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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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That's bananas!
Staying at my cousin's flat in Perth, WA I was hailed by a neighbour who ushered me through her house to her back garden.

"I bet you haven't seen these growing before!" she said smugly, pointing at a crop of bananas. I politely nodded.

I didn't have the heart to tell her that when I was a child my grandparents had taken me to the Victorian Conservatory in Blackburn's Corporation Park. We'd seen bananas and loads of other tropical plants thriving, even in the weak northern sunshine.

I guess the haven't heard of greenhouses in Australia.
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 12:17, 7 replies)
I used to live in Brazil
when I moved back to the UK, we went to Kew Gardens.

We were looking around the big glasshouse, and saw a palm tree labeled 'The biggest palm tree in the UK'.

Seemed churlish, but I turned to my wife and pointed out we used to have bigger ones than that in our back garden.
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 12:32, closed)
You're right,
that does seem churlish.
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 13:15, closed)
I'm so ashamed.
Apparently they're going broke. Had to lay off 175 people last month.

I sure hope it wasn't my comment, overheard by a travel company boss, that started the whole sorry mess.
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 13:49, closed)
We have heard of them
We just prefer to keep our Aboriginees in them
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 13:40, closed)
I think that you mean glasshouse?
Very edgy
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 15:08, closed)
No, greenhouse
Structures made of glass that heat-loving plants are grown in.
There's no such thing as a "glasshouse".
(, Mon 28 Apr 2014, 22:03, closed)
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