you are considering a gap year in Bali I cannot recommend Simone highly enough. Her knowledge and valuable information is second to none. Simone also checks in regularly with you to see if you need any ongoing support to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. We are so excited for our 2022 adventure! Thanks Simone.”

“When you take a step like this, there are a lot of things you should consider. School, where to live, business, visas, cost estimations… and a lot more. Simone helped us with very accurate and helpful information and I can say that with her spreadsheets and calculations about Bali, it gave us a final push! Thanks Simone.”

 “Our Year in Bali has been a wonderful resource to get a feel for how to live your best Bali life. Simone has been really helpful for us to understand the practicalities and challenges of moving, and made some fantastic introductions.”

“My husband and I have been thinking about retiring to Bali for a couple of years. It was overwhelming to read all the different information we received on what we could and couldn’t do. I found Simone via social media and she offered a free phone call. We found her to be very knowledgeable so we signed up for her package. Wow! The support and the team Simone works with are amazing! We are selling our house at the moment and and have purchased a house in Nusa Lembongan using Simone’s contacts and it’s been so smooth from the purchase to our retirement visas. I would highly recommend her to navigate you through moving to Bali  – we are hoping to living there by the end of the year!”

 “Our Year in Bali is great if you want to take a short cut in finding out about the do’s and don’t’s of moving to Bali. We have lived overseas before and the move there and back was painful at times. It would have been good to have someone give us tips and connect us with people. Simone from Our Year in Bali does exactly that. Highly recommended for removing the pain of moving to another country like Bali.”

“Thank you so much for doing this job….and helping soon to be expats like myself, who are going crazy trying to figure everything out from a distance!”

“We were considering a move to either Malaysia, Thailand or Bali and by using Simone’s service it has given us the perfect information to make the decision so much easier. So grateful your service exists! Thanks so much for all the help you have given us.”

“Thank you Simone for helping us with our journey to move to Bali. All the information and contacts you gave us made our move so much easier and stress free. It would have taken us much longer without your help so we are very thankful for all your advice and the great contacts you provided to us. We are so excited to call Bali our new home now.”

“We are so grateful for your insight and all the valuable information for us so far. Having you answer my questions has put my mind so much at ease so thank you so much! “

“Her service is like a superpower concierge service for Bali. She was very intuitive about our needs and found a school that’s perfect for us and even helped us find a house that’s perfect for us. The Visa consultant that she provided was efficient and reasonably priced and Simone is ever present for any other questions. Her warm and infectious enthusiasm certainly aid the process too. Money extremely well spent, I think we’d be lost and confused without her.”

“Whilst I had become very familiar with Bali over the years, moving there to live is a completely different kettle of fish. I bought Simone’s package to get my head around all the details of taking up a long term lease, bills, a school for my son, etc. have made some fantastic contacts through Simone and some are now good friends. It’s not long now until our move and I am completely organised thanks to Simone’s info and referrals. I can highly recommend Simone’s Services.”

“Around 5 years ago we looked into moving to Bali but soon it became too overwhelming trying to work out how to do everything from another country. I came across Simone’s Our Year in Bali’ business and WOW what a difference it has made to our relocation! We received a video phone call within the week od making the decision to move to Bali. Simone’s knowledge and contacts provided us with ease, making our plans stress free. After our video call, it happened so fast, making our dreams a reality! Villas, schooling, area preferences to suit your lifestyle, visas etc there was nothing she couldnt help us with. I highly reccomend her services to anyone who is looking to take the step toward moving to Bali.”

“We are so happy we had Simone helping us when moving to Bali with our 3 children. We had never been to Bali before and decided to go for one year as a sabbatical and had no clue on what to expect. Simone helped us with all the preparations and gave us valuable input into important decisions such as where to live, how to choose a house, selecting schools and gave us objective advice as possible. Her cost spreadsheets were super practical and appreicated. But it was Simone going out of her way to solve any problems that was most appreciated by us. When we had to change school she quickly put us in contact with the right people within her network who could help guide us and followed up to make sure we were alright! We would advise any family with no Bali connection or experience to use Simone to come better prepared and setup for a more smooth transition and enjoyable time in Bali.”

“If you are planning to move to Bali, you HAVE to connect with Simone! Even though mine is not a traditional, full-time move (I am looking to be based there on an adhoc basis), Simone’s advice, documents and especially connections – driver, real estate agents, business set up companies – are top quality and so helpful. Her website is one of my favourite resources for Bali updates so do yourself a favour and reach out to Simone!”

“Thanks to Simone’s blogposts about schools in Bali we actually started to investigate our Bali family adventure. Although having been to Bali for a longer period before, we consulted Simone to help us get the full scope of what family life (and house hunting!) looks like nowadays in Bali. Simone’s in-depth and detailed information has been very valuable for us and we enjoyed reading all of it prior to departure. Highly recommended, especially if you are planning to stay in Bali for a year or longer!”

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