Girl travels on unicorn passport

13th Jun 2013
Written by: Macca Sherifi

Girl travels on unicorn passport

Young girl manages to pass through Turkish customs on unicorn passport

A young girl aged nine has passed through customs that identifies her as a unicorn (she's not a unicorn in case you were wondering).

Emily Harris, from Cwmbran, Wales, took the toy passport with her for her cute unicorn cuddly toy named Lily when she went on a week-long holiday to Turkey.

Emily's mum Nicky said she accidentally handed over the unicorn's passport instead of Emily's.

Girl travels on unicorn passportIt was only after the passport was stamped and returned that she realised her mistake.

"I didn't realise until I was putting the passports away. There was a moment of panic when I thought someone would come chasing after us, but nothing," Nicky told the New York Daily News.

"The passport doesn't even look real – it's got gold teddy bears on the front and was a completely different size from mine and my husband, Allen's.

"The man even asked Emily how old she was, and she told him nine, before he stamped it."

"The picture ID wasn't even of Emily, it was of a pink unicorn. "

When the customs official at Turkey's Antalya Airport reviewed them, apparently the photo of "Lily", a bright purple unicorn identified as having black-coloured eyes, a height of 37cm, and, tellingly, a giant horn, didn't raise suspicions (we can see where they got lost on this one).

"We saw the funny side, and laughed at the fact that the officer had even stamped the passport. But at the same time, it's a worry to any parent, how easy it would be to smuggle a child through customs and into another country."

Have you got any stories about customs to tell us? Ever travelled as a pixie or a fairy? Post your comments below!

Photos contributed to Caters

Search

Combined TEFL Course Seoul

from £1,011.00

10 days

Join our 10-day combined TEFL course in Seoul and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Dance & Gymnastics Jobs

from £249.00

56 - 84 days

Passionate about the performing arts? Love all things dance and gymnastics? Then summer camp is the place for you! If...

Wildlife Expedition in South Africa

from £1,345.00

14 days

Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital...

Ecuador: Andes, Amazon and Galapagos

from £2,586.00

42 - 70 days

Go on, have it all... Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos, getting stuck into wildlife & environment...

Travel Insurance – Standard Plan

from £15.00

2 days

For when the unexpected happens, don't forget to pack your travel insurance. The Standard Plan is designed to cover the...

Croatian Adventure

from £139.00

2 days

The intertwining waterfalls are prettier than Da Vinci’s frescos, the bright-green trees are grander than the Notre Dame, and the...

Entrepreneurship in Tokyo

from £3,700.00

42 - 180 days

Learn from successful entrepreneurs in one of Asia's most important cities. Launch your career while discovering Tokyo, Japan's futuristic capital.

South America Coast to Coast via Patagonia

from £1,895.00

51 days

Join our expedition truck through some of South America's most spectacular National Parks, the vast wilderness of Patagonia, Iguazu Falls...

Island Conservation Expedition

from £1,145.00

14 days

Contribute to terrestrial conservation efforts and experience in the unspoilt island paradise of the Seychelles!

Madagascar Teaching Placement

from £895.00

28 - 70 days

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on Earth. Provide vital basic skills, environmental education...

Check out these awesome tours!

Search

Buenos Aires Stopover

from £185.00

Argentina

Get a taste of the fascinating and diverse culture of this city on this Stopover experience. On a full-day city...

Cape & Dunes Discoverer

from £1,291.15

Namibia, South Africa

From desert scenery to white-sand beaches and the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on...

Bite-size Break Santiago

from £515.01

Chile

Suss out the sights and delights of Chile’s sophisticated capital with this short but sweet slice of Santiago. Uncover the...

Florida Adventure

from £726.00

Enjoy yourself to the max as you travel from New Orleans down to Miami. Skip your way down the white...

Northern Trail from New York

from £2,199.00

This epic tour is one mighty road trip stretching from ocean to ocean. Journey from East Coast skyscrapers to sizzling...

Mayan Trail

from £726.75

Guatemala, Mexico

Ditch the tourist resorts of Cancún and embark on an authentic adventure that will take you from spectacular Mayan ruins...

LA Explorer

from £279.00

2 - 4 days

United States

LA is notoriously difficult to navigate for any new kid on the block. Our 2-night explorer will ensure you get...

Galapagos Island Hopper

from £1,755.00

5 - 5 days

Ecuador

With the unexplored waters of Galapagos, this trip is a must for the lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you...

Santiago de Cuba Carnival

from £918.00

Cuba

Now they’re back to being mates with the US and Fidel has passed on, things are a-changin’ in Cuba. But...

Spain Morocco and Portugal

from £1,279.00

14 - 14 days

Portugal

Spain, Morocco & Portugal - the names alone convinces most travellers to get on board. Between this trio, an eclectic...

More inspiration and advice

Search
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]