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Worst Travel Tip

What is the worst traveller’s tip ever given to you. This could be as informative as Neal Jackson’s “Best Traveler’s Tip” post.

by Barry Milyovsky at 2013-04-09 02:26:35 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

“its fine- go ahead and drink the water…..”

by richard sobol | 10 Apr 2013 13:04 | | Report spam→
“Finding a place to stay in Manhattan is very expensive.”


by Barry Milyovsky | 10 Apr 2013 16:04 (ed. Apr 10 2013) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Apparently, anything to do with umbrellas!

by Walter Rothwell | 10 Apr 2013 18:04 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I don’t know, Walter. I rather liked the umbrella idea. It is not as though you said, “Let a smile be your umbrella,” which, I am sure, would have landed you a citation on this thread.

by Barry Milyovsky | 10 Apr 2013 20:04 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
“Bring Everything”

by Gary Austin | 11 Apr 2013 09:04 | Derby, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
“It is only 2 hours walking.”

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 13 Apr 2013 09:04 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
“You can trust the cabbies”

by James Colburn | 13 Apr 2013 23:04 | Omaha, Nebraska, United States | | Report spam→
North Belfast 1993. The policeman to me: Of course you can talk to them (a mob burning an Irish flag), they don’t go after foreigner, don’t worry. I end up with a scarf on my fore head and spend three days in an hospital for a damage rib.

by Yves Choquette | 13 Apr 2013 23:04 | Montreal, Canada, Canada | | Report spam→
“…we will be greeted as liberators.”
—Vice President Dick Cheney, 16 March 2003

by Barry Milyovsky | 15 Apr 2013 16:04 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
“In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.” W

I guess that’s not really a travel tip, unless one had been planning to go to Iraq for a vacation after 2003…

by Neal Jackson | 16 Apr 2013 02:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Some of the most misleading/nauseating travel promos: ‘Incredible India.’ – well it truely is incredible but not in the manner suggested. ‘The Land of Smiles,’ and ‘Visit Laos Year,’ just don’t ask about the disappearance of Sombath Somphone and other civil society/environmental activists.

by Nigel Amies | 16 Apr 2013 08:04 | Ludwigsburg, Germany | | Report spam→
“It’s just around the corner”

Amazon rainforest walking directions to next community – 9 hours later and not a corner in site!

by Angela Cumberbirch | 16 Apr 2013 15:04 (ed. Apr 16 2013) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
“It’s just 50 cents to cross on the ferry, and there is always tons of room.”

“There are never road blocks on that highway, you’ll be fine.”

“The police don’t care if you change money on the black market.”

“Take the route I was telling you about, its a shortcut.”


by David Bro | 16 Apr 2013 18:04 | Orange County-Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
“Don’t do that trip”

by Hernan Zenteno | 18 Apr 2013 17:04 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
“You just HAVE to go to Disneyland!

by Barry Milyovsky | 19 Apr 2013 00:04 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
“nah, don’t worry, nobody gets a hangover from mekong” (or arak or ouzo or mezcal or insert name of local brain solvent).

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 19 Apr 2013 00:04 | Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→
“There are no pictures there.”

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 20 Apr 2013 16:04 | Spring Lake, Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
“If you’re in a hurry take this shortcut.”

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 20 Apr 2013 16:04 | Spring Lake, Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
“The water here’s safe to drink.”

by Matthew Richards | 21 Apr 2013 04:04 | Phi Mai, Thailand | | Report spam→
You don’t need a permit to photograph in sudan…

by John Robinson | 22 Apr 2013 12:04 | Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
You don’t need to carry an Umbrella with you.

by Jack | 23 Apr 2013 12:04 | NY, United States | | Report spam→
“Photographing those lines of people waiting for food shouldn’t be a problem here in Zimbabwe…”

by Neal Jackson | 23 Apr 2013 23:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Afghan warlord: “Give this letter to the Tajik commander at the border. He is my friend.” (followed by two weeks incarceration in Tajikistan)

by teru kuwayama | 25 Apr 2013 01:04 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
He’s using good quality mattress.

by Sarkari | 04 May 2013 08:05 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
“Not to worry—they’ve cleared out all the land mines.”

“It’s just ethnic violence—they don’t target the press.”

by Joe Willmore | 07 May 2013 21:05 | Fairfax, VA, United States | | Report spam→
Black and white

by Sarkari | 17 Apr 2014 15:04 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
“Why don’t you go somewhere for your vacation? You never get out of the house. You should go somewhere.” The people who say this, and you know who you are, are evil. They exist only because I cannot afford a hit man to remove their verminous presence from the face of the earth, although I do have to say that Mom has many strong points in her favor. She does great pineapple upside down cake, for instance.

by Akaky | 30 Apr 2014 17:04 | New York , United States | | Report spam→
“just show your passport and say them you are an observant and you wanna see Jerusalem”

by Mattia Marinolli | 04 May 2014 12:05 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→

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Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
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(emperor of ice cream )
New York , United States
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photojournalist, author
[undisclosed location].
Walter Rothwell, Photographer Walter Rothwell
London , United Kingdom
Gary Austin, Photojournalist Gary Austin
(British Photojournalist)
Derby , United Kingdom ( EMA )
Tom Van Cakenberghe, Tom Van Cakenberghe
Kathmandu , Nepal
James Colburn, Photographer/Photo Editor James Colburn
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Yves Choquette, Photojournalist Yves Choquette
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Neal Jackson, Neal Jackson
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Washington, Dc , United States ( IAD )
Nigel Amies, Photographer/writer Nigel Amies
[undisclosed location].
Angela Cumberbirch, Photographer Angela Cumberbirch
New York , United States
David Bro, freelance editorial David Bro
freelance editorial
Orange County , United States ( LAX )
Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
John Louis Lassen Perry, Photoanthropologist John Louis Lassen Perry
Califon, New Jersey , United States
John Robert Fulton Jr., Photographs John Robert Fulton Jr.
Indianapolis, In , United States
Matthew Richards, Photojournalist Matthew Richards
Bang Saphan , Thailand
John Robinson, Photographer John Robinson
(works with light)
Pigeon Club , South Africa
Jack, Jack
[location unknown]
teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
New York , United States
Sarkari, Sarkari
[location unknown]
Joe Willmore, Joe Willmore
[location unknown]
Akaky, Contemptible lout Akaky
Contemptible lout
New York , United States ( AAA )
Mattia Marinolli, photojournalist Mattia Marinolli
Kiev , Ukraine


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