Do you know where you’re going to? Identical placenames result in lost travellers

Milan Schipper, a Dutch teenager, found himself 10,000 miles away from Sydney, Australia – staring out at a snow-covered, frozen landscape – as he realized that he had accidentally booked a flight to Sydney, Nova Scotia, a municipality of 32,000 people on Canada’s east coast.

Schipper was far from the first tourist to inadvertently end up in Nova Scotia – the mixup has previously struck tourists from Italy, Argentina and Britain. Schipper said he wasn’t even the only disoriented tourist on his flight – an American woman had made the same mistake, he said. Read on to find out how what happened to this intrepid traveller.