Monday, February 20, 2012

Traveler's Tales

RHYS BOWEN: I had planned to devote this week to travel because I'm about to embark on a book tour with Cara Black, who writes the fabulous Parisian mysteries and will be my guest on Wednesday.

Then fellow JRW Rosemary Harris announced that she was just popping off to Dar Es Salaam to visit the library in Tanzania that she created with her husband and I was reminded what a terribly peripatetic group we are. (See I know long words even if I can't spell them) Deb spends half her time in London, Hallie and Rosemary are outdoor nuts, Jan goes to civilized places like Provence, Lucy to Key West, (Julia is chained to child rearing at the moment and Hank is perpetually busy but does zoom around the country to writers events.)

I had the travel gene in me from birth, from the time I wandered into the sea wearing only my sun hat and would have kept on going if I hadn't been rescued when it came up to my neck. At twelve I went from London to Vienna alone. More trips across Europe followed. I left England to go to Australia at 24--a place that had always haunted my dreams. Luckily I met a man who worked for an airline so we've traveled all our lives. When I've been at home for about a month I find myself staring up at a passing airplane and thinking "I wonder where that is heading?"

I've cris-crossed most of the world but I find the trips that stay with me are not those that go smoothly. My travel memories are more about things that go wrong. It's the adventure of the thing. So I'm asking Jungle Reds and our visitors today to share their most memorable travel experiences:

My own: I vividly remember every detail of going by jeep into Ladakh when there was no real road and we had a maniac driver who tried to switch off the engine to save gas while going down an unpaved 15,000 foot pass. I remember an overnight in a first class sleeper with my daughter and a disgusting old man who drank red wine from a big coke bottle, made noises and asked to borrow my comb for his long greasy hair. My daughter, the sweetest natured of all my kids, whispered to me, "When he's not looking stab him with the fruit knife."

Of course I have lovely memories too, but I'm going to be discussing my 5 most beautiful places on Earth later in the week, so start thinking of yours.

LUCY BURDETTE: Stab him with the fruit knife? that's priceless Rhys! I'd hate to tangle with your other kids:). Probably my most adventurous trip was a church mission trip to La Romana, in the Dominican Republic. We stayed in a dorm-like arrangement with one bathroom for about 20 women. For some reason, we had to spit our toothbrushing liquid into a giant garbage can. But compared to the folks who actually lived there, we had it made. I'd never seen such poverty in my life--we were helping to build a hospital for Haitian immigrants, who were not allowed to use the regular hospital. The building conditions were primitive--no elevators to move supplies up to higher levels so we had to shovel gravel up, several stages at a time. It was utterly exhausting and humbling and I don't believe I slept a minute the entire week.

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN
: Most-memorable-bad, you mean? I suppose it was all in the line of duty, and I try to think of it as being a team player. I was assigned to cover the Super Bowl when the Patriots played the Bears, in New Orleans. It was all fine for the beginning of the week, even though we worked around the clock, editing all night, shooting all day, and appeared on every newscast. Still, it was fun and exciting. At first, we stayed at the Intercontinental. It was gorgeously luxurious, the whole place smelled fabulous, it had millions of high thread count pillows and sheets, there was such lovely soap, I still remember, I was hoarding it like mad.

But. Our station had failed to plan on so many of us staying thought the weekend, so at the last minute, we had to move out of our lovely hotel. You can imagine that New Orleans was fully booked for Super Bowl weekend, so we would up billeted on a river boat that was in the process of being renovated into a hotel.

Note I said in the process.Can you imagine staying someplace that is under construction? On a BOAT, that is UNDER CONSTRUCTION? It was a horror. Dark, only the dimmest of lights, freezing, no heat, clammy, no rugs, no hangers, no drawers, no curtains, no towels--only some thin pitiful little gray washcloths. It didn't matter, because there was no hot water. The beds were cots. There was no food, at all. I kept a coat on all the time, and never took off my shoes, because I'm sure the floor was crawling with whatever. It was as bleak as bleak could be. It was January, and SO COLD even in NO, and we were on the river so it was windy, too.
We were EXHAUSTED, working every minute, and to come back to that prison of a pseudo-hotel, tired and starving and oh, I just remember almost bursting into tears.

HALLIE EPHRON: Oh, what a shame! How to spoil New Orleans.

My husband and I are amateur birders, and one of our best trips ever was to Costa Rica where we stayed at a biological reserve in the Corcovado National Park. Our "room" was a tent platform - electricity after 8, no hot water. Very basic meals. We saw the MOST AMAZING wildlife. Toucans and scarlet macaws and howler monkeys and and and... ants. Lots of them. Parading into our tent, under the mosquito netting to get at my husband's breath mints. They bite.

JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING: Back in the 80's and early 90's, Ross's father made a sort of avocation of going to time-share presentations (this was in the glory days of the time share condo) and picking up free vacations, which he would frequently donate to us, the young married couple. As a result, we went on quite a few four-day, three-night holidays to sunny spots.

One year, he gave us a more extended trip to Manzanillo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Overall a good time, it was a trip with many memorable moments: We got picked up at the airport by the resort shuttlebus. We were the only passengers. We drove and drove and DROVE and drove through what seemed, to our Maine-trained eyes, dense jungle. Ross was convinced we had been kidnapped. We finally arrived at a fairly luxurious resort - but we were the ONLY people there.

Turned out it was off-season. Way off-season. In fact, it was the rainy season, which we found out when we took our complimentary topless VW bug into town to sightsee...and had to bail it out before driving back to the resort. We spent the week feeling rather like secluded drug lords, walking through beautifully decorated empty rooms, sunbathing by the empty pool (which would get covered in leaves after every passing rain storm) eating, alone, in the Palapa restaurant, while rain dripped off the palm thatching. One thing I'll say - we had EXCELLENT SERVICE.

RHYS: Julia, that is so weird because exactly the same happened to my daughter on her honeymoon. Also out of Manzanillo, miles of jungle. When they arrived there was nobody to greet them except for a Dachshund who escorted them to the reception area. They signed in then found a palapa and went to sleep. All week they were the only guests and food and margaritas miraculously appeared. They said it was lovely but creepy at the same time. I wonder if it was the same place?

