When I arrived at Torino Airport, most of the tour participants passed smoothly in the immigration. But, I was stopped by the immigration officer.
[What is this?]
[What is this made from?]
Of course, they pointed out two big wooden boxes.
[These are car design models which are made of FRP.]
I said and showed them by shaking the boxes.
Finally, they asked me to open these boxes.
I explained about the contents and tried not to open it.
After some arguments, finally I followed them to open for checking the contents.
After they found out the FRP and plastic adhesives in the box, they asked me again.
[What is this? ]
I showed one tire of the model and showed the inside. Then they asked me again to show other side of the model.
I had no idea why they persisted and were scrupulous in details.
As I expected, they were suspicious about the drug.
It seemed that it was a mean to hide skillfully in an artistic handicraft article.
At the moment, I couldn’t imagine their drug suspicion and countermeasure.
In the meantime, all the passengers had passed the custom inspection and were waiting for me in the airport limousine bus.
As long as I was not released from them, the bus couldn’t depart to the hotel.
Almost one hour later, I could ride on the bus which was fulfilled by the other people’s annoying and tired eyes.
That was the first shower I’ve had in Torino.
I admitted that it was not the smart beginning of the tour.