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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 - Banged up abroad: Colombian style

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Views [4304] | Comments [2]

The scene of the crime Description: Entrance to the Media Luna Hostel What happened? Tell us your tale. You hear about things like this happening: on the news, on T.V shows, about friends …..of friends ….of friends, but you never expect it ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, corruption, crime, hostel, robbery, south america, theft, travel, travel insurance, travellers

Mugged in Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [2592]

While driving my van through Acapulco, Mexico I pulled over to the side of the road to have a rest. Three men approached the van while I was stopped. They flung the door open, and restrained me while they scoured the van for anything of value. After ... Read more >

Tags: campervan, mexico, mugging, theft

Hijacked Taxi

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | Views [3829]

My friend and I were taking a taxi back to our hostel in La Paz, Bolivia after dinner one night. After a short while in the taxi, I had the feeling that we were heading in the wrong direction and sure enough, two minutes later the taxi pulled down ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, hijacking, rape, taxi, theft, true claims

Rock the Boat

BRAZIL | Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | Views [2366]

I was in Brazil, on a passenger boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, a journey that takes four days and three nights. Everyone sleeps on hammocks on one deck of the boat. During the second night, my camera was stolen - from my padlocked bag buried in my ... Read more >

Tags: boat, brazil, camera, porto velho, robbery, theft, true claims, world nomads

Curbside Robbery

ARGENTINA | Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | Views [1749]

Whilst walking home in Buenos Aires after dinner with my friends for the evening, I was approached from the side/back by someone. I woke up face down on the pavement feeling rather disorientated with a hefty mark on my face, a noticeable ache in my ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, police, robbery, theft, true claims, world nomads

My Pack was Sacked

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [2242]

I was walking with my full backpack to the bus terminal one evening in Buenos Aires when I was stopped by two middle aged men. One pulled out a knife and demanded that I hand over everything. Without hesitation, I gave them my pack and they fled. Luckily, ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, backpacking, theft

Broken and Entered

ITALY | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [1644]

My friend and I were trekking around Italy in this beat-up junker clunker of a van.  We were stopped in Casal Borsetti for the evening and sleeping soundly in the back.  Around 4 a.m. we were awakened by someone breaking in to the front of the van.... Read more >

Tags: insurance claim, italy, road trip, theft, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

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