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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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Two Backpackers, One Guatemalan Hospital Visit

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | Views [1961] | Comments [1] | Video

Aracely of Two Backpackers started feeling ill with a fever while we were visiting Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Rio Dulce is not the most developed city, so she tried to wait out her illness, hoping it was a short-term bug. After four days of sweating ... Read more >

Tags: antibiotics, claims, fever, guatemala, medical, safety, travel


Ligament Injuries

CANADA | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [1414]

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


Whiplash

INDONESIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2617]

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 [1800]

"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


Rabies

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3648]

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 [2094]

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


Mountain bike accident

USA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2975]

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 [3209]

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 [14430] | 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


Gastro

INDIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1471]

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


Dog attack

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2348]

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 [4340] | 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 [2166]

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


Dengue Fever

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2715]

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


Brain Irritation

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2929]

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 >

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


Fire Blast in terrorist attack

EGYPT | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2051]

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 >

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


appendicitis

CANADA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2165] | 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 >

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


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

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [1833]

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 >

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


Unconscious snowboarding accident

CANADA | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [3002]

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 >

Tags: canada, claim, hospitals & health, injury, medical, skiing, snow, true claim stories, world nomads



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