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Silly Tourist Story ---- #346559
07/28/09 03:50 PM
07/28/09 03:50 PM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP
From the BBC -

Swedes miss Capri after GPS gaffe

A Swedish couple in search of the isle of Capri drove to Carpi, an industrial town in northern Italy, because they misspelt the name in their car's GPS.

Italian officials say the couple asked at Carpi's tourist office where they could find Capri's famous Blue Grotto.

The car's sat nav system had sent them 650km (400 miles) off course to Carpi.

"Capri is an island. They did not even wonder why they didn't cross any bridge or take any boat," said a bemused tourism official in Carpi.

Once they realised their mistake, the couple got back in their car and headed south, the official added.

Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: Diane Campbell] #346658
07/29/09 06:48 PM
07/29/09 06:48 PM
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Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline
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hahaha. And I thought Americans had a monopoly on this kind of thing.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: Otteralum] #346816
07/31/09 12:24 PM
07/31/09 12:24 PM
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San Pedro & Belize City
jO3Design Offline
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lol I was looking for Brazil, and my GPS sent me here. Good thing though smile

Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: jO3Design] #347100
08/04/09 07:45 AM
08/04/09 07:45 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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laugh to both the story & the replies laugh

Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: sweetjane] #347133
08/04/09 12:55 PM
08/04/09 12:55 PM
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San Jose, CA USA
Gela Offline
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Reminds me of a cute story. A friend queried the GPS for train station. It guided them to the station - just not the one I was waiting at. GPS offered up the proper station and I was collected a bit later. No worries. smile

Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: Gela] #347181
08/04/09 07:43 PM
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pensacola fl usa
madmike Offline
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please looking for any and all info on moveing to belize,retired finishing up 2nd degeree please looking for any real info fm those that live there , living. rent.ect thanks much [email protected] much love!_!^_^

Re: Silly Tourist Story ---- [Re: madmike] #347923
08/11/09 05:03 PM
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