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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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