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    21 Of The Most Ridiculously Dad Things Dads Do Abroad

    *speaks in a random accent*

    1. Wear high-endurance sandals purchased from a hiking shop.

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    To walk from the car to the beach. TBF they are very comfy.

    2. And long black dress socks with shorts.

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    See also: white tube socks.

    3. Tuck his T-shirt into his trousers.

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    Business-casual dad.

    4. Bring a large sun hat that can’t be packed in a suitcase and then causes huge amounts of drama the entire trip.

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    Your dad, telling the stewardess that he can't put his hat in the overhead locker because it will get lost. Your dad, chasing his bloody hat down a beach after a surprise gust of wind blows it off.

    5. Wear extremely expensive wrap-around sports sunglasses even if the last time he did sport was 20 years ago.

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    Dads are always prepared.

    6. Keep everything in a sweet money belt.

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    So every time he has to pay for an ice cream he accidentally shows his stomach.

    7. Insist on taking photos of you doing fairly dangerous things.

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    "Sit on the edge of that crumbling cliff kids it will be fine." – dads

    8. And also make you pose for extremely embarrassing photos.

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    Usually in front of a town with a rude-sounding name.

    9. Spend a really, really long time inspecting the hire car for scratches and taking photos of them with his digital camera.

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    "I'm not having them charge me a fortune," your dad says smugly as the rest of you roast on the tarmac.

    10. And spend ages at the hotel check-in asking a ridiculous number of questions.

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    Dad, we know we're not going to use the gym there's no point wasting the poor woman's time asking about it.

    11. Absolutely live in fear of accidentally buying something from the minibar in the hotel.

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    Because your dad has fallen for that trick before and he's not falling for it again!

    12. Tell you off for petting local stray cats and dogs.

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    Yes, there's a 50% chance you might get rabies, but then again there's a 50% chance you might just get to make a new furry friend. Swings and roundabouts.

    13. Get a phrasebook out to translate every item on the menu in a restaurant.

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    Even though you're definitely not going to order dessert wine, it's nice to know.

    14. Occasionally feign a slight accent when speaking to people who live in the place you're staying.

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    Even though he doesn't speak the language.

    15. Ask the waiter to explain every dish in great detail.

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    And then going with something like steak and chips because "at least you know what you're getting".

    16. And specifically ask questions about the provenance of the seafood and then not actually order it.

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    Your dad would never do this at home.

    17. Ask for the bill by doing “the international hand gesture for the bill”.

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    This is probably a more universally recognised symbol than the McDonald's arches.

    18. Get confused about the tipping and service charge policy abroad.

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    Even though your dad printed off a webpage he found about local customs.

    19. Fall asleep in the sun and get super burned

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    The horror.

    20. Get buried in the sand.

    Buried my dad in the sand.. Now it's a party 😂😁🙈

    21. Wear one of these shirts.

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    The ultimate "dad on tour" shirt.

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