well i feel i’m called upon to justify my ignorance.
“ignorance is no excuse for not knowing the law.”
but then “ignornace is bliss”.
i accept that i’m not one of the “pretty… experienced travelers”,
but before 2003 this and my previous two passports were used
in Central America. (ah, but by bus transport, not airline)
For a few years i lived in Costa Rica and every 90 days i had to
make a visa run (chose Nicaragua over Panama).
at one point with a month left on my passport i renewed it in
if you do the math, at least once i crossed into Nicaragua
and then crossed into Costa Rica with a passport that had
less than six months on it.
on a final note, not sure i follow the logic in this:
" guess to ensure that it doesn’t expire while in that country,
including possible overstaying."
it’s an arbitrary time frame.
like someone pointed out -
6+1 = good
6-1 = bad
if you come to Taiwan with a two week return ticket
and are given a 30 day visitors visa and decide to stay
ad nauseum beyond 6 months plus one day, what,
you turn into a bin lang tree?
anyway next month i’ll see Angkor Wat!
thanks for the notes of commiseration.