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60 Days in Indo – Tourist Visa – How to

Hello hello, next week I’m off to my favorite surf destination once again, and this time I decided to apply for a 60 day visa with the Indonesian Embassy in Sydney before I left to save me at least one painful visa extension. Most travelers are eligible for a 30 day visa on arrival which is free and non extendable upon arrival. If you feel like you might stay a bit longer it might be worth applying for the 60 day visa before leaving. Here is what you need to know.

You need to print and fill out the application and attach a photo of yourself. Then take your application together with your passport, a printed itinerary (including return ticket), recent bank statement and if needed proof of Australian residency and make the trip to the embassy in Maroubra (if you’re in Sydney) between 10 – 12 AM to hand in your application over the counter and you pay the $70 fee via EFTPOS. To easy they tell you to come back 3 days later after 2 PM and pick up the passport with your new 60 day visa and you have 90 days to enter Indonesia. Let’s go surfing 🙂

Some Fun Ones With The Porta

Got some fun waves on my boy Portas on our last day in Medewi. We had it all to ourselves for about 40min, till the pro tour come out (haha).. The last 2 days were the best super fun and bigger but today was the only day we got photos 🙂  IT was fun surfing with the Ports over the week, next time i hope we have a month or two …   🙂the-sidewalk-secrets-travel-blog-surf-surfing-sunset--1

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Got a little over confident the late take off 🙁the-sidewalk-secrets-travel-blog-surf-surfing-sunset--7

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Fun

Surfing Batu Karas – we’re back in Indo!

We’ve been in Indonesia for bit over a week now. Spent a few days in Bali eating to much good food and then decided to head over to Java.  So now we been in smallish fishing/resort village Batu Karas for a week or so. This place has such a nice vibe and feel to it, everyone is super duper friendly, the place is beautiful, the water is so clear, the food is oh so good – so here’s the catch… ther’s been no waves whatsoever since we got here pretty much, I think Sri Lanka spoiled us a bit with nice waves everyday. Yesterday there was some bumps around but that’s the day we picked to do our visa extension (of course) so no waves for us. Today finally we had some little bumps.

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pax-sara-travel-surf-java-indonesia-batu-karas-surf-bum-4-2How good is it to surf on my front side 🙂

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pax-sara-travel-surf-java-indonesia-batu-karas-surf-bum-3Pax rented a longboard trying to get on the small waves

pax-sara-travel-surf-java-indonesia-batu-karas-surf-bum-15Our Belgian friend got caught on a wave

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pax-sara-travel-surf-java-indonesia-batu-karas-surf-bum-1-2Right right right

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You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on

However this is Bali in dollars or Rupiah – just for my memory.

Visa on Arrival 35 AUD per person
Departure tax 200 000 Rupiah18
Bike rental 2 bikes 600 000 Rupiah for 8 days – monthly is still 600 000 Rupiah
Accommodation Kuta – between 150 000 – 250 000 Rupiah per night fan/aircon
Accommodation Medewi – 200 000 Rupiah – fan
Small Bintang – from 20 000 Rupiah – Large from 30 000
Large bottle of water – 4000 Rupiah
Airport transfer to/from Kuta – 100 000 Rupiah
1 hour massage – 55 000 Rupiah

& a veggie burrito from Mojo’s is still 32 000 Rupiah 🙂

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Hammocking and hanging out

It doesn’t take long to get used to the traveling life again, we’re spending a lot of time doing not to much which takes up a lot of time for some reason. Since we spent a lot of time here there’s a lot of familiar faces and Bali is just one of those places that people come back to and tend to stay for a long time so we’ve been pretty busy doing some catch ups with friends we haven’t seen in a while.

Surfboard parking outside room number 9 – sembilan. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-3434

Stopping by Maruf and his lovley wife Dewi who has a cute little warung up the street for a coffee and some food. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2440

Maruf does surf trips to G-land (Pax has been last time) and Red Island – much recommended. This time we don’t have enough time for it. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2441

Picking up our washing – now we smell good again. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2443

Longest left hander in Bali? Anyways so much fun!the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2452

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Another coffee – tastes so good after surf 🙂 the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2433

Bintang and sunset timethe-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2448

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