A Dutch teenager thought he had made a boon by booking his Amsterdam-Sydney flight until he realized that his destination was in Nova Scotia.
Leaving Amsterdam airport, 18-year-old Milan Schipper was ready for his backpacking trip on Australian roads. His ticket had cost him 300 dollars less than the ordinary, and the stars were aligned so that he could live a great adventure.
Stopping in Toronto, it was only by seeing the plane that was to take him to his final destination that the young man began to suspect something.
“The plane was really small, so I thought,” Is this going to Australia? “He adds.
However, his doubts were confirmed on board when the flight itinerary appeared on the screen in front of his seat.
I saw that the plane was going to the right, not to the left. That’s when I realized there was another Sydney.
A few hours later, and after biting his fingers, Milan Schipper landed in Sydney, Cape Breton, in a blizzard.
Not being absolutely not equipped to face the snow, the young man stayed in the airport and resumed a flight to join his father in Toronto.
Like him, several tourists have already lost their way to Cape Breton while wanting to join Australia. Some take advantage of the stopover to eat seafood and enjoy the hospitality of Cape Bretoners, while others set out to conquer the West.
One thing is certain: Milan Schipper is neither the first nor the last to have confused the two Sydney.