ApocalypseDreams Posted September 11, 2011 Share Posted September 11, 2011 All of the travelers on ENA, what are your best travel stories, incidents and misadventures? Some of mine are: - Arriving in Syria, hitting the streets of Damascus and within 5 minutes people were walking up to me, shaking my hand and welcoming me to Syria, wishing me a safe stay and then walking off. Other times I was invited back to people's houses to have a meal with them or even stay with them. I've never experienced that kind of hospitality before. It really was something else. - Being offered the opportunity to fly first class on the flight back from Cuba to London for 100 pounds at check in. Apparently I was randomly selected for an upgrade but I'm pretty sure it was a bribe. - Getting a service taxi in South Lebanon driven by two young guys who were making it pretty clear that they were supporters of a particular group that most Western countries consider a terrorist organisation. - Entering Israel twice. The most intense border security I've come accross. The checkpoint between Palestine and Israel will particularly stick with me. - Being in a car accident in Syria, resulting in the complete write off of a mini van we hired and subsequently being detained in a small Syrian jail for 3 days. - Being stuck in Egypt during the protests earlier this year and not being able to withdraw any money, use the internet, call home or help, have access to reliable news or get to my embassy in Cairo. I left the place I was in with the equivalent of $10 dollars and went to the Israeli border. Thankfully, after 5 hours of waiting and questioning they let us in. Link to comment
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