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STUPID TOURISTS!!!!! - Dhamma Wheel

STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

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STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:55 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Euclid » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:09 am

I remember reading something similar that a teacher had stuck on her door. Apparently, tour guides of the Sistine Chapel often have to explain where the other fifteen are.

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Kare » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:03 am

And this sign is caused by some tourists's question:

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby dragonwarrior » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:46 am

This happened a lot :quote:
Q: Do you know Indonesia?
A: No, what is that?
Q: Okay, so do you know Bali?
A: Of course!

Oh come on..

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby poto » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:45 pm

I suspect that at least some of those were IRL trolls.

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Perry » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:59 pm

I do a Travel and Toursm course at college and have had a few shockers mentioned in the class, all were completely serious.

Is Fiji the capital city of Japan? (I'm guessing this one has some relation to Mount Fuji)
Where in France was Hitler from?
Why is Table Mountain called this, when it doesn't have any legs?
What is the difference between geography and history?
Do we need a passport to go to Liverpool?
Is the Amazon in China?

There's been more, and I may recall them later!

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Kare » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:19 pm

Not to forget this wonderful classic:

Mettāya,
Kåre

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Re: STUPID TOURISTS!!!!!

Postby Fede » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:51 pm

At least she's heard of Turkey.

Takes one to know one........ :rofl:
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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