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Kidnapped and Robbed in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By uncannyathena | Views [445]

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

A Bag Snatch and Sleepless Nights in Nice

FRANCE | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [5761]

It was a sweltering August in the south of France and I had nowhere to sleep. I had just taken the train from Paris down to Nice with the intention of soaking up some rays on the coast of the sparkling Mediterranean. When I got off the train, however, ... Read more >

Tags: france, nice, robbery, staying safe on the road, travel safety

True Travel Tales - Pay Up or Get Knifed in Rio

BRAZIL | Thu, 21 Apr 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [5289] | 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 - Banged up abroad: Colombian style

COLOMBIA | Tue, 8 Mar 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4387] | 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

One Less Thief on the Streets...

ARGENTINA | Sat, 29 Jan 2011 | By sobrea | Views [977] | Comments [3]

The last blog left off when we were walking around Puerto Madero. We were pretty tired and only had a little of time before our bus ride so it was hard for us to decide whether we should go to La Boca or not. Eventually we decided to ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, camera, la boca, robbery, safe, soccer, stadium, tango

Rock the Boat

BRAZIL | Mon, 22 Feb 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2392]

I was in Brazil, on a passenger boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, a journey that takes four days and three nights. Everyone sleeps on hammocks on one deck of the boat. During the second night, my camera was stolen - from my padlocked bag buried in my ... Read more >

Tags: boat, brazil, camera, porto velho, robbery, theft, true claims, world nomads

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

 

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