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Turkey day is far away ! So what goes inside a bag loaded with frozen turkeys ?

15 Most Ridiculous Things People Have Tried To Smuggle Through TSA

Next time think before you curse your country's official cop-a-feelers at the airport; or if you are in India, any mall, or decent hotel Just remember mannequins, cricket balls, and of course frozen turkeys.


[This is about travel lists, such as 10 stupidest travelers, 20 things not to do when you visit New York, etc. that are amusing, but not necessarily news For everything else there is duckduckgo ]
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Not a list but just one sample of stupidest travelers...

American sisters arrested and deported in Cambodia after stripping off and taking nude photos inside the sacred Angkor Wat temple

And I've heard of many aussie bogans running amok in Bali with similar stunts.
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Here's a list.
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The most powerful passports in the world revealed (and the ones that barely let you travel anywhere)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr..._campaign=1490

All you BBC-phobes will be relieved to learn that the source is the Daily Mail. Please wash your hands after reading.
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Pakistani Khyber Gateway to the Khyber Pass stamps passports are you leave for Afghanistan, passports from this country are able to enter on 32 countries visa-free
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It's all part of the 'Western Media Conspiracy'.
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American sisters arrested and deported in Cambodia after stripping off and taking nude photos inside the sacred Angkor Wat temple

And I've heard of many aussie bogans running amok in Bali with similar stunts.
I recall a similar recent case where some American tourists were shocked to find themselves in trouble for writing their names on the Colosseum in Rome.
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Originally Posted by Shiver me Timbers View Post I recall a similar recent case where some American tourists were shocked to find themselves in trouble for writing their names on the Colosseum in Rome.
Were they thrown to the lions?
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Top 25 Desi travel bloggers See how many IMers you can recognize
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Only one for me, Mridula.
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Same here, though some other names look a little familiar. Congratulations to Mridula for her achievements!
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20 reasons to visit Delhi

And a different take on the 'Happiest countries in the world'.......

Happiest countries in the world but where are the friendliest?

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The Swiss are happy, and they have every reason to be. After all, they earn a lot of money, they eat a lot of chocolate and raclette, and they live in the probably the most spectacularly beautiful country in the entire world.

According to the World Happiness Report for 2015, which was released a few days ago, the good people of Switzerland are the happiest on earth. You can just picture the Swissies dancing in the streets right now, waving wads of cash in the air, singing songs, embracing each other, feasting on holey cheese and wurst.

Except, of course, you can't. Because the Swiss aren't that demonstrative in their joy. Neither are most of the nations in the happiness top 10, as it turns out, the likes of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. Those guys might be happy, but they're not necessarily going to show it to strangers, particularly travelling strangers like you and me. It's more of a restrained satisfaction.

In fact, as you go down the list you realise that there's often an inverse relationship between a country's happiness and its effusive nature towards visitors. Once you go past the rich, satisfied types and into the supposedly miserable ones, the countries that chart the lowest on the happiness scale, you begin to find some of the friendliest places in the world.

For travellers, it might actually be worth seeking out the supposed sad-sacks.
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Happiest countries in the world but where are the friendliest?

Here is what Gallup has (Entirely different outcome) found to be the happiest.

But, to someone who has been to both the sets, and talked and many people in those countries, the second Gallup is closer to the mark than the one UN did based on the same dataset. As to being positive, Gallup found it consistent with it's finding on Latin America



[Just got over this debate elsewhere on the research design nuances.]
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That gallup survey is heavily skewed towards south/latin america. I doubt the results...

Nine travel experiences you'll only do once

Which ones have you done?

I think I've done most of them except riding a camel and helping local students practice english.
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Nine travel experiences you'll only do once

Which ones have you done?

I think I've done most of them except riding a camel and helping local students practice english.
Done them all except getting a tattoo.
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Oddly, I don't think I've done any of them!

I've never been to a camel district, I don't and won't ride two-wheelers; I don't drink [any longer] and all night never did appeal much; I would never get any tattoo anywhere; I don't teach English except to my friends if they ask.

Oh, wait... I've slept in the car. With a girlfriend in UK, and it was an estate, so we could lie flat and stretch out. Yes, it seemed like a way to get a minimal-cost rural weekend out of London, but guess what! We checked into a hotel for the second night.

I tend to avoid buses too, but over-night train/plain trips are almost as bad.

Yes, there was the sailing, and it certainly included times when the articles comments about mountain climbing applied!
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