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Travel is not Fun Anymore

I was supposed to go to Thailand and China to see the Terracotta warriors in april. I put my deposit down and bought travel insurance.

I was hoping to bypass Beijing (been there and done that) but nope. part of the trip. Well China closes down the country, They will not issue visas and all i can get is 75% of my money back.

Why? no policy covers a country closing down. I am so angry right now. So I signed a travel voucher to move the policy to my next trip and i have 850.00 stuck in this travel agency. sigh.
But did you check the travel risk rating before you bought that insurance??
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Soossie i have to use this 850 credit. i will keep looking for deals. Thailand with China was perfect but thailand alone was Phuket
@akindheart

Enjoy it … Phuket is really good and fun… don’t hesitate..
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Soossie thank you!
SlaveEt · 31-35, F
Oh how frustrating! I hope you find a trip you can enjoy instead. A friend wanted to see Mongolia but because of China he couldn't go either 😔
akindheart · 61-69, F
@SlaveEt well i have the 850 credit and i extended the insurance. Sigh
Iforgotit · 56-60
Too many moving parts to travel out of country right now. I have a list of places that I want to see.
I follow the Sec of State website.
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Iforgotit i have that loaded on my phone too. going to China was like going in the belly of the beast butthe price was right and i want to see the Terracotta warriors. I have been to Beijing and Shanghai already
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
It isn’t fun if it wrecks your budget plus the hassles. I would rather take a simple road trip nowadays
popmol · 22-25, M
my sister has been stuck in china and could jsut barely get out a day before the lock down even more jsut going there is a danger at the moment!
popmol · 22-25, M
@akindheart i like chinese food but not hospital level :p and yeah years ago it might have been nice but until covid and lockdowns are over i'd avoid the place!
akindheart · 61-69, F
@popmol that was my biggest fear, not being able to come home
popmol · 22-25, M
@akindheart yeah you'll be stuck for at least 2 weeks to 4 depending on if you had covid or not!
Slade · 56-60, M
Be careful on Thailand too...

akindheart · 61-69, F
@Flipper111 i am going to stick with travel companies i can trust. but i have 850.00 i have to use
Flipper111 · 51-55, M
@akindheart I’m sure you’ll find a way
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Flipper111 i booked the trip but thinking it throught. seems that people use them but i don't agree
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
I had to threaten suit, and have a lawyer send a letter to get payment from travel insurance. As we get older, premiums skyrocket and their definition of pre-existing illnesses change, making collection very difficult.
akindheart · 61-69, F
@samueltyler2 Crum and Forster refused to pay for my cancelled trip to Thailand and China. Said that it doesn't cover Countries that close down so they were going to charge me 25% penalty. i am so mad
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
@akindheart is that private insurance or the travel agency? We buy outside insurance.
Budwick · 70-79, M
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Budwick yeah it does. especially when the airlines got that bail out. you would never know it
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
That is just wrong! 😡😡😡 Fortunately for us traveling in the motorhome that never happens to us.
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
@akindheart God bless you 🙏 That gets costly when you book trips that are cancelled and you can't get your money back. Go to a couple of RV shows and see what's out there. See what you would feel comfortable in then make a decision if it is for you or not. At least you won't have to worry about cancelled trips anymore. The biggest RV show in the country will be this weekend in Tampa. A few weeks later Ft Myers has a really nice one too.
akindheart · 61-69, F
@Stereoguy i have been watching the youtube vidoes about convertingthe transit vans into a home. but they are pricey. so i looked at the little teardrop ones to tow and they are high too
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
@akindheart Nothing is cheap these days.
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akindheart · 61-69, F
@ShenaniganFoodie yes i sure would

 
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