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Travel Insurance Claims - True Stories Just some of the weird and wonderful things that happen to World Nomads travellers while on the road

Shark Attack!

INDONESIA | Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | Views [11340] | Comments [1]

Whilst surfing in Bali, Indonesia I was attacked by a two metre Bull Shark . The shark grabbed my arm whilst I was paddling, however luckily it didn't hold on and I was able to pull my arm free. A nearby surfer responded to my cries for help and bravely ... Read more >

Tags: bali, medical expenses, repatriation, shark


True Travel Tales - A Capsized Boat Experience

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | Views [2405]

What happened? Tell us your tale. A group of us, mostly nomads, decided to go to a beautiful cove called Dicasalarin in Northern part of the Philippines. We were in the middle of a boat journey when our boat suddenly stopped. It was probably one ... Read more >

Tags: asia, boat accident, boating, journey, philliipines, terrifying travel tales, travel, water sports


True Travel Tales - Careful What you Watch for

TANZANIA | Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | Views [2845]

Did you know that the mortality rate from the bite of a black mamba is nearly one hundred percent? Or that it only takes twenty minutes for a bitten person to die from the neurotoxins delivered in the venom? Three years ago neither did I. Yet somehow ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, africa, danger, motorbikes, tanzania, transport, travel, true travel tales, wildlife


True Travel Tales - Pay Up or Get Knifed in Rio

BRAZIL | Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | Views [4828] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I almost had to pay up for not being cautious enough. Coming from Buenos Aires, and having lived in Mozambique, and travelled solo non-stop for the past 3 years I am always careful and alert. But the sunrise ... Read more >

Tags: brasil, brazil, buenos aires, knifed, rio de janeiro, robbery, scammed, south america, travel tales, true travel


True Travel Tales - Walking with Rhinos in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | Views [2103]

What happened? Tell us your tale. Towards the end of our 6-week adventure through East Africa we decided to do a walking Rhino safari in the beautiful Matobo Hills National Park, Zimbabwe.   The scenery is absolutely beautiful and we had already ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nature, rhinos, risk, safari, travel, true travel tales, walking, wildlife, zimbabwe


True Travel Tales - Banged up abroad: Colombian style

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Views [3796] | Comments [2]

The scene of the crime Description: Entrance to the Media Luna Hostel What happened? Tell us your tale. You hear about things like this happening: on the news, on T.V shows, about friends …..of friends ….of friends, but you never expect it ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, corruption, crime, hostel, robbery, south america, theft, travel, travel insurance, travellers


Terrible news

CANADA | Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | Views [1581]

I was travelling in Canada with my fiancée and two days in our trip, I received the terrible news of the loss of my dear mother. We had to return to Greece ASAP and that meant a whole lot of arrangements and a great deal of money amidst the ... Read more >

Tags: canada, compassionate visit, trip interruption


True Travel Tales - Kissing the Road in Rhodes

GREECE | Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | Views [4275]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I was on the Greek Island of Rhodes. I’d gone alone and a friend was meeting me 2 weeks later. I met some people and got to drinking. At 3am I got on the back of a motorbike with a drunk Greek guy called Dimitri.... Read more >

Tags: drinking, driving, europe, experiences, greece, motorike accident, partying, safety, terrifying travel tales, vehicles


True Travel Tales - In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

LAOS | Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | Views [2794] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. We arrived in Vang Vieng, Laos excited to see what all the “In the Tubing” fuss was about, anxious to get in the river and get the tubing underway. We jumped in the river with our tubes and paddled to the first ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, drinking, laos, luang prabang, partying, southeast asia, swimming, terrifying travel tales, vang vieng


True Travel Tales - Disaster Response

USA | Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | Views [1448]

What happened? Tell us your tale. In 2005, as a FEMA Community Relations Field Specialist, I was deployed to St. Bernard, Louisiana, truly the “ground zero” of Hurricane Katrina in that state. This was the most tragic thing I’d ever experienced ... Read more >

Tags: disaster relief, e coli, emergency, fema, hurricane katrina, skin infection, terrifying travel tales, united states, usa


True Travel Tales - The Buganda in Uganda Don't Play!

