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Travel Mishaps

Have you had something go wrong on a trip--an accident, a missed flight, lost luggage, etc.? If so, what did you do? What tips do you have for avoiding/dealing with these issues?

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I don't see any trips looming in my future.  Times have changed beyond any imaginable 2 1/2 years ago.  I would like to see the ocean one last time.  

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Two weeks ago I twisted my ankle while hiking on vacation in southern Africa (in Lesotho). I thought it was just a sprain, didn't really feel any pain, and could walk on it. I had it briefly examined at the medical clinic at the airport the next day, got cream and pills from the pharmacy, and continued with my vacation. A week later, it was worse and I went to the emergency room in Johannesburg, South Africa, to check it out. I was admitted and had to have surgery the next morning. Now, I'm rehabbing back home for the summer.

 

Lessons learned/tips: Make sure to always have good insurance when you travel for accidents/events you have no control over (luckily I did), and get injuries thoroughly checked out ASAP in case they're more serious than you think. Had I done that, I might have been able to avoid the surgery.

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A dog stole my jacket while I was setting up a "pup" tent, (pun intended) on a Washington coast one time.  I could tell he was having a ball while I was chasing him.

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@MartinG987436

 

I know that's unfortunate, but I giggled at the vision I had of the playful pup running away with your jacket. Smiley Happy

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