JAN BROGAN - The year was 1978 and I was in school in Aix-in-Provence traveling through Italy with a friend who did not know enough to NOT TALK TO MEN WHO FOLLOW YOU FROM THE TRAIN STATION. So this guy followed us all the way to our pensionne, up three flights of stairs. Here, he finally caught on that I was telling my friend to ignore him, and as punishment, he grabbed my crotch. Reflexively, I pushed him away and he tumbled down the stairs. We rang the doorbell of the pensionne and banged on the door, hoping like hell, they door would open before the guy at the base of the stairs, furious now, could recover. Door opened in the knick of time and we scrambled inside.

DEBORAH CROMBIE
: Traveling all over England and Scotland on a coach (bus) pass on my own a year or so after I graduated from college. I'd worked for a year to save up for the trip, but still, the money didn't go very far. B&Bs with nasty nylon sheets and the only heat came from coin-metered electric heaters. These were the sort of places that rationed hot water, too--the boiler was only on an hour or two morning and evening. I was always wet and cold. The food was generally horrible, and nobody talked to me. One night on a coach layover in Birmingham, I ate in an Indian restaurant near the coach station. A rat ran over my table. I must say that put me off Indian food for many a year...

Obviously, the entire experience didn't put me off Britain, and I can now look back on it with a tiny bit of nostalgic gloss. But I like my hot water and down comforters these days.


RHYS: Your turn, friends. Share your most memorable experience. The best comment will win a signed copy of NAUGHTY IN NICE.

74 comments:

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Reine said...

OK, if you don't ask me what was wrong with me yesterday (too many seizures fried my brain) I'll tell you my worst vacation story, which was also my best, for the same reason. I witnessed a crime in Denmark and spent most of my time with the Odense police riding with them and pointing out where everything happened and looking for the two men who did it.

After that I went to the pharmacy to get something for my headache, and the pharmacist asked me how to pronounce suppository. Then she told everyone there at the top of her voice, saying it over and over, and everyone in Odense must have been there, because everywhere I went people indicated me then smiled and said, "supPOSitory!"

The flight home with two non-English speaking Icelandic fisherman, who bought me lots of vodka and taught me to swear in Islande, was a lot more fun.

Edith Maxwell said...

What a collection of stories. Here's mine. Spending a year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with my (now-ex) husband and sons ages 12 and 9, we drove south to Ghana for Christmas vacation. On Christmas Day we drove west along the coast to a scenic village, and selected a beach-side place with traditional thatched-roof round huts. We ate grilled fish on the beach for dinner - delicious - but the overnight was AWFUL. The double bed had a Deep Valley mattress under the mosquito net (which had holes in it). The two cots didn't have nets. The malaria-carrying mosquitoes were plentiful and HUNGRY. I ended up "sleeping" in the double bed with my sons and my chronically-cranky husband went to try to sleep in our tiny Toyota. Nobody was happy the next day.

Darlene Ryan said...

When we went to China to get the munchkin we had to travel from Nanning, the capital city of her birth province, to Wuzhou, where she was born and home to the world's largest snake pit. It was a long bus ride and we stopped after a couple of hours for a bathroom break. The bathroom was a trough in the ground. Being an obsessive kind of person I was carrying hand sanitizer and toilet paper. I was very popular.

Sandi - Piecemeal Quilts said...

My bosses gave my mom and me an all expenses paid trip to the Mexican Riviera. That is, my bosses earned a trip with the local supply house by spending a lot of money with them and gave it to me. The distinction is important because it meant participating in numerous schmooze-events. The first event was an ice-breaker Olympics on the beach, with 10 teams of a dozen strangers. In one event, each time lined up in the sand. The first person in line ran around to the end of the line, crawled through the legs of the rest of the team, ran 25 yards, sucked down some Kool-Aid flavored tequila from a squirt bottle, put her forehead on the top of a baseball bat and spun around it three times, then ran backward to the team and tagged the next person, who repeated the process. First memorable moment: Mom is short, less than 5'2". One of her teammates was a tall, beefy guy who, when he crawled through her legs (?!!), picked her up and caused her to ride along until she hopped to the side. Second memorable moment: I made it through the crawl, refused the tequila, spun on the baseball bat, paused and shook my head so I wouldn't run crookedly, then trucked back to my team. Just as I reached back to tag the next person I fell, sitting down hard in the sand. Sand is not soft. I messed up my back and was in pain for the next several days. To add insult to injury, I forgot sunscreen and was lobster red as well.

However... it was an adult-only all inclusive resort between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, impeccably maintained, with incredible restaurants and rooms that all looked like the brochure photos. Despite the pain, it was still the best vacation I've ever had.

Hallie Ephron said...

Loving these stories. More! More!!

LadyPuzzler said...

Mine is not very comical at all but I certainly remember it...we eloped when we found out hubby would be called back to serve in the first Persian Gulf war...we were scheduled to fly to Tuscon to help his parents... But when he left, we figured I would just go. His father had bought "buy one flight,companion flies free" tickets (can you see where this is going?).Wel, I flew out , enjoyed five days with my new in-laws and went back to the airport to fly home, only to find out they wouldn't let me come home. Seems I was the "free" passenger and without hubby, they weren't letting me on the plane. No matter some one messed up and I got out there, I couldnt go home. I could buy an insanely expensive ticket, or too bad. I did get home, thanks to a different airline willing to help a military wife., but I will not, to this day, fly one that airline.

Charlotte McClain said...

My worst trip must have been when I went to the Philippines in 2008 while we were working in Korea. My ex had been diagnosed with testicular cancer and was scheduled for surgery shortly after we returned to Korea. It was our third stay at this particular resort and we had always felt very safe there. On my birthday (no kidding) we went out to eat at a favorite restaurant and when we came back we sat down to watch some TV. My ex turned to me and said, "did you leave the window open?" Thieves had forced open the window and stuffed a carryall with my laptop, his miniDVD player and all our cash. The carryall also happened to contain my ex's passport and credit cards. We had to go to the US Embassy for a replacement where we were told that it would take 6 weeks unless there was a life threatening reason for a rush. Um, cancer? While we waited the driver the resort had provided at their cost took us to the Mall of Asia in Manila, which was beautiful but they did a more thorough search at the doors than TSA. The Philippines hasn't seemed so safe since.

