Who is Wiki & Ilona

Who is Wiki & Ilona

Actor / American / Animal Welfare / Art Director / Artist / Athlete / Australian / Austrian / Barista / Blogger / Actor / American /
Animal Welfare / Art Director / Artist / Athlete / Australian / Austrian / Barista / Blogger / Actor / American / Animal Welfare /
Art Director / Artist / Athlete / Australian / Austrian / Barista / Blogger / Brazilians / British / Business Consultant / Business 

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:00 Worked as a chef in Japan and tour guide for Japanese 0:34 My first business and experience working in hotel 1:24 How I became a guide 2:08 The beginning of Gyutama 3:39 Why people like Gyutama 4:39 Purchase order not really working for […]

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I was actually looking to work in Bangkok. I was looking for a restaurant manager or hotel manager there. Then a friend of mine who is a chef was working in double sic plantation grill emailed me on Facebook and offered me a job opportunity there. I accepted it, loved it, loved the restaurant, loved the team, loved the gm and signed the contract straight away. It was very easy and quick.

There are plenty reasons why I love working in hospitality. But it really comes down to my love in food, cooking, wine, the wine and restaurant culture. I love to see restaurant that is full of people which everyone is having a great time, enjoying thear meals, laughing, chatting, and spending money of course. To me, restaurants are for celebrations, it’s a time to get together and have a good time.

I’m very grateful that I have a chance to stay and work in this beautiful island. The food on the island is world class truly. It’s mind-blowing how competitive the island is. There are high-end restaurants, the middle end, and of course the warungs. All of them serve the best food.

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 01:00 Accidentally got recipe of Bolen in Youtube 02:45 Experiment to get great recipe 03:23 Her first customer 05:27 Selling is not easy 06:51 Simple Happiness 11:28 The good thing about The Paws products 13:00 Trying to offer things that are not common alreadySHOW […]

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:00 I am Balinese & I love Bali 0:40 Running a F&B Business 1:30 Deliver messages through food 2:21 Right to feel safe 3:19 My purpose 4:21 Kindness is contagious 5:17 It’s a paradise 6:15 When in Rome, do as the Romans Talk to […]

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Before deciding to actually travel abroad to teach, I spent the majority of my career dealing with school management and leadership. It was always a passion of me. I think that being able to be involved in education is a noble thing to do with a lot of benefits and job satisfaction experience.

I started my first career in teaching languages in a school in London, mainly French, Italian, and a little German. I did that for many years. I learned those languages while I was traveling throughout Europe and decided to continue learning in the university. I had the chance to actually spend time in the countries where I was learning the language. It was easier and that stimulated me to teach languages later on.

Learning languages stimulated me to have a real taste of those world. That’s when I started to visit to another countries starting from Europe. Then I spent some time in Africa. It opened my eyes into new culture and new way of living. Then here in Bali, me and my wife opened a restaurant called the traveler to share those experience while traveling.

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I was a teacher around the world. I worked at international schools for 18 years. I’m from the USA, Chicago and I also moved around a lot as a child.

My parents moved to Brazil when I was 15 and I went to a private international school. I saw the school, I set up I want to teach in a school like this. From there, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. Because I think I glow like the sun when I’m around children. Even when I was younger I played pretend as a teacher. So, I went to university in the States and then my first job was in the year 2000 in the Middle East in Bahrain.

During my travels, I met my husband. We both are travelers. The world is such an amazing place and I have always been the traveler. So now we opened up a restaurant for the traveler. We want to hear everyone else’s story and the food is a way to bring people together.

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:55 How did she end up in Bali ? 3:40 Bali VS Japan (Weather) 5:29 She learnt Bahasa Bali only at the beach 8:05 Bali VS Japan (The vibe) 12:17 Bali is a place for Digital Nomad 15:00 Bali with many relaxing places 16:21 […]

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Getting to know me My Exclusive Interview with I Choose Bali 0:00 Long story until becoming a chef 3:40 Cooking show that I always whats since little 6:40 Making Indonesian cooking in combination into signature dishes 10:50 The hard working 14:10 The experiences in Cruise 15:20 He prefers nature than clubbing 21:52 Cooking with a […]

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I’m born in Finland. I moved around when I was kids due to father’s job. I majored in international relations and peace and conflict research. After having through my career in human rights. I moved to China, because I had a love for China.

It was good there. But when I was 30, I burnt out. I had a 30s crisis. I was quite depressed. My children and I were constantly sick with upper respiratory tract infection due to the pollution in Shanghai. So, My goal was to just get healthy again. I realized that we had so much poisonous residue in our body. I ended up meditating mainly for 6 months trying to find an answer. Eventually I found an answer which was that my purpose in life is to facilitate people’s path to healing. So I have to take care of myself first and studied a lot of studies.

Eventually, I opened living food lab in Bali. We offer high quality food. We have an excellent selection of healthy raw or cooked dishes. Our team has been trained to be very understanding of people with dietary requirements for health or ethical purpose.

Christine Hingston

"The constant tropical climate in Bali and the surroundings stimulate me to keep producing arts"

Digital Nomad

"It’s simple but happy life in Bali"

Yevhen Molodkin

"Living in Bali is a way of being honest with myself what I really want out of life"

Mio Yamaha

"I love Bali’s relaxing vibes. My travel blog invites Japanese to visit Bali!"

Business Owner

"To keep active and fit are really important to me, and Bali is such a perfect place to have healthy lifestyle"

Anna D

"Bali has many mysterious side. There’s still plenty to explore and to discover. And the real Bali is on the north side of the island"

Daria Bylina

"I just love the diversity of people whom I met in Bali. And I hope Bali choose me to reach my dream"


"I believe everything made from nature will come out good. Bali is a great art marketplace"

Business Owner

"My past experiences shaped me to be who I am today. And Bali welcomes me for my new journey"

Alessandro Frosali

 "I came to Bali to look for inspiration for my film script, just one song on youtube made me famous in Bali"



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