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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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Kidney Stones in Santiago

CHILE | Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | Views [3287]

While I was in Santiago I had severe abdominal pains that lasted for several agonizing hours. Unable to walk unaided, I was advised by the emergency services to take a taxi back to Vina del Mar and visit a doctor as soon as possible. After two days ... Read more >

Tags: chile, kidney stones, santiago, true claims


Hijacked Taxi

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | Views [3814]

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


Tumor Treatment

ITALY | Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | Views [2016]

I had a growth appear on my nose very rapidly while I was in Italy. I went to see a doctor who diagnosed it as an infection.  He proceeded to anesthetize the area, clean out the growth, bandaged it up and sent me away with antibiotics. When I returned ... Read more >

Tags: growth, italy, nose, true claims, tumor


Rock the Boat

BRAZIL | Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | Views [2355]

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 [1741]

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


Hat Trick

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | Views [1405]

I was cycling downhill in Mullaloo, Australia and I was momentarily distracted when the wind lifted my hat. Losing control of the bicycle I fell off. I was barely conscious when some passersby called an ambulance to take me to the hospital. I had cuts ... Read more >

Tags: australia, biking, bruises, cycling, teeth, true claims


Man Pain

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | Views [2507]

My glands swelled up while I was in Thailand making it painful to eat. I went to the hospital was prescribed tablets of Amoxicilin for the swelling. After a few days the swelling in my face was getting better but it had spread down to my testicles.... Read more >

Tags: glands, infertility, intestinal health, pain, testis, true claims


Dengue Drama

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | Views [1725]

I had a headache that for several days was becoming worse and worse. It began to be accompanied by body aches, which also worsened. When I woke up in the morning the pain was so intense that I had bouts of nausea and had difficulty seeing and even ... Read more >

Tags: chills, dengue fever, headache, true claims, viral infection


“The Bends”

INDONESIA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [2208]

I went diving with instructors at manta dive on Gili Trawangan in Bali and the next morning I awoke to find my body had developed a rash (which was later diagnosed as a symptom of skin bends). After speaking to a dive specialist at the diver alert ... Read more >

Tags: bali, diving, hyperbaric chamber, rash, scuba diving, the bends, true claims


House Fire

CHILE | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [1651]

While in Pucon, Chile our tour group was staying in a rented house. One morning while getting ready to go skydiving a man came into the house frantically urging us in Spanish to leave the house immediately because there was a fire next door. We quickly ... Read more >

Tags: camera, chile, emergency, fire, skydive, true claims


Road Block

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | Views [1571]

I was on the Oz Experience bus, preparing to go from Byron Bay to Sydney. The driver informed us that a recent cyclone had flooded all of the roads that headed south and that we would have to wait until the roads cleared or fly to Sydney.  Since I ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bus tour, flights, flood, sydney, true claims


Stuck in Delhi

INDIA | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | Views [1651]

I was in Rushkar, Rajasthan when I realized that I could not find my passport. I could not book into any hotel without it, and needed to get back to Delhi to report the matter to the nearest British High Commission. Unfortunately, two days before, ... Read more >

Tags: bombings, india, passport, true claims



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