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"What's the nicest thing a stranger has done for you while traveling?"

Old Dec 10th, 2019, 05:28 AM
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I remember one time back in UAE I forgot my phone somewhere and when I got in my taxi I remembered. The taxi driver didn't understand my language but somehow got what I was trying to say. Called from his phone. a local answered, talked to him in the native language, and decided to pick it up from a location we both were near. I felt so good. Such nice people!
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Old Dec 18th, 2019, 08:35 PM
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In India, Peru and Egypt, we have received what could only be described as 'above and beyond' assistance from local people while we were ill.
I am done. The grateful.
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Old Dec 19th, 2019, 05:31 AM
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We were on a group tour in Jordan. I was very excited because it was the day we were scheduled to visit Petra. I stepped out of the shower and my back went out. I could barely stand up. I met the tour group and told them what happened (well, they could see I was stooped over) and one woman went back to her room and brought me walking sticks, at least three others offered me Oxycodone, another offered me a pain patch. With all that help I managed to hobble around and explore Petra.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2020, 07:09 PM
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I remember when I was in Akihabara I was looking for the Super Potato Video Game Store. I asked this Japanese guy for directions but because of the language barrier, he just went his way to show me the place. I think it took us probably a 10-minute walk and I felt guilty that I took that much of his time. I was really thankful for his gesture. I still wish I could give him some token of gratitude aside from thanking him non-stop at that time.
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Old Jan 14th, 2020, 07:07 PM
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Our first visit to Salzburg, we were at the biergarten overlooking the city. We walked the length of the terrace looking for vacant seats with a view. None available. Working our way back toward the door, a couple seated by the rail jumped up and offered their seats saying they came there often. As visitors we should have the seats. We thanked them and asked them to join us. They were a delightful couple who lived in a town about 45 minutes from Salzburg. Giving us his card, they insisted we let them know if we were ever in their area. A few days later, driving in the country, we saw a sign for their town so we detoured to it. A pretty little town with a phone booth in the park, we did call. Moments later they were both through the park toward us, talked us into staying in their town, helped install us in a delightful inn. We have stayed in touch and visited a couple more times!
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Old Jan 28th, 2020, 12:48 AM
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While in Palawan, we were swimming in the Barracuda Lake and I accidentally dropped my snorkel. I didn't know what to do since I'm not a good swimmer, so I instantly panicked. Luckily, there was a professional diver below and he handed me my snorkel. I kinda feel bad because I interrupted their sight seeing below lol
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