I loved Bali. I am looking forward to the time when I can go back. It's an island that exudes serenity and calm. The people are the wealth of that island,without a doubt. They are warm, friendly, and very spiritual. For them it's a way of life. Every morning the scent of incense wafts through the air, flowers and offerings of fruit or food is in front of each doorway. Women can often be seen making beautiful creations from the flowers and stems of local shrubbery. I'm missing it!
Thailand, the island of Koh Chang, in particular, is absolutely as wonderful but in a different way. Here we found a group of wonderful friends, the expats as well as the Thais. The beaches are beautiful and the jungle, green and inviting. I find it a place where opportunity awaits. It's been a fabulous place to begin working on my second book. I can choose between good Thai food, European food, good music or riding an elephant on any given day.
I must say that having those choices in life is priceless. You don't have to be rich to live an ideal existence - only rich in spirit.