A Google search will yield a treasure trove of ridiculous travel complaints, and you’ll see that some people are determined to be miserable no matter what.

If you work in the travel industry, you have to bite your tongue when faced with such complaints & audacity because professionalism dictates it. 

But when you’ve put down that phone or signed out of your work emails, it’s the kind of thing you vent about to your friends. And laugh. Either laugh or go crazy.

Here are eleven ridiculous travel complaints people have made prior to or during travel.

You won’t. If you’re going to Europe, know that air conditioning isn’t as common. It’s seen as an energy waster & natives have found inventive ways to keep cool.

No AC in my accommodation? I'll die.

Imagine going to an apartment in Rome & insisting that the owner remove the cross he has hanging on the wall because you’re of a different faith.

I'm a guest in your home & I don't like your decor

See now, here’s the thing about the Caribbean. Generally, the way of life is slower, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

I went to a restaurant in the Caribbean, and my food is taking too long to come

Some people wash clothes by hand & hang them the old-fashioned way. They’ll be dry the next day.

There are no laundry facilities in my apartment, and there should be because I have them at home

“It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time – this should be banned.”The siesta banned in Spain? Bye.

The Siestas Should Be Banned!

Somebody went on vacation & complained that having two “toilets” next to each other wasn’t “romantic.”
It’s a bidet.

Having two "toilets" right next to each other is weird!

A woman hounded an agent for a reservation at the Hôtel Costes in Paris who doesn’t accept reservations more than 48 hours in advance.

I want my restaurant reservation ahead of when they are accepted

A client called and emailed their agent repeatedly during COVID asking to change a villa reservation over & over as if this would expedite the desired answer.

I demand my booking be changed immediately

The actual complaint was, “the beach was too sandy, and we had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

There was too much sand at the beach!

When you’re booking a city apartment, you can ask them to keep you posted on outside construction plans.But city life = potential noise.

Nobody told us there would be construction near the apartment

Many beaches are clothed, a fair amount are topless, and others allow for total nudity. It’s up to you to research based on your comfort level.

People should cover up at the beach!

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