This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Community·Posted on Feb 21, 201815 Of The Wildest Travel Stories That'll Make You Laugh Or CryWhen you decide to strap on a backpack, you are essentially inviting all kinds of weirdness into your life. Here are Travel Bloggers' wildest, most incredible anecdotes from their time on the road.by Ian PatersonCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Speakeasy & Salsa - A Night Out in Quito Resfeber / Via resfebertravelblog.com Things went from a few quiet beers after a long bus journey to completely out of hand. A night out can very quickly escalate in the Ecuadorian capital. (click the blue link above to read the full story) 2. When Things Go Bump In The Night Janis Couvreux / Via janiscouvreux.com When you're awoken by a loud noise late at night, whilst on your sailboat, in a strange and foreign port. With your family on-board, you're bound to start freaking out. A classic, award winning travel tale from Janis Couvreax. 3. That Time a Hippo Attacked Me in South Africa Curb Free with Cory Lee / Via curbfreewithcorylee.com As a wheelchair adventurer, Cory Lee's access-all-areas travel is an inspiration to millions but it does mean getting out of the way of a Hippo in attack mode is no easy task. 4. Hitting The Wall Winging The World / Via wingingtheworld.com The Great Wall of China When you reluctantly accept a tour to the Great Wall of China from a strange man on the street, then look under the seat in his car and see a giant knife! Stay safe, guys. 5. A Girl, a Photo and an Earthquake: An Astonishing Connection Over 20+ Years Whole World Wide Toys / Via wholewideworldtoys.com The connections that we make as travellers can be profoundly important, to us and those we connect with. What a story. 6. Triple Breakdown Mongolia Food Fun Travel / Via foodfuntravel.com Not To Travel Mongolia Take a trip in a van named “Turquoise Disaster” with a three-pronged breakdown of 1) communication 2) engine and 3) emotions. No one said it would be easy. 7. I Was Accused of Being An Islamic State Spy Against The Compass / Via againstthecompass.com Crossing borders can sometimes be a bit tricky. But it's kind of an essential component if you're planning to travel. Yikes. 8. Stranded In Istanbul During 2016 Military Coup Drifter Planet / Via drifterplanet.com Imagine, if you opened the curtains in your hotel room, to see tanks rolling down the street? Oh my giddy aunt. 9. Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Practical Wanderlust / Via practicalwanderlust.com You know what they say: "Accident prone? Stay at home". Or you could completely ignore that and get stuck halfway down a waterfall. Totally up to you. 10. Travelling High, Breathing Deep Resfeber Travel Blog / Via resfebertravelblog.com One backpacker learns that the highest capital city on earth is probably not the best place to contract a lung disease. And getting down is NOT easy. 11. Hanging With Japanese Mafia Drinking Snake Juice Kristopher Pritchard / Photograph: Kristopher Pritchard / Via thebucketlistlifestyle.com What's that you say... "The Snake juice and coke mixture was a little too intense, even for a night in The Red Light District of Tokyo". Errr, okay. 12. The Time I Shat Myself In A Tibetan Monastery NOMADasaurus / Via nomadasaurus.com Time I Shat Myself In A Tibetan Monastery When you gotta go, you gotta go! 13. Put Up by a Porn Surfing Policeman 4 Corners 7 Seas / Via 4corners7seas.com That awkward moment when you ask your host to send an email and there's a bunch of porn videos, playing on his computer. 14. Petting a Crocodile in Bangladesh 197 Travel Stamps / Via 197travelstamps.com Not sure if this is brave or stupid but that is one hell of a Facebook profile pic. 15. Volunteering During The Ebola Crisis Two Dusty Travellers / Via twodustytravelers.com Wow! Just wow!