Couple book holiday to Sydney and end up in Canada 情侶訂雪梨假期,結果到了加拿大


A couple who booked a romantic holiday to Sydney, Australia, ended up in Sydney – Canada.
The two cities are not easily confused – one having the world- famous Opera House and the other the not-so-famous world’s largest fiddle.
Nevertheless, Valerio Torresi, 26, and his girlfriend Serena Tavoloni, 25, landed in Sydney, Cape Breton, under the impression that they were Down Under. Thanks to a Italian travel agent’s 10,000-mile mistake they weren’t even in the right hemisphere.
Happily, when their plight came to light, the couple were treated to free room and board in Canada’s Sydney, where the locals are so proud of their traditional violin playing that they erected the enormous fiddle on the waterfront.
The mix-up was soon rectified and embarrassed tour operators booked them on flights to the other side of the world. The Italians finally landed in the right Sydney yesterday at the start of a 48-day tour of Australia.
Down Under︰指澳洲、紐西蘭地區。例句︰We are going Down Under next month.(我們下月將前往紐澳。)
come to light︰片語,暴露、成為人所周知。例句︰He is anxious to keep his misdeeds from coming to light.(他急於掩蓋他的不端行為。)
room and board︰膳宿。例句︰It is not normally acceptable for an employer to offer room and board in lieu of partial wages.(雇主提供食宿以取代部分工資的情形,不常被接受。)

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