A Geelong man was left dazed and confused today after receiving his travel documents from his local Travel Agent and discovering his flights are booked to Denpasar – not Bali.

Gareth Gado (42) from Highton in Geelong is booked to leave for the Indonesian holiday isle in a week with his wife Charlene (28) and says he “just can’t understand how that could have possibly happened.”

“I just don’t get it. We’ve never even been to Bali before but my Travel Agent Joyce down at the Plaza booked it all for us and said we were off to see the bright lights of Seminyak” Gado said.


Seminyak awaits, for some

“We were really excited. But now we’re off to some place I’ve never even heard of. I don’t even know what country Denpasar is in but it sounds dangerous to me”. He added.

After inspecting his travel documents more closely, Gado noticed the airport code “DPS” which only troubled him further.


It’s DPS. Not DFS.

“I’ve heard of DFS but not DPS. We bought our outdoor setting and a pop up Gazebo on sale from DFS and both are still going gangbusters. It’s a great place. But DPS? That’s a complete mystery to me. Someone said it’s Bandar Udara Internasional Ngurah Rai Airport and I said speak English mate cause’ i’ve no idea where that is or what you’re on about”.

Gareth Gado

When asked whether Gado would contact Travel Agent Joyce to clear up the confusion he replied “Well it’s all a bit of a stuff up really but yeah, I’ll call her tomorrow. My son, Darrell (18) has already put an order in for a Bintang Singlet, a pirate ship kite and two bottles of duty free Wild Turkey and I’d hate to let him down”.

At the time of writing this article Travel Agent Joyce had contacted Gado and cleared up the ticket confusion.

Gado was said to be “Both relieved and overjoyed at finally clearing up the mess” saying that “Joyce was a deadset legend and that he knew all along that she would sort it”.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a KarryOn Comedy article and is obviously satire. It should in no way be taken seriously, unless you want to that is.