Just booked my and @alan ‘s trip to Paris for his birthday! Thanks for the inspiration @jenns !
My dad started traveling in his 20’s, after having saved up and selling his car to make it over to Europe and the Middle East. He spent over a year traveling around, and kept Paris as a base, as we have family there. Paris has always been a favorite. […] View
The life of a world traveler/dual citizen! It just shows that you always need to reserve extra time in case of questioning!
I went to the extra check that passengers to the US have to go through, and completely confused the security attendant.
Them: Where are you going?
Them: Do you live there?
Me: No, I live in Finland.
Them: How can you live in Finland?
Me: I’m a dual citizen.
Them: So why are you going to Hawaii?
Me: I’m going on vacation.
Them: Do you have a return ticket?
Me: Yes, hold on, let me find it.
Them: Why is your return to Edinburgh??
Me: Well, I’m going to Edinburgh for a couple of days before going to Israel, and THEN I’m going to Finland.
Them: So….. can we see your hotel reservation in Hawaii?
Me: Um, yeah, but why do you need it, I’m a US citizen?!
Them: It’s just all very suspicious.
Thankfully, I finally got through after the security had to go check with their manager, and with over an hour left to spare before boarding.
Yep, I know what that’s like……I was questioned in Israel a few years ago and almost missed my flight to Egypt…..Honestly, security is a little ridiculous sometimes….. I do understand the caution, although it is a little overboard at times…..
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