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RE: Living in Indo« on: April 05 2006 15:04:00 »
its interesting how even a bulletin board like this can get all agro, with people misinterpreting everyone else's motives and desires. No wonder we, as a whole, with a myriad of different cultural backgrounds, ways of life, and desires for the future can't find a way to get along.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #1 on: May 07 2006 21:05:00 »
thats so true , peace bro!!!!
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #2 on: May 08 2006 03:05:00 »
Don't bother to work there, like the others said the pay is shocking. just save up like 15 grand and live the life for a year. i'm doing something similar next year... You'll live comfortably for quite a while. yeah and definatley look into the visa. a standard visa is only 30 days over there...
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #3 on: May 08 2006 22:05:00 »
my mom always worries too. I've lived here for 3 years now.... Where will the next terrorist attack be? Is it safer for your son to go for a trip to New York City to take in some sights there? Perhaps the World Trade Center would be on his list. Does Canada issue travel warnings for there? NO!! The point is: no where is "safe"!!! So don't worry about terrorism, worry about the fact that he's from Canada and has probably never seen waves like the ones he will be attempting here in indo. If i were you i'd buy him a Gath helmet and some Reef booties. I've never been hurt, robbed or even bothered during my time here, but oh, that reef is hard!!
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #4 on: May 15 2006 01:05:00 »
I understand how you must be feeling. My mother acted the same way when I went over last year. Try not to worry. The world we're living in today, terrorism can happen any where. Let him do it, hell be fine.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #5 on: July 06 2006 01:07:00 »
U would have to be a yank Rapha because typically septics cant spell. "AUSSIE" get it together
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #6 on: July 08 2006 18:07:00 »
muster up a wild donkey, paint stripes on it, take fotos with the tourists with an indonesian zebra. it's a money-maker, just ask the lads in tiajuana.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #7 on: November 28 2006 17:11:00 »
That is craap. I have friends who have lived there for over 6 months. You dont need to work. Just go for the 6 months when there is surf. Save 10 grand and you can easily live there without working for at least 6 months. Visa is not that difficult to get.
DO IT DO IT DO IT.
YOU WILL GET SOME REALLY GOOD WAVES and it is close to sumatra. go over there for a holiday away from your 6 months in bali and check out the surf charters. You will love it.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #8 on: November 29 2006 01:11:00 »
What do you mean, can't get a well paid job in Indo? I've been working here for years getting paid in USD and surfing great waves. The place gets to you a bit at times but it's easy to leave and come back.
Just remember one thing, you are a visitor, so act with respect and you will meet the coolest people in the world on every island in this great country.
RE: Living in Indo« Reply #9 on: December 02 2006 21:12:00 »
Such interesting perspectives, all from foreigners, with a wide spectrum of opinion of another people's homeland...Many of you sound so cock sure of where you are coming from...hmmm...better be careful on your next drop at low tide, maybe...It ain't always as easy to read as you may think. Twenty-Twentyfirst century surf colonialists...we bule invade everywhere there is beauty and action. Is that bad? Should we stay "home" then? I appreciate those of you who recommend caution and care with the native peoples, their traditions, and THEIR world. Sum this up w/ two old cliches:
-No guts, no glory...
-Discretion is the better part of valor
Always follow your dreams, mates...and avoid idiots