Featured Stories of the Week

On the (pocket knife's) edge in Perhentian Islands

I was travelling through Malaysia and heard through fellow travelers that the Perhentian Islands were worth a visit. I took a bus to Kuala Besut and then a boat out to the islands.

I arrived too late in the day so missed the last boat. The town seemed deserted so I went off to find a hostel.

Belinda Simmons
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A Sticky Situation

This happened about 6 years ago, but I always laugh when I think about it...

It was Autumn in Melbourne and my Dad was driving me somewhere. We walked through the beautiful orange and red crunchy leaves on the footpath and hopped into the car quickly.

Sarah Prout
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Triple check flight bookings...

Here's a laugh. Up at 4am to get ready and head to Glasgow Airport to get a 7am flight to Gatwick. I was connecting with a flight to Cyprus where I'll be working for 4 months, exciting times, place I'm going looks amazing. So all was well until I tried to check in (6th July), "Sir, do you realise t

Liam Fleming
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.