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Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia in July, Aug, Sept

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1. Posted by radar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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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2. Posted by yudhis (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Like the rest of the world, Indonesia have some unpleasent places to visit. But the rest of us is amazing to explore. Just pick your choice, strecth from the west to east, you'll find about 17,000 island to visit!

The election are doing well in most area in Indonesia, so it wont cause a serious problem. Maybe you should go to off beaten track like in the Lombok, Bali (off course), or maybe Papua.

Just in case you decide to come to Papua, i recommend to spend the weekend after/before your adventure in the small island of Biak. Just above the Papua main island. Laid back in the white beach, snorkling, fishing, diving, birdwatching or just hangin around with some folks in town!

Need a good night sleep, there're plenty hotels to choose from, one of them is right in the central town, Arumbai Hotel , near the market, internet cafe, banks, with a selection of international food, shower, air con and a pool! have safe trip my friend

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