New Delhi – Letter to Mr Ambassador

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.

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

3 Comments on New Delhi – Letter to Mr Ambassador

  1. Agus
    wo yijing mai dao naben zazhi le
    kan dao le ni de wenzhang le
    wo gei Reny ye mai le yiben
    yihou gei ta
    haha haha

  2. So much visa problems huh …. I thought it would be easier getting a pakistani visa. Please do enjoy India though…..its a wonderful country. Wish u luck and keep us updated! ROCK ON!

    P.S. I must admit most of the staff in most Indonesian consulate I have met were all really friendly, esp the ones I met in Tehran. They invited me to their dinner party and even wanted me to move out of the hostel and stay in the consul with them!!! I am sure you would get your pakistani visa.

  3. I am glad, the embassy make it hard for people to go to Pakistan. We had enough problem back at home, and for God sake no more religious zealot. In this situation what we need is food and job, not some preaches.

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