Thanks to every one who shared their most embarrassing moments as a tourist! All of the stories were excellent and very entertaining.

Based on a random number selection generated by random.org the winning post was #13:

Congratulations to Mark A. who happened to be the 13th post for the contest!

Here is his winning entry:

Mark A. says:
March 16, 2012 at 8:04 am (Edit)
Much like yourself, I assumed two places with the same name were in the same place. I visited London years ago, and stayed in an economy hotel across from Regents Park. Naturally, I assumed I needed to get off The Tube at the Regents Park station, because it would stop at Regents Park. I should have continued to the Baker stop, which by itself isn’t a big deal. However, I’d just arrived from my TATL flight, and had a cheap carry-on any my checked luggage and my bulky camera bag with me. And it was after midnight, so they were closing the stations, and, true to form, it was raining and I had no clue where to go. The first person I stopped to ask was the most beautiful woman I’d seen, and she was from Texas, of all places! Fortunately, she knew where I was going and walked me about half way and had a good laugh as she sent me on my way.

Mark, I’ll be in touch in the coming days and get the $25 Itunes Gift Card on it’s way to you!