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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 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, it happens. In Rome we met an American lady who was shocked to learn that the Italian police officers did not speak English. Moreover she felt that her complaint of having had her pocket picked in the Piazza Navona was not taken seriously enough. Note: There are signs all over Piazza Navona, in just about every language known to mankind including English, that say "Beware of pickpockets."
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Date:March 19th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
FWIW, I spent a pleasant afternoon in the Piazza Navona watching pickpockets work and there were cops quite close by the entire time. I can see getting a little annoyed that you've been randomly chosen for a illegal tourist tax.

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