This past Monday, I renewed my tourist visa for the third time. At this point, the process simply involves using the instructions I documented the first time around. I made the requisite deposit in a bank account, and took a number at the DAS office. Unlike my last visit which entailed about 30 minutes of waiting, this time around it took me closer to an hour and a half. During that time, I spoke briefly with a Belgian man (and US resident) currently living in Medellin. He is a pianist by trade, and mentioned he might begin playing a weekly jazz gig at the new Art Hotel in Parque Lleras.
Only one more tourist visa renewal left before this tourist must leave the country for the remainder of 2009.