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March 19th, 2009

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09:22 am - No one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled.
The Telegraph recently ran an article detailing the amount of ludicrous complaints tour operators have received from various tourists who would have done better just staying at home.

One tourist was unhappy because there were too many Spanish people in Spain. Another one complained that the beaches were too sandy. And a third was bit by a mosquito and was thoroughly chagrined, because "no one told us they bite."

"No one told us" is a common theme. Wonder why.

Oh, and then there's the elephant. That might be the best one of all. G'wan and read it already.

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Date:March 19th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
When we visited Rome a few years ago, we found ourself walking behind two American ladies who were loudly complaining about how horrible the coffee was, and what they would give for a Starbucks. They eventually decided to go to a McDonalds where they knew the coffee was just about acceptable.

Having said that, it's definitely not just an Anglophone thing. I know someone who went on a Czech coach trip to Italy, and she was the only person who did not bring a week's worth of Czech food to eat.

Date:March 19th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Well, I remember the discussion that contained the phrase "Who the hell takes yoghurt to the Balkans?"

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