When Travel goes wrong

Funny /Weird Travel Stories

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A  good travel story is usually the result of something that has gone (terribly)wrong.
Those “Huh oh” moments can be quite unpleasant experiences, but you instantly  know that they will make an excellent story for years to come!

1| ALMOST KILLED BY A TURKISH HAIRDRESSER IN GERMANY

“The hairdresser proceeded to shave around the perimeter of my hairline, focusing mostly on the back of my neck. He moved the razor in quick little strokes, handling its edge with feline grace. I made the mistake of picturing how easily he could take my eye out, or how quickly he might give me a Sweeney Todd, and it was then my complexion faded from ‘Eggshell Uncomfortable’ to ‘Chartreuse Sputum.’”

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This is an absolutely brilliant story,reporting how a simple question about politics can change the course of a simple hair cut from magic to tragic.
Will our hero succumb under the claws of the Turkish hairdresser?
SOURCE: Oh God My Wife is German

2 |THE MYSTERIOUS EUROPEAN SHOWER 

“There were no knobs or handles of any kind that I could turn to get the water running. There was this little console inside, which I tried to use. At first, it seemed self explanatory.It had dials for water temperature and water pressure, and a start/stop button! Plus, it was all in English! Surely I could figure this out, right?”

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A very Funny insight on how an innocent European shower can become a mysterious sinister object for the poor American Tourist.
Will Geraldine figure out how to handle a “highly technological” European Shower? click on the link below!
This is a must read tale, from a  super talented writer. Geraldine would be able to make you laugh even by writing on how she drinks her coffee!
Source: Everywhereist

3| CULINARY EXPERIMENTS

“While in Vang Vieng, Laos, two other travelers and I decided to visit the local market one evening. The idea was that we would each purchase some kind of food item to bring back to the guesthouse and share with the group for a nice local dinner”

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The post I’m linking to is a collection of stories from Derek Baron. He decided to put together a list of the dumbest things he did during his 14 years of extensive traveling. The result is a quite hilarious post where, among other funny experiences, Derek tell us on how he decided to eat a Rat, in an attempt to try the local cousin.
How did the experiment go?
Source: Wandering Earl

4| THAI MASSAGE OR THAI TORTURE?

Her black eyes examined me closely, wrinkles forming in her chestnut brown facial skin as she visually assessed me prior to my massage. “You big boy. I think you need two hour.” “No, I’m good with one.”

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Beware on who you put your trust in. A relaxation massage turned into a Karate match against an old Thai lady. Who is going to be the winner?
Source: One dad one kid

5 |CHASED DOWN A MOUNTAIN BY SOME LOCAL WOMEN

“Wow, these people are so friendly!” I thought to myself. This is exactly the kind of cultural encounter every traveler hopes for – walking down a mountain en route to a rural village, water buffaloes munching away on shrubs, women from a local hill tribe joining for a walk. Why this is the kind of stuff makes the feature story on the National Geographic! Right?

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We’ve all been there: captured by the innocent smiles and kindness of the locals in a foreign land.. Be careful when putting your pink glasses on, as you will also probably need a good pair of shoes to run away as fast as possible! click below to read Audrey’s escape plan!
Source: That Backpacker
6 |”MONKEY BUSINESS”. ON A CHICKEN BUS..
“As the bus ride progressed and the chicken bus going like crazy every one sliding back and forth in every direction I noticed something weird. I kept feeling his leg purposely touching my leg so I of course started making my leg touch his as well”

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Warning: Spicy Adventure ahead! :) Some travel bloggers are quite adventurous and brave enough to tell us all about their hot encounters… This story is probably one of the most popular spicy tales of the past few years.. No need to get embarrassed  tough. I actually admire those people who can be very open about their life, and the story is pretty hilarious! want to know more? Put the kids to sleep first :)
Source: Breakaway Backpacker

7| FUNNY OUTRAGEOUS PICTURES

Instead, I’ve decided to share some of the more quirky, bizarre, outrageous, outlandish, humorous, funny, ridiculous, absurd & truly off-the-charts moments I’ve experienced while travelling over the years, as summarized in a photo essay.

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In a post about funny/weird stories, i couldn’t certainly forget a photographic essay on some funny/irreverent pictures from around the world! Get ready to chuckle!
Source: Nomadic Samuel

10 |SPANKED AT A FISH MARKET

“It was hot. Korean summer hot. Melting makeup hot. Seriously, summer in Korea gets up into the 30s and feels like plus 40s with 100% humidity and not a drop of rain. I had undone the top of my shirt to let a little air in and I suppose I should mention my breasts”

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This is a funny short tale on how you need to be extra careful whilst traveling in a different cultural environment. Especially in terms of clothing!
Source: The Escapism Artist

Article source http://www.keepcalmandtravel.com

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