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Old 21.12.2010, 21:35
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Re: Travelling from the USA

Still no proof here, that there was not a miscommunication between the traveller and the border officer.

One of the early but very important rules I learnt for travelling, is to realise that the question that you think you are asking , may not be the question that the listener thinks s/he heard.
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Wow still bitter after over 200 years. Why wouldn't America be a nation? England is the 51st state anyhow
You're right...England is a real state these days.

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Old 21.12.2010, 21:49
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amazing is that uncountable "Canadians" became US-Americans as soon as President Obama took over from Double-U ! In case the USsers elect, out of their preference for dummies, Mrs Palin, I think it will be the reverse-thing

Must be First Nations,other Canadians have to wait Decades before getting a green card .I know only one Canadian which wants to be American
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Old 21.12.2010, 22:13
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Re: Travelling from the USA

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No, no... she's in Switzerland now: they let her in, but they told her that the only place she can visit during her stay is Germany, thus buggering up her plans on visiting Paris. Which is nonsense, of course, as the OP, and everyone else, knows.

What the OP wants to know is why the border guard is such a jerk.

I'd say that the answer is somewhere in the question...
I suppose that there was a misunderstanding. That the border-guard wanted to say that she can go to countries like Germany (not to the UK for example, which is not in the USA ) . You have to see two things, nr. 1 that these border-guards are possibly not high-class experts but nr. 2 that they handle dozens of passengers by hour. Which means that the chap if asked about it now would possibly say "did I what ? that is at least not what I wanted to say".
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You're right...England is a real state these days.

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Think you mean "is in a real state."
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Re: Travelling from the USA

In over a dozen visits into Suisse from the US over the last 7 years, I've rarely had more than a handwave from the immigrations officials
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Re: Travelling from the USA

yes thats true. can't say the same thing about australia
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No, just a incompetent agent.
enough about you, what about your mother-in-law?
how is this a complaint? It's more like a need for clarification.
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Old 11.01.2011, 09:46
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In over a dozen visits into Suisse from the US over the last 7 years, I've rarely had more than a handwave from the immigrations officials
Unlucky you!

When ever we go to USA, they are so interested to welcome us and know more about us that they ask a lot of questions. I know, we are very interesting people and they just can't get enough of us....

Especially my husband, they will welcome him and even high level people will move their schedule around to have the chance to have a meeting with him. They are all over him, wanted to know more. They love to hear about his story and people he knows, where he is from, where did he go for vacations, etc.



THAT is a real warm welcome!
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