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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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Intestinal Worms!

THAILAND | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [3409]

Intestinal worms are parasites that love the gastrointestinal tract. God only knows how I got them, maybe from unwashed food or dirty water, but I didn’t really care, I just wanted to get rid of them! I ended up in hospital in Chiang Mai, in northern ... Read more >

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Whiplash

INDONESIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2604]

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 >

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"Women's problems"

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1793]

"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 >

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Rabies

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3638]

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 >

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Parasite

TANZANIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2089]

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 >

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Mountain bike accident

USA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2966]

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 >

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Was that just a mozzie bite?

FIJI | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3196]

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 >

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Here’s a tip: never pat a monkey

THAILAND | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [14396] | 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 >

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Gastro

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1463]

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 >

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Dog attack

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2337]

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 >

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New travelling sport - Extreme Dehli Belly

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2147]

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 >

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Dengue Fever

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2698]

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 >

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Brain Irritation

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2921]

I have never been so frightened in my life. I was travelling in Sucre, in southern central Bolivia, when I suddenly lost my vision. I was rushed to the emergency department of a local hospital where I underwent a battery of tests and was placed under ... Read more >

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Fire Blast in terrorist attack

EGYPT | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2042]

I was lucky to survive a fire blast in Egypt, where I was admitted to hospital in a town close to Dahab, with neck, face and leg injuries. I was diagnosed with a fracture dislocation in the right shoulder and arm, lacerations all over my body and a broken ... Read more >

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appendicitis

CANADA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2156] | Comments [2]

I was having an awesome time skiing at Whistler until one morning I woke up feeling unwell, with terrible pain on the right side of my abdomen. After a quick trip to the local medical centre, I was sent for blood work to confirm a diagnosis of appendicitis, ... Read more >

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One Aneurysm and $73,000 later... !

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [1821]

Expect the unexpected — and make sure you take out travel insurance! I have always been a healthy young woman and did not plan on ending up in hospital with a life-threatening condition while travelling in Switzerland. Without any prior symptoms or warning ... Read more >

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Unconscious snowboarding accident

CANADA | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [2992]

I was snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain when I lost control and crashed — hard. My left arm and head took the brunt of the impact and I was left lying on the slopes, unconscious. When I came too, I knew there was something seriously wrong with my arm.... Read more >

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Stomach flu

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [5608] | Comments [2]

After a day of extreme stomach pain, I called World Nomads for advice and they suggested I see a doctor. He examined me, did a urine and then sent me to do a blood test and an Xray. I returned with the results the next day and he said that I had a stomach ... Read more >

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Vaccination reaction

VIETNAM | Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | Views [3254]

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 >

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Gastroentertis

INDIA | Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 | Views [1740]

I had been sick for almost three weeks with a bad stomach, had been to see a doctor in Jaisalmer and was given a prescription for antibiotics. These were completely ineffective and I was very unwell when I reached Mumbai so we found the address for a ... Read more >

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