Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Greek Reporter)   Tourists horrified to find Bulgarian-speaking Bulgarians in Bulgaria   (thelocal.no) divider line 82
    More: Dumbass, Bulgarian, Bulgaria, Norway, Aftenposten  
•       •       •

9169 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Feb 2012 at 1:37 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



82 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-24 12:27:51 PM  
Какво не е наред с българския народ?

And besides, if they put their 12-year-old daughter in a skimpy bikini I'm sure she'd meet plenty of nice Bulgarian men real fast. The language barrier wouldn't be a barrier at all.

/pedobear.jpg
 
2012-02-24 12:28:24 PM  
In Europe you get so used to being able to go almost anywhere, especially in cities, and find people who speak English that it can be a shock when you find yourself somewhere where there aren't. Still, that's the point of going abroad dumbass.

/Went to Bulgaria skiing. Was great, great instructor, good area (Borovits), great value but dear god the food in the hotel was awful. The group I was with decided that we'd happily go again but we'd bring our own food with us. The food from little roadside cafe's was great, so it must have just been the hotel.
//Didn't have any language problems.
///End CSB.
 
2012-02-24 01:39:58 PM  
Were the tourists trying to get to Nodnol?
 
2012-02-24 01:40:38 PM  
My hovercraft is full of eels...
 
2012-02-24 01:44:36 PM  
 
2012-02-24 01:45:00 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Were the tourists trying to get to Nodnol?


Selim 871 ylno.
 
2012-02-24 01:46:02 PM  
damn foreigners always speaking their own language, instead of accomodating me and my prissy self indulgence!!!!!

\hyper-rant *deactivated*
 
2012-02-24 01:46:17 PM  

Flint Ironstag: In Europe you get so used to being able to go almost anywhere, especially in cities, and find people who speak English that it can be a shock when you find yourself somewhere where there aren't. Still, that's the point of going abroad dumbass.


I live in Spain and have no idea what you are talking about. It's fairly common to have hotels where people speak little to no English. Granted it's going to be different on the coasts, but it seems that most Americans/English vastly over estimate the amount of English spoken on the continent.
 
2012-02-24 01:47:14 PM  
Not Americans?

/surprised
 
2012-02-24 01:47:15 PM  
Their nipples did not explode with delight?
 
2012-02-24 01:47:56 PM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: damn foreigners locals always speaking their own language in their own country, instead of accomodating my touristy ways and my prissy self indulgence!!!!!

\hyper-rant *deactivated*

 
2012-02-24 01:48:21 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Not Americans?

/surprised


My first thought.

I know people who've complained about seeing Jamaicans on their Jamaican vacation. WTF.
 
2012-02-24 01:50:09 PM  
Bulgarian girls are fat and hairy right?
 
2012-02-24 01:50:21 PM  
"The family said they had chosen the Black Sea holiday destination with their 12-year-old daughter in mind. But they soon found there was a lack of other children with whom she could easily communicate."

They went expecting their daughter to find other German-speaking children to talk with? I don't think so. Why not just come out and say "We expect people to speak English wherever we go"? Funny how no foreigners want to admit this.
 
2012-02-24 01:50:38 PM  
Well at least the US no longer has a monopoly on the Ugly American stereotype.
 
2012-02-24 01:50:51 PM  
Just spent a week in Sophia, Bulgaria this fall, and was amazed at how much English was spoken (and written). Nice place to vacation.
 
Skr
2012-02-24 01:50:56 PM  
It looks like the concern was that the brochure/agent said there were supposedly a lot of activities for their kid to do at the hotel, but upon arrival they found out that all the activities were in Bulgarian (and not a language the child could speak.) Nothing wrong with a bit of immersion, but sometimes the language barrier can be a brick wall.
 
2012-02-24 01:56:49 PM  
My husband and I went to Lake Como a few years ago and picked a reasonably-priced hotel near the location of the wedding we were attending. When we got there we found it was a hotel for Brits with tour groups. The other guests were all English or Scottish, and we were asked 4 or 5 times, "Is that an American accent I hear?!" The food sucked but the bar was a blast, what with the drunken, piano-playing, loudly-singing tourists. They sang a lot of Beatles. The other weird thing about the hotel was that our room was gigantic and had 4 single beds in it. We did not need 4 beds.
 
2012-02-24 01:57:09 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Not Americans?

/surprised


Surprised as well.
 
2012-02-24 01:57:13 PM  
Eastern Europe is the bad Europe, right?
 
2012-02-24 01:57:14 PM  
Ah, I see this finally reached Fark, it's been doing the rounds in the newspapers here for a while.

And though they seem a bit entitled, I can understand them if they selected a hotell from a travel brochure and expected to find a lot of other Norwegians/Scandinavians at the same hotel, which is quite common when travelling to these kind of places.

It helps to check which nationalities are common if you want to make sure your kids find other kids to hang out with. For instance, when we went to the Canary Islands we ended up at a low price hotel which had mainly germans and brits. But we weren't there to socialize, so we didn't care.
 
2012-02-24 01:57:37 PM  
So, I take it they don't like Belgians or the Dutch either?
 
