brap: I've never met a vacation I didn't like on at least some level.
Walker: But I think the worst one of all was....a seagull pooped on my head once at the beach.
Walker: Another cruise story (maybe I should stop taking cruises)
Walker: maybe I should stop taking cruises
wxboy: It's pretty minor, but I went with family to Myrtle Beach for a week. First day there, I hurt my knee to the point of barely being able to walk, resulting in my being stranded in a 3rd-floor time-share apartment-type place with a view of trees for the rest of the week. That was followed by riding in a cramped car 700 miles home.Also that was the last time I've gone on a trip of more than 2 days with anyone besides myself.
ModernPrimitive01: wxboy: It's pretty minor, but I went with family to Myrtle Beach for a week. First day there, I hurt my knee to the point of barely being able to walk, resulting in my being stranded in a 3rd-floor time-share apartment-type place with a view of trees for the rest of the week. That was followed by riding in a cramped car 700 miles home.Also that was the last time I've gone on a trip of more than 2 days with anyone besides myself.You could have stopped with the first sentence
Muta: I've had unpleasant experiences on vacation but as a whole, I've enjoyed all my trip.The worst thing I've seen while on vacation was while I was in Nepal. An ox gave birth over night and the sound kept us awake. The reason the birth was so noisy was because there were complications. The calf pulled the uterus out during the birth so the mother was suffering tremendously. When I got up to see what was going on, I saw the owner shoulder deep in the ox's twat trying to shove the uterus back in.
Nabb1: It involved pre-term labor at twenty weeks. The baby lived three hours. That's about all I can bring myself to write about that.
whistleridge: Was serving in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. Decided to take a badly needed break, and cross the border to the north to go hiking in Dogon Country, in Mali (about 4 hours from where I lived).Two days into the trip, there was a revolution, and Islamists seized the northern part of Mali, including the section where we were hiking. We got a text from PC saying 'There has been a revolution, you won't be able to cross the border back, or get to Bamako (the capital) for evacuation. Sit tight, while we try to figure out what to do with you.'We were currently quite literally in the middle of nowhere. We only got that text by accident, when my buddy's phone chirped at him while we were right on top of a pretty tall rock formation. The only way we were going to be able to send/receive more texts was by either 1. hiking about 5 days, or 2. staying put and continuing to climb that damn rock every few hours.We compromised, and went to the closest village, when we could get food and water and charge our phones (solar chargers only). We stayed there about 3 weeks. One day, we heard this godawful noise, and what appeared to be 4 Dassault Rafale fighters flew overhead, all of 100 feet above the ground (they went by REALLY fast, so it was hard to tell). Got a text a few hours later, telling us the French were conducting airstrikes, don't worry.My buddy and I looked at each other, said 'fark it', and walked home. It took 5 days, but we saw almost no one the whole time. Eventually, we popped out on a road in Burkina Faso, caught a bush taxi to the closest city, and got a hotel. Called Peace Corps, expecting to get yelled at/sent home, but all they said was 'Oh. We were wondering how long it would take you to do that. We can't tell you to do it, for liability reasons, but if you do it on your own, it's not like we can ship you back.'SMH. FML.
phillydrifter: I was in the peace corp during the war. We were sent to the Molombo tribe in Africa. I started them with rudimentary calisthenics and, soon enough, competitive game theory.When I re-enlist I plan to teach them baseball.
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