Monday, December 17, 2012

Home Schooling Trip to Indonesia


So... who's totally keen to go to the home school trip to Indonesia next year?

This trip really is AMAZING - we went this year, and it's an amazing island paradise - the island Gili Air is about one and a half hour speed boat from Bali, and the island itself is so small one can walk the full circuit in just over an hour. There are no cars or motorbikes, just bicycles and little pony carts. It's very safe and very kid friendly, and very cheap. The kids had a blast last time, doing snorkelling, and playing on the beach, learning Indonesian, and loads of edumacational stuff.

There's a huge range of accommodation available, from really basic, rustic rooms from $10-15/night up to luxury places with pools and cable TV and air conditioning for $50+ (last time we rented a little bungalow with two bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, and a really large balcony, that included breakfast and wifi in a sweet little garden right near the beach, for $24/night for both rooms combined. Meals in local places starting for about $1.50 for a basic fried rice or noodles, $2-3 for local curries, and going up to $5-10 in more expensive places - organic salad buffet and grilled fish went for about $10 at the organic restuarant (enough for two people to share).

It's seriously a home schooling fantasy paradise; the kids can play on the beach while us parents can lie about in bamboo salas sipping cocktails. And it's *educational!*

So... we want to book our tickets, who else wants to have the BEST TIME EVER!?!?

Note: though this is being organised by home schooling families, you don't actually have to be home schooling to join - just bring the kids for an awesome holiday :D

(here's my blog posts from the trip this year http://majikfaerie.blogspot.com.au/search?q=bali )

9 comments:

  1. WOW... a coincident, I think not! We WILL be in Bali in May for the whole month... visiting my son's father (who is Balinese!). We would LOVE to come along and spend some time on Gili Air (we've never been even when I lived in Bali for 3 years!). We are unschoolers - myself and my son (who will be 6 by then). What's the best way to stay in touch about this? Alice x

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  2. just comment on here to stay in touch for now, Alice :)
    I've created an email address: balihomeschooladventure@majikfaerie.com

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  3. That sounds amazing! What would it take to happen?? we are natural learners (radical unschoolers)in NZ, and it has just come to my attention, so not sure if the others are interested, but we will keep our options open! Alice (a different one!)

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    1. Hey Alice :)
      Well, we are going for the month of May, and there are a bunch of other families interested or planning to go.
      Essentially any time between mid April - mid June is ideal, and the beauty of it is everyone can book their own travel times to suit their needs and budgets.
      So, it IS happening, it's just a matter of each family who wants to go making it happen for themselves :)
      And keep in touch here so we can all connect.

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  4. I got cut off... Where can I get more info for this trip?

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    1. Sandra, you can email balihomeschooladventure@majikfaerie.com
      for more details.

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  5. We're most likely going to come....we were going to be in Bali for the month of April anyway, so might just extend into May a couple of weeks. So exciting! :) We met you at the 1st Unschooling conference in QLD (2010). We have a 6.5yr old girl.

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    1. yay! it will be awesome :) so happy to hear you're coming!

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