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Barack Obama Goes River Rafting with His Family in Bali During Vacation to His Childhood Home of Indonesia

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The Obama adventures continue!

Barack Obama and his family went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali on Monday amid their nine-day vacation to Indonesia, where the former president lived for several years as a child.

Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were invited to vacation in Indonesia by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who also asked the family to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their trip, according to ABC News.

Obama will also speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta on July 1.

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Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 at age 6 after his mother, Ann Dunham, remarried to an Indonesian man. The former president returned to his native Hawaii when he was 10 to live with his grandparents. According to the Associated Press, Obama is also expected to travel with his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, to the ancient city of Yogyakarta, where his mother did anthropological research.

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The Obamas, who arrived to Bali on Friday evening, are staying at the lavish Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud. Over the weekend, the family visited Jatiluwih village in Tabanan, hiked through the country’s picturesque rice fields, and met with local farmers in Para Subak, according to the The Jakarta Post.

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This is the latest of several vacations the Obamas have taken since leaving the White House in January. The former first couple also enjoyed getaways to the British Virgin Islands and French Polynesia. Obama also mixed business with pleasure during trips to Italy, Montréal and London, where he took in the sights and met with world leaders.