While having fun, exploring and learning about other cultures are the main priorities when traveling, tourists are unfortunately a target for crime and theft. Traveling alone can be rewarding and illuminating, but not every moment is going to be "Eat, Pray, Love." Protect your belongings, protect yourself, look out for your friends and don't try to haggle too much. We're not all Julia Roberts and this isn't memoir-turned-movie magic.
When a recent Reddit user asked, "Travelers of Reddit, what are some of the creepiest/scariest experiences you've had abroad?" adventurous souls everywhere were ready to share their horror stories. Hold onto your wallet, everyone!
Met a guy in Munich on the street who had lived in the same house as I did... in Cincinnati... 40 years ago...
1992 I was walking up the stairs to the ticket booths in the Warsaw, Poland central train station. All of a sudden this dude is falling down the stairs coming to rest a few stairs above where I was standing. Dude had a long screw driver sticking out of his abdomen.