This seems to be the worst time ofthe year for a visa run!!
And my visa expires on the end of April.
To make it short:
Hong Kong - cannot do, because of SARS (not that I am afraid of catching it in the streets, but as you know the air in the airplane cabin is recycled)
Singapore - same as above
Kuala Lumpur - no deal, unless you are a businessman or student (and even then only with a medical certificate, since I am Canadian)
Tokyo - there is the Golden Week from May 1 to May 6 (everywhere fully booked)
Seoul - May 1 Labor Day (big demonstrations all over, it’s better for white people to keep a low profile), then May 5 and May 8 other public holidays
Bangkok - no 60 days extendable visa (even with the proper paperwork)
Jakarta - is it easy to get a visa (with the proper paperwork)???
Manila - is it easy to get a visa (with the proper paperwork)???
I have the proper papers with a reputable language school and a return ticket, but I have never tried with Indonesia or Philippines.
Has anyone been there RECENTLY to get a visa?
Please answer me - before the end of this week I must decide where to go!