pass·port [pas-pawrt, -pohrt, pahs-]
1. the thing you freak out about when you’re travelling and you can’t find it
Well, in this case the father didn’t lose it. But his 4 year old son had drawn all over it in ink. After the added animals, facial and other hair and general doodles the authorities labeled it “unecognizable documentation”. And so dad was unable to travel home with the rest of his family.
You can decide for yourself :
Passports … keep them safe! Not only does that mean that you shouldn’t give them to kids to play with. Obviously you should know where your passport is at all times. Often places to stay will ask for your passport. Most people will hand them over and never have a problem. But every so often something happens. The passport can be duplicated for whatever reason and the rightful owner gets in trouble.
Therefore, I advise you to take copies of your passport and hand them in when they ask for it. I haven’t been to a place yet where they didn’t accept the copy. Sometimes they will demand the real passport but when I show that it is in fact a good and unaltered copy and tell them I will go elsewhere if they don’t accept the copy they’ll let me stay. It’s best that you are in control of the real thing 🙂