2012-02-24 01:58:31 PM  

Kaiser Bill's Batman: Just spent a week in Sophia, Bulgaria this fall, and was amazed at how much English was spoken (and written). Nice place to vacation.


I think Carlo Ponti spent a week in Sophia Loren once.
 
2012-02-24 02:00:39 PM  

Norwegian Squirrel: Ah, I see this finally reached Fark, it's been doing the rounds in the newspapers here for a while.

And though they seem a bit entitled, I can understand them if they selected a hotell from a travel brochure and expected to find a lot of other Norwegians/Scandinavians at the same hotel, which is quite common when travelling to these kind of places.

It helps to check which nationalities are common if you want to make sure your kids find other kids to hang out with. For instance, when we went to the Canary Islands we ended up at a low price hotel which had mainly germans and brits. But we weren't there to socialize, so we didn't care.


Were you expecting to find canaries?
 
2012-02-24 02:01:13 PM  

tricycleracer: ArcadianRefugee: Not Americans?

/surprised

My first thought.

I know people who've complained about seeing Jamaicans on their Jamaican vacation. WTF.


This is funny, I've heard this complaint coming from people that go there for the first time.

I love Jamaica but if you encounter a real Rastafarian coming down out of the hills, it can be a scary experience. They aren't your hip cat black dudes sporting dreads, wearing a Bob Marley shirt, saying "jah, respect mon" while chilling at Starbucks. These are some hard guys that don't want anything to do with anybody and they sure as shiat don't want some silly fat white tourist taking their picture.
 
2012-02-24 02:01:24 PM  
USA! US...wait what?
 
2012-02-24 02:01:42 PM  
No one mentioned the sidebar pic of a nude woman with a cow tail?
 
2012-02-24 02:02:23 PM  
Let me translate it for you:

Parents wanted to dump brat off on glorified babby sitters and get drunk by the pool. Brat could not speak language therefore harshing buzz.

the end.
 
2012-02-24 02:04:45 PM  

jiaxiaobo: "The family said they had chosen the Black Sea holiday destination with their 12-year-old daughter in mind. But they soon found there was a lack of other children with whom she could easily communicate."

They went expecting their daughter to find other German-speaking children to talk with? I don't think so. Why not just come out and say "We expect people to speak English Norwegian wherever we go"? Funny how no foreigners want to admit this.


Fixed that for ya Sparky, next time read the article.
 
2012-02-24 02:05:24 PM  

offmymeds: So, I take it they don't like Belgians or the Dutch either?


There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.
 
2012-02-24 02:06:31 PM  

Priapetic: jiaxiaobo: "The family said they had chosen the Black Sea holiday destination with their 12-year-old daughter in mind. But they soon found there was a lack of other children with whom she could easily communicate."

They went expecting their daughter to find other German-speaking children to talk with? I don't think so. Why not just come out and say "We expect people to speak English Norwegian wherever we go"? Funny how no foreigners want to admit this.

Fixed that for ya Sparky, next time read the article.


Hmm, wait, I think I might have misunderstood your point. Apologies if so.
 
2012-02-24 02:06:48 PM  

feffer: My husband and I went to Lake Como a few years ago and picked a reasonably-priced hotel near the location of the wedding we were attending. When we got there we found it was a hotel for Brits with tour groups. The other guests were all English or Scottish, and we were asked 4 or 5 times, "Is that an American accent I hear?!" The food sucked but the bar was a blast, what with the drunken, piano-playing, loudly-singing tourists. They sang a lot of Beatles. The other weird thing about the hotel was that our room was gigantic and had 4 single beds in it. We did not need 4 beds.


But did you use for beds? That's the important question.
 
2012-02-24 02:08:57 PM  

EmperorSled: feffer: My husband and I went to Lake Como a few years ago and picked a reasonably-priced hotel near the location of the wedding we were attending. When we got there we found it was a hotel for Brits with tour groups. The other guests were all English or Scottish, and we were asked 4 or 5 times, "Is that an American accent I hear?!" The food sucked but the bar was a blast, what with the drunken, piano-playing, loudly-singing tourists. They sang a lot of Beatles. The other weird thing about the hotel was that our room was gigantic and had 4 single beds in it. We did not need 4 beds.

But did you use forfour beds? That's the important question.


/ftf my dumbass
 
2012-02-24 02:10:26 PM  
That's the problem with other countries. They're all full of dirty foreigners.
 
2012-02-24 02:12:11 PM  

Where's Farkdo: Norwegian Squirrel: Ah, I see this finally reached Fark, it's been doing the rounds in the newspapers here for a while.

And though they seem a bit entitled, I can understand them if they selected a hotell from a travel brochure and expected to find a lot of other Norwegians/Scandinavians at the same hotel, which is quite common when travelling to these kind of places.

It helps to check which nationalities are common if you want to make sure your kids find other kids to hang out with. For instance, when we went to the Canary Islands we ended up at a low price hotel which had mainly germans and brits. But we weren't there to socialize, so we didn't care.

Were you expecting to find canaries?


