Going to Australia.

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Postby dvemebhikkhave » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:32 pm

:buddha1: Why hello brother in the Darma!!, lest ye forget me, I'm the monk who ordained with you the first time round in Thailand..he.he, 2nd time lucky no? I've stopped using my ordained name now, well half of it at least, wow off to AUZ! SADHU, If I would have known you we're coming I would have hung around, I was just in melbourne at the B.S.V Buddhist Society of Victoria, doing a visa to go to Indonesia which is we're I'm off to tommorrow, for at least another six months. There is an American monk coming to teach a retreat in Bali in January and I;m half upattaking half sitting, his name is vimala rangsi, he has stuff on youtube. Post your email or phone number and I'll come and visit, we can go on tudong, Luang Poh Liam said to try Darwin..lots of faithful Thai laypeople, my email is yocakkhuma@gmail.com or sukaviharati@yahoo.com :buddha2:

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Re: Going to Australia.

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Mitta Yogi wrote:Oh my goodness yes! Customs ( as in boarder control) at the airport is very important. Because Australia is a relatively remote island they are very strict at what is allowed to enter the country. Anything made with wood or resins needs to be declared and food too. When in doubt just declare it anyway. Also if you have been walking in woods or forests and your footwear is not clean they will need you to clean it. It is so that any soil or bugs don't come into the country that may carry different diseases that might affect the wildlife.

It is strict but not scary and they are usually very helpful at the airports.

All the best,

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All true. They let wooden things through if there is no danger of transmitting fungus, etc, but you have to declare them so that they can be checked. I came back from Vietnam with a bamboo flute and they looked at it and said it was fine - "clean enough" were the words - but it might have been confiscated if I hadn't declared it in the first place.
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Re: Going to Australia.

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:20 am

I came back from the Bodhi Tree in India with some leaves that had fallen from it at my feet - I declared them - Customs took them from me, soaked them in a chemical, they turned brown like dead leaves. I've still got them though. :smile:

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Re: Remember me?

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:51 am

dvemebhikkhave wrote::buddha1: Why hello brother in the Darma!!, lest ye forget me, I'm the monk who ordained with you the first time round in Thailand..he.he, 2nd time lucky no? I've stopped using my ordained name now, well half of it at least, wow off to AUZ! SADHU, If I would have known you we're coming I would have hung around, I was just in melbourne at the B.S.V Buddhist Society of Victoria, doing a visa to go to Indonesia which is we're I'm off to tommorrow, for at least another six months. There is an American monk coming to teach a retreat in Bali in January and I;m half upattaking half sitting, his name is vimala rangsi, he has stuff on youtube. Post your email or phone number and I'll come and visit, we can go on tudong, Luang Poh Liam said to try Darwin..lots of faithful Thai laypeople, my email is yocakkhuma@gmail.com or sukaviharati@yahoo.com :buddha2:

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Re: Going to Australia.

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 am

Ajahn send 45 kilos of books with me.
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Re: Going to Australia.

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:00 am

"I am indeed the Sangha's servant, the Sangha is my Lord and Guide"

I got the books with me, but not without a strugle
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