Tuesday, January 02, 2007

That Holiday in Glorious Sidney!

Your spelling can cost you a lot of money if you are not careful as told by The Register. When English is not your native language it is a little bit more understandable that you might mistake Sidney, U.S.A. with Sydney, Australia. The views of Montana like this statue of one Governor Nutter in Central Park are impressive but nothing quite manages to match the scenic Bondi beach or Sydney harbour bridge.

Twenty one year old German tourist Tobi Gutt made the slight mistake of placing an 'i' instead of a 'y' on the form when booking his online holiday. Assuming, quite reasonably, that his trip to Australia was via America he only began to realize he had taken a wrong turn when things slowed down a lot with his boarding of a local commuter plane.

Whoops and thanks to family and friends who bailed him out by sending the cash he needed to get on a service that was a lot closer to his holidaying needs.

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