are very short travel tales that are extremely interesting, informative, scary, startling, surprising, sometimes shocking, often unbelievable, punchy, to the point, often give pause, and what have you. These are very quick reads often taking just seconds–and some are so profound–they could just change your view of travel forever!
You wouldn’t believe the incredible stories people have told me about their travels. More than 1,750 world adventurers and travelers whom I’ve met in my own lifetime of travel have shared their stories with me, which, in turn, I share with you. Sometime I spent days with people carefully interviewing and recording their stories. Some of their tales were so very brief but VERY poignant and rightly deserve their time and place in my writings. Travel story vignettes here is the perfect space for some of them!
Some stories are funny only in retrospect, like the one about the “mad bomber.” A man on a plane (our Donald, again!–see an earlier posting) just prior to takeoff said something to the passenger seated next to him about being “ready to crash” in the sense that he was tired and ready for sleep.
There was once was a man named Donald who was using an airplane restroom, seated on the john, but who FORGOT to lock the door!
A VERY large buxom woman, presumably from an Eastern European country, now proceeded to open the door and back her way into the restroom–the only way she figured she could–in order to be able to use the commode–for it would have been exceedingly difficult for her to negotiate turning around in order to do so.
An American couple and their child were driving in a Eurasian country when a little girl darted out in front of their vehicle. She was hit, but not seriously hurt. To do the “right thing,” the American man drove the little girl to a doctor in a neighboring village. To “show good faith,” he left his wife and child behind. He later returned to find that they’d been hanged by villagers who’d grossly misunderstood what happened.