Two teenagers claim they ended up in Barcelona when a drunken night out in the UK got out of hand.
Tara Hammersley, 19, was enjoying a night out in Sussex with her best friend Jack Messer, also 19, when the pair took a trip to Gatwick Airport to buy food, The Sun reports.
It was there retail worker Jack decided to book two tickets to Barcelona for a spontaneous trip abroad.
Tara — who studies psychology at Nottingham Trent University — claims she can’t remember anything from their airport escapade and woke up during their descent into Spain.
Best mates Tara Hammersley and Jack Messer woke up to a particularly confusing hangover. Picture: Caters NewsSource:Caters News Agency
The pair spent four days in Barcelona, with Tara left with no clothes or money apart from the outfit she had been wearing on the night out.
“We decided, as Tara was in need of some food, to head to Gatwick Airport for a cheeky McDonald’s,” Jack said.
“It’s only 15 minutes away from the club, and it was the easiest place to go for food.
“But as soon as we saw the planes, we decided to check out Skyscanner.
“That’s when I decided to book our flight to Barcelona for a little spontaneous holiday.”
The pair — feeling a little worse for wear — found the cheapest deal online and settled on Barcelona as their chosen destination.
“Apparently, when we got to the airport we decided it would be a great idea to go on holiday, we nearly went to Morocco,” Tara said.
Tara’s boarding pass from the wild night. Picture: Caters NewsSource:Caters News Agency
“I don’t remember this but Jack filled me in — the last thing I remember was being sick in the club toilets.
“Jack remembers booking the flights but can’t remember anything after that.
“When I woke up on the flight I had no idea where I was — my initial thought was I had died and was on my way to heaven.
“After asking Jack multiple times where we are, he finally remembered we were going to Barcelona.
“I just said, ‘Oh my god what have we done’, and eventually laughed it off.”
The intoxicated pair caused trouble before even leaving the country after nearly being refused entry to the plane.
Not much else to do but shots. Picture: Caters NewsSource:Caters News Agency
The duo made the most of their time in Barcelona. Picture: Caters NewsSource:Caters News Agency
And the flight wasn’t the end of the disaster — upon arriving in Barcelona, Tara found herself without money, clothes or cards, having not taken them with her on the night out.
“They nearly didn’t let us on the flight as we were that drunk,” Tara said.
“I have no idea how we made it through airport security and on to the plane, but somehow it happened.
“Thankfully, Jack had his card so I had to use that for the whole trip — we also had no clothes apart from what we wore to the club that night.
“I had on a shiny, silver bodycon dress — not the best outfit to travel in.
A photo from their accidental trip to Barcelona. Picture: Caters NewsSource:Caters News Agency
“We had to buy some clothes and borrow some clothes off some friends we made at the hostel we were staying in.
“We decided to stay in Barcelona for a couple of days and try to make the most out of our drunken mistake.”
The pair said they spent most of the time chilling on the beach and drinking at night.
“All in all we had a good holiday, although I’m hoping that this doesn’t happen again — my mum has confiscated my passport since!” Tara said.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission