Travel Fun


I enjoy travelling and experiencing new places. I also love a good laugh so was delighted when a kind friend sent me the following, apparently true, stories.
I hope that they help to lighten your day.

Windsor Castle
A photo of Windsor Castle taken when we were house sitting in the area

A guide at Windsor Castle was struggling to make herself heard over the roar of low flying aircraft coming into land at nearby Heathrow. She was interrupted by a tourist who demanded what was wrong with the town planners, and why had they built the castle so close to the airport.


The highlight of a cruise liner’s visit to the Alaskan port of Valdez was a guided tour of the southern end of the great 800 mile pipeline through which, the guide informed them, some 1.3 million barrels of oil came daily from Prudhoe Bay in the north. When he asked if there were any questions, someone solemnly enquired, `How do they get all those empty barrels back up to Prudhoe Bay?’

Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament / London
Lord Hailsham
Lord Hailsham

A group of tourists escorted around the British Houses of Parliament suddenly found themselves in the presence of the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham, resplendent in full wig and gown. Spying behind the group the figure of Neil Marten MP, the Lord Chancellor called out in greeting`Neil’ with dignified vigour. And all the tourists did.


The story is told, apocryphal no doubt, of the DJ working on a small and remote radio station in Scotland midway through his programme late at night on 1 October 1977. News came to the station that Bing Crosby had died (the station producer happened to be on the phone to the States and picked the word up almost as it occurred). The DJ thought he could possibly be the first person in the UK to publicly announce the death, so he put on a long track and rushed off to record library to get an old recording to play. Upon returning, nervously excited by now, he put the first record onto the turntable without looking at it and broke into the record then playing with a sombre voice: ‘I am deeply sorry to have to inform’ you listeners that I have just received news from America of a great tragedy. The legendary Bing Crosby is dead. As a humble tribute, I would like to play one of his songs,’ and as he switched over to his Crosby ‘selection’, the melody was beamed out, ‘Heaven . . . I’m in Heaven


All through the night London police were combing the underworld for the three youths who escaped over the wall from Wormwood Scrubs jail, London. Mrs Johnson was picking blackberries on Wednesday afternoon when she saw a length of black rope thrown over. A wooden ladder followed, and three men dropped on to the grass in the lane which divides Mrs. Johnson’s garden from the prison wall. ` I thought they were dodging out for a cup of tea, and intended to go back again,’ said Mrs Johnson. `I did not bother to raise the alarm.’ – Daily Express


If you have some funny stories about your travel experiences please send them to me.

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