"beautiful Nova Scotia" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Nova Scotia by arasnosliw
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I was anxiously awaiting my arrival into Nova Scotia, after all I had been traveling for a good 9 hours and couldn’t wait to get into town and hit the sack. I figured that I would breeze through immigrations/customs but wow was I wrong. As soon as I arrived at immigrations I immediately noticed that the officer didn’t favor the fact that I was traveling alone, but I didn’t give her questioning any second thought. When entering customs, I immediately knew I was in for interrogation because the officers directed me the complete opposite direction than everyone else. So after finding out that I was targeted for being a single female traveler that was arriving simply for personal reasons (not work), the following conversation occurred…
Blue: Customs lady
Italics: the things I wanted to say but knew better than doing so.
I’m still a bit confused as to why you are interrogating me for traveling alone. Could you please clarify this?
It seems so unnatural for women of your age to be traveling alone.
(I don’t know what planet you’re from lady, but there’s lots of solo travelers out there. Take a look inside a freaking hostel)
I’m a seasoned traveler, ma’am, and I’ve traveled to many countries alone. This is nothing extraordinary for me. When I do travel, I encounter plenty of women my age who travel solo.
(I’m trying to enter Canada for goodness sake, not Afghanistan)
As she searches through everything in my bag…
Who are these magnets for?
I bought them for a friend in Seattle who collects them. (purchased during layover in NJ)
Are you sure you didn’t buy them for someone here in Canada?
Did you fall in love with a guy on the internet that you’re intending on meeting here?
(Come on, I know I’m a VT member ;-) but I have credibility and don’t accuse me of traveling because I’m running after a guy)
Of course I’m not meeting any guy here. Even if I am, ma’am, I am an adult and that’s certainly none of your business if I go about doing so.
Then I still don’t understand why you are here. Are you running away from home and your parents?
Once again, I am an adult and I haven't lived with my parents for years. In fact, I live 2000 miles away from them.
(at this point I’m thinking of harassing the woman about her life history)
So after about 30 more minutes of ridiculous interrogation, she finally begins to wind down off her power trip. She even accuses me of hating the local food because I packed some breakfast bars with me. Preposterous!
I’m not trying to make you feel unwelcome here in Halifax, I’m just amazed that you would fly all this way just for 5 days without some ulterior motive.
My motive is simply to experience the world....
So I guess the point of me sharing this with you is to find out if anyone else has experienced such a circumstance while traveling.
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