Bali, Sanur, day 21


The view from our balcony 10 minutes ago.

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month.

This has been a pretty frustrating day. I need to extend my 30 day visa and to do that I have to have an air ticket home on a day within another 30 days ahead. I had to make a new booking, in other words.

Aaaarrrrgh! Try booking a ticket direct on Air Asia’s web site. It is frustration plus. It took more than two hours, due to congested wi-fi, constant stupid web error messages, inability to let me change my credit card details and so on. Ugh! Ugh!

As well, not Air Asia’s fault, when I tried to use my main bank’s credit card, they use two factor authentication. That means I have to click on a Get Netcode button which sends a number to my mobile phone. But my mobile phone is on my Indonesia SIM card. It won’t receive that code. I tried switching SIM cards but … Dead end.

So I tried to use my other card on my other bank. More ID required, negotiable this time, but due to other error messages, I kept having to re-enter the details. Aaaarrrrgh!

Eventually I got there, with the help of V, but having started at about 1130 am we didn’t finish until after 3pm. This was not fun.

That made it too late to go to the Immigrasi office to lodge the extension application. That’ll have to happen tomorrow morning, as early as we can make it, because they say they’ll only handle 500 per day and they were near that limit by lunchtime today. They go to lunch from 1200 to 1300, of course. No thongs or public displays of affection are allowed in the office either. That’s a pity because my thongs and I are very close friends.

Anyway, I have a new booking on Wed 29 June.


V’s dislocated toe is much better, but looking alarmingly blue due to bruising. We got a doctor last evening and he pronounced it non-life threatening, so that’s OK then. Keep taking the tablets and call him in the morning.





Patience, m’boy. (C) PJ Croft 2016