Early this week Gizmodo Australia's Luke Hopewell spent 33 hours completely grounded on an aeroplane thanks to a storm and an especially stubborn Chinese government. You can read the whole account here. It is insane. But it got me wondering: what are some of your worst travel stories?
I have a couple: there was the time I sat a seat up from a weird man on a bus en route to Miami in the US, who was casually flicking through a porno magazine in front of the rest of the passengers. Weird guy, I thought. I had no idea how weird.
We made an unscheduled stop for some reason. I went into a convenience store. Before I knew it four cop cars hurtled round the corner to arrest this guy.
"I don't know if I should tell you this," the bus driver drawled over the bus tannoy, when everyone reboarded, " but he was a murderer."
Well there you go.
How about you guys -- what are some of your worst travelling stories?