18 Stupid, Ridiculous, Cringe-Worthy (And Sadly, Real) Travel Complaints

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There are good travellers, there are bad travellers and there are the people better off staying at home.

For the most part, the world is made up of good travellers -- the fun, yet responsible ones who treat a destination and its people with respect. There are also the bad travellers. These are the ones who come across as annoying in large doses, but at the end of the day you're willing to forgive them.

Then there are the people who should stay at home.

These are people who, sadly, just don't know any better. It's not that they should never travel -- we're just suggesting they read a few Wikipedia articles before booking their next trip. If anything, it'll help temper expectations and avoid filing complaints -- honest, if not ridiculous, complaints.

Take the case about the traveller whose trip was claimed ruined because the tour guide's face was "too ugly" or the one who complained about the local women "being too beautiful."

But wait! There's more courtesy from Just The Flight, a travel booking agency based in the United Kingdom. Over the last two years, the company has received 200 cases of general feedback, including hilarious and face-palm inducing gripes from travellers all over the world.

This is just a sample of why it's important to do your homework before you leave.

  • 1
    One hotel received a complaint about their advertised ‘homey feel’: it was apparently nothing at all like the guest’s home.
    Here's hoping they also don't think the "continental breakfast" requires a trip around the world.
  • 2
    “My husband got carsick on the boat”
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    I'm no medical professional, but I'm pretty sure that's not how it works.
  • 3
    “I packed for a mountaineering holiday, and couldn’t believe no one told me that there wouldn’t be snow. I had to go out and buy new clothes.”
    Spoiler alert: we hear the air gets pretty thin when you climb mountains. Might want to pick up an oxygen tank or two.
  • 4
    “I spent a whole week on safari, and didn’t see any good animals. There was only a load of antelopes.”
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    To be fair, the antelopes probably only saw one lousy tourist.
  • 5
    “You said the town was next to a volcano, but we went and there was no lava. I’m pretty sure it was just a mountain.”
    You're probably right. But just to make sure, you should climb up and jump inside to find out for yourself.
  • 6
    “We booked the honeymoon suite, and in the [bathroom] there were 2 toilets side by side. With no walls separating them! There is nothing at all romantic about that.”
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    It's called a "bidet"
  • 7
    “The animals at the zoo looked very sad and it made our children cry. Can’t they train them to smile?”
    Right away sir. While we're at it, would you like us to train them to wash your dishes and pick up your dry cleaning?
  • 8
    “There was no sign telling you that you shouldn’t get on the hot air balloon ride if you’re afraid of heights.”
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    FYI: There's also no sign at beaches saying you shouldn't go near the water if you're afraid of drowning.
  • 9
    “The local women were too beautiful; it made me feel bad about myself.”
    Friend, you just redefined the term "first-world problem."
  • 10
    A man claimed that he was no longer able to perform sexually after a chambermaid walked in on he and his wife making love and “giggled at his size” while leaving the room.
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    No, sir. She was laughing with you because it's funny when people forget to use the "do not disturb" door hanger.
  • 11
    "The street signs weren't in English. I don’t understand how anyone can get around.”
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    Maybe it's because -- and this a BIG maybe here -- they don't speak English there?
  • 12
    “The beach had too many fat people. It was gross.”
    That's probably because you went to the wrong beach. You want the special beach reserved for "uptight, shallow jerks".
  • 13
    “We could not enjoy the tour as our guide was too ugly. You can’t be expected to admire a beautiful view when you’re staring at a face like his.”
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    Pro Tip: Stay home. The world needs fewer people like you.
  • 14
    “We went to a Mexican restaurant in Rome and the waiter was Italian. You assured us Italy was the best place for an authentic food experience.”
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    Didn't you hear? Italy's embracing the local food movement; even restaurant staff are locally source and hand-picked by owners now.
  • 15
    “You told us that there was a rooftop pool, but above us was just another room.”
    Excuse us for a second, we need to go bang our head on a wall.
  • 16
    “Our flight left Heathrow at 07:55, and they told us the flight was 2 hours. But when we landed it was 10:55, making us miss our connection. The pilot didn’t even tell us we were delayed.”
    They still teach the concept of "different time zones" in school right?
  • 17
    After being told she could reach the front desk by dialling 9, a lady complained when she was repeatedly unable to do so from her mobile.
    All together now!
  • 18
    A man sent a complaint to Disney World claiming that it was “too touristy.”
    Shhhh. No one tell him about Disneyland...
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