Exploring new places give you a unique sense of excitement and euphoria, which is probably why more and more people are quitting their jobs and traveling the world on a backpack.
However, before you do just that, you should know that not everything about traveling are sunflowers and apple pies. Sometimes things don’t go to plan and you run into the weirdest travel encounters. It’s a beautiful nomadic life – until you run into crocodiles or get your passport stolen.
Here are some real-life experiences from people around the world with their weirdest travel encounters ever:
- Surrounded by crocodiles
In February 2018, 3 British backpackers found themselves waking up to a real-life nightmare. They were traveling in an old campervan through the Australian Outback when they stopped to spend the night in Northern Queensbury. But to their horror they were awakened in the night by a flash flood. To make matters worse, the water was infested with huge crocodiles. The largest crocodile in the area was said to be 4 ½ meters long! As the water poured into their van, they climbed up onto the rooftop, not daring to even think about swimming to shore for fear of being eaten alive. Thankfully, they were rescued by the locals and told them to consider themselves lucky because just few months earlier, a 79 year old woman disappeared without a trace – who very likely became crocodile dinner… or lunch.
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