Friday, May 30, 2008

The World Atlas of Disappointing Holidays

Literally some people filled in my probing survey into the crock of crap at the end of the Travel Agent's rainbow. Here are the results. Scroll around to warn yourself of the disappointments and dangers that lurk on every continent (except Antarctica, but then comparatively few tour operators currently offer packages to McMurdo sound)

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You'll find a few of the pins are in the wrong spots on the map, principally because a number of these places are so uneccesarily hard to spell. I'll fix them if I spot them but leave the locations of any particularly egregious geographical howlers in the comments field below.


Mikey said...

Thanks everyone for your comments, which vary from the mildly comical to the positively harrowing.

I've found 10 winners from the first 100 or so replies, but it would be great if the great store of valuable knowledge that you've all added to this map were to continue to grow in perpetuity.

Without the benefit of your wisdom, people might actually book holidays in some of these hellholes.

If you've put in a story and it hasn't gone live, don't worry - I'm not deleting any. Sometimes they get 'stuck in the pipe' and take a day or so to publish.

Thanks again.

red said...

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