7 Embarrassing Moments That We've All Experienced When On Holiday Abroad

Prepare to cringe at the memories...

Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are fantastic, don't get us wrong, but they can be fraught with embarrassment.

Be it from childhood days or recent memory, we all experienced awkward moments when we ventured outside our cultural comfort zones — and still shudder at the thought.

Let's take a look at some of the most cringy experiences all us Irish folk endure when out foreign...

1. Getting roasted on the first day

Due to being unpractised in its application, we're just not very good with suncream.

Sun Burn

"Why must I always disgrace myself?"

2. Accidental nudity

When you walk that fine line between wearing as few clothes as possible and being buck naked, you will inevitably cross it.

This usually occurs where you're trying wrap a towel around your modesty while ever-so-carefully manoeuvring on your underclothes. Wardrobe malfunctions ensue. 


3. Awkward tan lines

Nothing ruins that radiant caramel look like a big ol' line of pasty whiteness.

Bad Tan Lines

4. Forgetting your swimwear

And wading shamefully into the pool in your tiny whities.


5. LOSING your swimwear

Little piece of advice: doing a massive cannonball in loose togs into a swimming pool is always a bad idea.

Kevin Cannonball

6. Having a travelling companion who THINKS they know the local language

When they're actually just doing an incredibly stereotypical accent.


7. The granddaddy of all fashion faux pas

You were either guilty of this as a young 'un, or you will be guilty of it as old timer: the socks 'n' sandals combo.

There is no greater shame than being associated with it.

Socks And Sandals

Written By

Seán Kenehan

Seán is known for eating, drinking and writing, making him uniquely qualified to work for Lovin Dublin. Seán enjoys skipping stones wistfully, puns that'd make a dad blush, and referring to himself in the third person.