All Roads Lead to Sydney
A young Italian couple were hostages to one of the ridiculous and offensive booking errors that travel agencies often make. Valerio Torrezi and Serena Tavoloni planned a trip to Australia to enjoy the beaches and views of Sydney, but the aircraft that they boarded to go to the other end of the world, went in a completely different direction. After landing, the puzzled tourists found themselves not on the Green Continent, but in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, were the locals gave them a warm welcome. In an attempt to rectify the situation, the tour operator offered the couple a free flight to any destination of their choice, and the couple hopes to travel to Australia soon. Meanwhile, the would-be tourists didn’t waste their time and enjoyed their unplanned vacation in the Canadian Sydney… the local population very hospitably took them in, the restaurants served them delicious meals, and the owners of the hotel even guaranteed them free accommodation. According to the Canadian press, these errors are not uncommon… a year ago, it was two Dutch artists; two years ago, it was a tourist from Argentina; and, in 2002, two Englishmen also ended up in the “wrong” Sydney.
12 July 2010