As we prepare to close the old year and ring in the new year, I have a simple prayer as a traveler. I pray that I will make it to my milestone birthday trip of visiting South Africa in July 2018 for my milestone birthday and I pray that God allows my foot bottom to touch many, many new destinations.
As for those of you who have blessed me with your time and viewership of this blog, I thank you for considering this worth your time and also pray that you voyage to destinations beyond your wildest imaginations. I pray for much healing and love in this world and that the peace and love of God be shed abroad for all who care to receive it! See you in the new year!
So I am on my annual old year into the new year’s trip and enjoying some fun in the sun. As I’ve said in the past and I will repeat it again, you MUST research your destinations to know what you can and cannot do, what is and isn’t permitted upon entry. It is a rare occasion that one’s luggage is physically opened and inspected upon entry; however, during this trip, that actually happened to a gentleman from my flight. No big deal if you are not trying to sneak some contraband into the country, right? Ummm sorta. That is unless you consider clothing contraband.
What was this man’s sin? He has a pair of camouflage shorts in his luggage. Big no-no in many destinations that I’ve been to in the past. Why? Well, a lot of place are really protective of their military forces and do not want people perpetrating as if they are part of the military. “But, I’m just a visitor, I love those long cargo camo shorts. “Hey, I just purchased those!” Tough “ti@@y”. You have to do your homework and know what is and isn’t allowed.
So, what was the penalty for this gentleman’s sins? He simply lost a pair of shorts and was let off with a warning. Now, was he upset? Heck yes, but, it could have been worse. He could have been denied entry from the country and wasted a lot of money traveling back to his previous destination.
So, the moral of the story is — Research, research, research!!