Many people are put off traveling if they have to go solo, but those who have taken the plunge and gone it alone will tell you that it’s probably one of the most incredible experiences of their lives. What makes things even better for those who want to make their mark as a solo traveler is that there are so many cities that are perfect for traveling alone. Don’t know where to start? These cities just have to be on your solo travel bucket list.
Traveling alone doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on romance, and traveling solo to Florence will definitely fill you with love. This Italian city looks like something out of a fairytale, and you could spend hours walking the cobbled streets and taking in the impressive views. The best part? You don’t have to share your authentic Italian gelato with anyone else.
Canada is full of eclectic and exciting cities, but it’s fair to say that Vancouver stands out from the crowd. This modern city is full of amazing bars, clubs, and attractions, and it won’t take you long to find friends – if that’s what you’re after. If not, then we have no doubt that you will certainly be happy drinking a few brews by yourself.
As the capital hub of the United Kingdom, London offers the best of every world imaginable. It offers fun and thriving city life with skyscrapers and bright lights, it offers historic buildings and oodles of culture, but it also offers the greenery of the English countryside. Yes, in the midst of these buildings are lush parks and gardens that are perfect for a cup of tea.
Standing next to the Golden Gate Bridge is the city of San Francisco, and we doubt there’s anyone out there who wouldn’t want to visit this place. This place is the perfect travel destination for those who want to travel solo, as it offers endless attractions and food trucks that will keep you entertained for hours. You probably won’t want to leave!
Solo travelers are making their way to Amsterdam all the time, and it’s not hard to see why. This city offers some of the most beautiful waterways we’ve ever seen, and it’s thriving with culture and the downright bizarre. Peruse the coffee shops, cycle over the bridges, or even explore the infamous Red Light District.
Which one will you be traveling to first?
45 Funny TripAdvisor Reviews That Actually Had Us Laughing
Tripadvisor is one of the internet’s top resources when one is seeking reviews. However, not every review is a serious analysis of a travel destination. Aside from not being very helpful, they often end up being quite amusing.
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The Grand Canyon is often considered one of the greatest natural formations in the whole world — but some folks think it’s nothing more than a ditch. Granted, the Grand Canyon really is just a very big trench in the ground, but that doesn’t do it justice. Personally, we find this line of reasoning to be ridiculous.
Not Sure What You Were Expecting
If you visit a foreign country, you should probably expect the people in that country to speak the language of the land. That’s only natural, right? The same obviously holds true of Scotland. Granted, they still speak English, but you should reasonably expect them to have Scottish accents.
Apparently, this is not the case, as this individual was very unhappy with the Scottish accents of the Scottish people in Scotland. We’re not sure what they were expecting.
Truly a Nightmare
Talk about a bad time. We’re not ashamed to admit that this sounds truly terrible, making it more horrifying than amusing. But, there’s still a laugh or two to be found in the misery of this poor soul. As for what it is, that may come down to you and your sense of humor. Maybe it’s just because they used the word poo in their review.
We hope this person didn’t pay a fortune for wherever they stayed, because if they did, well — that just sounds like insult to injury, from our perspective.
A Bridge Too Far
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is generally known to be quite long. That being said, the length shouldn’t factor into one’s rating for a visit, since that’s part of the package. Yet this person felt the bridge deserved a lower rating because traversing it took too long.
It seems a little odd to give it such a low rating, especially considering that the review said mostly nice things aside from the mention of length.
Nothing to See Here, Just a Palace and All…
We understand that popular tourist attractions can be frustrating. After all, you usually have to wait in long lines for long periods of time in order to actually get to the attraction in question. But, it’s not really the fault of the attraction itself, right?
Maybe this reviewer just doesn’t like architecture. It’s impossible to say, but we can only hope no one uses this review to determine if they should visit Buckingham Palace.
The Past in the Present
Do you ever encounter one of those places that seems like it belongs in a different era? Like it hasn’t been updated in decades? Read this disgruntled review, and you’ll understand just what kind of place we’re talking about. It’s amusing, but definitely something we can sympathize with. No one deserves a place like this one.
Hopefully, that building has been renovated by now. But failing that, we imagine that people would be just as happy if it was outright demolished.
A Valid Critique
Remember when we said this list was supposed to be amusing? Well, in some regards, it’s actually kind of horrifying — unless you find the suffering of other people amusing, of course. But if you do, well, that’s your business. Either way, this candid review from Tripadvisor belongs here for one reason or another.
In fact, is this really amusing at all? We can’t think of anyone that would find this situation funny, even if it was happening to someone else. Maybe it’s just how unusually calm the reviewer happens to be about it.
