The realization you've gone to the wrong place sucks. It's not just the time wasted, but the inconvenience. Two Australian newlyweds came face-to-face with a scenario a thousand times worse that realizing your large thin-crust pizza is waiting for you at a Domino's across town.
Orin and Melissa van Lingen thought they were heading to Salvador, Brazil to watch the Netherlands take on Spain. When they got off the plane they realized a SNAFU by their travel agent actually sent them to SAN Salvador, capital of El Salvador, a city with an extensive gang problem and high murder rate.
Here's a quick breakdown on the key differences between the two cities.
|City||Salvador, Brazil||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Nickame||Capital of Happiness||None|
|Events||2014 World Cup||Applied to host 2015 beach World Cup|
|Claim to fame||Third best beach in the world||90+ murders per 100,000 residents|
Thankfully the couple are in one piece and on their way to the proper Salvador. We hope they enjoyed their stay in San Salvador.