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RE: Living in Indo« Reply #1 on: September 17 2004 08:09:00 »
Only an American could have high finacial dreams of indonesia. Try learning about their culture and society and maybe you will be able to enjoy it more. The waves a great but NOTHING if you dont appreciate them. hmmmmm.....americans :(
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #2 on: September 18 2004 16:09:00 »
he was asking an honest question, ausie jack-ass.
it has nothing to do with being american, he's just a kid.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #3 on: September 22 2004 13:09:00 »
I appreciate the sincere help from those who offered it. Bromat, your info about the visas was informative. I had heard that the visa would be the most difficult part. Thanks for the info on time frames and cost.
Dooode, I looked up the englishtown link you recommended and that looks like a plausible option for help getting a visa and working a 'sustainable job'. I am interested: Is that what you are doing right now? How have you managed living there for 4 years? And most importantly, are you having fun living there?
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #5 on: September 22 2004 23:09:00 »
I lived in bali/indo for a number of years,food is great , the people are good/bad,the night life is ecellent at times and the waves are fun.The average indo makes about 80 $ a month.MAKE MONEY AND TRAVEL . GOOD LUCK.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #6 on: October 04 2004 20:10:00 »
Milk the system. Work the jobs in US for a few months, get fired, have your unemployment checks wired to you in another country...
then give away everything you can and do your best to spread kindness and love to the culture.
karma is for real, your actions are power, learn the culture and you will find love from humanity. Learn the language, learn to cook the food, play with the children, teach them English... don't spread dogma. Get barrels (or whatever makes you happy) then remember them when you sit down to eat and always say thanks.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #7 on: October 09 2004 05:10:00 »
I just got back from a three month trip. You can stay there in style with 4-6 mounths of saving, to live there for a year. Learn the Indonesian language. The visa thing should not be a problem. Search google for the us indonesian embassy. Its in DC. Say your going over to study the culture. This will make you aledgable for a 6 month visa, But when getting it make shure it is renuable. Or if you get anyother have that renuable as well. With this all you do is go to the embassy in bali. pay them rp30000, for the first month, and after that it gets cheaper.
Wait to next year and go from Jan or feb and miss out on all the rain and mosies.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #8 on: October 18 2004 23:10:00 »
I am a worried mom who's son is planning a trip to Indonesia in Feb 05 for 2 months and then to Australia to surf. We have an advisory on the Canadian consular affairs web site that says it is not advisable to go to Indonesia right now.I am hoping to get feedback from some of the people who have been down there for a while of any dangers. . I know that he will not be in the major tourist towns but rather in smaller surfing areas and I also know that sometimes the news is not a true relfection of the actual situation
thanks very much
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #9 on: October 29 2004 01:10:00 »
dont believe everything you read.