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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


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True Travel Tales - Abducted at Christmas in Saigon

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [2836]

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

Hold on Tight!

Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Views [2746]

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

Dog attack

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2355]

A friend and I were walking along the main road in Sapa, Vietnam, when two dogs attacked us. One bit deeply into my calf so I threw my bag at the dog and fled. How World Nomads helped Treatment in a Hanoi hospital for two days where they administered ... Read more >

Tags: claim, dog, hospitals & health, medical, rabies, true claim stories, vietnam, world nomads

Dengue Fever

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2731]

I was in Vietnam, on my way to Indonesia, when I fell ill with a high fever. My first thought was malaria, so during a stopover in Singapore I saw a doctor, but he said I was fine. I continued on my journey to Indonesia but I still felt bloody awful, ... Read more >

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, indonesia, medical, true claim stories, vietnam, world nomads

Vaccination reaction

Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | Views [3266]

My boyfriend received a vaccination for MMR in Phnom Phen, Cambodia but then had a reaction to the vaccination by the time we reached Vietnam. We went to the SOS clinic in Hanoi to have him examined and watched to make sure that his condition did not ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, true claim stories, vaccination, vietnam, world nomads

itching + burning

Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [1990]

I woke up with itching, burning lips and the skin under my lip, going half-way down to my chin was red, flaky and itchy. The skin on the inside of my mouth approaching my gums also had sores on it. The doctor diagnosed this as a fungal infection probably ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, true claim stories

Beware Hanoi roads at dusk

Wednesday, 18 May 2005 | Views [3826] | Comments [1]

I was crossing the road (on a pedestrian crossing) in Hanoi at dusk. I was hit by a motorcyle driver who did not have his lights on and did not see me. I fell backwards onto my elbow and shoulder and then hit my head on the ground. I took a taxi to ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, planes trains & automobiles, true claim stories



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