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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Visa Problem Update

No problem. Turns out the message from the Indonesian Embassy saying they could only give us a one month visa which we'd have to extend in a month was more positive than anything we imagined.
We thought that meant we'd have to fly out after the 2nd month as with a visa on arrival. Not so. Now we have to extend the visa each month after the first month instead of after the 2nd and don't have to leave for six. A minor change in the procedure for the Social/Cultural Visa. What a relief. And the nice woman at the Embassy advised me about getting a KITAS where we don't have to leave and can extend on a yearly basis and get health insurance and driver's license. Don't know how long we want to stay there but we don't want to fly around a lot - budget too tight and we've got a pretty nice routine, not at all what someone would imagine thinking of Bali. I'm thinking of making a little video to show where we live and what we do - not just post card scenes. It includes the beach and traditional dances but not as the main course. Not so hard to deal with these immigration people cause, unlike America where poor people want to get in to work, in Bali, rich (to them) people want to come in and leave their money.- dc