I’ve gotten attacked by a monkey, jumped around on public transportation before a flight in London, and have been mistaken for a robber in Copenhagen. We’ve all been there, right? Well… probably not, but these type of ugly mishaps seem to constantly happen to me at the “perfect” time (but really, is there ever a perfect time?). The stories below are where you can snicker at my embarrassment and misfortune. I’ll be right there with you.
From wearing my entire closet to the airport in Denmark, to streaking on a rooftop in Norway, to eating way too many onions in Panama, here are my 10 biggest fails abroad, all on one page.
This is what happens when you stay in hostels and dance in the rain. I’ve never gotten anything stolen from me before, and two of my things were stolen on the same day.
I crashed my motorbike into a fence in northern Thailand not even 5 minutes after getting on it for the first time. Thankfully it didn’t end too badly…
Only I would get parasites in my hair in a third world country. Funny thing is, I had never had lice before in my life. Guess there’s a first time for everything…
My first and last attempt at meditating took place in Bangkok. I was late to a meditation class with a monk and convinced myself I would have to get my leg amputated.
Breaking my key inside of my bike lock in Copenhagen and having to carry it through the streets and to the bike shop made me quite the celebrity on the streets.
Obviously, me spending the day alone in the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen would not end well with my luck. Would you believe it if someone told you they got locked inside and had to jump the fence as some biker zoomed past you? Well, here’s living proof that yes, that actually can happen.
Buses going in the opposite direction, wrong train platforms, and canceled subways, all before I had to make it to the airport.
That time I basically stared in the movie Jumanji was when I was in South Africa, watching a bunch of monkeys throw eggs and pots and pans around in my friend’s cabin. Then, I needed rabies shots.
Okay, I’ll admit it: the Mona Lisa was just another painting for me. Standing in a crowd with a bunch of other tourists staring at a painting that was much smaller than I had imagined was not how I particularly wanted to spend my day.
After a 35 mile bike ride and a hike to chalk cliffs in Southern Denmark, what a better way to end the day than losing my friend in the dark in the middle of no where?
I have such an incredible sense of direction that I should be a tour guide.
Just kidding. Here’s the time I got lost walking to the Berlin Wall and wandered into a school’s playground.
An almost capsized boat, an angry driver, and a two hour hike through mud and bushes just to get to a pristine beach in Panama? Bring it on.
Everything that could possibly go wrong before scuba diving, will go wrong, especially when you have my luck.