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The funniest/embarrasing moments on your travels..?

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1. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

My BF and i went out on a tandem ride around town, on way back home, we stopped for a toilet break. I was wandering why my BF was taking so long...he got locked inside the toilet and had to climb out of the window!! It was hilarious on my part, but my BF was red faced and didnt see the funny side of it...
I still remind him of it, and cant live it down just yet!!!

2. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

getting caught skin-dippin off the Amalfi Coast in Italy. There were two girls and two of us guys, and I guess we made quite a sight for the people on the cliff above! More hilarious than embarassing!

3. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

I was SCUBA diving in Ko Tao, Thailand, and we had just got back onto the boat and started taking our wetsuits off. They're quite tight aren't they Anyway, one of the girls in my group started taking hers off and pulled off her bikini bottoms too!!! Revealing a well maintained bush hehe. She didnt say a word all the way back to the shore, absolutely hilarious but she laughed it off eventually.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

Lord, Ive had more red face moments than I care to remember on my various travels. - like telling a bunch of Peruvians that I was very horny when I meant to say I was very hot.

Other Evelyn classics include falling off a chair in the middle of a very crowded restaurant on a date in Santiago! I was leaning across to murmur some sweet nothings at the guy in question and, well, the legs of the chair just went from under me. Down I came with a spectacular crash which seemed to echo for hours! Then, I lay on my ass like an upside turtle until my date came to my aid and helped me up. God, I´m going red now just thinking about it. There´s nothing worse than a room full of people all staring intently into the depths of their wine glasses or out the nearest window desperately trying not to explode laughing.

When I was in Lima,I developed a sore throat very quickly because of the pollution. I looked up what I thought was the word for lozenges and headed off to the nearest farmacia ready to impress them with my knowledge of the language. Anyway, I repeated the phrase to the girl behind the counter, pointing at my throat and sort of grimacing. She went into a prolonged fit of nervous giggles before going in to call out the pharmacist. I said the same thing to him and made similar gestures and he bent over laughing and holding his stomach. I FLED THE SCENE! I have no idea to this day what I said to them - I was probably asking for spermacidal cream whilst pointing at my throat and making strange faces......Ill never know....

5. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Cue James. . .

6. Posted by OneShot (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

This isn't my story, but it was so hilarious I have to tell it.

My cousin, a professor of Political Philosophy at an ivy league University, was in china for some reason or another. He started out one afternoon going from vender to vender (I can't even remember what city he was in) sampling the local cuisine. Did I mention he wasn't a seasoned traveler?

Anyway, he then took a cab to his destination for the evening... probably a conference or symposium of some sort, then took another cab back toward his hotel. On the ride back he began feeling a bit queasy, then shortly thereafter, began feeling an immediate need to relieve himself. He knew he would not be able to make it back to his hotel in time.

He began searching through the cab window for any place that might have public facilities he could use but all to no avail. Finally, when the urge became to great to forestall any longer, he had the cabby pull over to the curb. He hastily threw some cash at him and darted off toward the darkest part of the street he could find and ducked into an alley. Desparately he searched for some nook or cranny to do his business in, but could find only a couple of barrels to duck behind.

Shaking and sweating from the effort to hold in what desperately wanted to come out, he dropped trow and spewed the contents of his bowels over the ground behind the barrels. Just at that moment, with him squatting low with his pants around his ankles, a door opened into the alley.

A chinese man, appearing to be in his mid forties, stepped into the alley and lit a cigarette. My cousin could do nothing but cower behind the barrels as this man smoked his cigarette not fifteen feet away. All he would have had to do was turn to his left and peer down the alley and discovery would have been all but guaranteed. Fortunately, however, the man simply finished his cigarette and went back inside.

My cousin then tore off his underwear, used them to clean himself, and quickly left the alley, occasionally looking back to see if there might be an angry, middle-aged Chinese man behind him.

I know there is probably a lesson in that story somewhere, but I couldn't stop laughing long enough to figure out what it was.

7. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

In Thailand I was on a longtail boat going snorkelling around PhiPhi Leh with a couple of english lads and some Aussie girls, when one of the boys quietly said, ahem, "you might want to adjust your bikini top" as one of my boobs had popped out Dunno how long it'd been like that!

I met this American girl who had to go into a chemist in Vietnam and try to mime constipation!

There are probably more.

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting samsara2

Lord, Ive had more red face moments than I care to remember on my various travels. - like telling a bunch of Peruvians that I was very horny when I meant to say I was very hot. .....

I'm confused. Were you hot and horny, or horny and hot, or just simply hot??

Sorry, it's just that I'm wearing a poncho at the moment and listening to some peruvian pipe music and I'm a tad mixed up

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting john7buck

Cue James. . .

10. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

Sorry, it's just that I'm wearing a poncho at the moment and listening to some peruvian pipe music and I'm a tad mixed up

pffff ahahahahahaha good show sir!

i dont really know if its funny or embarassing but i wandered into this park in the middle of the night in boston, and i came upon the strange realization that there was a shitload of people in there. getting really on edge, knowing something was up, i hastily walked as fast as i could to try and get out the other side. then it was i noticed a guy staring at me, and turning around to look me over a bit more when i walked by. a lil pissed but hoping it was all good, i kept walking, until the guy caught up with me and started making conversation in the girliest voice ever. keep in mind hes about a foot and change shorter than me. so i just responded gruffly repeatedly, hoping to give him the idea that i wasn't down. then he asked me if i wanted to fool around and simulatneously reached for my d***. i punched the shit out of his arm in question and ran about twenty feet before turning around. after i started yelling, he proceeded to tell me it was a 'gay park' and he apologized. i forgave him, and walked away confused as hell. i mean its not like they have a sign up or anything.
funny as hell, though.