After a year of hard work and savings to go on a lavish trip, it’s not unreasonable to have high expectations for your vacation.
And while everyone thinks of sun, sea and sand, these people had quite a different experience.
This original gallery of holiday chess images from around the world has been put together by bored panda.
One image shows a couple posing for a romantic photo in the Dominican Republic, except a Spider Monkey photobombed their photo.
Another shows the reality of going to a tourist area, as they traveled to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, to see the Mona Lisa, only to be greeted by a large crowd in front of the famous painting.
Vacation from hell! People around the world have shared their shocking photos of vacations gone wrong – including a woman who got the shock of her life when she went for a selfie with a camel and it bit her head .
A man was rather disappointed when he went to see the Torii gate in Hiroshima, Japan, only to find it was surrounded by scaffolding.
A vacationer left his car parked in Houston, Texas only to find his tires had been stolen when he returned there.
A woman also got the shock of her life when she posed for a selfie with a giraffe, but it bit her head off.
Here, FEMAIL has collected the best images that can make you cry with laughter or shake your head in disbelief.
Surprise! This couple posed for a romantic photo in the Dominican Republic but the photo was bombarded by a spider monkey.
Something seems fishy: Someone tried to take a cute underwater photo of his wife on her honeymoon, but the sea creature got in the way.
Uh oh! A vacationer is unlikely to start their trip in the best of conditions after their suitcase has been abandoned in the middle of the airport.
Instagram versus reality! One person expected to be able to see the Mona Lisa in Paris – but only managed to snap a photo of the large crowd at the museum
This man was disappointed when he visited the Torii Gate in Hiroshima, Japan, to find it was surrounded by scaffolding.
Anyone stopping the pits? This Texas vacationer was shocked when he returned to his car to find the tires had been stolen.
This husband and wife went on a trip to Los Angeles, California, but their vacation photo was photobombed by a police officer pinning someone to the ground.
This holidaymaker said he had booked a room with a sea view, but was disappointed to find that his only view was actually a brick wall.
This person climbed a mountain on foot and had his water stolen by a cheeky monkey as soon as he reached the top.
This vacationer had a long kayaking trip but it ended in a strange sunburn.