The web can be a wonderful tool for connecting people and places - except when you hear stories like this one.
According to an ABC News story, Argentine tourist Monique Torres Aguero got the wrong continent when she booked - what she thought was a holiday to Sydney, Australia - on the internet. "She wanted to travel to the city of the bridge and Opera House, but instead ended up in the former coal and steel mill town of Sydney in Nova Scotia." reports the ABC.
The mistake was realised when she boarded a small propeller plane at an airport in Halifax to take her on the last leg of her journey. Apparently, it's not the first time Canada has welcomed tourists intended for Australia as two Britons also mistakenly landed in Nova Scotia in 2002 (no comment on that one). Sidney, British Columbia has also received wayward visitors from Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Would appreciate hearing any similar stories by posting a comment below. Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/25/2373717.htm