The journey begins …June 26, 2009
Redundancy procedures now complete – I’m officially ‘retired’, with a modest payout that will allow for luxuries like food. Bali beckons – as a frequent visitor, I feel ready to make the plunge into the very different waters of expat life.
So – deep breath, pack up the house, sell/store the meagre possessions, one last visit to Bali as a tourist to rent a villa, and arrange the appropriate visa – a Retirement KITAS in my case. Back to Australia to clean up loose ends, book a flight, go to the Indonesian Consulate to reclaim my passport with its brand-new visa stamp and send unaccompanied luggage.
And now I’m here – the journey of discovery has begun.