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What are your greatest travel fears? by Wild in Africa on 24 November 2004 11:14pm
 
Travelling the world though exciting, challenging and invigorating can also be quite intimidating for many people. Even those of us for whom airport lounges are second homes and a hut in Africa is as familiar as English suburbia can be intimidated and at times scared by some of the situations we find ourselves in.
What do you find intimidating, worrying and sometimes plain scary, and how can we share that to take away some of the fear and bring some reassurance. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by maple_muse on 14 January 2005 1:23am
 
For me, I fear of loosing my passport and camera. I am a bit worry about loosing my money. But I never worry about dying when I travel.

I have been drugged and had my passport\money stolen. I have had my canoe rammed by an ascending hippo. I think it's experiences like these that makes me happy that I am alive.
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Godfather on 14 January 2005 3:38am
 
Wow. Wild finally got a reply to this thread, a few months after posting it..hehe. It seemed it would slip into obscurity until the end of time. Because it was met with eery silence.
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Helen on 14 January 2005 5:44pm
 
I don't go this section much because, well, I don't travel. But I love reading what others have to say.. and this is a great topic!

I guess I would be scared that I would eat something that would make me violently ill. I wince every time I see MP eat something "weird."
Yeah, and I think a hippo would scare the beejeezuz out of me. I hear they are mean and very dangerous.

You brave sorts "live life all the way up." Kudos!

 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Godfather on 14 January 2005 11:00pm
 

>>I wince every time I see MP eat something "weird."

Oddly enough, it's usually the stuff that looks perfectly ok, which makes you violently ill. That's the sick joke (excuse the pun) of travelling. You can eat Pakoras that are being made on a piece of equipment that belongs in a car garage,and be fine. But go out and eat in a middle range place,and you fall sick.
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Helen on 15 January 2005 1:08am
 
do you know about "night soil"???? ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Godfather on 15 January 2005 1:51am
 

That's one good reason to avoid salads.

 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Dunn.jh on 16 January 2005 3:17pm
 
I once went to resturant in Romania was given a plate of mixed meats afterwards finding out that I had just eaten cows testicles and sheep brain. NICE!!!!
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by Silvija on 16 January 2005 11:21pm
 
Well Dunn.jh, that must have been a interesting feeling afterwards hehe ;)
 
Re: What are your greatest travel fears? by George on 17 January 2005 7:38am
 
I'm being picky, but cows don't have testicles. Bulls do.

Like a lot of you I think, my great fear while traveling is being sick. I've also heard about people being charged incredible prices by hospitals for treating common injuries, especially in the tourist towns. For example, if you come here to go skiing in Colorado, Utah, etc., DON'T go to an aid station unless you're sure you're hurt. If the mountains don't kill you, their fees will. You can get almost everything you need for bumps and bruises at nearby stores.
 
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