HOLIDAYMAKERS save up all year for their annual break, so when a little thing goes wrong on holiday they like to let everyone know - especially the travel agent that booked it.

But some tourists have expectations that are impossible to meet.

Travel agents sick of ridiculous moans from holiday-makers have shared the most outlandish gripes they've received, including one tourist who complained about fish in the sea.

It seems that once travellers have packed their bags and jetted home after their break they can't wait to email and phone in about the niggles that spoiled their trip.

But while we all know that a long delay, shabby hotel and filthy beach can blight anyone's jollies, the gripes being shared by tour operators online are a little more surprising.

The latest comments, which have been shared on the Twitter page Holiday Complaints, range from a person who doesn't like spicy food moaning about curry in India to there being too many fish in the sea.

The curry-hating traveller wrote: "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food at all."

Another tourist was shocked to discover there were fish in the sea, claiming that the animals startled their kids.

One poor travel agent was even blamed for a man's wandering eye.

A tourist complained: "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

The same person also moaned about too much flesh on the beach, saying: "The beach had too many fat people. It was gross."

Meanwhile, one disgruntled complained that there wasn't enough Mexicans - in Rome.

They said: "We went to a Mexican restaurant in Rome and the waiter was Italian. You said Italy was the best place for an authentic food experience."

The language barrier is a well-known problem for English-speaking travellers abroad - especially when the Spanish insist on speaking, err, Spanish.

One traveller said: "Why doesn't everyone speak English? We went Spain and no one understood English. We will never go back there again."

Another added: ""There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."

It's normal to miss your usual comforts from home but one British tourist was not happy, insisting: "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

But the last word has to go to the traveller who complained the volcano they stayed near wasn't active.

They moaned: "You said the town was next to a volcano, but we went and there was no lava. I'm pretty sure it was just a mountain."

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished here with permission.

News Corp Australia


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