A Piece of Rusted Iron
At this point, we’re convinced that people on Tripadvisor don’t know what they’re actually supposed to be reviewing. This individual seems much more disgruntled about the activities surrounding the Eiffel Tower than the Eiffel Tower itself. But, maybe being the indirect cause of those things is enough.
Still, at least you can see the tower from plenty of other places in Paris, so you don’t have to visit just to get a look at it.
Who Decided That, Anyway?
The Taj Mahal is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. According to this guy, it shouldn’t be. We don’t have the expertise to agree or disagree, but it does make us think — who actually decided what gets to be a wonder and what doesn’t? A committee? The UN?
Regardless, we’re inclined to believe that this fellow is underselling the Taj Mahal by quite a lot.
Worst River of the Year Award
If there’s a world rating for rivers, we aren’t aware of it. According to this individual, though, the Brisbane River — located in Australia — is the worst. Apparently, the water is brown. We’d like to take this opportunity to point out the fact that the water in the picture is not.
That said, maybe they visited at a point in time when it was, in which case, they may be somewhat justified in complaining.
I See Dead People
When people complain about hotel rooms, it’s usually because something about that room is bad. Maybe it’s the smell, or the sheets aren’t clean, or it’s haunted by ghosts. You know, the usual. Whether or not there’s any stock in this person’s ghost sightings, their review is fun to read.
Although, if you could confirm some supernatural activity, that would certainly be a good reason to give a place a one-star rating.
Lesser of Two Evils
You know a hotel is bad if someone recommends sleeping in the car over actually using the bed you rented. But, considering the contents of this review, we can’t actually blame them for making that judgment — though, ultimately, the best option would probably be to sleep nowhere near that place.
At the very least, make sure you lock your doors if you decide to sleep in a location this shady. Short of leaving, it’s the best you can do.
Gray Is Obviously Superior
Of all the things to complain about, we’re not sure where anyone gets off being disgruntled regarding the color of the concrete a building is made from. Sure, we’re aware that gray concrete is far more common, but is that really a reason to diss one of Australia’s major landmarks?
Or maybe his real complaint was about the dim lighting? Either way, this just seems like a monumentally silly reason to give a bad review.
World’s Worst Customer Service
When you go to a restaurant, you generally expect to receive a decent level of customer service. You’re paying for it, after all. Needless to say, what you aren’t expecting is for someone to spit in your hair. Although, we’re a bit curious as to why this all happened.
All things considered, we’re honestly surprised that the reviewer even gave the place in question one star. But then again, you’re probably not allowed to give any less.
It’s Coarse and Rough and Irritating… and it Gets Everywhere!
Pop culture jokes aside, we don’t know how anyone could go to a beach and be upset about the amount of sand involved. After all, isn’t that much better than the types of rocky beaches you can barely walk on? Did they not know that there would be sand prior to visiting?
Apparently, though, the gratuitous amounts of sand didn’t take more than a few stars off the Tripadvisor rating this individual gave. Thank goodness!
All in the Name
When one visits the Great Wall of China, one should expect it to be — ya know — great. This is particularly true about the scope of the wall. It is, after all, known for being one seriously long structure. That said, complaining about the length of it seems pretty ridiculous.
We’re just saying — we don’t feel sympathy for people that complain about something when that something is plainly advertised as the main selling point of a location.
Took Things Way Too Literally
Sometimes, places are named after something that’s not meant to be taken literally. Or, they are famous for something similar. For instance, London’s Abbey Road is often associated with zebras, but not because there’s actually any zebras around. It’s just a name — something that this individual didn’t pick up on.
Was he also disappointed that The Beatles were nowhere to be seen? Because it certainly sounds like he had unrealistic expectations.
Impossible to Resist
Of all the places to visit, a museum dedicated to weiners is a bit odd. And no, we aren’t talking about sausages. Based on this review, we’re pretty sure we don’t need to explain the exact situation. That said, all things considered, it does sound like an interesting visit.
Apparently, the gift shop is no good, though. Otherwise, the reviewer probably would have given more than just three stars.
A Way With Words
Frankly, the most amusing part of this whole review is the level of good humor that this author has. After all, it sounds like a terrible experience being described here, so it’s a wonder that he took the whole thing so well.
Then again, he probably is pretty disgruntled, and maybe humor is just the way he copes with what was an undoubtedly unpleasant experience. If we were in his shoes, we could only hope to do the same.
Cold Beyond Gaseous Compensation
When it’s so cold that you feel the need to expel as many bodily gasses as possible to try and warm things up, you know it’s really, really cold. According to this reviewer, that’s about the level of chill they experienced in this hotel, prompting them to do exactly that.
Unfortunately, his bid for vengeance didn’t work out, and all those gasses didn’t warm him up either. In the end, he just made the situation worse.
