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British Tourist Goes To Cyprus, Orders A Full English And Is Disappointed

British Tourist Goes To Cyprus, Orders A Full English And Is Disappointed

One of the joys and points of travelling is that you get to experience different flavours - who doesn't love an opportunity to try local cuisines, specific to the place you're staying in?

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You know, you go to Germany and you might try some Bratwurst; you go to Denmark and you might try open sandwiches or herring; you go to France and - if you're feeling really adventurous - maybe you'll even try snails.

And, of course, you go to Cyprus and try... a full English breakfast?

That's what one very irate Reddit user did, sharing his disappointing experience on the website by posting a picture of the breakfast meal he received when he ordered a full English at an unnamed restaurant.

The full English in question. Credit: Reddit/Spicerldn
The full English in question. Credit: Reddit/Spicerldn

The British holiday maker usually enjoys those breakfasts at home - understandably, because they're absolutely delicious - but expecting them to be as good in a country where they're not a staple food seems like a long shot. Just ask anyone from Italy, Pakistan or Greece what they make of UK attempts at their home country's cuisine, and try not to walk away looking too red-faced.

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Anyway, they're called full English breakfasts, not full Cypriot breakfasts. Ahem.

The photo, shared by Reddit user Spicerldn, shows a chopping board containing a frankfurter sausage, baked beans, what looks like slightly undercooked bacon, a single, fried egg and a tomato covered in seasoning. Oh and there was some salad garnish, too - not really in the spirit of the full English, that nod to healthy eating, but there we go.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

To be fair, it doesn't actually look all that bad, but minds had already been made up.

"This is what's classed as a Full English Breakfast in Cyprus," wrote Spicerldn - and some other users felt his pain.

"There is so much wrong here..." commented user ilovebumbumbum (oh, ok), while TristansDad made a witty pun: "That's more like a Fool English breakfast!"

Not everyone thought his outrage was justified, though. ITMidget (ummm...) said: "Who the fuck goes to Cyprus and orders a Full English? You should have got a Full Cypriot and you have no hair on your pasty legs."

Bit harsh, but maybe they have a point in there somewhere...

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/Spicerldn

Topics: Viral, Food, Funny, Weird

Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]