When you travel to a foreign country in which you don't speak the language, you're unfamiliar with the customs and you have no clue as to what to do in certain situations, along comes someone completely out of the blue and rescues you from your predicament. You try to show your appreciation somehow but your words of gratitude just don't measure up to how appreciative you are of their complete act of philanthropy. Your rescuer then disappears into the crowd, never to be seen again. I was trying to get on a certain bus in Thailand to head north to Nong Khai. I don't speak a word of Thai and no one at the busy bus station spoke English. I kept repeating Nong Khai and I was pointed to a bus. I stashed my gear in the luggage compartment, got on the packed bus and took one of the few remaining seats. The bus pulled out and we went on our way. About a half an hour in, the bus suddenly pulled over on the highway and pulled my luggage out onto the side of the road. The driver motioned for me to get out of the bus. My reaction of course was: wtf?? Freaking out a little, I got off the bus. The driver then risked his life and waved down another bus speeding down the highway. The drivers chatted for a couple of minutes and the other driver threw my luggage onto his bus and motioned me me to get on his bus. Dazed, I did as I was told. On this second bus, one of the passengers spoke some English and struck up a conversation. I asked him what had just happened and he explained to me that no buses went to Nong Khai from the station I left from but the driver found the bus going to Nong Khai on the highway, overtook the correct bus, flagged him down and got me squared away. Well I was just stunned. It's those random acts of kindness by complete strangers which make traveling most memorable. Anyone else have a story to tell?