Looking back, it’s clear that our annual family vacation was less ‘Brady Bunch on tour’ and more a yearly endurance test, during which we pushed family bonds to the limit. Given the food poisoning, road rage, and sometimes questionable parenting, we’re often surprised that we survived those long weeks on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
1. You almost got kidnapped off the back of a camel in Tunisia.
A trip to North Africa wouldn’t be complete without a token camel ride. Unfortunately, ours was a disaster. Striding ahead, our parents left us at the back of a long line of tourists with two teenage boys as ‘guides’. Taking a shine to our blonde hair and pale skin, we were led away from the tourist pack to roam the sand dunes alone. Young and far too polite to question what was happening, we sat stiffly and silently atop of our camels waiting to be rescued. The rescue party (our parents) did eventually arrive, after our dad declared that the sensation of riding a camel was similar to castration. We were ordered to hastily disembark and were marched back to the car.