Nov 28, 2010

Stupid Tourists

Here is a stupid tourist pointing to where she SHOULD be on the map and where she actually is. It is of course the maps fault. Not the 6 champagnes I consumed the night before combined with the sweltering heat!

I believe some people should just not travel. Too mean perhaps? Maybe, but read this list of hilarious travel complaints compiled by the Association of British Travel Agents and Thomas Cook and then decide for yourself.

* My fiance and I booked a twin-bedded room, but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant.

* A British tourist found their holidays were spoiled because “the beach was too sandy” and “no one told us there would be fish in the sea; the children were startled”.

* We bought Ray-Ban sunglasses for five euros ($9) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.

* The brochure stated: “No hairdressers at the accommodation.” We’re trainee hairdressers — will we be OK staying here?

* There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.

* We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.

* We had to queue outside with no air-conditioning.

* I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.

* It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during “siesta” time — this should be banned.

* I was bitten by a mosquito — no one said they could bite.

* We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.

What stupid tourist situations have you experienced? Were you perhaps guilty of being a stupid tourist yourself?


  • Ha! I loved reading these! The best examples I’ve heard of stupid tourist in Edinburgh is the following:
    ‘Why build a castle in the middle of town?’-aaahh, bless their tiny grasp of history.
    ‘Where is the castle?’ (its huge and on a hill behind the woman asking said question).

    • Hahaha. How inconvenient to build a castle in the middle of town! Logic just defies some people doesn’t it :)

  • I stayed in a sex hotel in mexico! It was a complete accident & they did not advertise it (except for hearts on the banner). I even went in a week earlier with a friend to ask about their rates & they didn’t mention it haha

    • Hahaha that’s wonderful! Was it really sleazy?

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