Travel insurance catch left widow with £2,500 bill after her husband died of altitude sickness on dream holiday in Peru
For 30 years, Marian and Stephen Mortimer had dreamed of visiting Machu Picchu in the Andes in South America.
The couple waited for Stephen to retire so that they could spend six weeks in Peru over the summer of 2013.
Stephen had spent months planning the trip in painstaking detail — even researching local public transport so they would know how to get about.
For the first three weeks of the trip, they had a ball. They camped in the desert and saw the Nazca Lines — giant shapes drawn in the sand by an ancient civilisation.
But suddenly, while the couple were waiting for a bus to take them... read more
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