Young Asian tourists checking a map


It may not be obvious but this is quite a humorous sight. A couple of young Asian tourists are spreading their own map on a bottom of a metal poster board at Martin Place and searching intensely for some location. The humour here is the fact that that poster board contains a map of Sydney, which they could clearly see if they just stood up.




Being a tourist can be very frustrating. You have planned your trip for a very long time. You know what you want to see and when. And then, when you get to your destination you spend most of the time searching for the places you want to see. Check few maps, ask the local, take few bad turns and start over again.

My biggest “wrong turn” took me on a 120km loop around Slovakia. Thank you Tom Tom (at the end of the road turn right…)