Latvian tourist bosses were left a little red faced when they mistranslated their latest tourist campaign .The £500,000 promotion for the city of Riga was aimed at English speaking travellers and would have worked well had someone just friggin proof read the copy before it went to the printers. Oh dear, the posters and leaflets read RIGA CITY: EASY TO GO, HARD TO LIVE! instead of RIGA CITY: EASY TO GO, HARD TO LEAVE! That’s pretty much a fail.
I warned you!
Hmm, giving Latvian bus inspectors taser guns, what could possibly go wrong? Arthur Liepins claims he was cornered by 4 inspectors on a bus in Riga. When they asked for his ticket he made a run for it and was then tasered with a 1,000 volt gun. Mr Liepins claims these people are just “thugs”. Police are currently investigating who the hell gave them taser guns!!! Bus inspectors 1, Arthur 0.