Nope, just tourists.. Lots of them in fact.

Btw, if anybody plans on travelling to Los Gigantes on Tenerife, make sure to go for a overpriced "dolphin safary" with a wannabe pirate ship that plays "He's a pirate" from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie whenever it enters or leaves the harbor. Cheesy as hell!
 
2012-02-24 02:12:13 PM  
The prats were lucky it was this guy's week off:

nosycrow.com

Oh, Bulgaria!
 
2012-02-24 02:13:00 PM  
And that BLEEDIN' WATNEY'S RED BARREL!

First thing that sprang to mind. (new window)
 
2012-02-24 02:13:49 PM  

TheHeathen: No one mentioned the sidebar pic of a nude woman with a cow tail?


Did you watch the movie trailer? Holy balls, that looks creepy.
 
2012-02-24 02:13:55 PM  

EmperorSled: EmperorSled: feffer: My husband and I went to Lake Como a few years ago and picked a reasonably-priced hotel near the location of the wedding we were attending. When we got there we found it was a hotel for Brits with tour groups. The other guests were all English or Scottish, and we were asked 4 or 5 times, "Is that an American accent I hear?!" The food sucked but the bar was a blast, what with the drunken, piano-playing, loudly-singing tourists. They sang a lot of Beatles. The other weird thing about the hotel was that our room was gigantic and had 4 single beds in it. We did not need 4 beds.

But did you use forfour beds? That's the important question.

/ftf my dumbass


Well, we used two, pushed together. But the room had hardwood floors so the beds slid around a bit.
 
2012-02-24 02:14:45 PM  
We need to get congress to pass a law making English the official language of planet Earth, and make all other languages illegal. Wait, scratch that, that wouldn't cover our moon base. Better make it the official language of the solar system. I'd say the universe, but that's just silly and would probably be an overreach of congressional authority.
 
2012-02-24 02:15:19 PM  
Anyone else shocked to see the story wasn't about Americans or even Brits?
 
2012-02-24 02:17:06 PM  

halfof33: Let me translate it for you:

Parents wanted to dump brat off on glorified babby sitters and get drunk by the pool. Brat could not speak language therefore harshing buzz.

the end.


Ding, ding, ding.
 
2012-02-24 02:18:33 PM  
Sounds like the fellow discussed on notalwaysright.com about a week ago that complained because the road signs were in Spanish instead of English. The fact he was traveling in Spain was, apparently, not a factor he thougt had any bearing on the matter.

Ivo Shandor: Were the tourists trying to get to Nodnol?


Hang on, I think I just worked out what happens to my back.

/smeg
 
2012-02-24 02:19:22 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

I got it... we're in BULGARIA!!!
 
2012-02-24 02:19:50 PM  
Alright...I'm an American who's lived in Europe for 3 out of the last 5 years (yeah yeah CSB), and I hate the kind of attitude that these people seem to be showing. But on further examination, I do think they've got a point - they're not complaining about the loads of Bulgarians in general, but specifically about the fact that their daughter had no English/Norwegian speaking children to socialize with. If their tour company sold them on that hotel under the implication that there would be such children, then they've got a perfectly legitimate complaint.

After all, who in their right mind would take their 12-year-old on a resort vacation if they didn't think there'd be people there for her to hang out with? That kind of thing would drive a 12-year-old absolutely insane and consequently ruin the vacation for the whole family. And the "broaden your mind by interacting with foreign cultures" aspect of things is pretty much out the window given that it's a freaking resort.

/I really hope I never use up a vacation at a freaking resort.
 
2012-02-24 02:22:55 PM  
Hell, I wish I could afford a vacation where people don't speak English...
 
2012-02-24 02:28:20 PM  

TheHeathen: No one mentioned the sidebar pic of a nude woman with a cow tail?


Actually, I was more intrigued by the "More young Norwegian girls on the pill" story until you got me to really look into that sidebar. Now, I'm a bit obsessed with "Topless tobogganists crave national arena". Being at work, I'm going to hold off on checking that one out until I get home...
 
2012-02-24 02:31:28 PM  
Came to see the Fabulous Reverse Brothers, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-02-24 02:31:32 PM  

feffer: EmperorSled: EmperorSled: feffer: My husband and I went to Lake Como a few years ago and picked a reasonably-priced hotel near the location of the wedding we were attending. When we got there we found it was a hotel for Brits with tour groups. The other guests were all English or Scottish, and we were asked 4 or 5 times, "Is that an American accent I hear?!" The food sucked but the bar was a blast, what with the drunken, piano-playing, loudly-singing tourists. They sang a lot of Beatles. The other weird thing about the hotel was that our room was gigantic and had 4 single beds in it. We did not need 4 beds.

But did you use forfour beds? That's the important question.

/ftf my dumbass

Well, we used two, pushed together. But the room had hardwood floors so the beds slid around a bit.



Go on
 
2012-02-24 02:31:33 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Hell, I wish I could afford a vacation where people don't speak English...


Motels in the meat-packing district aren't that expensive. I'm sure you could swing it.
 
Displayed 50 of 82 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report