Now I am already two weeks in Bali. The next week passed by and in two weeks is already the semester break, but before, we have mid term exams. I went to the VISA office to extent my Social Visa and waiting to get my passport back soon. The process takes about three weeks and costs about 550k IDR. Social VISA is recommended, because it is not necessary to make a “Visa run”. Many other students with a Visa on arrival just went to Singapur to get a new Visa.
I finally got a new scooter with surf rack. In the beginning of the week I went surfing, but did not check the waves before, so I was basically just paddling in the water with a classmate after school. But we still had fun. I think it is always better to enjoy the ocean than just the pool in your villa.
Yesterday I invited two Indonesian guys from the class to my villa and they visited me from Denpasar. They want to improve their English and learn German, too. It was interesting to find out more about the cultural differences. Of course there is the economical issue and German students can afford to spend much more money than a typical Indonesian student. Besides, it was interesting to talk about the diversity in Indonesia and how different ethnic and religious groups live together peacefully. I experienced that it does not really matter, if someone is Moslem, Christ or Hindu. People here respect other cultures and religions and are tolerating differences.
Today we went to the waterbom park in Kuta as a group activity from Go Bali. After I finally found the parc many other students were already there for some hours. It was not really for me, because I felt 20 years too old to do that. But many other students liked the Waterbom parc. If you do like waterslides a lot and want to have a relaxed day in the water you should go there.