Should You be Offended If An Indonesian Calls You A ‘Bule’?

Or are foreigners getting all bent about nothing?

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White expats and travellers in Indonesia will almost certainly hear themselves referred to as a bule at some point during their time here. Locals use the word to describe white foreigners. Labelling someone based on their skin colour can be questionable, especially in today’s…




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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Husband & Father | Introvert | Vegan | Expat | Used to cook for a living | Writing about sobriety, addiction and fatherhood.

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