‘Beach too sandy’: Tourists’ dumbest gripes on TripAdvisor
Some complaints are legitimate, like an unclean hotel room or luggage lost by an airline.
But some complaints are so stupid, it makes you wonder why people bother leaving the comfort of their own home at all.
The Sun has rounded up some of the dumbest grumbles actually lodged by travellers on the travel booking site TripAdvisor. Here they are, in all their ridiculous glory:
HOT AND BOTHERED IN CENTRAL AMERICA
"You said the town was next to a volcano, but we went and there was no lava. I'm pretty sure it was just a mountain."
NEW YORK'S NO ZOOTOPIA
"The animals at the zoo looked very sad and it made our children cry. Can't they train them to smile?"
LOST IN SPAIN
"The street signs weren't in English. I don't understand how anyone can get around."
NOT PLAIN SAILING
"I went on your cruise around the Med [Mediterranean Sea] and the sea was so loud outside I couldn't get any sleep."
NAAN TOO PLEASED IN INDIA
"I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry and I don't like spicy food at all."
SIGHT-SEETHING IN KENYA
"The elephants we saw on our honeymoon were visibly aroused which made my wife upset and made me feel inadequate."
DOUBLE TROUBLE IN FRANCE
"My boyfriend and I asked for single beds in our room and you gave us a double. Now I am pregnant."
FEELING SECOND BREAST IN SPAIN
"Women were sunbathing topless on the beach and my husband spent all day looking at them."
IN DEEP WATER IN ITALY
"No one told us there would be fish in the sea - the children were surprised and upset."
TAKEN FOR A RIDE IN TURKEY
"There was no sign telling you that you shouldn't get on the hot air balloon ride if you're afraid of heights."
IT GOT OUT OF SAND IN THAILAND
"The beach was so sandy that sand got into my clothes and was hard to wash off my skin."
TIME MACHINE IN CARIBBEAN
"It took nine hours for our flight to get from the UK to Antigua but the Americans at our resort said it took them just three."
OFF COLOUR IN MALDIVES
"The sand was much too white and not yellow like it is shown in your brochure."
DOOM AND ROOM IN PORTUGAL
"Our one-bedroom apartment was much smaller than the two-bedroom one next door."
TAKING THE BISCUIT IN BULGARIA
"The local store sold hardly any British food and did not stock my favourite brand of biscuits."
LOST IN TRANSLATION EN ESPANA
"There were way too many foreigners and everyone spoke Spanish."
KENYA TELL THE DIFFERENCE?
"We bought designer sunglasses from the market and later found out they were fake."
"We could not enjoy the tour as our guide was too ugly."
GIVING IT LARGE IN SPAIN
"The beach had too many fat people. It was gross."
A version of this article was originally published on The Sun and reproduced with permission.