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I've had guns pointed at me in many different countries, sometimes even by our own side. I've also sat on my own on a beach on a desert island, which was nice because nobody was trying to shoot me. Tell us your tales of foreign travel.

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(, Thu 18 Apr 2013, 17:43)
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I went to the Solomon Islands for my medical elective. The day I arrived they elected a very unpopular new prime minister.
There was mass rioting. The locals burned down half the capital including the only nice hotel and the internet cafe so I couldn't tell my relatives I was still alive. All the other medical students were evacuated by military transport planes to Australia and the bastard government cut off the electricity and banned alcohol. I was left locked in a hut in the dark drinking foul tap water that I had to sieve through a sock to get the bits out.
It took me 3 weeks to work out that Honiara is a shithole anyway and buy a ticket to Gizo, a nearby tropical island paradise with beautiful coral beaches and plenty of cheap booze where they didn't seem to care at all about politics.
I was told I'd had a lucky escape as during the previous riots they'd decapitated tourists and played football with their heads.
(, Fri 19 Apr 2013, 20:03, Reply)

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