Weird things Aussies ask embassies

I have commented a few weeks ago about the TV show “Embassy”, that portrays the trouble travellers can get into while overseas.

The Guardian newspaper is reporting today, twelve of the strangest things Australian travellers have asked help for from embassies or consulates. My favourites are:

A mother wanted the embassy in Bangkok to book accommodation and a return ticket to Australia for her son, then provide an embassy driver to take him to the airport.


Why won’t the Australian Embassy come and pack my bags for me? I’m an 80 year old travelling by myself and I’m too old to pack my own bags.

The rest can be found here. Have you heard of strange requests for official help?


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  1. Obviously, those inquiries are made by those who never looked up DFAT’s “smart” traveller website.

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