You Had One Job
We know that servers at restaurants get things wrong sometimes. We’re not going to criticize them too harshly for that. After all, they’re human. But, we will criticize them for rectifying their mistakes in the worst, most unacceptable way possible, which is definitely the following.
Touching the customer’s food…right in front of them…with their bare hands? Seriously? How on Earth does one convince themselves that such a thing is a good idea?
All About Attitude
What’s funny about this review is less the contents of it, and more the way it’s handled. This person found a screw in their food — a literal metal screw in something they are supposed to be eating. And yet, they apparently wouldn’t have been that bothered by it if the situation was just handled better.
For our part, we don’t think there’s anything management could do to keep our ire at bay. A screw? Really? Are they trying to kill someone?
Looks Like We Have a Tough Guy Here
Bad managers make for bad businesses. If you ask to see a manager for a valid reason, and they start yelling, it’s all downhill from there. This couple learned that the hard way when they found very strange things they didn’t want in their breakfast.
All things being equal, we’re not sure what being from Afghanistan has to do with anything, but the manager must have thought he was a real tough guy.
Really, Brussel Sprouts?
Of all the reviews we mention in this article, we have to admit, this one resonates the most readily. After all, who on Earth wants Brussel sprouts at a place they’re vacationing at? Does anyone in existence actually like them?
Frankly, we feel that the answer is no. But, we can’t speak for everyone. Either way, Brussel sprouts and tomato soup don’t sound like the most desired breakfast foods…
Making phone calls you don’t want to is already annoying. Having to continuously answer phone calls you don’t want is even worse — especially if the caller is a belligerent manager who’s upset that you don’t want to listen to his long-winded tirade.
Really, sending a bellhop to deliver a phone just so you can keep ranting? Can you really sink any lower than that in regards to your dignity? You probably could, but you’d have to try pretty hard.
Complex Problem Solving
Running into the new guy at a workplace is always an experience — generally because they’re unfamiliar with what’s going on or why. And heaven help you if you ask a mildly complex problem, such as the one this reviewer asked this poor barman.
Then again, calling that question complex is kind of an overstatement. We get that there are rules, but shouldn’t you know them prior to serving customers?
A Medal Would Be Nice, Actually
There’s one rule of customer service an employee is never supposed to forget, and that’s the fact part of their job is to make customers happy. Needless to say, copping an attitude isn’t a particularly good way to do that, and moreover, why even bother being so rude when there’s no need to?
Hotel for Sale
If someone is really desperate to sell you something, chances are they really don’t want it. And if they really don’t want it, chances are there’s something bad about it. This is especially true if they are trying to sell you a building, like a hotel.
Honestly, this all seems pretty suspicious considering how aggressive the hotel owner sounds. In this situation, we would probably just steer clear.
A Misleading Title
Before anyone gets offended by the title of this review, no, they aren’t talking about people. There’s a type of bug called a midget, which is given away by the mention of waking up with bug bites. Still, before one realizes that they’re talking about an insect, it’s kind of amusing…
All things considered, we’re surprised they still said it was a great restaurant with bugs being thrown into the mix. Who wants to eat under those circumstances?
It Said Seat, Not Seats
When you have a place called Arthur’s Seat, you would expect it to be — you know — symbolic. That is unless you’re this guy, who apparently thought that it was supposed to be more literal. He was clearly very misled by the name, and was surprised by the lack of chairs. What a guy…
Amazing views are nothing if you have nowhere to rest your bottom. Definitely words of wisdom that no one should listen to.
How to Anger the British
Stonehenge is just a bunch of rocks. But, most everyone knows that before they visit. If you’re disappointed by the fact that it’s just a bunch of rocks after arriving, doesn’t that just mean that you’re terribly uninformed? We certainly think so.
At any rate, we certainly don’t think one should even recommend tearing down such an important landmark. At least, not if they want to make it out of the country in one piece.
You Don’t Say?
An art gallery is indeed just a bunch of pictures. But, did you really not know that before going? Were you expecting to see something else at an art gallery? Does one have any right to be disappointed in something being exactly as advertised? It’s not like the gallery was gallivanting as something that it’s not.
We’re convinced that some people just go to popular tourist sites before even finding out what they really are. It’s the only explanation.
He May Have a Point
If there’s one thing tourists usually have a right to complain about, it’s the entrance fee involved with visiting a site. Now, we don’t agree with this fellow’s opinion of The Giant’s Causeway, but he may be on to something in saying that you don’t have to pay to see them.
Then again, the fees probably help maintain the area’s cleanliness and keep things running smoothly, so perhaps it’s unfair to criticize it too harshly.
