By the way, i disagree with the other posters who considered this to be a "job".
Slayer was going on vacation. He was getting leave from his normal job to go walkabout.
So what happens on a normal vacation? You get travel insurance. Because vacations can collapse.
This the costs are too low to insure so Slayer self insured it.
It is a piss off to have been screwed over.
Hope the next one is better. But dont make it a job... Vacations are more fun!