Of course there was also the time I narrowly escaped being deported from Chile and last summer when the friend I was traveling with decided she needed to see all of Paris in one day. Or the two days I spend holed up in a hotel in Liverpool with the worst cold I've ever had in my life after having diarrhea on the bus from London to Hay-on-Wye where we arrived at 11 at night without reservations and well after the town had rolled up its sidewalks. It's really a wonder I ever leave home.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Debs, A RAT????? Ah, that is so awful..

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

And oh, the rest of the comments...amazing! And you are all so brave!

Rhys Bowen said...

Oh yes, now other fond memories are flooding back: the time our bag was stolen on a train in Prague station, John's wallet stolen from the trunk of our rental car while we were at the beach... and we only discovered it missing when we went to pay the bill after lunch...
Ah travel, So relaxing.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Amazing stories! After reading them, I can't believe my own travel has been so peaceful and unstressed.

Though there was our last trip to NYC where we stayed in a beautiful Victorian brownstone B&B where the only bathroom was up on the 4th floor with a Victorian claw-foot tub (fitted with shower head and curtain) that you had to lift your leg practically to your waist to get into. I'm on a cane and stairs get tough for me by the time there's four flights, plus there's no way my legs will lift high enough to get into the tub. But then it turned out they didn't have hot water the whole time we stayed there anyway. So it was twice-daily cold sponge baths at the sink.

Then our flight back was delayed 18 hours, and we spend them all at La Guardia. *sigh*

Rhys Bowen said...

Linda, I think the delayed flight story is one of the worst thing that happens to us these days. Sitting in a plane on the tarmac, powerless. Ugggh.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Rhys, you're right. That delay was much worse, much more stressful, than the stay in the B&B, which was beautiful with good food and staff who were helpful & trying to get the hot water fixed.

Lucy Burdette said...

Oh yes, now the memories are coming...I went to France for a semester in college. On the plane on the way over, someone stuffed a stack of extremely pornographic photos into my train case. Now how did I explain THAT to the Catholic roommates I'd never met???

Leslie Budewitz said...

My husband used to tease me about being a picky eater until we were in La Manzanilla, Mexico -- a lovely little beach town just north of Manzanillo -- on my birthday and all the few restaurants were closed, so my birthday dinner was street tacos and Tecata in a can. And I loved it. :)

Deb said...

Yes, Hank, a rat. I am not a scream-and-jump-on-a-chair person, but oh, ugh.

Very interesting to think about how much the standard of living has improved in the UK in the last thirty years, isn't it, Rhys? Although maybe you never stayed in such horrid places. And I'm sure there are still a good few of them...

I'm writing about a real hotel in the w-i-p that one would not care to visit. (The name has been changed to protect the not-so-innocent...)

Gail Huddleston said...

The year was 1997 and I was making my first-ever trip abroad. I was traveling solo to Russia to hopefully bring home my infant son. The night before my departure, while I made a last minute, late night trip to the grocery store, my Rhodesian Ridgeback got into my suitcase and ate the packets of oatmeal, ramen noodles and peanut butter crackers that were to sustain me for 16 days. By the time I returned, he had deposited a large portion of what he had eaten back on the carpet. After cleaning that up, I tried to get a few hours sleep before my early morning flight, but was kept awake by his piteous moaning. Being truly alarmed at his condition, I took him to the emergency vet clinic, which was dealing with a more pressing emergency. Finally, I left him with a blank check and a note saying a friend would collect him. I dashed back home in time to load my things into the friend's car (explaining the extra little chore I would need her to do for me) and we made it to the airport. FF 16 hours and I arrived in Moscow, but my luggage, containing the 'conservative court attire' did not. The next day I found myself begging my translator to explain to the judges why I was wearing jeans, hoping it would not jeopardize my adoption. Thankfully, it did not, but they would not waive the 10 day waiting period, and it was 16 days later, after adding in time for other bureaucratic details to be taken care of, before I was ready to begin the journey home. Finally, the day of departure arrived, and I was ready and waiting, with 3 pieces of luggage, a diaper bag, briefcase, purse and a tiny infant strapped to my chest, waiting and waiting and waiting for my driver/translator to appear. He was 45 minutes late, and when he did arrive, well, that's when the adventure really began....

Unknown said...

Fortunately, fun travel has generally been good. But a year ago, in January, I had to travel to South Beach Miami, from Washington DC for work. There was a conference of lawyers from all over the globe, and I had just started a brand new job. Well, I decided to take one bag, complete with suits for daywear, dressing clothes for evening wear, and so on, which I had just bought on a major spending spree.

For casual attire, I wore my black cowboy boots, black jeans, and a black and cream flowered cowboy shirt I had recently bought in Austin. Fun stuff, but by no mean business attire.

I planned to carry my bag, but at the gate, the airline took it and checked it through Atlanta to Miami.

Got to Miami,and of course, no bag. The line to report a missing bag was immense, as a host of travelers from the Midwest had arrived and were about to get on a Disney Cruise. After about an hour, I reported my missing bag, was assured it would show up and be delivered to my hotel. I went over to South Beach where I checked into a FABULOUS hotel, the Fountainbleu.

Well, my new work colleague was waiting for me, and we had to rush to get to the cocktail party. Most people were in suits, some in casual clothes, but I was the only one men asked if I'd been out riding the back forty looking for dogies.

Oh well, I went back to the hotel, bought a toothbrush and toothpaste and fell asleep. At 2 a.m., when the popular club closed, the line of cars pulled in honking and clubgoers screaming for about two hours. I finally got back to sleep, and I awoke to ... no bag. I called, and the airline said they had no news, it had well and truly been lost.

I showered and put on... the same clothes I had traveled in. I got a LOT of strange looks, but did my work at the conference. (Did I mention, even my makeup and my medicine was in my suitcase???)

So, lunch time. Major internationally recognized speaker (and a former boss) was presenting to the crowd. I decided to head over to the local mall to do some power shopping. In two hours, I bought shoes, a dress, a pair of pants two shirts, makeup, jammies and other essentials, for a total of $850. I hopped into the cab to get back to the hotel... and my cell phone rang. It was my PHARMACIST back home.

