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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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Ligament Injuries

CANADA | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [1425]

It’s cliché but true: accidents happen all the time but you never count on one happening to you. I was skiing in Canada when I took a fall and injured my left knee. I was taken from the slopes to a local Emergency Centre, in great pain, where they ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, injury, medical, skiing, snow, true claim stories, world nomads, x-ray


Yacht accident

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2676]

I was in a small dinghy travelling back to our yacht — which was anchored in a bay in Bora Bora, French Polynesia — when my luck headed south. I had been taking photos of my friends surfing so I was carrying my digital camera inside its waterproof case.... Read more >

Tags: accident, boat, camera, claim, luggage, true claim stories, world nomads, yacht


Whiplash

INDONESIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2621]

I was really looking forward to scuba diving in Bali. Not long after I arrived, I signed up for a dive with a local company, who promised to take me out to a dive location in a new speed boat. They had just renovated the boat but had not yet installed ... Read more >

Tags: bali, claim, diving, hospitals & health, indonesia, medical, scuba, true claim stories, world nomads


"Women's problems"

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1805]

"Women's problems" are rarely talked about, but they are wide in scope and often happen at inconvenient times — like when you are travelling. In my case, I was diagnosed with a "Bartholin cyst", which is, apparently, a lump filled ... Read more >

Tags: claim, cyst, hospitals & health, medical, netherlands, true claim stories, world nomads


Never trust French men who flatter you!

FRANCE | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [4464] | Comments [1]

Never trust French men who try to flatter you. My friend and I were sitting in a café grabbing a bite to eat. My friend left the table to go to the bathroom and a man came up to me and stroked my face, saying something to the effect of: "Beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: claim, france, luggage, scam, stolen, true claim stories, world nomads


Rabies

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3652]

Standing on the street in Mysore, India, I was surprised to find a dog licking an open wound on my leg. Soon after, I heard that the same dog was roaming the streets, crazed and rabid, and had bitten several people. The dog was found dead later in the ... Read more >

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


Parasite

TANZANIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2099]

I began experiencing stomach cramps and a constant headache for a number of days whilst in Zanzibar, which is not far from the Tanzanian coast. As soon as I returned to the mainland, I headed straight for the hospital in Dar es Salaam. The doctor who ... Read more >

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, medical, parasite, tanzania, true claim stories, world nomads


He pulled out a knife...

PERU | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2475]

It was early in the morning and my wife and I were walking around the centre of Nazca. Two men who looked to be in their early twenties approached us; they were trying to tell us something but we couldn't understand them. Suddenly one of the men snatched ... Read more >

Tags: camera, claim, knife, luggage, mugged, peru, stolen, true claim stories, world nomads


Mountain bike accident

USA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2979]

I was out mountain biking in the element... when a tree got in my way. On impact, the handle bars of my bike twisted, bluntly jutting into my ribs before I went flying. I was in a lot of pain but there was no external bruising. I figured that even if ... Read more >

Tags: accident, bike, claim, cycling, hospitals & health, medical, true claim stories, usa, world nomads


Was that just a mozzie bite?

FIJI | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3215]

I have had hundreds of mosquito bites before, but this one was different. I had recently arrived in Fiji when I noticed quite a few mosquito bites on my legs — but one was very red and painful. Throughout the day it turned a deeper red and became swollen, ... Read more >

Tags: claim, fiji, hospitals & health, medical, mozzie, spider, true claim stories, world nomads


Here’s a tip: never pat a monkey

THAILAND | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [14454] | Comments [1]

Here's a tip: never pat a monkey, even if it's on a leash: they can be vicious. I was out wandering with a friend on Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan Island, when we ran into a local walking his pet monkey. My friend bent over and patted the monkey and the ... Read more >

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, medical, monkey, rabies, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads


iPod stolen

CHINA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2575]

Everyone I regale my story to tells me I should be thankful that they didn’t steal my wallet, mobile and camera as well, but I’m still mad I lost my iPod to an invisible thief. I was travelling on a bus from Hong xu Lu to Zhenning Lu and remember checking ... Read more >

Tags: china, claim, ipod, luggage, stolen, true claim stories, world nomads


My passport was stolen

CANADA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2376]

There is nothing quite like being robbed to sour the end of an otherwise inspiring trip abroad. It was a week before I was due to fly home from Canada and I was out with friends at a nightclub. It was freezing outside, so I had worn my Burton snowboard ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, luggage, passports, true claim stories, world nomads


Gastro

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1475]

While travelling in India I had to make an unexpected detour to hospital. It all started with an upset stomach, for which I was prescribed antibiotics. Three weeks later, I was in Mumbai, still feeling really unwell, so I walked into a hospital for help.... Read more >

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


Funeral

USA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1311]

We received terrible news while we were travelling in LA. My wife's parents called to let her know her brother had passed away. We needed to return home immediately, to help with funeral arrangements and simply be with our family during this distressing ... Read more >

Tags: cancellation, claim, family, true claim stories, usa, world nomads


Cliche? I was kidnapped in South America

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [5060]

I woke up in hospital — but was totally clueless as to how I wound up there. All I remember is enjoying a beer at a restaurant in the middle of the day, and then I draw a blank. What happened in the 24 hours in between that quiet lager and landing in ... Read more >

Tags: camera, claim, ecuador, kidnapped, luggage, robbed, true claim stories, world nomads


Bad karma for Thai Camera thief

THAILAND | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [5116] | Comments [1]

All I can hope is that bad karma will follow whoever stole my camera. Grrr. I was shopping on Khao San Road late one evening when I realised my camera had been stolen from my zipped-up bag. The street was really crowded, as usual, with tourists and ... Read more >

Tags: bad karma, camera, claim, khao san road, luggage, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads


Dog attack

VIETNAM | 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


Skiing Accident

USA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [4344] | Comments [1]

I should have called it quits for the day and headed into a bar for a warming Schnapps. Instead, I decided to take the last ski run down the mountain. As I was flying down the slopes, my left ski collided with my right, blowing out my left knee and ... Read more >

Tags: claim, injury, medical, rescue, skiing, snow, true claim stories, usa, world nomads


New travelling sport - Extreme Dehli Belly

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2183]

I didnt realise you could wind-up in hospital from diarrhoea until I travelled in India. I had been suffering 'the runs' on and off over three months and had lost about 15 kilograms. I was feeling extremely weak and dehydrated, and called in to a local ... Read more >

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


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