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Old 11-29-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Crossing busy streets in Vietnam at night. Bonus points if have been drinking.

I used to love playing the video game ******* as kid, not so much fun in real life.

Edit = hah this software doesn't like the word frog ger
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I got into a fistfight with a couple of locals at a bar in Casablanca, Morocco. I escaped with minor injuries, mostly to my bruised knuckles, and a swollen ear, no big deal, but I did kind of look over my shoulder the rest of that trip.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:10 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Due to flight delays we flew into a 3rd world country after dark and were "kidnapped" (so we thought) by an odd gang of local entrepreneurs. One guy with an ID badge came into the terminal (before customs) and pulled us out of line and picked up our luggage and said 'follow me'. We did - figuring he was a customs official. He opened a door and we were outside standing on a dark parking lot. He had a couple taxis there and put our stuff in the trunk. I knew a little of the language but we could barely communicate. We hadn't been through security or had our passports checked. So off we went into the night. It was about 20 miles to the place we were staying and we had no idea where or how to get there. There had been an election a week earlier and the people deposed the country's strongman President and elected a popular young candidate so there was a lot of celebrating going on as we went through some small villages....music, dancing. We finally got to the town where we were staying but he parked in a dark construction site. There were trenches and dirt piles everywhere. The driver said to stay in the car and he took off on a dirt path through the construction site. About five minutes later he came back with the hotel clerk from our hotel. I paid the driver in local currency which really pissed him off. He wanted dollars. I think that was the whole point of the scheme -- to snag tourists before they could convert dollars to local currency. At that time it was illegal to pay in dollars. It was scary but not all that dangerous as it turned out.


Most dangerous was camping at a campsite where Ted Bundy snatched a victim within a day or so of our stay. He was probably close by and prowling the campsites when we were there.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Camping up in the adirondacks. One time a bear stuck his head in our tent (just a black bear). He/she sniffed around a bit and left. A year later sitting on a picnic table next to a tree and lightning hit the tree. I was sitting on a bolt connecting the bench to metal legs. Got a jolt of lightning up my leg. It threw me 15 feet (or at least thats where I was when I came to my senses). Burn on my toe and another on my butt cheek.
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