Former President Barack Obama was with his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, are enjoying a luxurious vacation in Indonesia.
While on the Island of Bali, the Daily Mail reported that the Obama family went white water rafting at a popular tourist spot on the Ayung River.
The Obama family always insists on the most expensive hotels, and this trip was no exception. The hotel they stayed at, the Four Seasons Resort Bali, costs over $2,500 a night. The former First Family flew into Bali last Friday with Ngurah Rai Military Air Base Commander Colonel I Wayan Superman, who was in charge of all security measures.
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama’s half sister, also joined the family on the expensive vacation. They were spotted walking through the green Jatiluwih rice terrace, which is one of UNESCO World Heritages.
Racking up a hefty bill, the family involved themselves in numerous activities such as the rafting and anti-gravity yoga classes. Sasha who just turned 16, and Malia who apparently is taking a year off before going to Harvard University, are enjoying their father’s expensive tastes.
Barack Obama lived in Indonesia during the 1960s, and will visit not only the island of Java, but Yogyakarta and the capital of Jakarta as well, to give a speech at the Indonisian Diaspora Congress.
Chairman Dino Patti Djalal spoke to reporters earlier in June and said, “We don’t know what the theme will be of Obama’s keynote speech, but we have proposed two main themes to him: globalization and pluralism.”
Since vacating the White House, Both Barack and Michelle Obama have secured lucrative book deals, spent most of their time vacationing in places such as Italy and Necker Island, and plan on building an Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
The final tab for former President Obama’s eight years of family travel to ski resorts, beaches and European cities is $99,714,527.82. Now that number will continue to rise as the Obama family takes advantage of taxpayer money to jet all over the world. Former Presidents are guaranteed lifetime Secret Service protection which is covered by taxpayer dollars as well.