Featured Stories of the Week

Getting Mugged in Brazil

It was one of those nights when you just don't feel like going home. It was 2am in the morning and my mate (Marcel) and I decided to have another after coming across a gas station on our way back home. We decided to sit ourselves down at a fenced off building site and have a nice and relaxing drink.

Marcel Santos
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Chasing The Hanoi Train. The Suckiest Adventure Ever!

My wife and two kids were eagerly looking forward to a luxurious night rocking along in a sleeper cabin on the train to Hanoi. But a truck rollover on the mountain pass from the mist-shrouded village of Sapa in North-West Vietnam soon threatened that treat.

John Ahern
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There's a Monster Inside All of Us

My family moved around a lot when I was a kid so I was often forced into making friends quickly. I became a bit of a target when I moved to New Mexico. Being a brash, pale Australian kid stands out in that environment. Soon enough, some tough kids started picking on me after school.

Andy Thompson
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.