Tuktuk of doom
“Touring in Asia on the time. I obtained a tuktuk to go to the middle of a village with a younger driver. We began driving and he rotated whereas telling me he wouldn’t take me to the middle of the village as a result of he knew a greater spot within the jungle – a spot he and his buddies cherished… I instructed him no, I wish to go to the middle of the village and that’s it. He obtained offended and sped up whereas I used to be contemplating my probabilities of simply leaping out. However then he additionally grabbed my arm in a decent grip so I knew for certain no good would come from the state of affairs. Fortunately for me I had an umbrella with me and with my free hand I began slamming him with it as onerous as I may until he stopped the car and he provided me to “take me to the middle of the village. lol. No. I ended up strolling three hours to the village. I had deliberate yet another day there and was consistently confronted by folks that I used to be the woman who attacked the tuktuk driver providing me rides. Fairly certain they have been his buddies.. I strictly stayed in busy areas until I used to be capable of take a prepare out. F that state of affairs.” — CaveFlavored
Solo street journey
“For me it was once I was driving from Georgia to California to go to a buddy. I didn’t wish to fly as a result of I wished to website see on the way in which. Once I obtained to San Diego, the resort I booked on Expedia screamed run from the get go. However I used to be exhausted and wished to relaxation. Obtained my room key and checked in. I locked the door and since I’m all the time on guard, I locked the bar on the door for additional security. About four am I used to be sleeping and heard somebody making an attempt to come back in my room. That they had opened the door however couldn’t get go the little bar that was locked. I shortly obtained up, threw garments on, and went to the door to see what was happening. Two guys outdoors the door with their hand within the slit of the door yelling at me. They stored saying “come right here fairly woman. Oh a fairly face” or one thing like that.” — slayer-of-vampires
“Had some dude attempt to haul me off my first day in Berlin.
He stopped to ask me a query once I was in Tiergarten, and proceeded to seize me by the wrist and refuse to let me go. I had instructed him I used to be going to Alexanderplatz and he began dragging me out of the park, telling me he would ‘present me a shortcut’ that he insisted would solely take 5 minutes to get there (for these of you which have by no means been, it’s not less than a 30 minute stroll.) I used to be so panicked I didn’t know what to do and couldn’t even scream, all I may assume was that he was going to take to someplace the place nobody would be capable to assist me. I had a buddy who I used to be staying with within the metropolis textual content me on the proper time and managed to beg off and say she was ready for me again at Brandenburger Tor station, which was the wrong way. He solely let me go if I open mouth kissed him goodbye and gave me his quantity, which he made me name so he was certain ‘I had the appropriate one.’ He was pulling me in the direction of the holocaust memorial, so after he let go I rushed to it and hid in it so he wouldn’t observe me.” — fluxy2535
A pretend STD saved her life
“My mum, over 40 years in the past went backpacking round Europe, on the finish of her journey she ended up in Germany with no cash left and solely a airplane ticket to get dwelling, however the airplane was from Paris to Canada so she needed to discover a method to get to Paris. She hitchhiked her method in the direction of the german/belgian border with individuals who have been excessive and as soon as they dropped her off she instantly discovered another person who was keen to take her past the border however inside 10 minutes she seen he was taking her away from the freeway and taking small roads and he or she obtained scared. Since she didn’t wish to inform him that she knew one thing was up she simply stored speaking about her journeys and added some not so nice particulars, speaking about how she had not too long ago caught a STD that gave her actually painful and disgusting boils throughout her genitals. They have been shortly again on the freeway and he dropped her off 50 meters away from the border earlier than vanishing. 2 days later she landed in Canada safely and STD free. She didn’t inform me any of this till I used to be effectively in my 20s.” —
Man in black
“I used to be mountain climbing alone within the mountains. To get their you clearly needed to come via the woods method down under. As I made my method again right down to the tree line, I headed right into a clearing and determined to take a second to relaxation. Took off my hat, took in a breath, shook off mud and pebbles. Abruptly I simply turned very conscious that I wasn’t alone. Usually when this sense kicks in there’s a deer or moose or bear close by. Some animal. I turned in the direction of the timber and noticed a person all clad in black simply observing me. He was utterly immobile. Didn’t appear like an inch of mountain climbing or climbing gear on or round him. I assumed it was odd so I wished to snag a photograph. Reached out for my digicam and once I stood again up the dude was simply gone. I instantly obtained flashbacks of that scene from David Fincher’s Zodiac when the killer seems by a tree at Lake Berryessa then disappears. I used to be extraordinarily spooked. Now after all, I’m within the wild. Certainly I’m not the one one on the market. However this was in a comparatively distant spot and I hadn’t come throughout anybody till then. I needed to make my method into the realm the place I noticed this individual. I used to be on excessive alert for some intuitive motive. However once I handed by the place she or he stood there was nobody to be discovered. I appeared round, known as out even. Nothing. And the entire eight hours again down I nonetheless came across nobody. Not one single soul. I consider that day typically.” — TheGhostofYourPast
“Had a layover in Moscow, flying from Seoul to Barcelona a number of years in the past. Aeroflot, after all.
