I've traveled my fair share before, all through Europe, North Africa, Mexico etc...but never asia. This is somthing i've wanted to do since i was little. Well i am only 22 still. I have some questions that i could use some help with. Some are questions, others are clarifications, others worries. Thanks.
1. I am applying for a tourist visa (good for 60 days) and am wondering how 'easy' it is to get an extension on this. I've heard of people spending a year in SE asia, how do you do this with the visa limitations? Is it easy to get extensions, and how do i go about that?
2. I'm going in the 'rainy season'. This is when i've decided to go and am a little worried that it's going to be gloomy and grey everyday. I plan on spending a large amount of time on the beach under the sun and in the water, so will this put a halt to those plans.
3. I'm a US citizen, and carry a US passport. However, i'm not the typical tourist. I've heard alot lately about the hightened level of causion in SE Asia, and that americans should steer clear. Well, this sucks. I need to hear from people there, americans that have just got back or anybody that can convince me that this is a myth. Also, is indonesia too dangerous to visit right now, because that was a link of my journey.
Thank you very much for your responces, hope to hear from you soon.
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