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Laughing Across Borders: 6 Hilarious Tales of Misadventures Abroad

when travel goes wrong

International travel can be a lot of fun, especially if you have experience in the customs and area you’re visiting. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into a fiasco or two while on your next adventure.

Sometimes, those misadventures can be your most incredible memories when you leave. To that end, here are some of our favorite travel mishaps worldwide.

As one commenter reminded us, gaining entry to another country can sometimes be challenging. He was asked by a female immigration officer if he was traveling alone. He said he was.

Purpose of Your Visit?


For anyone who’s purchased insurance through their most recent job in the USA, COBRA insurance is usually the route most preferred. However, in other countries, it can mean something completely different, as one poster shared.

Anything Else?

One visitor to Germany quickly figured out that rules of language rarely apply across the board. While trying to order lunch one afternoon, a man came across an ad in a joint KFC and Pizza Hut that showed a small pizza and two pieces of chicken.

One user living in Uraguay said that food in the country is meat, pizza, or pasta. Their concept of spicey food is little to none, and the word jalapeños doesn’t exist in the Uraguan language.

Hot and Spicy

Ride Out Back

If you’ve ever ridden in the back of a pickup truck, you’ll understand how interesting this next story is. “Driving in rural Thailand, we saw a Toyota Hilux pickup truck with pineapples in the back in a cage stacked so high that the height could well serve as the content of the story… at least 20′ probably closer to 30′ (6–10 meters).

Monopoly Money

Being a tourist can be an exciting and unusual experience. Sometimes, our reactions bubble up to the surface. One individual shared an instance about their excitement during a vacation in the North country.