The only thing with any identification in my bag was a bottle of medicine, and the airline called my pharmacist, who, because of federal laws, couldn't provide my phone number, but who called me. We've become friendly, and imagine my shock when the I answered the phone and my pharmacist is saying, "Hey, where are you? Because I hear you are traveling and *I* know where your suitcase is!"

Larry gave me the id number for my bag, laughed a bit, and hung up. I called, and was assured that my bag would be there before I went to bed that night.

I went to the conference appropriately attired after lunch. Went to dinner with my colleague. And of course, no bag after dinner.

A repeat of the 2-4 a.m. wakeup experience. ACK!

The next morning, my bag still hadn't arrived. I got dressed, went to the last few hours of the conference, and got a call. My bag arrived at the airport.

I had to tell them to leave it there, since I was about to leave the conference. WHen I got to the airport, I had to wait in a huge line again, almost missing my flight. I dashed to security, where the guards wouldn't let me through because I had to check my bag, since I had a sack and another bag and my suitcase!!!

THat's when I just started crying. They wanted to CHARGE me to check the carry-on sized bag that I had not seen for the whole trip! I don't really remember much after that, except that I finally got home, claimed my bag, and went home for a long shower and nap.

The silver lining? The airline reimbursed my out of pocket for the clothes I bought. Still. I wouldn't recommend it as a way to get a new wardrobe...

lil Gluckstern said...

I love all the stories although I don't think they felt good at the time for you all. I don't have any stories to equal yours other than getting rocked out of sleep in an earthquake in LA, and getting soaked on various camping trips. It was a quiet life.:) Oh and dealing with bears-but that's another story.

Jan Brogan said...

Lil,
I'd say getting rocked out of bed during a an earthquake is a pretty good story! :)

Certainly dramatic!

Hallie Ephron said...

Bears! Oh, lil, I forgot about the bears.

Fabulous stories! I have to say really good writers, all.

Lisa Alber said...

Reine's story of a crime in Denmark reminded me of my time living in Quito, Ecuador. This was just after college, my first career job in international finance. This was the 80s. I thought I was heading on to investment banking glory in NYC. Hah! But that's another story.

This is so outlandish, it doesn't seem real now. So, as these things can start, I meet a man. An exotic Spaniard named Bruno. Seems a little thin, but no matter. He was European. We hang out. We don't get together, but I, hopeless that I am, thought we were heading that way. He's got a friend, Isabel. "Friend," yes.

I was SO naive, folks, so trusting, out there in the world by myself for the first time (and not even in the U.S.)...
Ends up, I let Bruno and Isabel sleep at my place as a favor because of something to do with their hostel. I got to work, I return home, and they're gone. My place seems the same as usual, but...it felt off at the same time. They'd stolen all my American dollars -- $5,000, which was a ton back then, and all the money I had in the world. It was my get-of-Ecuador money.

Later, I confront him in the bar where I'd met him, and he gives me the innocent look. I'm just a stupid American. He basically tells me what a bad-ass he is, having had to flee Spain for awhile because he's a member of the ETA separatist/terrorist movement. He tells me the money is gone--back to Spain for the movement. But,he also pulls up both his sleeves, and oh my innocent eyes: the track marks of a junkie like you wouldn't believe. A solid, thickened red line from wrists up to elbows. I was horrified. But I must have said something because he and Isabel went into hiding.

He thought that was that, but I got the Ecuadorian policia involved. I, like Reine, drove with them night after night to find out where Bruno and Isabel were dossing down. Finally, we found them. The policia let me follow them into the hovel. It was what you'd expect: yelling, pounding, breaking down the door. And there were the two lovers-slash-junkies-slash ETA extremists curled in bed together.

But, the disillusionment didn't end there. Bruno was imprisoned, and treated non-too-kindly by the police (this being a third-world country) but eventually let go. I never did get my money back, and I found out later the only reason the policia were so helpful was because I was a stupid American, and they thought they'd get the dollars for themselves in exchange for letting Bruno go. When they realized the money was indeed gone, that was that.

This was a hard lesson for a sheltered Marin County girl. The whole thing was insane even if hunting Bruno down with the police was exciting.

Reine said...

Oh, Lisa... my experience was nothing like yours. Mine was only frightening at first. I wasn't harmed in any way. I got to patrol with handsome young Danes who bought me French press coffee at an outdoor café... . No. I had fun and gathered material for a cozy, should I ever be moved to write one. You, my dear, are very brave.

Lisa Alber said...

Hi Reine, I prefer your story! Mine killed a little something inside me that I never grew back. What replaced it? A little cynicism. But that said, I don't regret the misadventure. It makes for a good story now. :-)

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Ah...wow. A bleak little boat in New Orleans pales..

Reine said...

Ah, Hank I felt for you suffering through all of that to get the story. Reminded me of that exceedingly hardy reporter back home who would stand on the Mass Pike - reporting on yet another blizzard in April - as ten-wheelers jackknifed around her! Who was that intrepid reporter?

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

It was ME! (Or you might mean..ah..her name is...Shelby Scott! Right?

Reine said...

You! Of course it was you! But Shelby Scott-- of course! Wow!

Reine said...

I miss Boston TV. We have nothing like that "west a Worcester," unless you can get L.A. TV and watch the daily car chase.

Reine said...

Hank, and those seawall reports during hurricanes...reporters hanging on as they blow sideways in the wind... that was you too... right? Hah! You are so funny. Shelby Scott probably did that, too - while running AFTRA in her spare time.

Deb Romano said...

Tried to post a comment earlier but my Kindle ate it. The arthritis and tendinitis in my wrists told me not to try to recreate it. Also, my tummy is not too happy right now. The gist of my message was that my vacations tend to be dull. Except when there are hurricanes. And the one minor earthquake that was not as exciting as Lil's.

The End.

Avi Love said...

About 15 years ago, I spent 10 days on Koh Samui, Thailand – a sweet little southern island in the Gulf of Thailand. It was my first trip to Asia. The beaches were beautiful and the water wonderful, as you might expect in this paradise. In my experience, the people were even more wonderful and charming. I fell in love with Thailand and the Thai people.

