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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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Yacht accident

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2698]

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 >

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Never trust French men who flatter you!

FRANCE | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [4470] | 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 >

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He pulled out a knife...

PERU | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2490]

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


iPod stolen

CHINA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2581]

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 >

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My passport was stolen

CANADA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2388]

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 >

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Cliche? I was kidnapped in South America

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [5080]

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 [5135] | 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 >

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Our car was broken into

NETHERLANDS | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2466]

We were travelling across Europe in a Peugeot 206, having a wonderful time, before thieves caused us some serious stress. After arriving in Amsterdam we struggled to find any suitable accommodation; everywhere we tried was booked out. It was lunch time, ... Read more >

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Camera stolen in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2032]

From now on, I am going to sleep with my bag on my lap! I was travelling on a bus from Otavalo to Quito, in northwestern South America. I was tired, but before going to sleep I carefully placed my bag under my feet with the zippers facing towards the ... Read more >

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Mugged in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [1479]

It was a terrifying encounter: I lost all of my personal belongings, but at least I escaped unharmed. I was walking through Hyde Park in Central London one night when I was confronted by three males. One of them was carrying an army knife: he told ... Read more >

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