Traveling the world is often a dream, but sometimes it can become a nightmare.
As the globetrotters have been revealing in a fascinating, and at times spooky, Internet thread.
They have described seeing people stabbed with screwdrivers, guards armed with machine guns who demanded bribes and were chased by dogs.
A traveler passing through Kosovo was chased by a group of wild dogs while waiting at a bus stop at 3 a.m. M. (Archive)
Stories about nail bite penalties were charged on Reddit after a user asked: "Reddit travelers, what are some of the most frightening / terrifying experiences you have had abroad?
Many of the responses focused on the frightening experiences that people had when using public transportation.
A traveler, & # 39; albs68w & # 39 ;, revealed a memorable experience as he climbed the steps to buy a ticket at the Warsaw Central Railway Station in Poland.
He explained: "Suddenly this guy is falling down the stairs coming to rest a few stairs above where he was standing." Dude had a long screwdriver protruding from his abdomen.
While & # 39; The Burkalator & # 39; He shared his experience of being picked up at the Paris Metro.
He added: "I'm paranoid about losing my wallet, so I'm always checking in. When I realized it was missing, I made a bigger scene than the pickpockets were doing (they pushed me with their friend and tried to convince the people I knocked it down)
"I stopped the train so it would not leave the station, one of the other passengers went to get the driver and security, I guess that did not fit well with the pickpockets, so they returned my wallet and ran away.
For 'billynlex', the lack of laws to drive under the influence of alcohol in rural areas of Puerto Rico meant that it was a terrifying experience for him.
He explained: "It makes some very, very frightening trips when the sun goes down."
While & # 39; Rhothlord & # 39; He shared his experience of traveling alone on a train in Athens.
She wrote: & # 39; A group of men tried to push me off the train with them at a stop. Three women started shouting at them and they pushed me back.
It happened so fast that I did not know until the English speaker explained that they were trying to take me. They made sure I went back to the hostel and they told me not to put on what I was wearing (shorts and a tank) while I was alone.
Another traveler shared his experience of having been robbed in the Paris metro (file image)
While taking a bus in India, & # 39; Anal_Mouse & # 39; He had a terrifying journey through the mountains.
He said: "Our bus turned a corner in the mountains and another bus was on the other side of the curve.
"Both buses stop within walking distance of each other." Both drivers began to laugh and joke at each other.
"We saw a bus from the 80s that fell down the mountain about 15 minutes later. Intense. & # 39;
And & # 39; athrix & # 39; he revealed that an unexpected turbulence on a flight to Orlando was one of the most terrifying experiences of his traveling life.
He said: This was not ordinary turbulence. People literally flew out of their seats, luggage fell from the overhead compartments, people shouted that they were going to die.
"There were several sudden drops in the lift strong enough for people's arms to fly in the air and my butt to get out of the seat, I've flown a bit and sometimes it's bumpy, this was the first time I seriously thought that something bad was going to happen. "
The subject of other messages was pistols.
& # 39; Hewfe & # 39; wrote: & # 39; Crossing in a small checkpoint was a terrible idea in retrospect. The guys in urban camouflage and the AK-47s who demanded bribes and shouted at us in Russian, while we were in the middle of nowhere, were frightening.
While & # 39; Cecilia1987 & # 39; He recalled a similarly frightening experience during a voluntary trip in Guatemala.
She said: "My friend and I were looking for a bathroom and several locals pointed us in the direction of one on the top of the mountain.We found a small building without a door and a bathroom.My friend says I can go first and she will watch.
"I start to take care of my affairs when I hear my friend say that I should hurry and then I hear the voice of a man shouting something in Spanish about" permission. "Out of nowhere, he bursts in while I'm peeing, pointing a very large gun towards me. my.
A traveler revealed that an unexpected turbulence on a flight to Orlando was one of the most terrifying experiences of his life
I had some kind of uniform so it may have been police but I'm not sure. I open my pants, completely paranoid, I grab my friend, I tell the man "I'm sorry" over and over and I run as fast as I can up the hill. He yelled at us but he did not follow us. Although nothing happened, I was terrified and my poor friend still had to pee!
During your stay in Barcelona, & # 39; trs2848 & # 39; He explained that he had a very spooky experience after registering in a hostel.
He said: "I woke up with a man looking at me while I was sleeping." He was looking over one of those wooden partition screens that had the shared room.
"I pretended to be still asleep because I was afraid of what I would do if I moved or confronted him and did not know if there was anyone else in the room.
"He stared at me for two hours until my alarm finally sounded because I had to take an early train, so I put all my stuff in my purse and left the room, and when I left, I told the owner, but I was in a hurry and I did not ask him what he was going to do with the guy. "
While I was in Romania, he said & # 39; ManCrisp & # 39; While walking at sunset, a suspicious car approached him.
He explained: "Suddenly he stopped and reversed the road and stopped by my side, telling me to get into his car, because they wanted to show me their great things (radios, cars, knives) that they kept slowly and slowly dragging me and demanding that I get in the car until I returned to my group and they left at full speed.
"During the next two days, the same car (I think) kept going and stopped outside where we were staying (during 30-minute intervals several times a day) and I was staying at a good time in town. Hell and I still think it could have gone wrong.
But not only humans have caused travelers to be frightened while abroad.
I had a group of wild dogs that chased me from my bus stop to my hotel at 3 a.m. in Kosovo
& # 39; Phil567 & # 39; He said: & # 39; I had a group of wild dogs that chased me from my bus stop to my hotel at 3 a.m. in Kosovo.
While & # 39; Ors0 & # 39; I remembered a time when I was backpacking in Denali in Alaska when it was lost.
He added: "Around us, while we were roaming, there was the cool bear s ** t." In a moment we made a decision between going left or right, the left took us to the road, if we had gone well, I do not believe I'm writing this. "
And & # 39; turnover13 & # 39; He added: "Trekking in Huaraz Peru, he had been told to keep an eye on our equipment as the locals (and apparently the foxes) could cope with the items that remained in the camp. So we made sure to clean the extra camp, packing all our equipment in the tent and inside the fly. And after a long day of hiking, to bed.
"At midnight our store starts to shake like crazy, I wake up going crazy thinking that they were stealing, I started screaming and shouting, part of the store really pushes away, I manage to get out and start swinging and I find myself face to face. face with the cow that had roamed the ropes of the store and I was startled, quite fortunate that he did not come down to the store and hit us. "