Funny Travel Stories 2020 To Smile and Laugh hard


  1. A Japanese tourist was lost in the center of Hanoi, he asked two youths Hanoians the way to go to the station. He asked in English, French, Spanish, German and of course Japanese, but the other two did not understand. He shrugged off. One of the two told the other:
    – Hey, we have to learn at least one foreign language.
    “That’s useless,” the other replied. “Just look at this tourist. He knows four, five languages that doesn’t mean anything!
  2. A beautiful student who wants to practice English so she offers a tour for an American man around Saigon city to practice English. Passing by the Notre Dame Cathedral, the man asked:

            “What is this place?”

            She was sweating because she did not know what the English Cathedral was.

           She replied: – “Jesu died here”. After hearing the visitor stunned.

          After passing the War Remnants Museum, he asked:
          -“What is this place, why crowded?”

           She replied: – “American (pointing at her guest) and Vietnamese (pointing at herself) Pằng Pằng (shooting               gun sounds). People died here.” –

             “Oh my God!”

            In the end, they passed the hospital Tu Du (maternity hospital): – “Miss, where is this?”

            She frowned thinking: – “Men – women, Pằng Pằng, Babies born here”.

  1. Two amusing US tourists sitting in a car going to a town in Vietnam. – John, where are we now ?. “We are on page 191( of the Lonely Planet Vietnam), John said.” “Good,” the other replied. “Let’s go to page 210 today.”
  2. My friend  lived in Vietnam, and I decided to visit him for a couple of days. I thought we were going to stay in his house and won’t leave the city much, but in the end we decided to go for a hike. I had not proper clothing with me, just some shorts and regular shoes, and he didn’t either, but we went anyway. We went through quite thick jungle, scratched our skin a bit, but were happy that no reptiles live here. We finally reached the summit and met a local guy there. I don’t know why, but we asked him if there are any snakes living in his area? He burst out laughing and said “this is called the Snake Mountain!”. We really looked where we put our feet on the way down!

    On the same trip we decided to visit another city with a guide. At one point I asked him if I should be worried about malaria, as we were going to a different region. He smiled and said “no problem!”. Only the first building we saw in the other city had an enormous sign on it “Malaria Hospital”.

  3. It was during Soviet times that I was flying Moscow-Copenhagen. After spending nearly 24 hours at the airport, I finally got in the plane and fell asleep right away. When I woke up, I suddenly discovered that my feet are glued to the floor! The woman in front of me had a large jar of honey that had turned over and contents had spilled across the floor. She was sleeping too and had no idea of the mess around her!
  4. I had a business dinner in Guangzhou and I was very thirsty, so when the tea arrived, I immediately poured some to drink. As the table was fully served and this was not my first day in China, I just grabbed one of the bowls that looked like the tea bowls I saw in other restaurants before and drank from that. Some of the Chinese looked at me, but did not say anything. Later I asked my American friend, who lives in China many years, and she said that I drank tea from soup bowl and ate soup from the tea bowl.
  5. I was flying through US from Costa Rica and almost got in trouble. We had declared everything we were bringing, but had completely forgotten about tangerines we bought the other day from a farmer, now deep in the backpack. They started checking our bags and found the two lone tangerines! The fruit had some sand on them, and immediately there was an announcement in the whole area that contaminated fruit has been discovered! A whole committee arrived and put them in a special bag, and noone would listen that it was just sand on them. Luckily, we did not have to pay any penalty for this!
  6. I was flying through Moscow Sheremetyevo airport when I went to Korea. I still had to go through passport control. I gave the border officer my passport, who immediately threw it back at me and shouted “Never, ever do this again!” Turned out, he didn’t like that I had the passport cover on… Next I proceeded to security control and I saw that people were taking off their shoes. I asked the woman in charge if I should take my shoes off too, to which she barked back “When you will be wearing heels, then you can start taking off shoes!”. And when I passed through the scanner and went to collect my things I noticed the woman looking at the monitor was not actually looking! Instead she was just typing on her phone, obviously engaged in a conversation on social media!
  7. I had to get some documents signed in Korea, I had a whole folder with documents, colorful sticky notes marking who needed to sign where. It was not easy to get the signatures, so I had to ask my colleague a couple times to help. When he saw me with the folder on Day 3, still running around to handle everything, he told me  – “you are quite organized for a European!” When I asked him what did he mean by that, it turned out the overall impression of Europeans was the same as what North Europe believes South Europe to be like!
  8. While in Greece doing my Erasmus exchange program, me and my roommates went to Bulgaria by train. When it was time to go back and we went to look for platform Nr 3, as it was written on the ticket, we couldn’t find it! We looked everywhere, we asked information desk, passers by, but noone could help. We were getting desperate, as train was leaving in 2 minutes, so when the porters driving a small golf cart around the rail station agreed to help us for 15 euros, we accepted the deal. We jumped on the golf cart, drove 5 meters and it stopped at the first train, as it was ours! This did not seem fair, so we decided to run off. The guys started chasing us, one grabbed my backpack, but I managed to wiggle away and got inside the train, which had started moving at that moment. The guy proceeded to hit the windows as he was running outside the train, as I was really scared the guys will jump in the door of the next cart. Then one of the cabin doors opened and two older guys hid us with them, quickly closing the curtains, so we could not be seen. Turned out they were two Russian surgeons who worked in Athens. We then spent the whole time talking to them and learned it was not Platform Nr.3 but rather platform “West”, as the first letter of “запад” is “З” in Cyrillic.