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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s busy at the Rugby world cup, with Mark Stevens.  But, alas, they went to the wrong country!

Two South African British rugby fans scoured the Wellington suburb of Eastbourne for their hotel, only to find it was half a world away in the British seaside town of the same name, a report said Tuesday.

Michael and Sunette Adendorff Chris Tilling and Mark Stevens travelled to the New Zealand capital to watch the Springboks play Wales in the Rugby World Cup believing they has secured accommodation at the Majestic Hotel, the Dominion Post reported.

But instead of enjoying the “splendid” beach views advertised on Majestic’s website, they found themselves wandering Wellington’s streets unable to locate the hotel on their GPS navigator, the newspaper said.

The penny finally dropped when the pair asked for directions at a local shop and pharmacist Linda Burke explained the hotel was actually some 19,000 kilometres (11,800 miles) away on the British south coast.

BAhahahahahah!   That’s going to be hard to live down…