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11. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

The second was in Panama on our way from Panama City to Portobello and Isla Grande

Yeah, I'll go with that one.

A close one though is the puddle jumper flight from Chicago to Madison, WI after vacationing in the Caribbean. Quite stormy weather, and every college kid on the plane was trashed from the night before. I'm not sure which was scarier......the 200 foot vertical drops the plane made when hitting air pockets, or the 80 screaming, vomitting 20 year-olds around us. The stewardess refused to get out of her seat to get anyone more bags, or pick up the full ones.....don't blame her actually, it was the roughest flight I've ever been on. Fortunately, it only lasted about 50 minutes, because it was just like being on a roller coaster, but more puke. I think we were the only two who were ok, including the stewardess and the pilots....

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

Quoting Isadora

The second was in Panama on our way from Panama City to Portobello and Isla Grande

Yeah, I'll go with that one.

A close one though is the puddle jumper flight from Chicago to Madison, WI after vacationing in the Caribbean. Quite stormy weather, and every college kid on the plane was trashed from the night before. I'm not sure which was scarier......the 200 foot vertical drops the plane made when hitting air pockets, or the 80 screaming, vomitting 20 year-olds around us. The stewardess refused to get out of her seat to get anyone more bags, or pick up the full ones.....don't blame her actually, it was the roughest flight I've ever been on. Fortunately, it only lasted about 50 minutes, because it was just like being on a roller coaster, but more puke. I think we were the only two who were ok, including the stewardess and the pilots....

I take it back! THAT would be my worst nightmare. The puke, not so much the turbulence.

13. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

So far my worst experience has to be when I was in Vietnam. It was really late I was taking a short walk back to my hotel. The streets were very dark and extremley quiet. It was really spooky walking around on my own at night in this ghost town at night. Then I heard a flock of motorbikes from behind, about three of them. They drove up to and slowed down to my walking pace. The guys on the bikes where shouting at each other, kinda arguing about somthing an looking at me. I thought, shit! Im gona get beaten up and robbed.......I started to walk faster but they sped up again. Then a guy jumped off his bike and tapped my pockets, nothing was in them. He thought I had nothing on me to steal but another guy got off his bike and touched my waist and felt my money belt. I had about 340,000VND. The part that scared me the most was the other guy on the bike came up to me and put a house brick up to my head. It felt cold and very hard! My cash had been robbed!
Then he was looking at my T-shirt from England. The vibes were bad, I managed to take a small, sly step back and then a quick step to the side and just ran like a bitch! I ran all the down the road my hotel, to be greeted by the sight of the shutters down to the floor! They caught up, and saw me pull the shutters up and roll underneath them. I ran up to my room and watched them from my window. They left promptly.
I was real pissed off I got robbed but happy I ran and did'nt get my T-shirt robbed too. At least my head was in one peice. But so far thats the scariest.

Seany

14. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

1) Indonesian ferry broke in the Singapore Strait, no engine, massive container ships going past on either side.
2) Being stopped at Egyptian customs with a bag I agreed to take home for someone (I know, I was young and terribly naive....)

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16. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

A bus I was in near BaƱos, Ecuador, nearly plunged down a ravine, trying to evade an oncoming truck. Never wanted to sit on the window side since :)

17. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Hello Erik:)

I am generally a bit nervous when I am going to what I consider adventurous destinations.
But what really scares the hell out of me are big spiders and other crawlers and wrigglers.
I stayed in a hut in the rain forest in Thailand for 2 weeks last June and spent a good portion of the time screaming in terror. All the times I had to go into the bathroom in my hut were the scariest experiences ever. I used to scan the floor, walls and ceiling before I went in everytime and still things would have managed to hide and then appear to send me running out of the bathroom dripping with water and shampoo.

Mel

18. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 8y

I was traveling through the Simpson Desert, Central Australia. It was just our car, hadn't seen anyone all day. Then we spot a snake of the side of the track. We stopped to take some pictures. I was driving, and just assumed that the pictures would be taken out the window. Then, my mate opens the door, walks out towards the snake, 2 meters away, and takes a picture wearing shorts and thongs. I was freaking out, yelling at him to get back to car, He strolls back, the snake doesn't look agitated, but we where no where near any form of help, at least 15 hours very rough driving to any sort of medical facility. We look up the book, and find that its a Fierce Snake we had just spotted. To this day I still dont fathom what made him just step out and take that picture, considering the risk in case anything happend.

Also, being circled by Dingoes, while sleeping under the open sky, only to wake up from one of them sniffing your face, dosnt sit well either.

19. Posted by Vanessa26 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Scariest experience: Finding a cockroach in a hotel room in the Costa Del Sol

20. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 8y

Koh Chang
The hostel owner ATE the receipt showing our payment for our room. He was a French guy who coulnt speak English and was pretty doped up from the way he was acting. I was mortified.
We got the tourist police out, and that sorted him out straightaway

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