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1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 9y

I think we probably all agree that passport stamps are dull as dishwater, but has anyone got any unusual, interesting ones.

I have a couple of happy looking penguins, wearing bowler hats looking like they are doing some kind of tap dance routine. All my others are sooooooooo boring. My penguins even got a Thai customs official laughing and joking, but things became complicated when i had to explain where in the world South Georgia was!!!!!!!!

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 9y

In an old passport, I have an English stamp with a black cross drawn through it ... when I was refused entry at Dover, and then given temporary leave to enter the country.

3. Posted by BritHockey (Full Member 34 posts) 9y

Quoting daveh

things became complicated when i had to explain where in the world South Georgia was!!!!!!!!

Just across the border from North Florida, surely?

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 9y

Are the locals about 3 ft tall, and usually found standing around in big crowds out in the open, looking cold and bored????:)

5. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 9y

I'm quite sad, i try to show off my passport at any oppurtunity.

I went to that place in Wales where they have the longest word in the world, its a train station. Inside the gift shop they have a rubber stamp and ink for your passport So ive got a welsh dragon with the word:

"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

The name translates as 'St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave'.

Sounds cool, but actually it's just an empty train station near a beach and old town.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 9y

Is it normal for some countries not to stamp your passport? I have nothing for Spain or Gibraltor - or England, come to think of it, although I crossed from N. Ireland so that may be why.

I was always disppointed about Gibraltor, though.

7. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 9y

My husband traveled throughout Europe and the only 2 places that stamped his passport were Luxembourg and Dover. He visited Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, the UK, and 2 or 3 I don't recall off hand.

8. Posted by BritHockey (Full Member 34 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Is it normal for some countries not to stamp your passport?

Yeah it depends on where you came from. I have been to 22 or so European countries and only have stamps from the chosen few. Mainly Eastern European countries and non-EU nations (at the time all EU was in "western" Europe).

In Liechtenstein you can pay for a passport stamp. 2 Swiss Francs if I recall. Don't ask the border guard for it, you'll find it in the tourist office.

9. Posted by idz (Full Member 27 posts) 9y

I have a rejected-stamp in my norwegian passort from Sweden! Beeing neighbours and all, we really don't need a passport to travel between the countries. I brought mine because I was going to a demonstration, and they stamped it rejected for 48 hours...and drove me back to Norway in a police car, such a waste of money...
Very strange country, the demonstration was legal and all, no reason, just for the hazzle...

Idz ;)

10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 9y

Quoting idz

I have a rejected-stamp in my norwegian passort from Sweden! Beeing neighbours and all, we really don't need a passport to travel between the countries. I brought mine because I was going to a demonstration, and they stamped it rejected for 48 hours...and drove me back to Norway in a police car, such a waste of money...
Very strange country, the demonstration was legal and all, no reason, just for the hazzle...

Idz ;)

Which country (Norway OR Sweden) considers the other to be its "little brother"?