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Kidnapped and Robbed in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By uncannyathena | Views [488]

It was such a perfect day. I had been in South America for two weeks. I was averaging 13 miles walked/hiked a day and was generally at 9000 ft or higher above sea level. I was tired tired tired and although it was November, it had been cold and even ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, crime, police, robbery

Settling into normal

FRANCE | Sat, 29 Aug 2015 | By kakimono | Views [248]

Thursday began with police from the eleventh arrondissement coming in to talk to us. Three of them showed up- two actual police officers and one volunteer. (A couple of years ago, to improve their public perception, the police started accepting volunteers.... Read more >

Tags: apartements, police, rain

Singapore: A Vacation from My Vacation.

SINGAPORE | Mon, 16 Mar 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [428]

I’d love to tell you many interesting facts and anecdotes about Singapore, but I can’t. The stop in Singapore was not about Singapore, per se. It was about a break from Southeast Asian grit. Laundry. Shopping. Photo editing. Writing. Travel ... Read more >

Tags: efficient, food, iphone, laundry, modern, police, shopping, singapore

Chinese Culture Shock

CHINA | Sat, 7 Apr 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [1872]

7 April 2012 Here are the first of many Chinese culture observations.  I will post another again with more as I get accustom to the way of life here in Shanghai. 1. When entering or in a Chinese home house slippers much be worn.  No exceptions.... Read more >

Tags: china, culture shock, dirty, police

F the police (kidding, cops are tops!)

CANADA | Tue, 27 Mar 2012 | By jamesshanks | Views [1642] | Comments [1]

I've had a few run ins with the Victorian police over the past few days...  ' I don't know if you can tell, but I am a big fan of the Popo! There is also no doubt that they feel like celebrities when I ask to score a photo with them. But all the ... Read more >

Tags: beacon hill park, chinatown, drinks, exercise, police, reading, run, victoria

True Travel Tales - Jail in Bogota, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Tue, 2 Nov 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [7651] | 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

First weekend in Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 3 Aug 2010 | By drmitch | Views [518]

I was invited to join a couple of Kiwi friends on a trip down the west coast of Wales and then to a music festival in Herefordshire, and jumped at the opportunity to see more of the UK. After an expensive train trip they picked me up in Wolverhampton ... Read more >

Tags: camping, police, wales

Curbside Robbery

ARGENTINA | Fri, 19 Feb 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1782]

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

Schools, caves and executuions

CHINA | Thu, 24 Dec 2009 | By thegeordie | Views [533]

Schools, caves and executions. I had a touch of reality the other day and it was a bit shocking. There was a crowd in the square outside of where I live and work. I asked my colleague what was going on. 'Its the criminals', ... Read more >

Tags: caves, china, execution, houses, human rights, police, school

Turkish police, Turkish Universities and Roma Gypsies

MACEDONIA | Mon, 16 Nov 2009 | By katie_louise | Views [930] | Comments [2]

Hello all. Apologies on the lack of writing on this blog. The last time I wrote I was in Paris. Since then I have been to a music festival in Leeds (classy weekend ladies). Home. Amsterdam (again, classy times. CAF). Then back to Paris for a week because ... Read more >

Tags: borders, bulgaria, hitchiking, kosovo, macadonia, police, roma, turkey

 

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