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RE: Living in Indo« on: December 26 2006 14:12:00 »
That is a great way to look at life and travel bro!
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #1 on: July 02 2007 23:07:00 »
Indonesia is very safe. I'd disregard what you've heard from your government. Bali is a must. The people are very hospitable and the city is great. Top ranked vacation spot, nightlife, beaches. I highly recommend.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #2 on: July 28 2007 09:07:00 »
Your son? Worried? Just tell him to wear a condom.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #3 on: September 03 2007 23:09:00 »
I can't believe it has been 3 years since I made that first post.
I have to be honest with you - I appreciate all of the responses, even the negative ones (about idiot Americans). Truth or not, the comments helped me get the proper perspective and inspired me to pursue the dream regardless of the obstacles.
I learned: On the one hand, you have to be realistic about your dreams (working in indo is not very realistic, from an American perspective at least). On the other hand, you can't let the seeming negatives of reality prevent you from pursuing your dreams. Like some of you said - Just Do It.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #4 on: September 03 2007 23:09:00 »
Three years later, I bartended and waited tables, (not in Indo, but in the US) saving up every penny I earned. I quit my job, looked for an opportunity and ended up teaching English in Korea for the past 10 months (one step closer to Indo).
Now, I've worked, saved, and I'm quitting my job in 2 months to visit Bali for at least a week, Australia for two, and New Zealand for about a month. I'm still a beginner and only want to ride for fun. I have no expectations of ripping the superior waves of Indo, Aussy, and NZ, but at least I'm accomplishing the goal I set out to achieve three years ago -
I'm going surfing in Indo.
Thanks to all,
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #5 on: September 05 2007 01:09:00 »
You americans are all the same
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #6 on: September 28 2007 08:09:00 »
Guys! work for two months and live there for a year and come back with change. You can get a two month visa then you have to bribe your way into extentions $20 will prob do it as it will feed a family of four for a week. If cant jag bribe get your cheapest return flight out of there for $200 and get the tourist visa all over again. Plus when you start to think your a local somewhere in indo look at the color of your skin and punch yourself in the face then get back in line.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #7 on: September 28 2007 08:09:00 »
Erin. So un Australian. Let me guess - can only just stand up, surfed the beachies the whole time untill kuta reef dropped to a foot. Not that that matters - good on you. Just give other crew the time they deserve.
Sorry everyone for my fellow countryman-ette.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #8 on: November 09 2007 00:11:00 »
yeah you could get a killer job in a country that doesn't have enough work for their own population...and those that do average 50-100 us/month...idiot!
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #9 on: November 24 2007 23:11:00 »
I'm an American living in Indo. I make a shitload of money here, but I was also filthy rich before i came here. I have a cantol besar too. ....Aussies