Craziest Travel Experience

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    May 19, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    For me, it was getting hit on my a slightly ugly Hong kong girl. My brother was chasing her sister who was smoking hot, so he left me behind with her while they eloped to our hotel room. I ended up walking for hours with her along the streets in the dead of the night and trying not to let her hold my hand (she was really aggressive). I was genuinely scared!
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    May 19, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    Later, I learned of a movie called "Russian Ark." The premise of the movie is a group of people sneaking into the Winter Palace. Once inside, Russian history comes to life. They sneak in thru the door that Nicolay and I found...

    Is that really the premise, sneaking in?

    My BF and I watched it on DVD, wonderful movie. It's most famous for being all shot in 1 single, 96-minute moving take through the Hermitage Palace, not a single edit done, involving literally thousands of actors, a brilliant tour-de-force as all their movements are meticulously stage-managed within this vast building.

    But it's surrealistic, spanning many historical periods & incidents separated by time, narrated by a ghost-like character, and nobody sneaks in, except that the European observer the narrator addresses is the camera lens, there but not there. My BF was a Russian Major, had lived & traveled there, and he did a simultaneous translation for me. Though my Slavic helped me a little on my own, and knowledge of Russian history.

    Yeah, get the Russian Ark if you can, it will really take your breath away.
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    May 19, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    i went to a country and didn't jack off the whole the time
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    May 19, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Flew over the North Pole during a time of solar flares. The result was losing the programming and historical data stored in my defibrillator unit. Thank God Santa doesn't have one of these or there might not be a Christmas.
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    May 20, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    Chewing coca leaves in Peru. Had a bag full of them! Before I got to the airport I remember going through every inch of clothes to make sure I didn't accidentally leave one in my clothes.
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    May 20, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Wow unintended; sounds like a very sexually charged holiday! Mmhmm.
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    May 20, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    nabob7729 saidFlew over the North Pole during a time of solar flares. The result was losing the programming and historical data stored in my defibrillator unit. Thank God Santa doesn't have one of these or there might not be a Christmas.


    Can you imagine what would happen during a solar flare so immense that it would knock out electricity for a bit and thereby erase all of our niformation systems? Like ALL of them, including everything thats on the internet. To us, its just unimaginable, but to our parents, it was the normal order of the day to live without anything computerised.

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    May 20, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    may11 saidChewing coca leaves in Peru. Had a bag full of them! Before I got to the airport I remember going through every inch of clothes to make sure I didn't accidentally leave one in my clothes.


    In March I brought back from Peru coca leaves, boxes of coca tea, coca candy and coca chocolate. Not a problem. The only regret is that I didn't try the chocolate before buying several boxes of the disgustingly waxy and nasty flavored concoction.
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    May 20, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    Unintended saidMine was in St. Petersburg, Russia:

    1) My ex bf worked at the US Consulate there. My first night, we went to a party. There was this very hot Russian guy. My ex said he worked in the Consulate but in the nearly two years my ex was there, this guy never talked to him. I went up to him, said hello and he (Alexander), immediately chatted me up. Alexander's girlfriend came over and he was clearly upset that she interrupted us. Alexander gave me his phone number and suggested that we go to a club the following Tuesday night...

    My ex was shocked by Alexander's obvious interest in me. I never went out with Alexander (due to number 3 below) but still have his phone number.

    I presume that since i was a very well dressed American with Consulate friends, I presume that Alexander's interest in me was merely official, if you know what I mean. Very cloak and dagger, lol!

    2) The next night I went to a gay club. This cute Russian lad comes chats me up and when he learns I am American, he says "American guy? I like American guy..." Then he (Ruslan) tells me that he is not gay, but that I could go to his flat for drinks and to meet his girlfriend...

    I am not convinced that Ruslan is straight and decide to go home with him. It seemed like we were on the St. Petersburg Metro for hours... We end up in an industrail section of St. Petersburg still showing bullet holes and other damage from WW2... I am loving it.

    Ruslan takes me to this classic communist-era flat, even with a WC toilet. Walls yellow from cigarette smoke... But there is the girlfriend, very nice. The give me drinks, I slept in their bedroom (they slept on the couch) and in the morning, made be breakfast...

    The Ruslan says "very difficult to find your way back to city center but I will take you for 1500 Rubles ($30)." I laughed and said "you should have asked for 3000 Roubles, I would have paid it..."

    But I am going to get my 1500 Rubles worth from him. On the street, I pat Ruslan's ass and say "are you sure you are not gay?" To which he blushes and says "I am straight."

