I just read an interesting article on taking medications into different countries. Even taking over the counter Cold and Flu tablets can land you in hot water. I was wondering if travelers know of other restrictions and have had interesting experiences at border control. I had a very small souvenir snow globe in my hand luggage in Dublin and I nearly had it confiscated. I was told that I would not be permitted to keep it if I was travelling to the US, even if it was in my checked luggage. Also, I had bought some souvenirs made from bullets in Serbia - pens and aeroplanes. I thought my kids would love them! I had them tucked away in my checked baggage, but they were picked up by the xray machine as we were leaving the airport. I had to take them out of my suitcase and demonstrate what they were. I was allowed to keep them, and the officers were very apologetic about putting me through the third degree but, in hindsight, I understand their concern. My husband accidentally left an apple in his carry-on bag in the US, and we were taken through to an office by a very stern man, and had to empty out our bags and we were lucky to escape a fine.