My journey to Germany started at the visa application process. Although it seems a normal process, but I had some dramas regarding visa. (See administration). In addition, the service in German Embassy Jakarta tends to be stiff. I know they try to be discipline, efficient, and in-order, but for Indonesians, it is too tense. From the moment one wants to enter the embassy, the thorough scanning of our bag and cellphone has made one feels nervous already. And then, the documents check and the interview can add more pressure, as the visa staffs want the short and fast answers. So yeah, it’s a bit depressing.
So when I had to apply for my visa, those memories came again and somehow I felt nervous from the beginning, especially I didn’t have flexible time due to the fact that I work in East Kalimantan. In addition, before going to Germany, I had to travel to Australia, which means I only had limited time to get my German visa done. If a problem occurs, I don’t know what will happen. It would disturb the balance of my work and travel schedule.
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