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    Does anyone have any funny travel anecdotes to relate?

    here's mine: i was on the subway one time and this asian guy about 6 feet away from me was blaring music out of his ipod. i don't think he realized that it was that loud. and this was on the subway, which should have drowned out a good portion of the noise. i recognized the song he was listening to right away: Romance in the Rain Theme.
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    This happens very frequently on the bus or train for me

    BTW does travel stories mean stuff which happens when you're taking a transport to somewhere or when you go on a tour, as in travelling in another country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysnow View Post
    This happens very frequently on the bus or train for me

    BTW does travel stories mean stuff which happens when you're taking a transport to somewhere or when you go on a tour, as in travelling in another country?
    both! travel is a loose term.
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    My mother and I were taking a train in China. As you may know, the typical Chinese person leaves a lot of politeness to be desired. When we got to our seats, a man was sitting in one of them. We told him this was our seat, and he snickered indifferently: "I got here first. Besides, all the seats are about the same."

    The thing was, all the seats are not about the same. His real seat was upstairs, which cost less, is hotter and more uncomfortable, and he wanted us to go up there.

    Enraged by his inconsideration, my exact words to this person dressed in a business suit were:

    滚开, 妈卖屁!

    Which roughly translate into:

    Get the f*ck out of our seat, you son of a *****.

    And that is exactly what he did.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post

    滚开, 妈卖屁!

    Which roughly translate into:

    Get the f*ck out of our seat, you son of a *****.
    lol PJ, even you lose your cool at times

    Well...I don't know if this is exactly what you guys call funny but I remembered I laughed when I noticed what was happening. I was in China and I was on a van, ready to travel but I noticed 2 stray dogs having s*x. And since I'm a city boy, this is the first time I've seen this and I told my parents without realizing what they were really doing and they said I was perverted in Chinese. LMAO!

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    I am always annoyed about people sitting next to me when it is an empty bus or train carriage. It is amazing the type of people you meet while travelling.

    I remember taking a small plane from Guangzhou to Beijing. Most of the passengers were from the village (I guessed). The plane was very turbulent and was shaking quite hard. People started to swear and many of the women threw up on the plane. I told myself never to take Southern China Airlines back to China ever again.
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    Back home we have what you call 'jeepneys' as a public transport. A jeepney is roughly the size of a van and can fit around 23 passengers at a time. Jeepneys have protected bulbs inside the center and people sit side by side forming 2 parallel lines of 10 people facing each other. One time I got on a jeepney and there was this hot lady who was dressed fancy getting on the transport, she was so busy talking to somebody on the phone when she didn't notice the protected bulb right before her forehead. She slammed her head on the bulb and cried 'ouch', the bulb's screws broke off and the bulb was hanging on to the wires. It was so funny I had to turn my back and was lauging silently. She didn't get injured so it was all good.

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    Here is another story.

    A group of we high school students were on a bus in Spain. We were all dead tired and trying to sleep. Well, sitting ahead of me were 2 old Spanish ladies, and they just wouldn't stop talking. They talked very fast for 2 or 3 hours nonstop in Spanish, while we tried our best to take a nap. When the bus stopped, they were still talking. They had talked so much, that their conversation penetrated my brain cells. Yes, when I was napping, I started dreaming about them talking, mind you in a language that I barely knew. When we got off the bus, a girl came up to me and said "Jeez, those 2 ladies talked so much, I dreamed about it." I laughed.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    My mother and I were taking a train in China. As you may know, the typical Chinese person leaves a lot of politeness to be desired. When we got to our seats, a man was sitting in one of them. We told him this was our seat, and he snickered indifferently: "I got here first. Besides, all the seats are about the same."

    The thing was, all the seats are not about the same. His real seat was upstairs, which cost less, is hotter and more uncomfortable, and he wanted us to go up there.

    Enraged by his inconsideration, my exact words to this person dressed in a business suit were:

    滚开, 妈卖屁!

    Which roughly translate into:

    Get the f*ck out of our seat, you son of a *****.

    And that is exactly what he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    lol PJ, even you lose your cool at times

    Well...I don't know if this is exactly what you guys call funny but I remembered I laughed when I noticed what was happening. I was in China and I was on a van, ready to travel but I noticed 2 stray dogs having s*x. And since I'm a city boy, this is the first time I've seen this and I told my parents without realizing what they were really doing and they said I was perverted in Chinese. LMAO!
    I have a similar one, I was in Vietnam in the country side when 2 male dogs were humping each other. My male cousins thought it would be funny to throw slippers at them to break the two horn dogs away. However, they kept going.... and we turned around
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    its happen to me several time while i am on my way on the train in japan. a japanese old lady ask me about train direction. i was about like to say " ma am your`re the japanese, i am the one who suppose to ask you"
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    I think my story is one of those "you had to be there" kind of funny.

    I'm in Orlando, staying on the 10th floor of the hotel. Some friends and I were heading down for some breakfast while a few others were staying behind waiting for the restroom. So we started toward the elevator. The elevator door open, we got in, and the elevator door closed. This entire time we're just chatting around. 30 seconds later, the elevator door opened and lo and behold, there stood one of our friends who was suppose to be upstair!

    We were all shocked and ask him, "How the hell you got down here so quick!"
    He was even more shocked and asked, "What the hell you're talking about?"

    That's when we realized that NOBODY press the button for the 1st floor. So all of us stood in that elevator for 30 seconds going nowhere. I really thought he beat the elevator going down 10 floors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyT View Post
    I think my story is one of those "you had to be there" kind of funny.

