When people picture visiting Bora Bora, they imagine themselves lounging on a long white sand beach flanked by green palm trees, looking onto a turquoise lagoon. They don’t see themselves being charged by a predatory shark. But that’s exactly what happened to the unfortunate traveler in this tale.
Gina and Scott Gaille have traveled to more than 100 countries, including many off-the-beaten-path destinations in Africa, South America, and Asia. Wherever they go, they like to ask the people they meet the same question: “What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen or experienced here?” Everyone has a story, and some are truly extraordinary.
Strange Tales of World Travel recounts 50 of these Bizarre, Mysterious, Horrible, Hilarious encounters.
The Gailles and their five children are active travelers. They seek unique, immersive, authentic experiences. Recommended “experience-focused” itineraries for some of the Gailles’ favorite destinations can be found here.