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They say everyone experiences a scooter accident in Taiwan...

VIETNAM | Fri, 18 Oct 2013 | By travelinglotus | Views [578]

They say everyone experiences a scooter accident while living in Taiwan.... ...but I didn't, not in my 28 months of living in the second biggest city of the scooter- swamped country. No, it had to happen during a trip of a lifetime, an event that ... Read more >

Tags: accident, bad roads, beach, frogs, mui ne, sand dunes, scooters, sleeper bus, vietnam

Christchurch Car Crunch

NEW ZEALAND | Tue, 12 Mar 2013 | By paul_meet_world | Views [198]

As we pulled into Christchurch we slammed into the back of a car and had the favor quickly returned. Haha, a bit of a traumatic start, right? Still, traveling this long without any major incidents, I suppose we were about due. Nobody was hurt ... Read more >

Tags: accident, disaster, on the road

The Road Less Traveled

CHINA | Wed, 12 Oct 2011 | By jaydizzle | Views [526]

In America, you never think "boy, I'm glad they have laws against driving on the sidewalk."  For most of us, it would never occur to us to drive on a sidewalk, down a median, through a walking path, or any other such surface.  In fact, I often ... Read more >

Tags: accident, china, law, traffic

Travel Alert - European Snow Storms

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 2 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1338]

Update: UK weather experts are predicting a return to freezing conditions leading to Christmas. Temperatures will start falling from Friday December 17th, with a high chance of further snow falls. Travellers are being warned to allow extra time as ... Read more >

Tags: accident, chaos, europe, flight delay, france, germany, snow storm, switzerland, travel-alert, uk

Hold on Tight!

VIETNAM | Wed, 3 Mar 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2761]

On our trip in Vietnam, we rented scooter taxis to take us to Monkey Island. The road was very winding and on our return trip a sharp turn caused me to fall off the back of the scooter and slide a few meters across the gravel road. I was stopped by ... Read more >

Tags: accident, broken leg, emergency, motorbike, vietnam

Still in Hanoi

CHINA | Sat, 24 May 2008 | By magdef | Views [881]

I was planning on taking the night train to Hue last night and spending the day in Hue today, but after walking out onto the streets of Hanoi on Friday night, I immediately changed my mind and decided to see what the night life is like here.  I've still ... Read more >

Tags: accident, drunk driving, hanoi

Yacht accident

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2723]

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 >

Tags: accident, boat, camera, claim, luggage, true claim stories, world nomads, yacht

Mountain bike accident

USA | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2989]

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

Ho Chi Mihn's revenge

VIETNAM | Fri, 25 Apr 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [3522]

"Don't drink the ice!" We've all heard it before. But having spent 20 odd years travelling around Asia I have pretty much learned the hard way how to stay healthy and eating on the street is a breeze: Pho for breakfast, Da Chanah (iced ... Read more >

Tags: accident, beware, cheap airlines, food poisoning, jetstar, revenge, toilet


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