Where would you go if you were denied entry?

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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:22 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:12 am
What is the long term visa situation in Indonesia these days?
Social Budaya visa is one often used which is a 6 month visa requiring an Indonesian sponsor (anyone will do), leave the country every six months to renew (Singapore same day turn around ). I know people who have used this visa back to back for decades. Retirement visa for over 55 is pretty straight forward and is valid for a year. Even though there is a requirement to show $18 000 in an account or income of $1500 a month, it's often the case with the right agent, this won't be required.

Jesus, It was only a couple of years ago I'd send my passport to immigration with a fixer and I'd be stamped in and out the country without leaving the bar. Indonesia is still "flexible" in many ways. :)
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:31 am

Joshcanggu wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:31 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
I went to vang vieng 13 years ago. Shit was buckwild. Penang actually looks decent. Clean. Cheap. Good hospitals it's about 100km to thai border so I'm guessing Visa runs would be pretty hassle free? My wife and I lived in Bali for 5 years it's not for us anymore..
It has changed considerably since then, that party lifestyle is long gone as are the drunken hordes. Just returned from a week in Laos, I quite like the people and food and am always impressed by the women there. Dignity is a word that comes to mind, something LOS and KOW women seem to have forgotten is attractive.
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by taabarang » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am

I have lived and!/or worked in S. Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand over the last 20 years..Plus I have visited Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and Singapore. Frankly the E. Asian thrill is gone. and. kids are almost out of the nest. As I have made clear in previous posts my time is running out. It's time to learn a new language so.... Ecuador, Chile, Columbia,, Mexico or Guatemala are calling. I doubt my Khmer wife could ever leave her home village and frankly she is the sole reason I've stayed here. I would miss her tremendously, but if I go, my love for her will follow me forever. Nonetheless I am not an E. Asian kind of guy. Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.

By the way I found Penang boring, but it had the best street food I've ever eaten.
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by AnaPol » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:59 am

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:31 am
Joshcanggu wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:31 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
I went to vang vieng 13 years ago. Shit was buckwild. Penang actually looks decent. Clean. Cheap. Good hospitals it's about 100km to thai border so I'm guessing Visa runs would be pretty hassle free? My wife and I lived in Bali for 5 years it's not for us anymore..
It has changed considerably since then, that party lifestyle is long gone as are the drunken hordes. Just returned from a week in Laos, I quite like the people and food and am always impressed by the women there. Dignity is a word that comes to mind, something LOS and KOW women seem to have forgotten is attractive.
2012 was the last year that Vang Vieng was a party town, went in 2013 the town was closed down at 10 pm... an lots of Koreans and Japanese. I personally enjoy trips to laos, the food is great and if you have your own transport its a great country
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by bob.fortin » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:39 pm

I’ll move to the Philippines next year I’ve always been happiest there. I speak near fluent Tagalog and people respect me there. In Cambodia and Thailand the women just want money.
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by Doc67 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm

sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
Why?

My mate is over next month and wants to go to Laos. I have sort of agreed just not any details. Is it shit?
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by taabarang » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
Why?

My mate is over next month and wants to go to Laos. I have sort of agreed just not any details. Is it shit?

Hi Doc67. The last time I was there was 1
week before the troubles in PP in 1996. It was the most boring country I ever visited. Admittedly I was only in Vientiane and my info is quite dated. There was no real bar scene in fact prosties would only approach a
potential client by riding pillion on a moto, assumably driven by their pimp. There was really nothing to do. Also it was illegal for a foreigner to have sex with a local girl. I hope much has changed, so give it a shot and post your experiences. One redeeming factor-Beer Laos.
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by sigmoid » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
Why?

My mate is over next month and wants to go to Laos. I have sort of agreed just not any details. Is it shit?

I was just kidding. You can see my other post above:

"Actually, I also like Laos a lot so I was just half-jokingly discouraging others. I have travelled there on occasion since 1997 and was in Pakse for 10 days last year. Lived in Vientiane for a year in 2008 - 09 and then 4 years from 2011 to 2015. Love the food (well, stuff like ping gai, khao neo, larp moo, dtam mak hoong, dtam mak dang, sai gork, ping pa, ping pa dook, nam tok moo...), the Mekong sunsets, the chill but international scene in the capital (French, Italian, Korean, Indian, Singaporean, etc. in addition to the usual UK, USA, Aus, NZ people). Travel within Laos is difficult but well worth it. The Lao are generally very nice people and the language is fun to learn and easy to speak."

Lots of Laos travel info here, although some may be a bit out of date:


https://www.travelfish.org/country/laos
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by simon43 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:49 pm

sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
Why?

Simon (who is living happily in Luang Prabang)

Update - sorry just saw the other post.....
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Re: Where would you go if you were denied entry?

Post by sigmoid » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm

simon43 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:49 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anywhere but Laos. Whatever you do, never go to Laos...
Why?

Simon (who is living happily in Luang Prabang)

Update - sorry just saw the other post.....
OK, but why are you happy there?

Your profile says you're in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

How is/was that? Were you or were you not happy in Myanmar?
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