Commonplace financial system ticket, nothing particular.
We land as common, and are leaving. Cabin crew and pilot have been thanking us as we left. Once I obtained to the door, the captain seems at me and grins. “thanks for flying with us Captain (final title).” I used to be a army Intel man on the time, and it appeared obvious they wished me to know I used to be being watched and tracked.
My cellphone instantly began blowing up with Russian cellphone numbers calling it as soon as I cleared safety and hid out at a distinct terminal than my observe on flight. By no means been to Russia earlier than, no buddies or household. Tremendous bizarre.” — cavscout43
Misplaced crawling round in a darkish tunnel
“I traveled to Vietnam with my sister and father. One of many locations we visited was an space of concentrated tunnels upkept from the Vietnam warfare period. We had the choice of touring a few of the tunnels, and jumped on the likelihood. We began out in a small room with holes at eye stage that simply cleared the earth’s floor. Excellent for taking pictures on the ft of the enemy.
We have been then led down a tunnel that required us to stoop, seeing as we have been considerably taller than our vietnamese information. We got here to a different small room. Our information instructed us that one tunnel led up and out, the opposite led to what was as soon as a weapon cache. My sister and I actually wished to see that room, however my dad had sufficient and requested to be led out. To this present day I do not know what my thought course of was, however I made a decision to guide my sister to the subsequent room. I may need been below the impression that there was a second information there, ready for us?
Unsurprisingly, it obtained darkish. The information had the flashlight, and the hanging lamp from the earlier room obtained tougher to see by. I stored considering “it must be just some ft additional.” As an alternative, the tunnel obtained shorter and shorter, till we have been principally crawling forwards at the hours of darkness, single file. I keep in mind wanting again, and realizing the tunnel will need to have curved or one thing as a result of the lamp mild was gone. There wasn’t sufficient house to show round, so I stored going. I felt horrible, like I had simply condemned my sister and I to dying at the hours of darkness, crushed by the ever shrinking tunnel.
Finally the ground in entrance of me ended. Pondering again, we had most likely reached the weapon cache room and solely wanted to drop a few ft to face, however at the hours of darkness I solely felt empty air in entrance of me. I’m fairly certain that second is the second I developed a concern of actually vast open areas, as a result of to this present day I can think about some large maw inches from my flailing arm searching for buy.
I instructed my sister we’d should crawl backwards, and goddamn if that center schooler wasn’t an absolute trooper about the entire thing. Sadly we will need to have taken a flip with out realizing it, as a result of we began down there blind, misplaced, crawling within the grime for what I might later study was about an hour.
The information ultimately discovered us, and I’ve by no means been happier to see a flashlight.” — Aiged
“Some man instructed me he would take me to Nevsky Prospect and he grabbed my arm. I used to be so paralyzed with concern and didn’t know what to do–even when he kissed me on the cheek! I felt like I couldn’t even scream or cry for assist to any of the individuals passing by. He tried to provide me his quantity too however I didn’t have a cellphone on me. I used to be actually fortunate that I used to be close to my hostel, however he ended up chasing me all the way in which as much as the entrance door.” — Cosmosisjoneses
“I pulled right into a parking zone in Crimson River Gorge. Fairly deep again nation. Bear warnings throughout, I used to be an in fool and ignored them as a result of I’ve spent 1000’s, tens of 1000’s of hours there and by no means noticed a lot as what seems prefer it possibly, may probably be with a stretch of the creativeness, bear signal. Arrived at night time so determined to sleep in my driver seat, woke as much as a bear opening passenger door. Actually pissed on my self and managed to drag away.” — Tokin_To_Tolkien
He’s nonetheless driving cabs round Melbourne
“My buddy was sexually assaulted by a cab driver. She had a foul feeling so began videoing. She really obtained video footage of it whereas combating him off. She fortunately managed to get out of the automobile and ran again to the place she had left her car. (She known as the cab as she had been consuming). She drove to the closest police station to report it. She was distressed to say the least. They arrested her for drink driving. Then later the police (Victoria, Australia) dropped her sexual assault case on account of having ‘not having sufficient proof’. Video of his arms, the place they have been, and his face, and her combating him off. Not sufficient proof?! That was the day I ended feeling guilt for not reporting the monster who attacked me. She’s nonetheless struggling her punishment and he’s nonetheless driving cabs round Melbourne.” — ArtisFarkus
“Fell asleep on a cross-Atlantic flight. Window seat, break up from my dad and mom cuz fuck United. Woke as much as the man subsequent to me sticking his arms down my pants. I used to be in center college on the time.” — Quixy101
It may have been me
“Whereas I used to be in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, a person in his early fifties was stabbed and killed for his backpack containing pictures gear. I’m a person in my early fifties and on the time I used to be touring with a backpack containing pictures gear.” — ken_davies
I wasn’t even alone
“I used to be on a brief journey with 4 different girls in Morrocco, and we nonetheless obtained harassed when strolling via the previous market, and one man even grabbed my buddy’s butt. I wish to be unbiased and free, and as an illustration journey by myself, however truthfully it appears unsafe in so many eventualities. Fairly irritating.” — girls_gone_wireless
“As I went down one significantly abandoned avenue I handed two males sitting in a doorway. In French one muttered to the opposite, “a lady”, and so they each obtained as much as observe me. Fortunately I may see the prepare a block forward, so I checked my imaginary watch and began working. I made it earlier than the prepare left. I don’t understand how far the boys adopted me, however there was hardly anybody on the station so I’m glad the prepare was there.” — FoldedButterfly
“Was driving a bicycle from Bangkok to Hanoi, solo. Met hostile conduct in rural Cambodia (no judgement, they’ve been via it!), however Vietnam was so pleasant I utterly let my guard down. By the point I made it to Huế, mid-Vietnam, I’d been invited again to peoples houses a number of instances and was in love with the nation. I didn’t understand Huế is thought for scams. (The DMZ has been via it, too, clearly)
A dude on a bike intercepted me on my method into city and confirmed me a resort, took me out to eat. Spent three days as my buddy and tour information. That is considerably regular – english lecturers wish to observe with a local speaker. It’s very powerful for even fluent Vietnamese individuals to compete with native audio system for instructing jobs.
