demigod

April 25, 2005

Big Brother: Watching You:

Filed under: Travel — demigod @ 7:28 pm

It happened that i got to extend my stay for another month in Taiwan. Usually we are allowed to stay only 30 days in a business trip, but since i had multiple entries, it was decided to go out of Taiwan and to re-enter. I was thinking of visiting Macau this time as i visited Hongkong during my earlier trips to Taipei. But then in the last minute i changed my mind to visit Bangkok for some unknown reasons. I stayed in Bangkok for two days and came back to Taipei on 23’rd. I’ll try later to blog about my BKK trip.
When i came back to Taiwan airport, cleared the immigration without any issues but i was stopped by couple of officials in the Customs clearance. They were scanning through my hand luggage and I was asked to remove my shoes. It was very unusual and never find any such difficulties in Taipei. After checking everything they found nothing except some bouquet of orchids.
None of others were scanned like me and i kept thinking what made them to suspect me. (of trafficking some drugs???).
On the way to Hotel, i was still trying to recollect what did i do and realized later that i tried two times to tie down my shoe laces when i was walking out of the flight.

3 Comments »

  1. I had a similar experience, when I went to taipei few years back. It was the first time. I hadn’t visited many countries by then. so, the counter guy referred me to an officer inside.

    They interrogated me for an hour. They left me, only after checking all my business cards / contacts and their genuineness.

    May be because they are little bit cautious, about the citizens from our belt like India / Pakistan / bangladesh. (eventhough they are doing their duty, it is insulting still)

    Comment by Ram.C — April 26, 2005 @ 1:30 am

  2. wow..
    highly cautious people, eh?it’s sure really insulting!

    Comment by Vani Viswanathan — April 27, 2005 @ 6:44 am

  3. hey dubukku…might be they were expecting miniature tsunami by your move…

    Comment by habba — May 16, 2005 @ 4:50 pm


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