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Its always good... What are you're WORST memories??

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11. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

I remember now, one time when I went to Copacabana (Bolivia) with two friends, we were with many packages, especially me...my big rucksack, another small one and a plastic bag with some stuff without any importance, I thought...
After to register in the hotel we went to our room and got ready to visit this nice place, but I realized that something was missed, it was my plastic bag!!! ohhh where would it be?...Sandrine, my friend said, maybe you forgot it in taxi, o maybe but it doesn’t mater...because there was nothing important to be worry - I said.. But my friend went to the reception and asked if they have seen any small plastic bag with some stuff, they said, yeahhh...here we have one, but it is better that the owner come for it... when I got my bag I couldn't believe that all my photo rolls (12) were there!!! I almost got a heart attack...Fortunately I could recover them...ufff :)

12. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

The WORST just happened yesterday! I was at the check in counter with my friend when they refused her passport because it was only valid for a week after returning from Costa Rica. So she couldn't go, my parents absolutely refused to let me go alone, and we both lost our 500$. Wonderful.

Tam

13. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Oh that's terrible Tam! I dont know what to say to make you feel better

14. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Oh no! Oh no! Tam, that's horrible! But you have a return ticket - why would they refuse if they know when you're coming back???

I wish I could say something to make you feel better. There'll be other times, other vacations - but that's something your parents would sya. Oh, Tam, here's a virtual hug:

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Tam}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

15. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Thank you both! The really big issue with my parents was that I'll be alone in a Central American country. They would be fine if it was Europe or Aus but they were really fixed on my not going alone... The worst part is that I had EVERYTHING in order (passport, money, ticket, etc). You guys don't have to say much more than what you did. It makes me feel good anyway! Not as good as if I was actually IN Costa Rica but anyway! I hope I become a millionaire someday and laugh at the 500$ loss Oh well... until next trip!

16. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Thanks for the hugs and I send you hugs back!

17. Posted by yamo (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

a mate and I got into a taxi in jerusalem one saturday night, and as we were waiting to pull away from the taxi rank, this random bloke dived into the back seat beside my friend. I looked to see where he was coming from and saw a large, angry crowd of arabic gentlemen sprinting towards our (stationary) car.

accompanied by a stream of profanities questioning his parentage and his general ability to do his job. eventually he started the car. cue a calm request from me to the taxi driver (who was now aware of the angry mob) to engage the internal combustion engine, and remove us, in a timely manner, to our destination. the taxi driver had that rabbit in a headlights look about him, so I gently conveyed my hand to the side of his face and administered a mild smack, however, the angry mob were at the random bloke's window. sadly for him, the window was opened, and a guy lunged in and stabbed this gentleman in the face. at which point the drivers brain began working, and he drove off. fast.

we still had a good night afterwards mind you. the bloke who got stabbed probably didn't end up going to some russian nightclub with a load of 18 year old english girls who heard stories of how my friend and i defended this man with our stephen seagal skills against a rabid mob of angry arabic gentlemen armed with knives.

18. Posted by yamo (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

sorry guys...that kinda went wrong for some reason...

a mate and I got into a taxi in jerusalem one saturday night, and as we were waiting to pull away from the taxi rank, this random bloke dived into the back seat beside my friend. I looked to see where he was coming from and saw a large, angry crowd of arabic gentlemen sprinting towards our (stationary) car.

cue a calm request from me to the taxi driver (who was now aware of the angry mob) to engage the internal combustion engine, and remove us, in a timely manner, to our destination. the taxi driver had that rabbit in a headlights look about him, so I gently conveyed my hand to the side of his face and administered a mild smack. i may also have used a stream of profanities questioning this mans ability to do his job. at which point he finally turned the key, and started the engine.

however, the angry mob were at the random bloke's window. sadly for him, the window was open, and a guy lunged in and stabbed this gentleman in the face. at which point the drivers brain began working, and he drove off. fast.

we still had a good night afterwards mind you. the bloke who got stabbed probably didn't end up going to some russian nightclub with a load of 18 year old english girls who heard stories of how my friend and i defended this man with our stephen seagal skills against a rabid mob of angry arabic gentlemen armed with knives.

19. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

a story well told yamo!

20. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 11y

This one is easy.

A long time ago while living in the LA area, I arranged a weekend ski trip for a girlfriend and myself to Utah. After arriving there, I was tired, so she borrowed my rental car to go to the store to get some ski gloves. Two hours later, I got a call and found out she had been arrested for shoplifting. In her jacket (which she claimed she borrowed from her roommate), they found some "speed". So she was charged not only with shoplifting, but also with a third-degree felony for drug possession.

To make a long story short, I arranged for a lawyer, bail money, had to stay until the court could hear her case (the following Thursday). She was convicted but sentenced to 3 years probation and released to her father's custody (who I contacted and had drive up from LA). Total cost to me was about $4,000--which she, of course, never paid me back.

I guess breaking up was not so hard to do in this case.

Here's a final twist, though--on my flight back home, I ended up meeting a nice lady I talked to for about 30 minutes before I finally realized who she was--Brooks Shields. (boy, did I feel stupid!) It's strange how I've ended up meeting a lot of celebrities on airplanes and at airports. I've met Sophia Loren, Racquel Welsh, Johnny Cochrane, Robert Vaughn, Middle-East chief negotiator Dennis Ross and 2 days ago sat in the same row (and had a short conversation) with former California Governor Gray Davis on a flight from Burbank to San Jose. So maybe travelling out of the Hollywood/LA airports does have its perks?

Enjoy

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