For a Kiwi traveling to Kazakhstan

Phillips-Harris was taken to a tiny interrogation room where there was a large map of the world stuck up on the wall, one that did not include New Zealand, meaning she couldn’t point out where she was from.

After being interrogated for hours she was locked in a guard room for a day and a half.

The people I knew in Kazakhstan got me a new type of visa and paid the right people and got me out, that’s probably the easiest explanation.

It is corrupt and there are problems there but there are a lot of good people there too, it’s just a beautiful country to be in.
Young Kiwi traveller detained in Kazakhstan after officials say New Zealand is state of Australia