Worst Tourist award, anyone?
“I spent a semester abroad during my junior year of college, and had made friends with my foster parents’ teenage neighbors. I asked them the German translation for ‘ Where is the museum?’ Later on, I found out my friends had given me the translation for ‘ Do you want a picture of my penis?’ No wonder that girl’s jaw dropped.” — JC, 22
“I’m Japanese, and some Filipino friends invited me to go wakeboarding in Laguna. I’m afraid of the ocean, but I went along because they were my only companions that weekend. I accidentally let go of the safety cable, so the boat sped ahead while I was left flailing around in the water because I couldn’t get my feet out of the wakeboard. Never. Again.” — shou, 19
“To welcome me back to Cebu after three years of being away, my family took me to a beachside seafood restaurant. I had a little too much to drink, so on our way out, I tripped and fell on some sharp rocks and badly scraped my knees. Needless to say, I didn’t get to go swimming on that trip.” —MARIE, 21
“My boyfriend and I were on the Ngong Ping cable car in Hong Kong. Another couple was seated in front of us. My stomach had been upset all day, and it couldn’t have picked a worse time— I let out a fart right then and there. To make matters worse, my boyfriend tried to cover up for me by blaming it on the other couple! I wanted the cable car to snap.” —BRIELE, 19
“It was my first time in Singapore, and my first time to swim in an infinity pool. I cannonballed my way in, and when I surfaced, the other tourists were whispering under their breath. Turns out I had lost my bikini top underwater!” —TINTIN, 26
“My cousins and I love to roughhouse. During a big family trip to Baguio, I jokingly grabbed my kid cousin by the collar and taunted, ‘ Where are you going, freak?’ To my horror, the little boy, who turned out not to be my cousin, started crying. Boy, did I piss off his mom!” — PAT, 23