The weather turned windy and rainy on the day of our departure. We were to sail in the ferry back to the mainland and make our way up to Bangkok. When my travel companion suggested we upgrade to the “fast boat” so we would be more quickly out of the storm, I felt relief. After a long wait in the weather, we boarded the exotic looking curved keel boat and made our way down to the interior seating area. We managed to find 2 seats at the back, and as I took my chair, I sat on a life preserver jacket. I remember thinking, well at least I've got my salvation. I took a look around at the other life jackets overhead and realized there were not half enough for the number of people on this ferry. It was NOW that I remembered hearing about ferry accidents in Asia and I started to get a little nervous. The weather had turned into an out-of-season typhoon, and the boat was knocking about something fierce. A throng of people who had been sitting up on deck came inside and sat on the steps, floor, anywhere they could.

When the motor noise quit, we wondered what's up. My (now ex-) boyfriend made his way through the engine room to the toilet at the back of the boat. When he came back, he grabbed a life jacket off the shelf and sat on it too. He told me the men in the engine room looked upset. I made a quick trip to the toilet to see for myself. I walked through the door and down the single aisle inside the engine room. Although the engine noise was absent, the sounds of waves and wind were loud. I could see open water underneath the belly of the equipment. Several workmen appeared to be just sitting, waiting. One man was attending the silent engine. There were worried faces and no smiles, very unlike the Thai people that I had met. I had to walk a plank over open water to reach the toilet shack at the stern. I made my way back to my seat. We sat there biting our nails and not really understanding the danger of being in a long narrow boat with no running engine, buffeted by huge waves in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. This motorboat ferry had no back-up paddles as there were on the smaller boats. If a big wave had hit us broadside, I'd be typing this under water. (!)

As I understand it, the engine had gotten overheated and finally cooled down enough for them to start it again. The fast ferry soon made its way into the mainland port. And we were off to a misadventure in Bangkok -- but that's another story...

Lynn said...

What wonderful stories! Thanks all for sharing the tales.

Julia- I know where you stayed I think. Creepy finding it after driving through the jungle for hours, would have been more creepy if it were empty when I arrived.

As far as my travel horror/adventure stories, I was nearly swept away in a river during a hurricane in Costa Rica, but what was more traumatic was the time I got trapped in the airport on the way home from a summer in Puerto Rico. I have a rule now - don't fly with a guy who was cursed by a Jamaican t-shirt seller. Just don't....

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After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

Luis Mary said...

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

Luis Mary said...

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

Anonymous said...

My name is tracy adam and i want to testify of the good work done by a faithful Dr UDEGBE, a spell caster. in my life i never thought there is such thing as spiritual intercession. my problem started nine months back when the father of my kids started putting up some strange behavior, i never knew he was having an affair outside our matrimonial home. it dawn on me on that faithful day 19th of April 21st 4:23pm when he came to the house to pick his things that was when i knew that situation has gotten out of hand and he then told me he was quitting the marriage which i have built for over five years, i was confused and dumbfounded i called on family and friends but to no avail. two months after i started having problem with my kids welfare rent-age and all of it, i really went through hell. until a day i was browsing on the internet and i happen to meet a spell caster i never believed on this but i needed my man back so i gave the spell caster my problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it but you know a problem shared is half solved after a week my husband called me telling me that he his coming back home and that was all. now we are living happily and i still do contact him on this email: udegbespelltemple@gmail.com

Precious Luis said...

I am Miss Precious from USA, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank OGBU BABA for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found ogbubabaspellcaster@yahoo.com a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 3 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. OGBU BABA released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I’m writing this testimony right now I’m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my fiance is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to OGBU BABA for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. ogbubabaspellcaster@yahoo.com

miss mercy said...

My mouth is full of testimonies, Am Mrs Mercy. my husband left home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this Lady and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called DR AKPAKO and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband..email: alagumaspellcaster@gmaila

Luis Mary said...

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

Luis Mary said...

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

Anonymous said...

My mouth is full of testimonies, Am miss RACHEL E my husband left the home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this prostitute and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called Dr OYAKHILO and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me..so all the items that will be responsible will only cost me $300USD,oh i was very happy. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should for forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband.. Dr OYAKHILO of oyakhilobhegbelovespelltemple@live.com I have nothing to give to him than shearing his good work and kindness over my relationship.
and he can still do more in your life Email: oyakhilobhegbelovespelltemple@live.com

JoyMIC Micheal said...

Hello I am Joy Micheal ,I am out here to spreed this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex lover back.I was going crazy when my love left me for another girl last month, But when i meet a friend that introduce me to DR GREAT OSOBA the great messenger to the oracle that he serve,I narrated my problem to DR GREAT OSOBA about how my ex love left me and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,In the next 2 days,My love called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me before now and also in the next one week after my love called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in my desired company were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact DR GREAT OSOBA at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct on: greatosobaspelltemple@gmail.com. and get your problems solve like me..... ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: greatosobaspelltemple@gmail.com

Luis Mary said...

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called EZE MALAKA and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo. com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS:extremewhitelovespell@yahoo. com CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

Lee Jones said...

My Name is Lee Jones, From United States wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr.USMAN KERIM has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost Ex husband to me with his great spell, I was married to this man called Steven we were together for a long time and we loved our self’s but when I was unable to give him a child for 2 years he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact email(dr_usman.spiritualist@outlook.com then you won't believe this when I contacted this man on my problems he prepared this spell cast and bring my lost husband back, and after a month I miss my month and go for a test and the result stated am pregnant am happy today am a mother of a baby girl, thank you once again the great Dr.USMAN KERIM for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through any of this problems listed below:

1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dreams.
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
yours forever.
(8) If you need financial assistance.
(9) How you been scammed and you want to recover you lost money.
(10)Stop Divorce

Mobile number...+2348057756157

Email...dr_usman.spiritualist@outlook.com

Sharon Santos said...

My name is SHARON i want to thank my friend for showing me the way to OGBU BABA temple where all my sorrow was turn to joy. I was in a relationship for 12 years and suddenly a mistake came into it from my side, i could not conceive any baby but i tried to beg my man telling him that every thing will be alright but he refuse to listen and he left me for another woman every day i cry for for thing to change but no change.
Until my friend told me about a spell caster that help her when she was having the same problem like mine but i did not believed in her, cause i don't also believe spell caster until i choose to accepted it. This man told me what i need to do so that my man will come and i will conceive a child after doing them my man came back to me to apologize the way this spell caster told me and am five months pregnant now and we are both happy now. I am using this opportunity to inform you all that this is the greatest thing that have ever happen to us. contact and trust in him cause with him all your problems will solve, please contact him through his email address ogbubabaspellcaster@yahoo. com

DONNA LITTLE said...


