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  • Day79

    Rome - Goodbye! (with a snag)

    October 18, 2015 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    I had a great holiday and got to see tons of places/things/cultures that I'd heard about. Cheers, Europe!
    Time to get back on a plane for a little 6 hr flight to Dubai, then the long 13.5 hrs to Melbourne and 3.5 hrs to Auckland (29 hours from departure to arrival).

    Unfortunately, as we were checking in, they told Gyurme he couldn't get on the plane because (as a New Zealand permanent resident, but an Indian citizen) he needs a visa just to transit through Australia. Wow, ok, couldn't someone have mentioned this earlier? The Australian embassy in Rome was already closed for the evening and you can't get the visa once you're already on the flight plan, so Gyurme had to (expensively) rebook his flight through Singapore instead. Luckily we were plenty early at the airport so had time to sort it all out. #2 is Gyurme looking rather defeated/displeased afterwards.
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