I feel like we could all use some humor at this point, given that many of us haven’t really left our homes in over two weeks.
I figured I’d dig through the over 13 years or archives here at OMAAT to bring you some of my most amusing firsthand travel stories from over the years. Hopefully, some of these put a smile on your face, even if it’s at my expense (some of these make me cringe).
In no particular order:
- That time someone wanted to buy my sweater off of me in a hotel club lounge in Hong Kong; I still have no clue what that was all about (2012)
- That time I learned the hard way that wearing pajamas in an airport terminal isn’t a good idea; I’ve never made that mistake again (2011)
- Only in Japan do you receive a profuse apology to go along with your free upgrade to first class; gosh, how I miss Japan right about now (2012)
- That time I got a pat down from a one armed TSA agent (2011)
- That Marriott hotel in China where the masseuse only seemed to be working on a commission for upselling to happy endings; can I pay extra for this awkwardness to end? (2017)
- It’s not every day you’re asked in a hotel elevator if you’d like a massage; I’m not sure if this was just lost in translation, or the weirdest thing ever (2016)
- Oh Jeff, the Las Vegas taxi driver… (2014)
- When you luck out and visit Thailand on National Tourism Day, and all Bangkok tuk tuks lead to tailor shops (2014)
- How does one deal with loud sex at hotels? (2014)
- The story of how I accidentally flew Emirates first class, before it was easy (2012)
Ah, good times! Here’s to hopefully being back in the skies eventually to create more embarrassing travel memories!