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What did they take away from you? / Co vzali vam?

http://www.np.edu.sg imageI hear horror stories from my Czech friends when it comes to the customs at the airport. How many valuable things they got taken away!!! They may not look that valuable to a bystander but to us – Czechs growing up in the Czech Republic – those are priceless! For instance, my girlfriend lost Uherak that way – they just cut it in half and threw it in the trash right in front of her eyes. Uherak is a Czech salami (actually originally a Hungarian salami) that is just the best and of course, you can’t get in anywhere else but in Czech. My personal story is not that dramatic, I lost a couple of bottles of Becherovka, a glass jar of honey but that’s about it.
What else did they take away from you? Do you have a story??

CZ: Urcite  jste take slyseli hororove prihody o americke celnici, kolik DRAHOCENYCH veci bylo nam, Cechum a Slovakum zabaveno. Ja osobne jsem ztratila ‘pouze’ par lahvi Becherovky a sklenici medu. Ale ma kamaradka napriklad prisla o Uherak (!!) – prezizli ho pred jejima ocima napul a hodili ho do kose :(((((((

A co vy – mate nejakou celnickou prihodu, s kterou byste se chteli s nami podelit?

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7 comments… add one
  • Denise April 20, 2013, 12:55 pm

    I was going from Prague to Montreal and I had some Czech RUM.I did travel with my 15 years old.
    I had 2 botles 0.5ltof good Czech Rum.I also carry thermos about 0.5lt.In Montreal custom officer asked me what is that?I said good alcohol,we use for Christmas baking.He ask what is that value in Can$?I said about Can$ 2.-He said OK and what is in that thermos?I said Tea with rum-more rum than tea=but it actually was rum only.He just said well You know you are allowed to bring back only 0.5lt per person .
    I answered I know but we are 2 ppl pointed my 15 years old .He said But She is not 18 yet.Than I was ready to give up on rum ,but He said because you are honest ,you can keep it.That was nice gesture.
    They just throw away my 100gr Uherak I had for for snack and forgot to eat on plane.sometimes custom officers are funny.

  • Tanja April 20, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Haha! So Rum was ok but Uherak not? Interesting. I really depends on who you get and how nosy they are. One time an officer was going through my suitcase and photographs, one by one….of course, I missed my next plane.

  • Romana April 22, 2013, 11:36 am

    They took my uherak too and olomucke syrecky. Abuch rekla pravdy, tak kvuli tomu syru me vychmuch drogovy pes a oni si mysleli ze mam v kufru drogy. Aly byl to jen oloumcky!!

  • Eva Z. April 22, 2013, 1:20 pm

    Tani, alcohol is allowed (in limited amount), while uherak and any meat or any other perishables are not, so that’s why the officers are often forgiving, especially since you will not obviously use the liter of alcohol for business. I accepted long time ago that some things are not accessible in the US and they are much more special when I come to CZ and can stuff myself with them there (hello rybi salat!).

  • Tanja April 22, 2013, 9:01 pm

    I guess when they took my Becherovka I was not 21 yet so that’s probably why.

    Romano, I don’t think it takes a dog to search out Olomoucke syrecky! The whole airport probably smelled it.;)

  • Romana April 23, 2013, 10:15 am

    Tanjo, no doubt!

  • t April 25, 2013, 6:11 pm

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