What has been your scariest moment??

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41. Posted by tigger89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Man you may have jinxed yourself. LOL. I know how those guys freezing in the water must have felt. I had to do some sea training and the water was so cold that I thought I lost my "friend downstairs". It was not good.

42. Posted by Misty (Budding Member 10 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

We were camping at loch lomond about 20 years ago, found a camping site right beside the loch and a pub just two mins form the camp site ..... had a lovely day and the camp site was really nice.

after a night at the pub went back to our tent and got into our sleeping bags but had to get back up for a call of nature so got the torch and went to the tolet tent and just as i sat down a seen some head lights coming across the campsite and some more came and within five mins there were maybe five cars racing round the camp site
I sat there scare to move incase i got hit with a car i was just thinking about the paper would say the next day

Lady killed while sitting on the loo

i find it really funny now but not that night



43. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

First scariest moment - driving from Ocho Rios to Kingston, Jamaica - but only because of the way they drive there! A two-lane road is actually considered a three-lane road as long as you "honk" you intentions.... Being American, driving a bright red car, and on the opposite side of the road - it was "interesting"...

Second scariest moment - Panama. We had one night left before having to be back in Panama City for Carnaval, so we decided to visit Isla Grande. In the middle of nowhere there were three police officers and one police car sitting beside the road. We were in a rather large SUV. As we approached, one of the officers flagged us down and had us pull over to the side of the road. (The vehicles in front of us did not have to stop.) One officer began speaking to Beerman in Spanish - at a much faster speed than Beerman could understand. After 5 minutes of trying to get his point across, the officer started to become irritated - as did Beerman. I am ready to get out of our vehicle and start opening luggage, thinking they want to inspect everything since we had just gone through Colon - the duty-free port. (We by-passed Colon but they didn't know that...) Finally, the officer and Beerman came to agreement that the officer wanted a ride. For the first 10 minutes, we're waiting to be robbed by the local constabulary at gun-point. It was then that the officer asked if we were there for business or pleasure. We explained we were on vacation and headed to Isla Grande. He replied that there were many Americans moving to Panama and proceeded to point out every property for sale between there and the police station where he wanted to be dropped off. We had a nice time, bade him farewell and continued on our journey. Too bad Isla Grande wasn't quite as friendly...

44. Posted by vange (Budding Member 43 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Malaysia, KL central station, on my way to the airport on an early flight going back to my country. It's still dark, around 5 am, a guy in a 4wd stop and call "hey / hello" 4 times. Lucky me there's the 24-hour-open 7-11 and 4 cab drivers around. Though all males, the lights in the store and it's crew and the drivers who possibly mean no harm, somehow helps diffused the atmosphere of my 'vulnerable' situation. I walked for 10 minutes to reach the rail transit. The possibility of me being followed was there; Im very thankful that i wasn't.

45. Posted by swedreamer (Budding Member 15 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

This might not sound scary, but I think I stopped breath for a moment when I had lost my airticket to New YorkCity, a trip which I had longed for a very long time and saved money for like ages.

The plane was going to lift in just minutes...but I found it again under a huge pile of papers on a table later.

46. Posted by utm (First Time Poster 1 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

ooh i have lots...one of the most frightening was being chased by a black rhino in Chiwan National Park, Nepal. Me and my friend had shunned the expensive option of a safari tour with a well organised and safe tour group and had decided to go with our cheapo guest house option which turned out to be two 16 year old Nepali lads, armed not with tranquilizer guns like the other safari leaders but sticks!

Plus we were on foot which proved our downfall when another tour group spooked two rhino from their shade spot and brought them haring towards us...our guides told us to run in zig zags to the nearest tree and climb it! I have never really climbed a tree and didn't fancy my chances learning now so we just hide behind the trunk of one and prayed that the rhinos were as blind as we were led to believe. It turned out they were and just carried on past us but i had a definate 'life flashing before my eyes' moment!

47. Posted by Alanana (Inactive 7 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

our scariest moment in india was walking down one of the tiny lanes. We started to see people suddenly running about and up ahead there was about 3 massice cows charging towards us. My legs just buckled and finally i managed to run behind a car.

48. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

A two-lane road is actually considered a three-lane road

Only three....? See my recent blog entry for what happens when they try and turn 2 lines into 5.5, although 3 or 4 lanes isn't unusual at all...

Scariest? I have no idea. On a lesser scale, there were several moments on my "ferry" ride out of Russia on this trip where I feared the worst, although it doesn't really compare to some of the stuff previously. Actually, the most scared i have ever been was in Vietnam a couple of months ago, but that was as a result of a certain bit of news from back in europe (and no, no details will be given), although thankfully that sorted itself out in the best possible way.

I must admit that i was cr*pping my load when i ended up in Serbia back at a time when i really shouldn't have been there anyway, let alone young and alone, and literally watching buildings around you being destroyed by bombs.

Seeing an unsuspecting cow kill itself by standing on a landmine (in an area which is supposed to be free of them) barely 15meters away had an instant shock value. A couple of border crossings have been, erm, interesting, especially around the old Soviet Union, as have one or two other incidents in the same countries; ending up in Iraq by accident (twice) was unnerving although relatively safe. I've also been shot at on a number of occassions (and that always scares you), attacked by assorted animals and groups there of, ended up in the middle of a riot or pitched battle by accident on a couple of occassions, and my first strip search wasn't exactly a nerve free incident either. Having said all that, life is never boring though!

49. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

when i was 10 or so i got lost in new york city

50. Posted by Gidget (Budding Member 5 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

It would have been in Paris when I was walking down the street with my cousin and a close friend. We were staying in this really horrible bit of Paris in this dodgy area not far from the red light district. My friend and I had to walk through a bunch of guys yelling at us in French about whether we wanted any drugs and how much for sex...

When i spoke with this Kiwi chick back at the hostel we were staying at, she told me that 5 people from the hostel had been robbed out on the street.