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21 things you think when you leave London for a European city break

Kat Romero

You've found a great bank holiday deal and you plan to head to another European city half-expecting the same familiar buzz, amenities and customs. On the contrary: prepare for the culture shock to leave you desperately clutching your Oyster card to your chest as you struggle to battle this minefield of a place that feels nothing like home.

1. 'The nearest high street is how far?'

2. 'Is it okay to drink the water?'

3. 'Am I an idiot for asking that?'

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4. 'Please tell me you have wi-fi.'

5. 'I need Google. Damn these data roaming charges.'

6. 'I can't believe we're still waiting for the bus.'

7. 'Should we get an Uber? They've got Uber here, right?'

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8. 'I think we should consult the map.'

9. 'This bar shuts HOW early?'

10. 'Is anything open here on a Sunday?'

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11. 'Why is their McDonald's menu so different?'

12. 'The silence around here is deafening. This can't be the city centre.'

13. 'Oh, someone spoke to me in the native language. I must look like a local. Fitting in.'

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14. 'What's the word for avocado?'

15. 'This supermarket is a minefield.'

16. 'Do you think I can get soya milk here?'

17. 'Fanta PINEAPPLE. Get in.'

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18. 'Where's the shade?'

19. 'Bloody tourists.'

20. 'Oh shit, I'm a tourist.'

21. 'I really miss London.'

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