UGANDA | Sunday, 19 Dec 2010 | Views [2897]

I spent 9 weeks in Bulenga, Uganda and volunteered at an orphanage most afternoons. Here are some of the kids I worked with who went through the same fears I did during the riot! What happened? Tell us your tale. ... Read more >

Tags: advice, buganda, king, news, riot, uganda, volunteer


True Travel Tales - Pesky Parasite

COLOMBIA | Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | Views [3625]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, doctor, parasite, south america, terrifying travel tales


True Travel Tales - Jail in Bogota, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [7052] | Comments [1]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, colombia, jail, passport, police, south america, terrifying travel tales


True Travel Tales - World Cup Alive

BOLIVIA | Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | Views [2928]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph over ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, football, soccer, south america, terrifying travel tales, world cup


True Travel Tales - Abducted at Christmas in Saigon

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [2373]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are ... Read more >

Tags: abducted, holidays, terrifying travel tales, travel-safety, vietnam


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Tooth Trauma

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Views [2547]

I was walking on the side of the road in Cape Town, South Africa and I tripped and lost my footing and landed on my face. I immediately went to the Emergency Room and saw a doctor. However, a week after the incident, my face was still incredibly swollen ... Read more >

Tags: injury, pain, root canal, south africa, tooth


Kidney Stones in Santiago

CHILE | Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | Views [2798]

While I was in Santiago I had severe abdominal pains that lasted for several agonizing hours. Unable to walk unaided, I was advised by the emergency services to take a taxi back to Vina del Mar and visit a doctor as soon as possible. After two days ... Read more >

Tags: chile, kidney stones, santiago, true claims


Life Flight

CHILE | Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | Views [1737]

While on a hiking expedition trip in Patagonia I suffered overexposure to the elements. The windburn and an extremely high fever became life threatening and I had to be rescued by a helicopter, abandon the trek and be taken to the hospital for treatment.... Read more >

Tags: elements, fever, helicopter, patagonia


Mugged in Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [2208]

While driving my van through Acapulco, Mexico I pulled over to the side of the road to have a rest. Three men approached the van while I was stopped. They flung the door open, and restrained me while they scoured the van for anything of value. After ... Read more >

Tags: campervan, mexico, mugging, theft


A little too much sun

CANADA | Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | Views [3646]

Before the four hour sea kayaking tour in Canada I applied SPF 50 sunscreen to protect me from the sun. After the tour I noticed that I had been sunburnt on my face and legs which had been exposed the entire time. Within two days the burns had become ... Read more >

Tags: blisters, canada, sun safety, sunburn


Hold on Tight!

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Views [2422]

On our trip in Vietnam, we rented scooter taxis to take us to Monkey Island. The road was very winding and on our return trip a sharp turn caused me to fall off the back of the scooter and slide a few meters across the gravel road. I was stopped by ... Read more >

Tags: accident, broken leg, emergency, motorbike, vietnam


Surprise!

VANUATU | Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | Views [2489]

We had been planning a trip to Vanuatu for months. However, a few weeks before departing on our journey, I found out that I was pregnant. The doctor advised against any travel vaccinations and ant malarial medication – both essential for the trip. ... Read more >

Tags: cancellation, pregnancy, vanuatu


Watch Out Below

COLOMBIA | Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | Views [2272]

I was trekking in Tayrona National Park in Colombia. I was waiting at the bottom of a narrow path for another trekker to descend before going up. As he was coming down, the man slipped, grabbing a tree to keep him from falling. When he grabbed the ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, concussion, nature, stitches, trekking


Up in Smoke

INDONESIA | Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | Views [2376]

Vacationing in Indonesia, our beach bungalow burnt down in a fire due to an electrical surge. Luckily, I was out for the day and had a daypack with me that contained my passport and credit cards, but I did lose the entire contents of my backpack in ... Read more >

Tags: fire, indonesia, smoke


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