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Union jack shorts, bulldog t-shirts, bars named after soap operas, hen parties in Malaga. Tell us about your encounters with the worst (or best) of our fair country's travelers around the world. Alternatively, tell us about your own doomed quest to find a decent cup of tea in Moscow.

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:01)
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one of my dad's old colleagues went to tenerife with his wife every year
for the same 2 weeks, to the same resort.

every year, they took a separate suitcase, packed with english teabags, walkers crisps and other such british delicacies. because god forbid they should accidentally eat any spanish food. they even took oxo cubes with them.

i wish this were a "one year the wife forgot the oxo cubes and the husband had to go to the shop and say, 'ast any bisto'" pun. but no. the truth is sadder than any pun. even an amorous badger star wars pun.
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:44, 9 replies)
I thought all Spanish restaurants were owned by British ex-pats and as such only served proper British food like bolognese and curry?

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:50, closed)
but you can still catch spanish from the environment, if you don't stay in your own apartment every night
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:50, closed)
they probably complained that it was too hot as well

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 14:02, closed)
and that nobody spoke english properly
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 14:26, closed)
It is not the shop, if you want to get the joke right.

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 14:51, closed)
he complained that they only had cheese sandwiches too...

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 15:59, closed)
Walkers crisis aren't British.
They're Frito-Lays/Pepsi's merciless attempt to conquer the British market. Smith's Salt'n'Shake would be more fitting.
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 15:24, closed)
Or Seabrooks
Still made in Bradford*

*this may have a positive or negative effect on their Englishness
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 17:13, closed)
And presumably, this couple are still happily married and happily taking the same holiday.
What purgatory man will endure, eh?
(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 16:34, closed)

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