TRAVEL STORIES

A Travel Nightmare To Remember

How almost everything went wrong during my first international trip…

TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Globetrotters
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10 min readMay 22, 2024

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I was 18 years old when I went on my very first international trip and dealt with my first nightmare abroad. I traveled to the beautiful country of Panama and spent 3 days living in fear in a resort after what happened to me.

I hadn’t planned to go there at first. The final destination was going to be New York City. But when I was booking my plane tickets, I found a really good price for a flight that had a stopover in Panama for three days before reaching NYC.

From the moment I booked my trip, I couldn’t stop searching for fun things to do while being there. I was very excited and so were my parents, but we were also a bit afraid that something bad was going to happen. How would I react if something went wrong? How would I deal with the problems that were ahead of me? For some reason, I couldn’t think of anything going wrong.

Getting excited for the trip…

The closer it got to the trip, the more I checked if I had booked everything correctly. Not only was it my first time abroad but also my first time staying at a resort so I was very excited about that experience. I had plans to walk around town and enjoy the…

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TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Globetrotters

I am a poor kid from a Favela (slum) who visited 30+ countries. My moving stories will inspire you to achieve your travel dreams no matter where you come from