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Old 18 March 2009, 04:52 AM
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Whalephant 20 ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers

We present 20 of the most ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers to their travel agent, taken from research by Thomas Cook and ABTA.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi...daymakers.html
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Old 18 March 2009, 04:53 AM
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Icon101 20 stupid questions asked by tourists

We present 20 of the most inexplicably simple queries fielded by tourism officials.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi...-tourists.html
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Old 18 March 2009, 05:38 AM
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Hey, this one's not stupid at all!

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I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks?
I'm sure there's train tracks. You just have to follow them for about 5 months!
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Old 18 March 2009, 06:05 AM
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Hey, this one's not stupid at all!

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I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks?
I'm sure there's train tracks. You just have to follow them for about 5 months!
Actually, to an American it is immediately stupid; you are walking the length of a country!
To someone from England it might not be that stupid, it is the length of a country; it is a good long hike, maybe take a couple days. Ok, it is still pretty stupid, but if someone hadn't realized or internalized the size difference it could happen. I will admit that in my mind, the default for "we drove across the country" with no country specified takes weeks. I can see someone from a smaller place thinking of "country" by default as being, well, small.
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Old 18 March 2009, 06:29 AM
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"We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."
Don't tell me that's not a valid complaint. The color of our sand is very important to us. We tried to get our sugar white sand named State Sand of Florida.

But wanting yellow sand? Ewww.
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Old 18 March 2009, 06:47 AM
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Don't tell me that's not a valid complaint. The color of our sand is very important to us. We tried to get our sugar white sand named State Sand of Florida.
Hey, be fair, now. You live here, you know that sugarsand is not normal sand. It is a lifeform of its own, and lives by eating tires, flipflops, and the occasional tennis shoe.
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Old 18 March 2009, 02:45 PM
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Don't tell me that's not a valid complaint. The color of our sand is very important to us. We tried to get our sugar white sand named State Sand of Florida.

But wanting yellow sand? Ewww.
Much of which is imported from Western Australia...

(If you believe everything you hear when Touring Oz)
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Old 18 March 2009, 08:36 AM
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I'm sure there's train tracks. You just have to follow them for about 5 months!
Trust me, if it's extremely stupid, someone will do it. If someone climbs Everest, someone else has to do it without oxygen. I'm just waiting for someone stupid enough to do it nude...

Which, by the way, reminds me of the excellent song by Arrogant Worms, 'History is made by stupid people'.
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Old 18 March 2009, 02:37 PM
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Trust me, if it's extremely stupid, someone will do it. If someone climbs Everest, someone else has to do it without oxygen. I'm just waiting for someone stupid enough to do it nude...
Well, there is this...
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Old 18 March 2009, 02:45 PM
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Well, there is this...

Is that Irvine and Mallory Pudding Crawl?


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Old 18 March 2009, 05:41 PM
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If someone climbs Everest, someone else has to do it without oxygen. I'm just waiting for someone stupid enough to do it nude...
It has been tried -- okay he wore shorts for modesty. The guy just loves cold...

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"The beach was too sandy."
That would be my wife after visiting the Dutch coast. She much preferred the pebbly beaches on the Russian Black Sea coast.

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Old 18 March 2009, 05:28 PM
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"Can you tell me who performs at the circus in Piccadilly?"
Mateus made this joke in Match Game: UK edition!
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