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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Indonesia: Curse of the 60-day Visa

The 60-day visa stamp in a passport
The 60-day visa; it's not much to look at, and it doesn't give you that much time

Ubud was where the enormity of my Asian trip kicked in. In Australia and New Zealand I had plenty of time, my own transport, and mounds of information on walks, sights to see and places to stay. In French Polynesia I had a much more fixed schedule: where Zeke went, I went. But in Asia there are no guidelines except for time: I have 60 days in Indonesia, and then I have to leave, end of story. I can leave via plenty of recognised entry/exit points, but it's still only 60 days, and that adds a certain impetus to proceedings.