[Archive from old blog]
“We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.”
Don’t laugh, according to a 2011 Thomas Cook and ABTA travel survey, that was a real tourist complaint, among the many that just seemed too stupid to be true, such as “The beach was too sandy.”
I must say I have heard a fair share of complaints on my travels that made me laugh, including a touring couple I overheard in a traditional restaurant in China asking the waiter “I am disappointed with your menu, all you have is Chinese food!”
Here’s an unfortunately common complaint: “Their people can’t speak English”.
Many of these complaints are the result of un-realistic expectations and lack of research / respect for local customs. I want to believe most of us are better than this.
Here, an article about this on Wanderlust Magazine. Have a laugh :)