Extending my Bali visa

Rex Reviews, Travel | | July 15, 2011 at 12:05

Visa extention is in the works. Guy came by the dive shop yesterday and I gave him my passport and 500,000 rupiah [US$58.]  [8500 rupiah roughly to the US dollar or 9000 to the AUS Dollar]. He said it takes about a week  for everything to go through, so he’s going to send me a txt when its done.

The process is underway, but I won’t have my passport for the next week, which is unfortunate because I don’t really think I can move out of Sanur as checking into hostels requires a passport. At least the place I’m staying  is cheap!  I’m only booked here til Saturday though, so I’m going to have to ask the owner if I can extend my stay. At the moment I’m in a 4-bed room with no one else in it, so don’t forsee it being a problem. Worst case scenario, I can check into one of the private rooms for like 20 dollars a night.

Well I think my “press” powers have helped a little bit at Big Pineapple Backpackers. Since it’s dead here, I figured I could just continue my stay, but it turns out they are pretty much fully booked til mid next week. I told the owner my situation with my passport and he’s going to set me up in a little private room for only 140,000 a night [US$16] or double the cost of the 4-bed mixed dorm.  I told him I would write him a very nice article for the website….

BTW, Big Pineapple Backpackers is only a short walk to the main beach of central Sanur, shopping and the restaurant area. They provide security lockers, luggage storage and have a clean little swimming pool. They also give free drinking water to guests and most important – a/c and FREE WI-FI. www.travellerspoint.com/Big-Pineapple-Backpackers

On another note, since it’s my first day off in a while, I’m going to see what I can do about securing some kind of digital camera. The dive shop has pretty cheap, reusable, underwater film cameras I might grab for my next dive. Probably won’t be able to use the photos til after I get back, but good for memories.  They also have underwater cases for sale, so if I’m able to procure a good digital, maybe I can find a case that fits it!

Directions to get to Big Pineapple Backpackers

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