A genuine desire to explore the world, a chance encounter at discovering a new place, or just the joy of the company - there are many reasons why people like to travel. But, not every trip teaches you the same lessons. Sometimes, an innocent mistake, plain bad luck, or any number of other reasons, can turn an adventure into a misadventure.

Source: musicart

Like these travel horror stories that people shared with us, and on Reddit, about some seriously horrific, absurd, or just plain weird travel encounters:

Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit

Planning a trip soon?

Design credits: Nupur Agrawal