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Trip: True Travel Stories

There are [14] stories from my trip: True Travel Stories


True Travel Tales - A Capsized Boat Experience

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | Views [2789]

What happened? Tell us your tale. A group of us, mostly nomads, decided to go to a beautiful cove called Dicasalarin in Northern part of the Philippines. We were in the middle of a boat journey when our boat suddenly stopped. It was probably one ... Read more >

Tags: asia, boat accident, boating, journey, philliipines, terrifying travel tales, travel, water sports


True Travel Tales - Careful What you Watch for

TANZANIA | Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | Views [3194]

Did you know that the mortality rate from the bite of a black mamba is nearly one hundred percent? Or that it only takes twenty minutes for a bitten person to die from the neurotoxins delivered in the venom? Three years ago neither did I. Yet somehow ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, africa, danger, motorbikes, tanzania, transport, travel, true travel tales, wildlife


True Travel Tales - Pay Up or Get Knifed in Rio

BRAZIL | Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | Views [5211] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I almost had to pay up for not being cautious enough. Coming from Buenos Aires, and having lived in Mozambique, and travelled solo non-stop for the past 3 years I am always careful and alert. But the sunrise ... Read more >

Tags: brasil, brazil, buenos aires, knifed, rio de janeiro, robbery, scammed, south america, travel tales, true travel


True Travel Tales - Walking with Rhinos in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | Views [2414]

What happened? Tell us your tale. Towards the end of our 6-week adventure through East Africa we decided to do a walking Rhino safari in the beautiful Matobo Hills National Park, Zimbabwe.   The scenery is absolutely beautiful and we had already ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nature, rhinos, risk, safari, travel, true travel tales, walking, wildlife, zimbabwe


True Travel Tales - Banged up abroad: Colombian style

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Views [4231] | 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


True Travel Tales - Kissing the Road in Rhodes

GREECE | Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | Views [4727]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I was on the Greek Island of Rhodes. I’d gone alone and a friend was meeting me 2 weeks later. I met some people and got to drinking. At 3am I got on the back of a motorbike with a drunk Greek guy called Dimitri.... Read more >

Tags: drinking, driving, europe, experiences, greece, motorike accident, partying, safety, terrifying travel tales, vehicles


True Travel Tales - In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

LAOS | Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | Views [3111] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. We arrived in Vang Vieng, Laos excited to see what all the “In the Tubing” fuss was about, anxious to get in the river and get the tubing underway. We jumped in the river with our tubes and paddled to the first ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, drinking, laos, luang prabang, partying, southeast asia, swimming, terrifying travel tales, vang vieng


True Travel Tales - Disaster Response

USA | Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | Views [1693]

What happened? Tell us your tale. In 2005, as a FEMA Community Relations Field Specialist, I was deployed to St. Bernard, Louisiana, truly the “ground zero” of Hurricane Katrina in that state. This was the most tragic thing I’d ever experienced ... Read more >

Tags: disaster relief, e coli, emergency, fema, hurricane katrina, skin infection, terrifying travel tales, united states, usa


True Travel Tales - The Buganda in Uganda Don't Play!

UGANDA | Sunday, 19 Dec 2010 | Views [3172]

I spent 9 weeks in Bulenga, Uganda and volunteered at an orphanage most afternoons. Here are some of the kids I worked with who went through the same fears I did during the riot! What happened? Tell us your tale. ... Read more >

Tags: advice, buganda, king, news, riot, uganda, volunteer


True Travel Tales - Pesky Parasite

COLOMBIA | Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | Views [4068]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, doctor, parasite, south america, terrifying travel tales


True Travel Tales - Jail in Bogota, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [7506] | Comments [1]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, colombia, jail, passport, police, south america, terrifying travel tales


True Travel Tales - World Cup Alive

BOLIVIA | Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | Views [3213]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are the tales of triumph over ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, football, soccer, south america, terrifying travel tales, world cup


True Travel Tales - Abducted at Christmas in Saigon

VIETNAM | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [2747]

Every journey has a story; every trip has its unexpected twists. Plan and prepare as you may, some things happen on the road that take you out of your element, push you to your limit, and even put you in danger. These are ... Read more >

Tags: abducted, holidays, terrifying travel tales, travel-safety, vietnam


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