    We get back to Nevsky Prospekt (the Fifth Ave of St. Petersburg) and I say to Ruslan, "I felt what you had in the back, let me feel what you have in the front" and grab his crotch, in full view of many... With this, Ruslan turns red as a beet, but takes it all lightly... I buy him a beer and head back to my ex's...

    3) The next day, I meet Nicolay...

    I will cut to the chase. We go to the Hermitage. One part that I really want to see, which included remnants of the Winter Palace of Peter the Great, was closed.

    So, Nicolay and I are walking around the Hermitage and I say to him "do you want to see Winter Palace of Peter the Great?" Nicolay says "it is closed." I say to him "I can get us in."

    "We go down this long hall, make left turn, walk down hall, make right turn and go over the Winter Canal bridge, Then there is a door and on the other side of the door is Winter Palace of Peter the Great."

    Nicolay is perplexed. "How do you know this?"

    So, we follow my directions and there is the door, with one female guard. When her cell phone rings, she walks away and we slip in...

    "1500 rooms all to ourself, Nicolay..."

    We go down this stairway to the ground floor level where we actually find an open, unguarded door. "Want a Van Gogh, Nicolay." At this point, I am not sure what Nicolay is thinking, but I pull him into a dark corner and unzip his pants.

    "You are extreme."

    Nicolay is shaking, but hard as a rock. I reach into his underwear and he is already very wet with precum.

    Then we hear voices in Russian, guards, and Nicolay not only turns white as a ghost, but immediately goes soft, lol... I tell him "don't worry and don't say anything in Russian."

    I go right up to these two guards. "Do you know where is the exit?" The chat a bit in Russian, point up the stairs and say "Exit."

    "Let's go Nick, I think the exit is this way..." and grab him.

    We get back up to the Winter Canal Bridge (this is indoors, of course." I asked Nicolay about what the guards said...

    "Stupid American tourists are lost..."

    Yeah right.

    Turns out the unguarded door we found is quite historic. There was no real "storming of the Winter Palace." The Bolsheviks merely sneaked in thru that door.

    Later, I learned of a movie called "Russian Ark." The premise of the movie is a group of people sneaking into the Winter Palace. Once inside, Russian history comes to life. They sneak in thru the door that Nicolay and I found...


    this just made my life...... icon_eek.gif
    I loved it.
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    May 20, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
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    may11 saidChewing coca leaves in Peru. Had a bag full of them! Before I got to the airport I remember going through every inch of clothes to make sure I didn't accidentally leave one in my clothes.


    In March I brought back from Peru coca leaves, boxes of coca tea, coca candy and coca chocolate. Not a problem. The only regret is that I didn't try the chocolate before buying several boxes of the disgustingly waxy and nasty flavored concoction.



    You do know it's illegal, right? Like, see you long time illegal!
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    May 20, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    TheChrisGuy saidFor me, it was getting hit on my a slightly ugly Hong kong girl. My brother was chasing her sister who was smoking hot, so he left me behind with her while they eloped to our hotel room. I ended up walking for hours with her along the streets in the dead of the night and trying not to let her hold my hand (she was really aggressive). I was genuinely scared!


    can i hold your hand? icon_redface.gif
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    May 20, 2013 8:23 AM GMT
    calibro saidi went to a country and didn't jack off the whole the time

    Holy shit, that is amazing. Must've been hard on you /:
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    May 20, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
    When I left Saudi Arabia in early 90s, I remember being at the airport and some guys were trying to smuggle drugs into or out of the country. I don't remember what happend exactly, but there was a riot at the airport and arguing and I remember some guys trying to escape.

    The situation escalated further and then we heard the AK 47's go off by the military. I remember it made the news...scary experience..
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    May 20, 2013 12:20 PM GMT
    Study abroad trip in the Italian Dolomites three summers ago I had my first near death experience. My buddies and I were walking along a mountain path. I lagged behind because of some really neat rocks (we're geologists) and had to jog to catch up. I ended up jogging too fast around a corner on the path and slipping off the trail. I would have fallen to my death had there not been a small tree growing right at the edge of the trail, which I grabbed. My friends helped me back up and I just sat down on the trail laughing like a maniac. There were a couple of Austrian tourists behind us that had seen the whole thing and looked at me as if I were clearly mad.
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    May 20, 2013 1:19 PM GMT
    When I was in Atlanta visiting my family when I was 10 this man came out of his apartment in some blue shiny speedos or undies and he middle aged with a belly. He was barefoot and had a laundry basket with him. Me and my sisters and cousins all laughed at him for a minute, we all felt bad afterwards, but it was too hard not to laugh. But he went and walked down stares like it was nothing.