Ah Australia, a land full of exotic wildlife, Bunning’s snags and people who just love sinking piss. Every year, thousands of tourists pay exuberant amounts of money to traverse our beautiful coasts, bask in our culture and complete the ancient Australian tradition of drinking beer out of a shoe.
The majority make it here without issue, but one Dutch lad had a few problems with his flight, by that I mean he caught the wrong one. Milan Schipper, an 18-year-old student, was planning on spending some time in Australia before he went to University. When he was booking his flights, he noticed that one ticket was almost $300 cheaper than the rest, so like any Uni student looking for a cheap deal, he hopped on it real quick.
Milan first realised things weren’t right when he landed in Toronto for a layover and saw the plane he was going to be travelling in. “The plane was really small and so I figured, would that make it to Australia?” he said.
Not one to let size get to him, Milan hopped on the plane and settled down for what he thought was a trip to Sydney, Australia. When he looked at the map on the screen in front of him, he started to realise something was wrong. Milan realised that he was actually heading to the Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada and this one DEFINITELY doesn’t have an opera house.
Milan was understandably stressed out, “I felt terrible. I think I [swore] in my head for like 10 minutes. But there was nothing I could do about it because I was already up in the air.” He landed in Nova Scotia in blizzard conditions wearing only a t-shirt and sweatpants and was pretty damn chilly.
Milan proceeded to flag down a member of staff who was able to put him right back on a plane home, where his very amused Dad picked him up from the airport.
If there’s a lesson here, it’s that travelling is scary and things always go wrong. Stay indoors kids, it’s a big world out there.
Source and Image: CBC.ca