Just a short note because I heard back from my agent that was working on getting my 1 year multiple entry retirement visa through the Cambodian Immigration system. I get my passport back tomorrow with the extension of stay 1 year retirement visa included. What this means is that I can enter and leave Cambodia as I want for the next year. It opens the remaining months I will spend here through January and then I’ll get back here in June after Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. I’ll spend a month or so here and get my Chinese tourist visa going and then visit China July and August next year. September I pay for another year of the retirement visa and then I leave for Vietnam in September. I’ll winter over in Vietnam from September through end of the year and see friends there. Planning on visiting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and taking an ecotour in Can Tho with a friend there.
The main thing here is that this gives me the ability to live and return to Cambodia but as I want. I also have a home here now in the LaLune Hotel so will always come back here and stay. The people here are so sweet and kind and do things for me like invite me to dinner and order pizza for me and just take care of things for me.
This is the big step I knew I had to have when I left in March this year. I could not get a retirement visa in Vietnam and would have had to leave every 90 days and get my visa stamped if I got the year tourist visa. That’s just too much. Cambodia is much simpler and I think they really want my retirement dollars and tourism.
So… Yay! Big milestone for me comes through tomorrow morning when I get the passport back.