I am Mrs DONNA LITTLE from Singapore, i want to share a testimony of my life to every one. i was married to my husband Paul Williams, i loved him so much we have been married for 7 years now with three kids. when he went for a vacation to USA he meant a lady called RINA he told me that he is no longer interested in the marriage any more. i was so confuse and seeking for help, i don't know what to do until I met my friend miss JUAN and told her about my problem. she told me not to worry about it that she had a similar problem before and introduce me to a man called Dr KEKE ODIN who cast a spell on her ex and bring him back to her after 1day. Miss JUAN ask me to contact Dr KEKE. I contacted him to help me bring back my husband and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods of his fore-fathers will fight for me. He told me by two days he will re-unite me and my husband together. After two day my husband called and told me he is coming back to sought out things with me, I was surprise when I saw him and he started crying for forgiveness. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth for what this great spell caster did for me and my husband, you can contact Dr KEKE ODIN on any problem in this world, he is very nice man, here is his contact greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com or call +2348104181322. He is the best spell caster so far i have heard about, once again the email is: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com 0r call +2348104181322

Gerrald Brandy said...

I am so happy to let the whole world know how this powerful spell caster saved my marriage. Everything was going down the drain as my husband can not stop cheating on me with other women.He became used to always heating on me. I tried to make him stop, but I couldn’t help the situation, the more I tried, the harder it becomes. At times we will fight and go apart for some months and we will come back again just because of our kids. One day a friend told me about this spell caster who helped her too, his name is Dr.TEBE she said he uses white magic spells to solve spiritual problems. I decided to give it a try, I contacted him and he told me it will take just 2 to 3 days and I will see great changes in my husband. He actually cast a spell, believe me after 2 to 3 days of the spell, my husband was confessing different names of woman he has slept with. He begged for forgiveness and never to try it again. From that day till now, my mind is at rest. My husband dislike every other women on earth except me. And am so happy to have him for myself alone. The spell caster’s contact is greattebespelltemple@gmail.com or call him with his number +2348074433380. You can contact him for any help, he is very powerful and can solve any kind of problem below.
Do you want your ex lover back?
Do you want to get pregnant?
Do you want to be famous or rich?
Do you want to be a celebrity?
Do you your business to grow excessively?
Do you want to be honorably good academically?
Do you need a job?
Do you need a husband?
Contact him today for speed help and you shall testify to great work of Dr. Tebe like i have just did.

Shania said...



I want to thank the great Dr.Zack Balo for what he did for me he brought happiness back into my life. My husband left me and told me is over I was devastated as I loved him so much I decided to contact a spell caster and I met a friend who told me of a great doctor and I decided to contact him and he told me in 3days my husband will call me and beg me to accept him I thought he was joking in 3days everything happened as he said I am so happy now. You can also contact him at wiseindividualspell@gmail.com for all your problems or call his mobile number +2348078927387.

Sandra james said...

My name is Sandra james and I base in USA...“My life is back!!! After 14 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me and our two twins . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called High Priest Mora which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I was searching for a good spell caster that can solve my problems. I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how High Priest Mora brought back her Ex lover in less than 7 days and reverse the effect of their little boys cancer, and at the end of her testimony she dropped High Priest Mora 's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give High Priest Mora a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 3 days, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before. High Priest Mora is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High Priest Mora anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact:{varhalaspellcasttemple@gmail.com}.or by phone :+2348148371290 Thank you High Priest

Sandra james said...

My name is Sandra james and I base in USA...“My life is back!!! After 14 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me and our two twins . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called High Priest Mora which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I was searching for a good spell caster that can solve my problems. I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how High Priest Mora brought back her Ex lover in less than 7 days and reverse the effect of their little boys cancer, and at the end of her testimony she dropped High Priest Mora 's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give High Priest Mora a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 3 days, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before. High Priest Mora is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High Priest Mora anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact:{varhalaspellcasttemple@gmail.com}.or by phone :+2348148371290 Thank you High Priest

stella love said...

i am Stella and i want to thank Dr.Henry olu for bringing back my ex boyfriend, we broke up for more than 8 month and he told me that he will never want to see me in his life again. i love him so much to the extend that i could not think of deating any man again, i was confused and depress due to the love i had for him.i did everything i could do to have him come back to me but all went in vain. so i decided to contact a spell caster, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. i contacted Dr Henry olu for help,and he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to do it. after 5 days my boyfriend called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me. i was very happy and i thank Dr Henry oul for helping get back my ex back to my hands. his spell is the greatest of all over the world, it was the love spell he cast on my ex that make him come back to me. all you ladies who want back their ex back i want you to contact Dr.Henry olu for the return of your ex boyfriend and also your ex girlfriend he can also cast any kind of spell you want him to cast for you. his contact email is agagulovespell@yahoo.com just try him and their will be a solution to your case.

Anonymous said...

An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is Micheal oilver i live in USA,and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.{ugbefenlovespell@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {5}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {ugbefenlovespell@gmail.com},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the ugbefenlovespell for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{ugbefenlovespell@gmail.com}
Thanks...
answered 4 days ago by anonymous
Hello my there friend am happy for the great work of Dr enato

Anonymous said...

Hello I am cara,I am out here to spreed this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex lover back.I was going crazy when my love left me for another girl last month, But when i meet a friend that introduce me to DR Duck the great messenger to the oracle that he serve,I narrated my problem to DR Duck about how my ex love left me and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it has been done,In the next 2 days,My love called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me before now and also in the next one week after my love called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in my desired company were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact DR Duck at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct on: greatoracletemplesolution@live.com and get your problems solve like me..... ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: greatoracletemplesolution@live.com

Shana Gate said...



