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The Traveller's Tale - A story game

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1. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Introduction: Each traveller has his or her own amusing, scary, odd, inspiring, spell-binding tale to tell. Why not use it to weave a tale around the world?

The rules of the game:
(1) Each post can only be one paragraph, with a (minimum 2 lines to maximum 15 lines) and can introduce a new character or move along with the flow. It would be nice to have characters connect to have continuity in the story.

(2) The next post can focus on the same country as previous post or move to a new country or revisit a country mentioned already in older posts.

(3) The post should be a real experience of 'post'er or someone he or she has known as expressed through a character in the story.

Beginning the thread

The Travellers' tales - A collection of stories around the world

With the help of pedestrians, Sofia and Marc located the Tourist board office on Bauddhaloka Mawathe, a tiny office without any pretense and could have been well mistaken for a small house. Two sleepy staff sat in the front office. "We are here to buy the Cultural Triangle ticket", Sofia told the woman who looked at them. "What?", the woman asked."The entrance ticket to Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa ruins - the Cultural triangle?". "Ah. yes. Entrance tickets. You can buy at entrance." was the lethargic response. "Don't you sell it here?" "Yes" "Can we buy two, please?""Get the receipt prepared in the office inside and come and pay at the counter, indicating the bored man beside her." By the time, they got the stub of a ticket, they had had to go through four people in a process that took a full half-hour and a circle ending up with the ticket being issued by the woman who was first spoken to. Wondering at the system in Sri Lanka, they walked out....

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 30, 2006, at 3:54 PM by Ahila ]

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Can I make a suggestion - keep it to two lines maximum - more folk will join in :)

of the tourist office and caught a taxi straight to the airport where they boarded a flight bound for the southermost point in . . .

3. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Keeping to your suggestion of two lines

India. Arriving in Trivandrum, they decided to go to the famous Kovalam beach that friends had raved about so much. Taking the..

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

bus wasn't as easy as they had hoped. It was packed with tourists and locals alike, all desperate to visit the famous ...

5. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

beach-by-the-sea. It was nearly an hour's ride away from Trivandrum and they arrived as the sun was beginning to set. They...

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 1, 2006, at 8:26 AM by Ahila ]

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

They quickly checked into their room, stowed their luggage in a heap on the floor and made their way to the beach to catch the setting sun.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

At the beach, a pasty Irishman, who neglected to apply enough sunscreen, woke up to find himself very red indeed. So his companion went to order 2 Mojitos and...

8. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

found herself engrossed by the seemingly hundreds of people gathered at the lighthouse beach on Christmas day. Taking out her camera...