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Uh oh, bummer week

CHINA | Sun, 13 May 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [685]

May 13, 2012 It has been a little while since I've blogged about the happenings and daily adventures of Chinese life.  I have not been much in the mood to write about much and I don't want to bore a reader if I have nothing to say so I will be ... Read more >

Tags: import foods, injury, sprain

I'm still alive.

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 26 Jul 2011 | By homeless_harry | Views [1003] | Comments [1]

After another 8 month sabbatical, sitting down to write is like sex with a girlfriend you haven't seen in a long time. You know its good, and you really enjoy it but you just can't seem to do it properly. You then stammer out ... Read more >

Tags: accommodation, injury, returning home, sport, weather, work

Tooth Trauma

SOUTH AFRICA | Wed, 10 Mar 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2919]

I was walking on the side of the road in Cape Town, South Africa and I tripped and lost my footing and landed on my face. I immediately went to the Emergency Room and saw a doctor. However, a week after the incident, my face was still incredibly swollen ... Read more >

Tags: injury, pain, root canal, south africa, tooth

What a Headache!

CANADA | Thu, 21 Jan 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2435]

While on a snowboarding holiday in Canada, I was going down a groomed run when I fell forwards. My legs flipped up behind me and as a result, my snowboard hit me in the back of the head. It split open the back of my head and I had to have four staples ... Read more >

Tags: canada, injury, snow, snowboarding

In the tubing - Vang Vieng

LAOS | Sat, 2 May 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [1819]

An early jumbo took us from from the airfield to the bus station. The road to Vang Vieng was steep and windy but the full volume Thai power ballads entertained. We arrived early, suddenly and a tuk tuk whisked us off on the hot dusty roadside to Phoom ... Read more >

Tags: injury, tubing

Beware the manager and the ceiling fan

LAOS | Wed, 22 Apr 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [1964]

There are various strategies to finding a guest house and most of ours involved avoiding the hawkers as much as possible. We had liked the sound of Mekong, a place by the river mentioned in both LP and RG. A For Sale sign ... Read more >

Tags: attempted robbery, injury, sok dee guesthouse, visa, waterfall

Ligament Injuries

CANADA | Fri, 9 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1441]

It’s cliché but true: accidents happen all the time but you never count on one happening to you. I was skiing in Canada when I took a fall and injured my left knee. I was taken from the slopes to a local Emergency Centre, in great pain, where they ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, injury, medical, skiing, snow, true claim stories, world nomads, x-ray

Skiing Accident

USA | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4365] | Comments [1]

I should have called it quits for the day and headed into a bar for a warming Schnapps. Instead, I decided to take the last ski run down the mountain. As I was flying down the slopes, my left ski collided with my right, blowing out my left knee and ... Read more >

Tags: claim, injury, medical, rescue, skiing, snow, true claim stories, usa, 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

 

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