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Intestinal Worms!

THAILAND | Thu, 15 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3445]

Intestinal worms are parasites that love the gastrointestinal tract. God only knows how I got them, maybe from unwashed food or dirty water, but I didn’t really care, I just wanted to get rid of them! I ended up in hospital in Chiang Mai, in northern ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, doctors, hospitals & health, intestinal worms, parasites, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads

Whiplash

INDONESIA | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2641]

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 | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1827]

"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 | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3673]

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 | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2112]

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 | 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

Was that just a mozzie bite?

FIJI | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3229]

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 | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [14504] | 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 | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1487]

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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2363]

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

New travelling sport - Extreme Dehli Belly

INDIA | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2224]

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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2757]

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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2945]

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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2076]

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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2208] | 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 | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1850]

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 | Tue, 6 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3027]

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

Taking it easy in Bundi

INDIA | Fri, 7 Mar 2008 | By detmar | Views [975] | Comments [3]

We’ve been in Bundi now for almost 6 days. The city has a beautiful palace that, at first sight, reminded me a bit of the Alhambra in Granada; it’s quite a sight! Bundi is not hounded by tourists in the same manner as some of the more famous Rajasthan ... Read more >

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Siamese Sinusitis in the Year 2550

THAILAND | Tue, 11 Dec 2007 | By justine | Views [1927] | Comments [2]

I haven’t written in nearly two weeks because I’ve been sick.   First it was a nasty cold that slowed me down and then that turned into a nasty sinus infection that makes me just want to chop off my head.   I kept thinking that if I just rested ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, doctors, hospitals & health, sickness

Whenever I get the Dengue, I....

MALAYSIA | Fri, 23 Nov 2007 | By ropo | Views [853] | Comments [1]

So yes its been a minute since my last blog...and well the short of it is that I went to Malaysia, got Dengue Fever and had my appendix out! Yep, that's right folks - Dengue and surgery - all at once and all in Malaysia! Everyone should try it - really ... Read more >

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