These Travelers Booked a Flight to the Wrong Country & Didn’t Notice Until Boarding

The pair thought they were heading to Budapest, Hungary.

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Language barriers are a thing, so much so that it’s sometimes easy to mistake one foreign term with another if you’re not one hundred per cent familiar with it. The same goes with cities in foreign countries if you have never visited, remembering the names can be challenging, and spelling them properly becomes difficult.

Two travellers recently learned this at their expense. While they kind of sound the same and they’re both “somewhere” in Eastern Europe, Budapest and Bucharest are definitely not the same city, and they belong to two very different countries.

Ben Kennedy and Sophie Alice recently thought they had tickets to Budapest, Hungary’s gem city, according to the New York Post. While in line for boarding, though, they discovered that they actually had tickets to Bucharest, Romania, which is more than 500 miles away from where they thought they were heading.

Sophie Alice told the hilarious story through a series of TikToks that have since gone viral. Kennedy, her friend, originally surprised her with tickets, but none of them realized that they had booked the wrong flights.

In the end, they boarded the flight anyway, and had a hell of a good time. According to Sophie Alice’s recounting, the duo visited Romania’s beautiful towns, enjoyed the local food, went to a concert, and they even shared photos from Transylvania’s Bran Castle, which is famously known as Dracula’s Castle.

Take a look at the video taken when the pair made the hilarious discovery right before boarding:

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Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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