Back from the land of Penang. Everything went very smoothly, much to my surprise.
After 5 months of hemming and hawing with the local government here in Thailand I was able to show up on the other side of the border and get a one-year multiple entry visa overnight- just like they said I would back in January.
Feels like I accomplished a major goal. But I’m surprisingly unexcited about it.
Ever heard that advice, that when you can’t make a decision you’re supposed to flip a coin, except you don’t decide by heads or tails, but by how you feel while the coin is in the air? I estimated my chances of making this visa thing work out at 50/50. Now I feel a little bit like the coin landed on the wrong side.
Maybe I’m just worn out from the trip.