    I'm in Orlando, staying on the 10th floor of the hotel. Some friends and I were heading down for some breakfast while a few others were staying behind waiting for the restroom. So we started toward the elevator. The elevator door open, we got in, and the elevator door closed. This entire time we're just chatting around. 30 seconds later, the elevator door opened and lo and behold, there stood one of our friends who was suppose to be upstair!

    We were all shocked and ask him, "How the hell you got down here so quick!"
    He was even more shocked and asked, "What the hell you're talking about?"

    That's when we realized that NOBODY press the button for the 1st floor. So all of us stood in that elevator for 30 seconds going nowhere. I really thought he beat the elevator going down 10 floors!

    HAHAHA
    That's so funny! I'm at work and I have to try really hard not to burst into laughter

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeButterfly View Post
    its happen to me several time while i am on my way on the train in japan. a japanese old lady ask me about train direction. i was about like to say " ma am your`re the japanese, i am the one who suppose to ask you"
    Hey! The same thing happened to me in France. This French lady (at least, it was a lady who spoke French ) came up to me at the train station to ask me something... Well, shame on me, I went there without knowing the language! So I tell her politely that I don't speak French, along with a "sorry". She immediately retracted her smiles, and acted as if she had been deeply disgusted -- which is what most French people do after they find out you don't know their god-precious language.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    CrazyT's elevator story reminds me of an elevator experience of my own, though in a different vein:

    My friends and I were in Asian Country X* where English was (and still is) not widely spoken. However there were English language newspapers which we could read. So there we were, sitting in the lobby of the hotel, reading the newspapers and waiting for our local friend to come and get us, when the elevator door opened a short distance away and a plus-sized middle-aged woman came out. The woman had an equally big voice, because the moment she stepped out of the elevator, she looked in our direction and boomed across the space that separated us in English: "You must be from Asian Country Y*! I can tell! That's where I'm from!" Then, she started walking briskly towards us.

    I don't know what my friends did, but I raised my newspaper higher and slunk into the sofa, thinking: "Sorry lady, you are from Asian Country Y*. I am from Asian Country Z*!"

    You see, during that time, there were many stories in the local dailies of Asian Country Y* that told about how people from Country Y* attract unwelcome attention to themselves through inappropriate behaviours while travelling abroad. So I found it kinda funny (but was trying to act as if I didn't hear her, instead of laughing out loud behind the newspaper) when the woman beckoned to us like we were long-lost friends or something.

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    When I was in China on the train w/ my aunt and cousin, we got stopped by this lame-*** cop who thought we were from the Fa Lun Gong....and kept asking us to "confess" or else. And he got into this huge fight w/ my aunt because he kept making her say her views about it and she was like "I don't know enough to comment", but apparently that wasn't good enough for him. He rambled on about national security and b.s. like that. I'm surprised we weren't thrown into jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yearning View Post
    When I was in China on the train w/ my aunt and cousin, we got stopped by this lame-*** cop who thought we were from the Fa Lun Gong....and kept asking us to "confess" or else. And he got into this huge fight w/ my aunt because he kept making her say her views about it and she was like "I don't know enough to comment", but apparently that wasn't good enough for him. He rambled on about national security and b.s. like that. I'm surprised we weren't thrown into jail.
    If a cop kept bugging me like that I'd bust his teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    If a cop kept bugging me like that I'd bust his teeth.
    I wouldn't recommend doing that in China. They can literally pull a trigger on you and not get into much trouble.
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    This happened when a friend from Korea came over and visit my country.

    I took half a day off and fetch her from the airport. The booking of accommodation was all done by herself via internet before she came over. (She came here as a Backpacker. Hence, a bunk hostel.)

    What happened was.... her name is Lim Mi Kyung. Her lastname is not an easy subject to pronoucing. The "kyung". She said I could call her "Mi" so I did. I don't know what she asked the Bunk Hostel people to address her but I thought its convenient to stick with "Mi".

    Her 2nd day (the 1st day she reached here, the country, and we spent more than half the day looking for her hostel and travel to "recky" the neighbourhood of her hostel.), I called her hostel before I was prepared to leave my halfday of work, and this is my brief recollection of the convo that took place:-

    Hostel caretaker: Hello, BettelBox.
    Me (tired): Hallo, can I speak to Mi...(went soft because unsure of the pron. of that K word) Kyung?
    Hostel caretaker: Pardon? Looking for who again?
    Me: (Louder) Hi, can I speak to Mi?
    Hostel caretaker: What? You called BettelBox, and you want to talk to You?
    Me: No, not that me, I mean Mi!
    Hostel caretaker: Are you pulling my leg, or are you nuts? Are you a prank caller?!
    Me: Ok ok I'm looking for the Korean girl whose name is Mi.
    Hostel caretaker:Ooohhhh the Korean girl. Hold on!
    Me: *sigh* Yes..... thank you.

    Not a major funny event, just stupid Boo-boo. But memorable.
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    Your conversation reminded me of something similiar.

    I went to South Beach, Miami, FL one year and it was great. Definitely recommend it. What I didn't know was that "South Beach" is also the name of a gay club here in Houston.

    I forgot what led to it but my friend asked me, "Have you ever been to South Beach?"
    Me: Yea!! It's great! I'm definitely gonna go back one day.
    Her: What? Really?!?
    Me: Of course. There's A LOT of pretty people there!
    Her: Hmmm...
    Me: Have you ever been?
    Her: Nope. Never.
    Me: You should go. It'll be awesome.
    Her: But it's a gay club. Can I go in there?
    Me: WHAT?!? Gay club?!?

    And that's when we found out we were talking about 2 different places. Did she think I was gay?
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