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    Although I travel a lot, I never really learned to embrace the experience of traveling. I find it tiring, boring, wasteful, dangerous and thoroughly unpleasant. Occasionally though, “stuff” happens that stops me dead in my tracks in disgust, shock, amusement or plain disbelief. This blog is about telling some of these travel stories, which are largely true but with a certain degree of embellishment on my part.

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    The Last Missing Village Idiot

    The last missing village idiot happens to be our illustrious double barrel named Member of Parliament (MP) who is voted for by the residents of the area we have lived in for over 25 years. In addition to theoretically help…

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    Missing Village Idiots II

    Although, the letter informed us that we could appeal against the visa refusal, they did not say how to appeal or where to appeal.  After a few attempts, we finally found out an email address where we could lodge our…

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    Missing Village Idiots

    A few villages in the UK are wondering what’s become of their local idiots.  These drooling, mumbling, good-for-nothing morons are missing from the pubs, streets and Central Squares of their little hamlets.  I think I found out where they are….

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    Assistful Assistant

    It started with a text message 4 hours before I was due to leave for the airport.  British Airways (BA) helpfully informed me my flight would be 1 hour 45 minutes late taking off and I should rearrange my airport…

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    Licence to Endorse

    There was a time when a man’s word was his bond.  Generally speaking you went about your everyday life claiming to be someone, who does certain things, you moved about unchallenged and transacted business with other honourable men and women…

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    Jerusalem To The Left

    Pilot: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are now flying over the ancient city of Jerusalem, which can be seen clearly on the left side of the cabin. The middle-aged woman sitting next to me…

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    She Ain’t Heavy

    Her: do you have room in your suitcase for a couple of small items? Me: How small? Her: oh you know, a couple of books and a few pieces of clothes Me: that’s already more than a “couple of items”…

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    Fridge Magnet Anonymous

    Years ago, my 15-year old daughter was invited by family friends to accompany them to the USA for a couple of weeks on their annual summer vacation at their holiday apartment in Florida. They explained that all we had to…

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    Memorandum of Peanuts

    Having taken up a new post with a company, I soon found myself unexpectedly travelling on a business trip to Utah in the USA with 3 men and two women I barely knew.  Being new to the company and not…

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