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Monday, April 27, 2015

Back to the Embassy

Applied today at the Indonesian embassy in Kuala Lumpur for a new six month social/cultural visa for Bali.
This is such a big city with so much traffic on wide roads and freeways and many big, tall buildings. After Bali it makes me feel like a mouse. To get to the embassy our host drove us thirty minutes to a train station and from there it was fifteen stops and a cab ride to the embassy. We were all prepared except they wanted our sponsor's phone number and our hosts' here. When we got back we learned that the embassy had called and said they'd give us a one month visa extendable for one month. That's the same as you get with a visa on arrival. We also paid twice what they cost - or used to cost. I hear that fee was dropped entirely. So tomorrow we'll find out what that was all about. It's expensive and time consuming to fly out to get new visas - though interesting. Stay tuned. - dc