Brit granny crosses between India and Nepal with bus pass

December 30th, 2007 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 30 (ANI): A 72-year-old granny crossed over the Himalayan border checkpoint not using her passport, but her pensioner’s bus pass.

Helen Carter from Churchstow, South Devon was on an organised group trip to the region and had left her passport at her hotel.

But the Devon-wide travel pass that usually gives her free travel on trips to less exotic places such as Plymouth and Totnes, came to her rescue and allowed her to cross between India and Nepal four times.

“When I showed the pass the border guard smiled and waved me through. We had to cross the border three more times during the trek and the bus pass worked every time, although I had to fill in a form,” the Telegraph quoted Carter, as saying.

Carter has already had seven treks to Nepal, as well as Tibet, Peru, Ethiopia, Mexico and Morocco.

“Every pensioner should try it - but do not forget that bus pass,” she said. (ANI)

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