We’re Glad it Isn’t
This man is not mistaken. The London Eye is, in fact, not an actual eye — a piece of information that we’re very much appreciative of. Imagine the horror. That aside, this seems to be another instance of a terribly biased review. If you don’t like heights, is it fair to criticize a tall structure for being tall?
We don’t think it is, but at the end of the day, we suppose everyone’s opinion of a place is subject to bias of some sort or another.
Ah Yes, the Garden Is Made of Plants
Imagine if someone criticized a forest for being comprised of trees. That’s about the equivalent of criticizing a garden for having a lot of plants. That’s kind of the point of a garden. And, as one may surmise, being outside when it’s hot is unpleasant, but that’s hardly the garden’s fault.
It really seems like a lot of people on Tripadvisor excel at stating the obvious. And being offended by it, for that matter.
Architectural Appreciation Isn’t Age Specific
It’s people like this that give younger generations a bad name in general. The fact that they don’t appreciate ancient architecture has nothing to do with how young they are or how old anyone else is. If anything, that’s just a really lackluster excuse for being uncultured.
As for the price of appreciating that architecture, well, they may have a point there. Tourism is notoriously expensive. Still, hardly a reason to give the place such a poor rating!
Instructions Unclear, Gave Bad Rating
OK, so this review is actually a bit of a special case as far as this article is concerned. The person writing it actually said all sorts of nice things about the place they visited. It’s just that they, for some reason, still only gave it one out of five points.
We’re assuming that was an accident, but it’s still fun to imagine the situation — “Yeah, it was great, loads of fun! One of out five stars.”
A Childlike Comparison
Far be it from us to condemn someone for being unhappy about paying a lot of fees. After all, who actually enjoys having to do that? But, comparing a real castle to Disneyland? Moreover, calling the castle a Disneyland wannabe? Now things are just getting ridiculous.
Some masons and architects from the past are turning in their graves — mark our words. Let’s see if Disneyland can survive a siege, how about that?
Lower Your Expectations
As we read more and more of these, we can only conclude that tourists expect way too much out of their attractions. Sure, the Angel of the North is just a statue. But, lots of landmarks and attractions are just statues. What — do you expect it to fly away? Launch fireworks with a light show?
It’s like every single one of these people expect attractions and tourist sites to be most revolutionary thing to ever bless mankind.
A Guardian’s Patience
When you can’t find anything better to do than harass a guard, be grateful that guard is so patient. The men that stand watch over Windsor Castle have to deal with many people trying to break their poker faces, but we imagine that it becomes even more irritating when certain individuals don’t even appreciate the castle.
Of course, they can’t say or do anything about it, because they have to effectively be statues. Honestly, their job sounds pretty rough. And also pretty irritating.
Exist to Entertain Me
For those that don’t know, Chester Zoo is supposed to be about letting animals enjoy a more natural environment while still allowing humans to get a look at them. Of course, this can be problematic since some animals are shy or skittish, but hey, that’s nature for you.
We’re just saying, it sounds a little immature to complain about the fact that, sometimes, animals don’t want to be bothered. After all, aren’t we all like that?
The Price of a Good Location
What do you have to pay to stay in a good location? Only your comfort and sanity, of course! After all, finding a cat’s paw in your pillowcase would be…disconcerting, to say the least. And that’s to say nothing about all of the other terrible things this reviewer had to reveal about the place.
And yet, they still gave it five points for location. We’re honestly surprised they were feeling that generous considering how awful everything else was. Then again, they did compare it to Alcatraz…
Just a Concrete Pillar: With Arms
The people who are most displeased with certain tourist attractions seem to the ones that underestimate just how difficult it was to build them. In this case, we’re pretty certain this guy doesn’t fully grasp how hard it was to erect this giant statue.
Or maybe he just doesn’t like sculptures. Either way, we believe his view on this world wonder is definitely not the right take for anyone, in particular, to listen to.
History Teachers Care
We’re going to assume that this particular individual didn’t pay much attention in history class. After all, we can’t imagine any other explanation as to why someone would say ‘who cares’ about Anne Frank’s diary. We’re convinced there are just many souls out there who don’t know enough about the past.
We imagine there’s a number of people that would be pretty insulted by the things being said in this Tripadvisor review, and we can easily understand why. Honestly, this is more sad than amusing — but it’s still some degree of the latter, mostly due to this person’s ignorance.
Perhaps Reconsider the Wording
We’re being a little mean to this guy, because we know this isn’t what he meant when he posted this review. But still, saying that a specific concentration camp is definitely the one to see makes it sound like it’s just an everyday tourist attraction, and why visit any of them when you can just visit one in particular?
We’re just saying — it’s all about phrasing. We wouldn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea, all things considered. It just so happens to be a somewhat delicate subject, after all.