Living in paradise can be hard. In fact it should be wretched, unwholesome and downright dangerous according to a list of recent complaints by not-so-intrepid British tourists. Research compiled by the Association of British Travel Agents [ABTA] and Thomas Cook, have done nothing to dispel the whingeing Pom cliche. Here are some of my favorite ‘complaints’ British travelers made:
- I was bitten by a mosquito — no one said they could bite.
- 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
- Some British tourists found their Aussie holidays were spoiled because
- The beach was too sandy
- The beaches were too wide
- No one told us there would be fish in the sea; the children were startled
- We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.
- We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.
- We bought Ray-Ban sunglasses for five euros ($9) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.
- 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
- No hairdressers at the accommodation.” We’re trainee hairdressers — will we be OK staying here?
- On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food at all.
However, although Australia and India are devastatingly dreadful places to sojourn…Spain is even worse
- There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.
- 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.
- One disgruntled wife declared that topless sunbathing should be banned because her “holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women”.
If you ask me – the problem with Europe is that there are not enough castles…
Source: WA Today