Travel insurance saved my trip
Only we, the lovers of travel, can understand what a JOURNEY means to us. The mere fact of ruining your trip can give you sleepless nights. Here is my account of a true incident that occurred on my "Trip to Bali". But fortunately, my decision to invest in a travel insurance plan saved the day. And that's why I thought about writing about travel insurance and how travel insurance saved my trip.
Traveling outside of India has always been on my wish list and when I had saved enough money for a trip, I decided it was time to break my silence and talk to my parents. Before the Bali Mission could begin, it had another mission to fulfill, Mission TO CONNECT THE PARENTS. Yes!! Indian fathers, their children struggle to convince them. I prayed a lot so that this mission could end soon without any melodrama.
Mom and Dad were having their afternoon tea, when I broke the ambient silence and told them about my plan to travel. They agreed with that, but when I told them I wanted to go to Bali and also for myself, there was a silence and then there was a loud cry: "WHAAAAAAAAAAT "ALONEEE? Bali? You've gone mad?
I could hear the beat of my heart loud and clear! I let out a sigh that I did not know I was holding. I told myself that I need to have a little patience and work so that they understand my point of view. After two hours of pleading and promising to comply with all his instructions, I somehow managed to convince them. Ensuring my safety was their priority and getting a YES from them was mine. Then, we started planning my trip. We finalized my travel itinerary, selected a good safe hotel for me and booked plane tickets. Like most people, I even thought it was illogical to spend money on travel insurance. Who buys travel insurance? But my father was adamant that I need to get the insurance or my trip will be canceled. Aaahhhh! I had to buy a travel insurance plan. The cost was nominal, so it did not affect my budget.
Yaahooo !! Now I was going to Bali and that too, all alone! I wished I had saved the money spent on travel insurance, which I was convinced was wasted on travel insurance. Anyway … now I was ready and ready for my first solo trip.
Tickets – Check, Hotel room – Check, Itinerary – Check and travel insurance (only for the sake of my parents) – Check
The butterflies in my stomach did not let me rest for a second until I arrived in Bali. The first thing I did after arriving in Bali was that I called my parents and informed them that I had arrived safely. As was the plan, my hotel taxi was waiting for me outside the airport. I jumped and enjoyed every bit of the trip. From roads to vehicles, and from the sky to the buildings … I looked at everything like a little baby who had left for the first time. After arriving at the hotel, I was told that the buffet breakfast hours were until 10:00 am, so I had to hurry. I got ready and ran to the restaurant. I started filling my plate with all the beautiful dishes. I was trying to remember the names but I failed miserably. I enjoyed my first meal in Bali, especially all the seafood. The food was very rich and the buffet was a feast for any lover of seafood. I'm not a non-vegetarian hardcore, and this was the first time I tried seafood. I loved! Then I went to explore Bali. But, before I could reach my first destination, the temple of Tanah Lot, I had to return to my hotel. I was literally shaking with pain and it was unbearable. I went back to the hotel and asked for help at the reception. They called the doctor and rushed me to the hospital.
On the way to the hospital, I was thinking about medical expenses. I was cursing myself for planning a solo trip. Tons of questions fought for my attention: what happens if I do not have enough money to pay at the hospital? How will I survive with less money in Bali even if I manage to pay the hospital bill? I was alone among strangers in this country.
After arriving at the hospital, I came to know that I was allergic to shellfish and needed to be in the hospital for at least 24 hours. I did not want to inform my parents about this development, but the idea of medical expenses was scaring me more than the anger of my parents. I called my father and told him everything. To my surprise, it was quiet, it comforted me and it reminded me of my travel insurance plan. I love you dad I love you so much I opened my travel kit that had all the important papers and the passport. I told the nurse about travel insurance and she left with the papers. He returned, returned the papers and informed me that they had informed the insurance company that he would be responsible for the expenses. After spending a day in the hospital, I was allowed to return to the hotel without spending a single penny. In fact, travel insurance saved my trip.
I went back to the hotel and made sure I did not eat seafood. I enjoyed my trip to Bali and I loved the beaches. All thanks to the travel insurance plan and my parents who forced me to opt for him. Or else, my trip would have been ruined completely.
How travel insurance saved my trip to Bali,