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Have you experienced any dramas whilst on an overseas holiday?

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I have been to Bali three times and never experienced any dramas, despite the new TV program that shows all sorts of terrible things happening to tourists.

Have you had any dramas whilst holidaying overseas?

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I sure have -I ended up in jail in Austria but it too long a story to tell here!
by Finy
OMG! I'd love to hear your story!
OMG! I'd love to hear your story!
and almost a second time in Munich! it is just too long!! sorry -that's where the emails privately would come in handy -looking back it was hilarious -all I will say is they had 3 huge policemen march me along the main Railway at Vienna and all I could think was "Please G-d, dont let anyone I know see me"!
by Finy
Sounds like you have had quite an experience! It's character building!
Yes, if you consider breaking your ankle, in a bear park in South Dakota, USA? Fortunately, we had driven through, seen heaps of bears, taken lots of photos and then gone to the restaurant area. Whilst walking back to the car, I stepped into a hole in the grass ... the hole not visible as it was overgrown with grass. Had a big, red, fire engine, sirens blaring, with wonderful medics on board, come rushing to my aid! When you look at it that way, not really a disaster!! Although the moon boot did hinder some of my sight-seeing over the next 7 weeks!!
That's quite a story! Lucky you weren't around the bears when that happened!
No I have never experienced any dramas as such.
I was removed from a train in Belarus because I didn't have the right transit visa. The border police spoke no English so I was just told to sit & wait, they had my passport so I couldn't go anywhere! I was eventually put in a 3rd class carriage (wood benches, no toilet or water) and returned to Poland. I'm very proud of my "refused" stamp!
Thank goodness, no.
by Vee
Been overseas many times and have been really lucky that nothing major has happened. Besides delayed flights and having to spend extra time at airports, our trips have always been smooth sailing :)
Not personally. Although I know a few people who have had issues in China.
Never had any problems even with luggage :-) Just one bit of uncertainty when I was travelling one way round the world, was in Las Vegas and heard 9 people had been gunned down in Cairo at the Museum. Egypt was the next stop. When we got there all was quiet, people extremely friendly, and after we left 37 were gunned down in Luxor. It can be an unpredictable volatile place to visit, but wouldn't have missed it.
I was badly bitten by a monkey (down to the bone) in Bali back in the 80's - luckily I did not contract rabies and have returned to Bali three times since then, so the experience was not too traumatic. I have a huge circular scar on my leg though. I used to tell people it was a shark bite, because the monkey story was a bit too wierd!
by Lucy
Gotta watch those monkeys in Bali. Was that in Ubud?
Yes, the first time I flew it was to go on my honeymoon. When we were coming back we almost ran out of money, we were late to get to the airport, and when we got there I thought that we had missed the flight. Until I realized that the flight was also late in arriving on the Island to depart to my destination.
Once. That was enough! At hotel in London, left Passports in Reception Safety Deposit Box. Person on duty, unbeknownst to us, put them in a different locker, as original's lock insecure.
Came down to check-out at 8.30am as was on a flight at 12.30pm to Los Angeles.
When original locker opened, & NO Passports there, I nearly had a heart attack!
Girl was off-duty & was phoned at home by her Manager. She advised him what she'd done, & all was resolved, but it took 30 minutes' to do so!
So for that time we were 'Stateless', an absolutely gut wrenching feeling!

Got to Heathrow in enough time, & had a good flight over Greenland, Canadian Tundra & on into LAX!
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