Binge drinking has this capacity to take control and prod victims to act absolutely nutty…
British bloke went for ‘one drink’ in Essex but woke up in Barcelona
A boozy night out in Essex, England recently ended up with a flight to Spain. After heading out for a ‘one drink’ in Chelmsford, Essex, Alex Caviel woke up the next day to find himself in Spain.
The 21-year-old was left with no money in his account after swiping his card during the drunk journey to Barcelona and a night in an expensive hotel. It is only after waking up that he realised he was neither home nor in his home country!
“I don’t remember the flight. I don’t remember anything,” he said. However, in his phone, he had pictures of him booking the flight, in the plane and an interesting adventure of him exploring the Catalan city, visiting the docks, going for a VIP night out, visiting an aquarium, and taking a cable car into the mountains before booking a room in a five-star hotel. ‘The thing is when you are drunk you don’t worry but when I fully woke up and it sank in I realised the extent of it.”
Scottish reveller found himself in Netherlands
David McCallum, from Glasgow, Scotland, woke up after a drunken night, in Amsterdam! David, 22, went out for a few pints but things quickly went off the rails and he woke up in a hotel he thought was his house. But after heading outside, he asked some passers-by where he was… and discovered to his horror he’d jetted out to the Dutch city in a drunken stupor.
“I blacked out. I remember getting the taxi home, then I thought of the airport…” He says he initially went to a pub for “just one drink” but things didn’t quite go according to plan.
Manchester teen woke up in Paris toilet after going for night out
Party-loving Luke Harding had the mother of all hangovers after getting drunk at a club in Manchester and waking up in a toilet in Paris. The 19-year-old was getting a cab home at 4am after a drunken binge when he suddenly decided it was a good idea to head to the French capital after finding his passport in his pocket.
He told the taxi driver to change course to Manchester Airport, and booked a last minute flight at 6am. And when he woke up the next day in a toilet at Charles De Gaulle Airport, he realised he’d made a bit of a detour – a 500-mile detour to be precise. “I got in a taxi to Manchester airport and booked a flight on my phone! Don’t remember the flight,” he said.
‘Quiet drink’ in London ended with impromptu trip to Zurich
Last year, 33-year-old Jordan Adams found himself stranded in Zurich with no money or phone after a drunken night.The father of one from Ealing, London left his house for a “quiet drink” and after drinking one too many, he left the club and started staggering home.
However, he staggered over to the airport instead and drunkenly booked a flight for Zurich. He came back to his senses when he landed in Zurich.
He then had to explain his situation to the police and luckily for him, the amused officers helped him contact his family who facilitated his ticket back home.
Intoxicated Aussie duo found themselves in Tasmania
To celebrate his birthday, Tom Richards of Melbourne, Australia, decided to go out with friends for a drink. After the booze, most of his friends headed home but Tom and another pal, Daniel, decided to drink a few more.
“We were pretty drunk at this point, and most of my friends had done the responsible thing and headed home. We were to catch a cab home but an idea popped up of getting the next flight out of Melbourne,” said Tom.
On reaching the airport, the pair booked a last-minute flight to Tasmania and off they went. “Next thing we knew we’d arrived on the freezing cold island of Tasmania, without money to go back home.”
They went to police who helped them to connect with their parents. “We flew back the next day completely exhausted and dehydrated. I don’t think I’ve ever regretted something so much in my life,” said Tom.