Frequently Asked Questions
What is a workation?
A workation is a combination from work and vacation. So, unlike normal office conditions, we will enjoy the distance from home at a beautiful resort in Bali and work. If this is not yet said, we do not want to work in the day-to-day business, but we will focus on the development of your entrepreneurial personality. Also, the holiday pleasure is not to be neglected. It is relaxing and keeps you happy and satisfied throughout the workation period. Imagine working efficiently and productively in a relaxing and exciting environment. It will feel almost or just like a vacation because you will enjoy it.
What do you have to bring to the workation?
As much as necessary, as little as possible! Only the things you need for holidays and work because minimalism is very liberating. Computer, mobile phone, bathing clothes, light clothes. Most things are much cheaper in Indonesia than at home, so bath slippers, sun cream and insect repellant are some of the items you may prefer to buy in Indonesia. Surfboards, diving goggles, and fins are available at cheap prices to rent or buy. Packing things that you would eventually not need are not worth carrying. However, you should bring needed things like special medication and your work equipment, because the purchase of an HDMI cable can keep you busy for 2 days. Uninstalling the “Spider App” from the mobile phone (cracks in the display, which are looking like a spider net:-) may be much easier as back home. The service technician comes to the hotel and repairs the display in your presence at half price as in Europe. If you bring several electrical devices, a small multi-faceted socket is quite handy. The sockets are the same as in Germany, thanks for being a Dutch colony!
Is there Wi-Fi? How good is the internet connection?
Yes, Wi-Fi is available free of charge on every corner, even in the airport and each snack bar, also our accommodation provides Wi-Fi. The quality of the data connection fluctuates, occasionally it also drop outs. It usually got a speed of a 2-10 MBit connection. Data connections via UMTS, 3G or 4G is very good. That’s why a Sim card with a 4 GB data volume is included in the package. You can hardly exhaust this data volume in 2 weeks. So you are online with your mobile practically everywhere during your visit and you may use it as a hotspot for your laptop.
How good is the telephone connection?
Good, but phone calls with German SIM-cards are extremely expensive. You have been warned! E. g. on Vodafone, you make your first conversation at a rate of 30 €, which is due every day, on which you establish a connection (Internet, SMS or telephone call). The first choice is, therefore, to talk about Skype, WhatsApp or for calls to your country, using a VOIP number is recommended. For instance, from Sipgate or EasyBell. Thus you can do calls to your home country on domestic rates, because the number gets routed over internet into the home telephone network. Also, you make telephone calls with a local number of you home country, so your customers don’t see that you are abroad. Friends who know it, may ask, looking confused, but confusing the Russians is ok.
What do you have to think about when preparing the trip?
Melissa Schumann put this information together in her preparation guide for Indonesia (sorry, automatic Google translation only). Thank you so much!
What is your obligation?
You should be committed to participate the workation completely and you should be willing to share your experiences with the other participants. At the end of the workation we will decide jointly whether we will continue along the path of your business development. When an agreement has been reached, we will discuss the terms of the investment and agree on it. If you are not comfortable with it, you are free to make your decision to continue on you own. This is a decision made of your own will without obligation or any further costs for you!
How much does it cost?
Participation in the workation is free, you only pay the accommodation, the services, and your flight.
What does the accommodation, services, and travel cost?
- The accommodation in an apartment with a queen size bed
- including breakfast
- for two weeks
- a scooter that is available to you all the time
- a local SIM card for your phone and
- an airport pickup service
- will cost together 1.650, – €
- If you bring your partner, he / she will stay for free sharing your apartement!
Flights from Germany to Denpasar and back are available from about 550 €, flights with only one short stopover cost about 700 €. Here you can search for flights:
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- 18. November – 2. December 2018 Flight search
If you are flexible with the flight date, there are even cheaper offers. From the money you have saved, you can still hang around for a few extra days to enjoy the beauty Bali got to offer. Bali is an awesome place and I can recommend to spend some more time. It is worthwhile to explore Bali!
What other costs do I have to pay?
The price level of commodities in Bali are extremely favorable. The locals live from 350 € a month! For us, most things of daily necessity are incredibly cheap. Eating out in the restaurants of the locals costs less than the food we need to cook at home. When you arrive, you will still need money for:
- Lunch for example, In the Yess-Takeaway 2-3 €, dinner with a drink 7 € (in the tourist restaurant with good hygienic standard) on the night market only a fraction of it with hygienic standards … just don’t ask!
- Gasoline for the scooter 0, 50 € per liter
- Excursions, e. g. 40 € for the sunrise trip to the volcano Batur
- 2-day excursion to Nusa Lembongan , about 80 € with a simple overnight stay
- Additional accommodation close by from 10 € in the simplest accommodation, with the standard of our accommodation Villa Mimpi Manis approx. 70 € per night
- 1-hour traditional balinese massage 7 €
- Individual, like shopping of souvenirs, which depends entirely on your personal taste.
What weather do I have to expect?
We will be out of this season at the beginning of the rainy season in Bali. There may be days when it rains all the time, it usually rains briefly and violently, mostly at night. The temperature is usually between 24-32 degrees. The air conditioning in the bungalows is mainly used as an air dryer, because of the humid climate. If you get used to the waterfall, which constantly runs down your back, you will find the climate is very pleasant. Do not believe the online weather report for Bali, I have not yet found any other place in the world that is so often so deathly wrong!
What are the conditions of participation?
You can participate in a selection meeting and I would like to make sure that only participants who are behind their idea and want to contribute to the benefit of the others participants of the workation. Anyone who is disturbing the group can be excluded, to ensure the success for the other participants.