It’s time to reveal the longlist for our Funny Story category in the Hostelworld Travel Story Awards 2013.
We asked you to nominate “A post telling a story that’s made you laugh this year,” and the entries came rolling in.
The top 15 posts that made us chuckle are below, with their reasons for nomination. Remember…
- Voting for the Funny Story Award will open on December 11th.
- We’ll announce the final shortlist of five on the first day of voting.
- The blogger with the most votes will be revealed in January, and will win a week’s free accommodation from Hostelworld
Funny Story Award Longlist: the Top 15 Nominations
“This is painful and funny at the same time.”
“This is a ridiculous post.”
Backpacks and Bunkbeds
“When I first read this post back in October 2013, it had me in tears. It's one of the most honest posts you'll read all year.”
More Kids than Suitcases
“I laughed out loud...it is hilarious what people say on Trip Advisor, and Steve's take on it is too funny!”
Time Travel Turtle
“Everyone was shocked when there was actually some sun in Ireland. This fake news story puts it all in perspective.”
“Rexy thinks he's got involved with the Mafia in Portugal by simply taking a taxi ride...”
Travelling for Fun
“A typical 'day in the life' of a traveller on the road and the things that can happen to keep the journey smooth.”
“Because it's painful hearing about putting your hands in a bowl of yogurt at 4am.”
Turnip Seed Travel
“Being attacked by roosters, being stalked by sushi; this post is a hilarious look at Vanessa's many travel nemeses!”
Around the World in Eighty Years
“Short funny take on cultural mix up with fun photo.”
“Because rants are funny and people love ranting back!”
Bridges and Balloons
“Being held hostage by monkeys! Who would have thought that even possible?!”
Around the World in 80 Jobs
How to Not fish: The Lousy Laotian Fisherman
Life Less Ordinary
“Hilarious look at a travel blogger's attempts at parenthood.”
A Backpacker’s Tale
“Such a crazy adventure and random.”
Congratulations to all nominees!
Stay tuned for the rest of our Travel Story Award category longlists, coming soon:
Debate Award Longlist
Original Story Award Longlist
Adventure Story Award Longlist
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