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Biggest Surprises People Experienced When Travelling

We all have preconceived notions of the places we hear about. "Paris is romantic" we think, before stepping off the plane and onto a rat who works nights as a chef. "Venice is also romantic" we think, before our gondola crashes into a fellow tourist and the gondola guys get into a naval fistfight. Every time we travel, we have an opportunity to learn.

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Woman Demands Instant Tech Support Service, Gets Denied, Gives Earful, Misses Flight

Man, there's something terribly fascinating about watching someone who stubbornly refuses to get out of their own way. Like they have some sort of subconscious vendetta to engineer their own demise. It can honestly be sad sometimes. In this case though, folks might be able to have a good laugh. You have an impatient lady come right out of the gate with a fiery temper and entitlement, and then ultimately end up missing her flight because she wouldn't just take a deep breath and be a reasonable human being. For some more absurdity from the tech support world check out the time a mom washed her kid's computer, and then a tech support catastrophe ensued

Woman demands instant tech support service, gets rejected, gives manager earful, and then misses her flight.
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Twitter Thread: Speech-Language Pathologist Helps Out Kid In Need On Flight

Man oh man, it's heartwarming stories like the one we have here from a mindful speech-language pathologist that manage to keep our faith in humanity alive. Dr. Rachel R. Romeo found herself seated next to a dad and his son who had severe nonverbal autism. She decided to seize the opportunity to offer up her expertise, and proactively worked to bring the kid peace of mind while on their flight. It's a beautiful little story. 

Speech-language pathologist helps out kid in need during flight. | Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back conference sat next father/son broken English father began apologize/ warn his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and this would like be difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App
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American Things that Non-Americans Think are Weird

If you spend your whole life living in one place, it's easy to think that the way you live is the only way it's done. For someone visiting, there are some easy-to-notice differences like how Americans are basically comfortable talking to strangers, and some other subtle things, like when cultures collide over what lemonade is. Here are some rumors about Americans that ended up being true and some very American habits.

American things that are weird to non-americans | TitanicBeta 19.4k points 1 day ago Not putting final price on tag not sure whether 's still like this, but few years ago one never knew whether 1.00 item McDonald's or Burger King is actually $1.00 or maybe $1.08.
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American Habits That Are So American

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going about the various American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American. Sometimes one has no idea how absurd their habits are, because they've been so normalized by the culture and society they're living in. The outside perspective can be quite eye-opening. 

A collection of American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American | Small avocados. Went puerto rico like yo ill have like 6 those stuffed avocados Buddy like yo gringo think underestimate size our avocados here. Just have one and ill being more if want after had half one like football.
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Western Foods that are Weird to Visitors

Admittedly cheese is kind of a strange thing, and to the uninitiated, it's hard to forget that sausage (at its best, even) is an animal's butt stuffed with itself. If you come from a land of avocado dessert milk drinks, then guacamole probably looks like an atrocity. Here's some culture shock had by Europeans in the United States. Culture shock can come from even the smallest things, like this cultural collide over what lemonade is.

American food that foreign visitors find weird | NitroChili 14.4k points 9 hours ago family friend South Africa commented on pumpkin pie once Wait put PUMPKINS into PIE Why would do
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Dumb Complaints Entitled Tourists Had for Their Travel Agency

We hope that times are changing and people have a little more global awareness when it comes to travel. That said, there will always be people who think that you can just move a tropical island somewhere else. While that's horribly stupid, it is pretty fun to laugh at. Tourists asks some monumentally stupid questions. Sometimes fliers become a big problem before they even get there.

Stupid complaints that entitled tourists told to their travel agency | THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY THOMAS COOK VACATIONS DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 1 They should not allow topless sunbathing on beach very distracting my husband who just wanted relax 2 On my holiday Goa India disgusted find almost every restaurant served curry don't like spicy food 3 went on holiday Spain and had problem with taxi drivers as they were all Spanish
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Wholesome Stereotypes of American Travelers

Americans hear all about how they can be obnoxious overseas, like being loud and embarrassing, thinking local cuisine is gross and calling someone a "foreigner" in the country they live in. Luckily, there are other less rude things American travelers do that identify them as Americans. For some more outside perspective, here are weird things people noticed about America.

List of nice things about American travelers | Friendly point become suspicious their intent. Americans generally are more confident. way they present themselves, most other countries tend be more reserved. Walk into room full different nationalities guarantee American person will be first introduce themselves s confidence thing, and admire.
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What an inconsiderate moron. James Potok, 28, of Vaughan, Ontario messed up big time. Potok claims he was trying to create a viral video while on his flight to Jamaica, by telling people on the plane that he might be sick with the coronavirus. The flight was forced to return to Ontario. Potok has since been charged with mischief and breach of recognizance. 

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We're talking a flight that charges just around $31K per person. Now THAT is a different level of lavish insanity. 

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This arrogant piece of work underestimated the flight attendant's willingness to have her removed from the flight. Astounding to watch how quickly she backtracks, and tries to plead her way out of facing the consequences for her rude actions. 

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Travel Influencer Admits To Editing The Same Clouds Into Her Photos

After people noticed that this travel influencer's photos had the same clouds in each picture, they connected the dots and called her out for the photo editing. Nothing is real in the land of influencers. 

Travel influencer admits to editing her photos with the same clouds app.
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If you're gonna commit to doing a Simpsons scene in real life, this is probably one of the safer ones. These two Swiss women decided to recreate a foodstravaganza across New Orleans, and the result is pretty incredible.

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30 Year Olds Share Their Biggest Regrets over Their 20s

Life comes at you fast, and it's best to make the most of the time you have. If you're in your 20s, pay attention closely to what the wise 30-year olds have to say. If you're in your 30s, then who cares, you haven't even hit middl age yet. If you're older than that, you probably think all this is stupid. On a slightly lighter note, here's some funny things people regret that they said.

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Drunk Guy Loses His ID So Travel Agency Surprises Him In The Best Way

If you've ever gotten lost in the sauce, you likely misplaced your ID amidst that fall into drunken disorientation station. The travel agency in this scenario outdid themselves. I can only imagine the sweaty panic that must've ensued when he got this form in the mail.

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