On the day he knew to be my final on the town, he rolled up a joint and we smoked it. He dropped out after two hits, saying he was a light-weight. I keep in mind considering it was weak-ass weed, after which I keep in mind tripping balls as he rode in circles with me on the again of his bike, ready for no matter drug to kick in. I recall considering I used to be having a lot enjoyable, I’d always remember that night time. This was laced weed – My tolerance was tremendous, I’d been smoking weed since I crossed out of Thailand (don’t fuck with medicine in Thailand).
He introduced me to a meals truck subsequent to an ATM and stored doing magic tips with cash, to my hallucinogenic amazement. Then he wanted to borrow my payments for the subsequent trick, and that continued till I spotted I used to be out of cash – he’d been returning smaller payments after every trick. I used to be so tousled I spotted nothing, so I went to the ATM and pulled out extra money till he’d stolen all of that, too.” — arcticTaco
One other creepy tuktuk story
“My buddies buddy (feminine) , apparently obtained sick in Thailand and determined to take the tuktuk again to the resort by herself. She instructed the group to proceed with out her since she didn’t wish to spoil their enjoyable. She went lacking ever since that…” — Freakzone2212
“There’s loads of dangerous males on the market”
“Touring in South America on my own as a 22 yr previous girl. Arrived to Santiago, Chile by bus actually late at night time, like round 10 pm. Shortly after I obtained off the bus a man comes as much as me from the final space of the taxi stand and asks if I want a cab and I say sure. We begin strolling to his cab and it’s actually distant. Like not less than 5 blocks. I begin to really feel type of uneasy however I’m additionally in the midst of this massive, unfamiliar metropolis and simply attempt to reassure myself it’s tremendous. I double verify his cab has all the conventional model markings once we lastly get to it, and sit up entrance with my bag (extra out of behavior, it’s widespread to do that in Ubers in South America).
I give him the tackle of the hostel I booked and we small discuss in Spanish for the primary couple of minutes of the journey, after which there’s a little bit of a pure pause, which he breaks by wanting over at me and saying very calmly, “Are you scared?”
In fact that basically freaked me out however I attempted to appear calm. I simply laughed a bit and was “Haha, no I’m good! Simply drained and it’s late.”
And he goes “Hm. Effectively you appeared fairly scared again there once we have been strolling. You recognize, there’s loads of dangerous individuals round right here. Generally they fake to be taxis, you by no means know who to belief. I’ve heard of girls being bought after taking a foul taxi. Are you touring right here alone?”
That is whereas we’re nonetheless driving via the center of the town. It’s darkish and it’s late, and I’m now painfully conscious actually nobody is aware of the place I’m. I used to be going to message my household with an replace once I obtained to the hostel. They don’t know I’m in Santiago, they assume I’m nonetheless on the coast.
In fact I don’t say that and inform him that I’m all the time very cautious and truly my group of buddies know I’m on my method and are ready for me on the hostel!
I see a stoplight developing and was actually considering that as quickly because the automobile slowed down I used to be going to make a break for it and simply soar out of the automobile. In all probability probably the most scared I’ve ever been in my life.
Then out of the nook of my eye I see this man reaching down for one thing below his seat and my mind is simply going GUN GUN GUN it’s going to be a gun!
As an alternative, he pulls out a pamphlet. After which goes, “However you understand, there’s all the time one factor we will belief, proper? The Lord. Do you imagine in God?”
After which proceeded to attempt to convert me for the rest of the journey. Turned out to be innocent however within the second that random spiritual cab driver scared absolutely the shit out of me.”