I am Shana, wants to say a big thank you thank you thank you to Dr Ejemen spell for everything To everyone who doesn’t believe in spell, I was one of those ones at first. I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to do this since I’ve tried others so-called spells casters and they did not work and was a waste of my time and money. However, when I read through the testimonies of other people at this website and after I talked to Dr Ejemen who answered all my questions and was very nice and sincere about everything, I decided to give it a try. I figured it would be my last try to get my guy back. So my story is that I was at my office when the guy I am in love with told me that he wasn’t in love with me and never will be and that he didn’t want to speak or see me again, especially since he was talking to this other girl. When I talked to Dr Ejemen about it, he let me know which spells would be most appropriate for me and I chose the ones that was to get him back to me and stay with me and want to marry me.As soon as he started on the spells, my guy came back into my life! It was a miracle to me and I’m so thankful for that. Things have been going well, and pretty much according to what Dr Ejemen said would happen. He’s always there when you need him,you can contact him via email ejemenspelltemple@live.com

stella love said...



i am Stella and i want to thank Dr.Henry olu for bringing back my ex boyfriend, we broke up for more than 8 month and he told me that he will never want to see me in his life again. i love him so much to the extend that i could not think of deating any man again, i was confused and depress due to the love i had for him.i did everything i could do to have him come back to me but all went in vain. so i decided to contact a spell caster, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. i contacted Dr Henry olu for help,and he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to do it. after 5 days my boyfriend called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me. i was very happy and i thank Dr Henry oul for helping get back my ex back to my hands. his spell is the greatest of all over the world, it was the love spell he cast on my ex that make him come back to me. all you ladies who want back their ex back i want you to contact Dr.Henry olu for the return of your ex boyfriend and also your ex girlfriend he can also cast any kind of spell you want him to cast for you. his contact email is agagulovespell@yahoo.com just try him and their will be a solution to your case.

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Good Day everybody, my names is NICHOLAS LINDA, am from the United State of America, i want to give thanks and honor to Dr. Taju for the great work he did for me, he brought my lover within 24 hours which i never taught it will ever come through in my life, but this great man Dr. Taju proved to me that powers can do wonders, i got his contact from a friend in the USA who he helped, this friend of mine told me that this man is great but i felt as hmm are you sure? cause i hardly believe those kind of things,so she told me not to worry that when i contact him, that she is guaranteeing me 100% that my lover will come back that if it does not work that she will be the one to give me back my money, to show her sincerity to me, she gave me her car that if it does not work that and she did not pay me the money that i spent that she i should collect her car and she gave me all the documents, i was so so surprised she was very serious about it so that was how i contacted him and i told him what i want he just told me that everything will be done within 24 hours so with the assurance my friend gave me i was having confident, so in the next 24 hours that he told me i just heard a knock on my door i never knew it was mark, so that was how i opened the door the first thing he did was to go on his knees, he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgived him and now we are living together happily than ever before, and am using the media to invite my friends on my wedding which will coming up on 24/12/2013, am very happy thanks be to Lucy who gave me his contact and honor be onto Great DR. TAJU who helped a lot, if you need his help or you want to thank him for me you can contact him through drtajulovespllhome@gmail.com or cell number +2348113018013.

NICHOLAS LINDA said...

Good Day everybody, my names is NICHOLAS LINDA, am from the United State of America, i want to give thanks and honor to Dr. Taju for the great work he did for me, he brought my lover within 24 hours which i never taught it will ever come through in my life, but this great man Dr. Taju proved to me that powers can do wonders, i got his contact from a friend in the USA who he helped, this friend of mine told me that this man is great but i felt as hmm are you sure? cause i hardly believe those kind of things,so she told me not to worry that when i contact him, that she is guaranteeing me 100% that my lover will come back that if it does not work that sheS will be the one to give me back my money, to show her sincerity to me, she gave me her car that if it does not work that and she did not pay me the money that i spent that she i should collect her car and she gave me all the documents, i was so so surprised she was very serious about it so that was how i contacted him and i told him what i want he just told me that everything will be done within 24 hours so with the assurance my friend gave me i was having confident, so in the next 24 hours that he told me i just heard a knock on my door i never knew it was mark, so that was how i opened the door the first thing he did was to go on his knees, he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgived him and now we are living together happily than ever before, and am using the media to invite my friends on my wedding which will coming up on 24/12/2013, am very happy thanks be to Lucy who gave me his contact and honor be onto Great DR. TAJU who helped a lot, if you need his help or you want to thank him for me you can contact him through drtajulovespllhome@gmail.com or cell number +2348113018013.

mccart said...



i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditional spell hospital for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he traditional spell hospital casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you traditional spell hospital for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com. and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay

NICHOLAS LINDA said...

Good Day everybody, my names is NICHOLAS LINDA, am from the United State of America, i want to give thanks and honor to Dr. Taju for the great work he did for me, he brought my lover within 24 hours which i never taught it will ever come through in my life, but this great man Dr. Taju proved to me that powers can do wonders, i got his contact from a friend in the USA who he helped, this friend of mine told me that this man is great but i felt as hmm are you sure? cause i hardly believe those kind of things,so she told me not to worry that when i contact him, that she is guaranteeing me 100% that my lover will come back that if it does not work that she will be the one to give me back my money, to show her sincerity to me, she gave me her car that if it does not work that and she did not pay me the money that i spent that she i should collect her car and she gave me all the documents, i was so so surprised she was very serious about it so that was how i contacted him and i told him what i want he just told me that everything will be done within 24 hours so with the assurance my friend gave me i was having confident, so in the next 24 hours that he told me i just heard a knock on my door i never knew it was mark, so that was how i opened the door the first thing he did was to go on his knees, he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgived him and now we are living together happily than ever before, and am using the media to invite my friends on my wedding which will coming up on 24/12/2013, am very happy thanks be to Lucy who gave me his contact and honor be onto Great DR. TAJU who helped a lot, if you need his help or you want to thank him for me you can contact him through drtajulovespellhome@gmail.com or cell number +2348113018013.

NICHOLAS LINDA said...

