October 21, 2005
Hotel Bajrang, 100 Rs
Thinking all of those alternatives, I tried to send a letter to Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad, mentioning that I have been before in Pakistan and wishing their help to give me a supporting letter. Later on the day, I received a quick email from them, stating that they are supporting my idea, but just cant be a sponsor.
I also have posted some messages in Internet forums, sending some emails to Pakistani journalists, etc etc. It was very busy night yesterday.
Another attemptable way is writing a letter to the mr. ambassador in new delhi. For such a formal and diplomatic letter, I asked a friend of mine, working in Indonesian embassy in Tashkent-Uzbekistan, to help me to give corrections to my letter. And in the afternoon, I got my letter corrected, with very beautiful words, ready to be delivered to the embassy in New Delhi. I took the bus from Connaught Place (No.620, 5 Rs), and alas, I fell asleep in the bus…..
Had to walk back for around 40 minutes to reach Indonesian embassy from where I stopped.
The staff told me, I should have the letter to be put in the envelope before delivering to the Mr Ambassador. Stupid me. The embassy is almost closed, and I still have to buy an envelope. Fortunately when I was trying to decide what to do, I met another staff, who gave me a blank envelope. The staff of the embassy are very, very helpful (wished the diplomats were). I just put the letter in the reception, and wish that the Indian receptionist will do deliver it to the ambassador’s desk. Not so much hope though.
When I was about to leave, I met an Indonesian traveller I was traveling with in Annapurna before. It was soooo nice to have someone to hear my sobby stories. And we decided to do Delhi sightseeing together tomorrow, to relax me down. really a good idea.
At late night, I suddenly remembered that I have an auntie in Beijing, who works as teacher of the diplomats’ children. I made international phone calls to Beijing, begged her help (she was already sleeping as it was very, very late in China already), and fax my passport details. Hope that this ‘internal connection’ will help.