Ptuj Scoops European Smell Award
has beaten off international competition to win top prize at this year’s
Golden Nose of Montreugh.
oldest town scooped the award for Europe’s Most Inappropriately Smelly Tourist
fierce competition judges pronounced the giblet-tainted town a clear winner
after dining on the Ribič
restaurant terrace during a battle to reduce 800,000
sets of poultry organs to a relatively waterless slurry at the chicken factory a
few hundred metres away across the river.
took awards in other categories including Best Meat Pizza Using the Washing Line
Process, and Funniest Dead-Animal-Based Wine Tasting.
heard how tourists usually sampled local wines underground to avoid having their
experts smell success. “Our funky smell is really putting Ptuj on the map,” said
local Deutschesgruppeneintagdurchwanderenunddannschnellfluchenauf guide Lidija
kudos of receiving the Golden Nose was well worth the money, she told reporters.
“Thanks to recognition for the work we do in pong-based travel we are
now selling our expertise to other inappropriately stinky holiday destinations,
including sewage-and-petrochemical wildlife haven Canvey Island in Essex, and a
Portuguese fish-gutting village with a bone from St Paul’s foot.”