Norwegian travelers end up in the wrong place. Uff da!


A friend in Montreal sent me this funny news item about lost Norwegians. Knowing that I'm a card carrying member of the Daughters of Norway, he didn't want me to be led astray the next time I go abroad.

RODEZ, France, Sept 5, 2007 (AFP) - A spelling mistake on the Internet led to a surprise trip to remote southern France for three Norwegian tourists who thought they were going to a Greek island, airport officials said Wednesday.

The family group from Torp-Sandefjord thought they had booked a flight to the island of Rhodes but instead the journey from Oslo took them via London to Rodez, capital of the mountainous Aveyron department. According to airport authorities at Rodez, some 10 tourists make the same mistake every year.

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