Good Day everybody, my names is NICHOLAS LINDA, am from the United State of America, i want to give thanks and honor to Dr. Taju for the great work he did for me, he brought my lover within 24 hours which i never taught it will ever come through in my life, but this great man Dr. Taju proved to me that powers can do wonders, i got his contact from a friend in the USA who he helped, this friend of mine told me that this man is great but i felt as hmm are you sure? cause i hardly believe those kind of things,so she told me not to worry that when i contact him, that she is guaranteeing me 100% that my lover will come back that if it does not work that she will be the one to give me back my money, to show her sincerity to me, she gave me her car that if it does not work that and she did not pay me the money that i spent that she i should collect her car and she gave me all the documents, i was so so surprised she was very serious about it so that was how i contacted him and i told him what i want he just told me that everything will be done within 24 hours so with the assurance my friend gave me i was having confident, so in the next 24 hours that he told me i just heard a knock on my door i never knew it was mark, so that was how i opened the door the first thing he did was to go on his knees, he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgived him and now we are living together happily than ever before, and am using the media to invite my friends on my wedding which will coming up on 24/12/2013, am very happy thanks be to Lucy who gave me his contact and honor be onto Great DR. TAJU who helped a lot, if you need his help or you want to thank him for me you can contact him through drtajulovespellhome@gmail.com or cell number +2348113018013.

natasha said...

An amazing testimony, I am Andrew mark, From united states of America.I will start by saying to all that have experience heart break and also cant do with out there lover should please stop here and read up my story, So as you will know how to go solving or getting your ex back from this spell caster..AND AGAIN I WILL WANT TO ALSO TELL ALL THAT THIS SPELL CASTER I WILL WANT TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT IS HARMLESS AND DO NOT HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECT, BUT TO RESTORE AND GIVE YOU BACK WHAT YOU DESERVE, COS WHEN I MEET WITH THIS SPELL CASTER THAT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY THE WIFE OF MY BOSS IN MY WORKING PLACE, HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE CAN CAST SPELL ON SO MANY OTHER PROBLEMS EXCEPT IN GETTING YOUR EX OR MAKING YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU MORE THAT WILL SUITE YOU. Last year December, My lover was cheating on me and was not also give me the attention that a man should give to a woman, And really that was troubling my mind and tearing my heart apart to the extent that i was not concentrating in the office the way i use to before the break up by my lover.And before that incident, I always see how my boss use to love his wife so much. I was binging to think that i was not doing the right thing to him that will make him love me forever, So i really gathered my courage and went to my boss wife office to ask her the secret that made her husband love her so dearly, In the first place she refused in telling me, She asked me why i am asking her such a question, That if is it not normal for every man to love his wife.I told her the reason that made me ask her about this question, That my lover started cheating on me lately, When i knelt down before her for her to see my seriousness in this issue that i went to ask her, She opened up to me by telling me that i should not tell anybody about what she want to tell me, The wife to my boss started to say to me that she used a very powerful spell on his husband to love her, And the spell that she used is harmless, But the spell is just to make him love her and never to look for any other woman except her. I QUICKLY ASK HER HOW DID SHE GET TO KNOW THIS GREAT, POWER, DURABLE AND PERFECT WORK SPELL CASTER, she said that a friend of hers also introduce her to him. Then i also ask her how i can meet with this spell caster.SHE SAID EVERYTHING TO ME, THAT THE NAME OF THIS SPELL CASTER IS Dr Henry olu.My next question to her was how can i get this wonderful spell caster, She said she is going to give me the email of the spell caster for me to contact him for my problem, Really she gave to me this spell caster email and i contacted him and explained all to him, And after every thing that needed to be done by the spell caster, In the next two days, My lover that hated me so much came to house begging for forgiveness and i was so glad that i have finally gotten my heart desire..I was so grateful to this spell caster for what he has done for my life.. So i made a promise to him that i will always continue telling the world about his wonderful work towards me and also to other that came to you before and also the people that will also get to you from my story that i narrated online now..I will want to say to the entire world that you should not cry over noting again, That there is a great man that has been helping individuals to restore there Joy and smile in there faces !! The direct email to get this man is: agagulovespell@yahoo.com, This is what i want to tell you all out there, That is thinking that all hope is lost OK..Thanks

lisa jerr said...

Hello I am Lisa Jerry ,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex husband back.I was going crazy when my husband left me and my two kids for another woman last month, But when i met a friend that introduced me to Priest Ohio the great messenger to the oracle of priest Ohio solution home,I narrated my problem to Priest Ohio about how my ex Husband left me and my two kids and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,24 hours later,My Ex Husband called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me and the kids before now and one week after my Husband called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in a very big company here in USA were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact Priest Ohio on his personal email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct on: priestohiosolutionhome@gmail.com or contact him through his private website at http://priestohiosolutionhome.webs.com and get your problems solved like me..... ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: priestohiosolutionhome@gmail.com or contact him through his website at http://priestohiosolutionhome.webs.com

Leo Jennifer said...

My name is Jennifer and i want to testify of the good work done by a faithful DR PALOMA, a spell caster. in my life i never thought there is such thing as spiritual intercession. my problem started 5 months back when the father of my kids started putting up some strange behavior, i never knew he was having an affair outside our matrimonial home. it dawn on me on that faithful day 4th of April 21st 4:23pm when he came to the house to pick his things that was when i knew that situation has gotten out of hand and he then told me he was quitting the marriage which i have built for over 6 years, i was confused and dumbfounded i called on family and friends but to no avail. two months after i started having problem with my kids welfare rent-age and all of it, i really went through ***. until a day i was browsing on the internet and i happen to meet DR PALOMA Email palomaspelltemple@yahoo.com i never believed on this but i needed my man back so i gave the spell caster my problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it but you know a problem shared is half solved after a 2das my husband called me telling me that he his coming back home and that was all. now we are living happily and i still do contact him on this email: palomaspelltemple@yahoo.com

Patrica Edward said...

Beware of internet spell caster some Testimonies of spell casters are fake and must be Ignored..An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my ex husband back to me........... My Names is Patrica Edward ,AM from United states .i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in June last year on a business summit i meet a man called Dr Goodluck, is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love s gone misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job i m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 4weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3 year i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try and in 6 days when i returned to the state my husband called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married i didn't believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my husband's name and all i wanted him to do well we are happily back now and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help.you can contact him Via email: Drextrapowerghost@gmail.com

Daniel Caro said...








i will love to share my testimony to you all the people in world i got married to my husband about 2 year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side i have never love any man in my life except him. he is the father of my child and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today .few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about DR.okoro how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other. i was directed to DR. okoro on his email:okorospell@gmail.com and explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband he told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact Dr okoro the great spell caster on his email addresses okorospell@gmail.com