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The funniest/embarrasing moments on your travels..?

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11. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Dammed am going to be again.
I was in Japan the week end just before i left and my boss offered me two tickets to watch the final of the tokyo open of tennis. Not that I am addicted to it but I thought that i can get a nice tan before i go home. After my day tanning and -watching- the game, we went with my friend to have a drink at the cocktail party. A guy came to us and start chatting to us. After a while he asked us what we have been doing during the day. We told him we were watching the final, and this guy told us he was one of the final player. A bit confused and not really believing him, we said we had no clue who he was.
He pointed us to another group of guys and ask if we recognized any of them and we said no.

The next second we had these guys around us introducing themselves.
Hi Am Patrick rafter, Byron Back I knew the names but once again I did not believe them and I said: Hi am the queen mother.

They cracked laughing proved us who they were and they invited us for the evening around Tokyo.

I still cant believe I made a full of myself to this point.

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

Hehe;) These are some of the funniest stories i have heard in awhile...thanks for sharing and giving us all something to laugh about
Has anyone experienced the embarrasement of a family member being very drunk...? In my pre-teen years, i remember my uncle getting drunk; which led to him stripping down to his bare essentials!! Not that was embarrasing enough, but then he would shout profanities at everyone and all of a sudden was the best singer in the crowd according to him... I wanted to crawl into my shell and just be invisible
Family, you cant live with them....and you cant live without them either!!

13. Posted by JSW (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

This isn't an embarrassing story but I do think it's a pretty funny one. I was scuba diving in Mexico and before we even dropped down to the bottom, our little boat had been pummeled by unusually large waves and since we had no bailing bucket and the boat's purge valve was broken, the boat was taking on water. Instead of diving that day we had to dump our gear and weight belts and swim about a mile to shore. The company gave us two free dives and also gave us the option of going back to help retrieve the gear from the boat, now resting on the ocean floor.

14. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

This Thai women tried to scam me by taking me to some store she had heard about. She claimed to be Japanese (what she didn't know was that was living in Japan and spoke Japanese)... so I said to her (in Japanese)...

Me: "Do you understand Japanese"
Her: "Sorry?"
Me: "You're not Japanese"
Her: "Oh, my english is not very good
Me: "(in english) "Funny, because I was speaking Japanese.

15. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 10y

In Firenze we were having some beers in the Joshua Tree pub. We were sitting in a table at the end and I was staring to a very beautiful girl in the bar. I was hypnotized and dreaming an approach. But finally we decided to leave and just in front of that girl there was a step I didn't saw... so I fell to the floor in a very ridiculous way. Everybody there turned to see me in the floor. I wished not to be there. I remember an old man sitting in a table laughing and shouting to me: 'Up come on, up up up!" I didn't dare to take the last look to that girl and my friends went red of laughing.

16. Posted by strayalien (Budding Member 120 posts) 10y

Getting pickpocketed by a prostitute on the Charles Bridge in Prague after 1 too many Absinthes was kinda funny

17. Posted by pulquerio (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

this was a bit strange and embaracing for me especialy because in high school i had a geek look.

some years ago i was in berlin, near alexander Platz in a park near the old berlin city all. it was about 10 a.m. and the park was full of turists taking photos. i was siting there calmly in a bench waiting for a friend with my bagpack and sleeping bag, i confess that in that day haven't had a shower or even shave.i saw that there were some city hall workers clining the park, they were picking the cigarretes from the floor. one of this workers, a women, came to me and made a gesture so i would stand up( i thought that she said she wanted to clean under the bench so i went to another bench). a few minutes after she came again to me and started making some weird sounds, and making some strange gestures. everybody was looking to me and i couldn't argue with women saing that i was not going to sleep or even sleept there( it was 10 a.m), for two reasons: 1st i don't speak a word of german; 2nd she women was making sounds instead of words not because she didn't know english but because she was a Deaf person. so i had to leave the park with everybody looking at me. later when i arrived to my friends place the first thing i did was shower and shave :-)

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 6, 2006 3:11 AM by pulquerio ]

18. Posted by Steppemoon (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Quoting karlmunch

In Firenze we were having some beers in the Joshua Tree pub. We were sitting in a table at the end and I was staring to a very beautiful girl in the bar. I was hypnotized and dreaming an approach. But finally we decided to leave and just in front of that girl there was a step I didn't saw... so I fell to the floor in a very ridiculous way. Everybody there turned to see me in the floor. I wished not to be there. I remember an old man sitting in a table laughing and shouting to me: 'Up come on, up up up!" I didn't dare to take the last look to that girl and my friends went red of laughing.

Muuhahaha!

19. Posted by asdfgh (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Bit of a stinky story this. I was on a bus in Fiji heading to Suva. It was one of the local buses, i.e. open windows and a luggage hold underneath the bus open to the elements. I'd chucked my main bag into the hold, and had been careful to stuff it right up one end of the hold so it was out of the way. I'd also put my girldfriend's bag on top of it, so hopefully no one could fit anything else in on top of them. Happy with my work I clambered aboard and we trundled our way around the island, taking in the sites and breathing in the dust. We duly arrived at Suva, retrieved our bags and took a taxi to our hotel. It was once we had entered our room that I noticed a funny smell in the air. We tried opening and closing the windows, checking under the bed, in the cupboard, in fact everywhere, but we couldn't track it down. Very odd. It was only when I started unpacking some stuff that I realised where the smell was coming from - my bag! The bottom of the bag was covered in a greasy, oily liquid that smelt like fish. In fact, that's what it was - fish oil. A local must have put some 'fresh' fish in the hold after we'd put our bags in and due to the motion of the bus, oil had leaked from the fish and run throughout the hold. To make matters worse it had actually soaked thru my bag and into some of my clothes! Nasty.... Suffice to say it took a great deal of scrubbing, soaking and washing to get it all out, which wasn't quite how I had planned to spend a couple of says in Suva... Even now (3 years later), if I try really hard I'm sure I can still smell the faint scent of fishy goodness on my rucksack...

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