So I finally got my passport from the British Consul. Finalised my details for the Tour of Israel.
I'm there for 4 days as I need to be in Aswan Lower Egypt for the 25/26th for the cruise;-).
The tour operator is still waiting for the details as I'm leaving for the airport. I'm not keen to wait longer than I have to I'm desperate to get out before any other unforeseen event can happen (there's a Volcano cloud that's stopped all flights in Northern Europe!).
I get through airport security no hassles go to the check in desk there's an Air Marshal.....cool the flight is for Tel Aviv. So it goes like this:
Hello sir ur travelling to Tel Aviv?
Yes - can I see your documents?(right here we go)
This a new passport sir no visas
Yes, well Its new as my old one was damaged & I had to get a replacement
Ah I see - ok can I see the old one - sure said I.
I give him the passport - so you've overstayed your visa
I had no choice I had to wait for a replacement
Ah ok I see u came by train & why are you visiting Israel?
Where are you going next?
Egypt do u have your tour details well there being sent by email now - can I look?
Ohhhh just great!!! The email wont open It says "invalid format"
(I hate this iPhone!!!!! So much right now).
Ok, where do you live?
I was living in Belgium but now I'm travelling
Ah why were you there (ah man this is getting tricky! I'm not gonna lie but this us getting deeper)
Can I see your residents permit for Belgian
I don't need one as I wasn't there all the time & it's EU.
Oh where else were you?
Right let me get this sir
You had to get a new passport as this one is damaged & in the old 1 is your visa for Turkey - which is out of date!
You used to live in Belgium but, Your English (Im thinking yes both my passports say that)
Your going to Israel & then Egypt - all on holiday but u can't get or show me your tour details.
You came here by train (I'm thinking look I know it's a bit strange but it's true! I dont need a recap ive been sitting waiting for 3 weeks!!!).
Normally I don't do stress - but today maybe an exception I'm not even in on the plane yet!).
Ok sir wait here (oh no man, here we go - Wayne chill, it's cool man......I bet he's confused!) I wait for what seems forever with other people going past me & then he returns "have a good flight sir"........ahhh I can breeeeatheeee;-)
So let's wait & see how the Israelis handle this one........
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