35 – Taken Hostage in Colombia and Those Pesky Flight Attendants


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We kick off this week’s episode with a shout out to all the moms out there. Happy Mother’s Day!

If you missed our Voyager Chat last week, we chatted with Jeremy Scott Foster from the travel blog TravelFreak. Jeremy has been traveling for 10 years and he’s collected some wild stories. He opened up to us about his experience and challenges traveling with Lyme disease, so be sure to check it out!


Face Masks in LAX

There’s not a whole lot in the travel news at the moment, but Jules tells Christine about LAX airport’s new rule enforcing face masks inside the airport. Any type of mask will do, so feel free to pull a fresh pair of undies from your bag and cover your face! We also get to the bottom of Coronavirus Patient Zero, with an unexpected link to those pesky flight attendants… you know, those people!


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Bomb in Brisbane Airport

Then Christine tells Jules about a news story from 2018 that caused chaos in the Brisbane, Australia airport. A passenger from Singapore was waiting at the carousel when she saw a suspicious baggage marked “Bomb from Brisbane.” Listen up to hear what was really inside the bag!


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Getting Taken Hostage in Colombia

For our main story, Jules tells Christine about a group of backpackers that had a very “Not So Bon Voyage” in Colombia back in 2003. The group went on a trekking tour out to Cuidad Perdida, the Lost City, but got a lot more than they bargained for.

When the group was awoken at 4:30 AM by armed men and women, they realized their trip had gone very wrong. But things just got much worse from there. Listen up to here what happened next!

Story References:

My Kidnapper documentary

Great Guardian article about the story

Matthew Scott story

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