Featured Stories of the Week

The Worst Insult to Chinese Tea

As we were in China, I was determined to buy tea. We veered down a side street and wandered past dry cleaners and nail bars. We finally found a tiny tea store (it couldn’t have been more than eight foot square). Teapots lined the shelves and black plastic tags listed the prices—no haggling here.

Juilet W
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Col de Madeleine in thongs

Robbo, DK and myself were planning our next day in a Grenoble bar. The aim was to see our first stage of the Tour de France from the summit of the Col de Madeleine. We didn't get the planning to drinking ratio right that night.

Next morning the cops stopped our hire car at the foot of the Col.

Jason Ellis
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Lasagne man

Having found myself back in the world of being a singleton again at the age of 35 I decided to give this online dating game a go.

I registered, uploaded some pics and began my search for the man of my dreams. "Hey, I really liked your profile, would be good to chat sometime", said a nice-looking guy one day, so I replied.

Nicky Moffatt
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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.