A tourist from Australia claims that Barcelona in Spain is covered in puddles of urine, stinks, and is full of criminals, and on the island of Capri in Italy it is too hot, and it is tiring to walk through the stairs. The girl told in a video for TikTok how she went on a dream vacation but ended up hating the popular European resorts.
Australian Mikaela Testa with 2.4 million followers on TikTok posted a video about her trip to Italy, to the beautiful island of Capri. This place in the Gulf of Naples is famous for its luxurious hotels, magnificent views, and rugged landscapes. Tourists praise it for its wonderful sunny weather, bright blue sea, beautiful beaches and designer shops. But Mikaela was not very impressed by all this.
“Bloggers come to these places and show them as beautiful, photogenic, and simply stunning, but half of the pictures are edited and filtered, not real. I hardly see anyone mentioning any negative points, so I don’t even want to name them, so as not to sound like a bitch,” said the tourist.
After listing everything she didn’t like about Capri and Italy in general, she moved on to the negatives: “It takes all day to get to the place you want to go. I think I burned 3,000 calories a day going up and down the stairs.” The girl also added that the heat was unbearable, and she had to douse herself with water to cool down.
Mikaela explained that she recorded the video when she had been traveling in Europe with friends for 3 months and wanted to just go home. “There comes a point in life when you start hating everything around you and you just need something stable. Like my own bed, my TV, and my cats,” the tourist complained.
Mikaela got not only Italy but also Spain, in particular – Barcelona. In another video, she advised vacationers to “skip” this city. It is known for the impressive Church of the Holy Family, sandy beaches, delicious food, and modernist buildings. However, Mikaela believes that it is not worth going there.
“I step on urine every day, it stinks and it’s horrible. It’s 8 p.m. and yes, we’re outside in our pajamas because there’s no point in looking good in this city,” she said, adding that her friends had their phones stolen and were simply bored in Barcelona.
In the comments under the video, many disagreed with the tourist’s point of view and wrote that Barcelona is a stunning city. In response, Mikaela was indignant: “Why does no one mention such negative moments as the puddles of urine and major crimes, violence, and theft in broad daylight are present everywhere?”
Other users in the comments noted that she and her friends were wearing hats and warm Uggs, and then complained about the heat. Another commenter wrote: “I’ve lived in six different countries, Barcelona is my favorite city. The city is beautiful and the atmosphere is impeccable.”
However, some agreed with Mikaela. One woman said: “Barcelona seemed rude to me. My phone and wallet were stolen.” Another person added: “I just got back from Barcelona and I feel the same as you… It wasn’t for me.”