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31. Posted by brown (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

Quoting brown

what is the weirdest or most unexpecting thing you have seen occur during your travels?;)

Brown, what about you ?

So many unexpected things have happened to me and my family in the Parks in Canada... I think the most unexpected was the time the tent flew off of the station wagon's roof- It was a practically antique (compared to now, and it would never mildew) canvass tent.... So then suddenly someone swerved in front of us, and- whoo! It flew off the roof! And then the absent-minded white car behind us just drove right over it!!! Momentarily, we drove back to it and there was a hole ripped right through the bottom. That happened the first time that we went camping with my parents.

But Gosh, so many other things have happened.. The greatest unexpected thing that once happened to me was travelling to Munich. Actually, it was out of Munich... A man from tennesee appeared out of nowhere to help me get my suitcases out of the locker in the hampt bahnhof where they had been sitting for THREE days! It read 76 hr on the side of it so I plainly assumed that, and it locked them in. He went and got a guard, told him what happened in German, and he went and got a key, unlocked the whole thing 'because you are Canadian' and didn't charge me for it !. I was so overwelmed and flattered. Such a random act of kindess.

Peace,
Steph

Sorry i have nothing to add as of yet.. i thought it my be intresting to find out what people have seen or experienced so that it might help me to prepare for the unexpected when i go off on my travels next year. Thailand, Oz, Newzealand and possibly home but who knows..

32. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

...I think the most unexpected was the time the tent flew off of the station wagon's roof- It was a practically antique (compared to now, and it would never mildew) canvass tent.... So then suddenly someone swerved in front of us, and- whoo! It flew off the roof! And then the absent-minded white car behind us just drove right over it!!! Momentarily, we drove back to it and there was a hole ripped right through the bottom...

Sorry but that's really funny :lol.

33. Posted by buddha333 (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

In haiti I was filming a protest and the protesters turned on me and i had to run up the steet while maybe around 100 kids chased me. everything ended up ok and was back filming on the streets in no time

34. Posted by backpacker (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

When I was in Barcelona with a new friend I had met in my travels, he was giving money to one of those people that pretend to be statues (street performers) and his money was ripped out of his pocket. We went to the police and after about half an hour the policeman pulled a wad of Euros out of his back pocket, asked us how much had been stolen, and then gave us the money with the condition that we sign the form saying we had seen him take the money directly from the man he had caught. The whole experience was odd...the lineup was really just 5 random guys taken from the street, lined up behind this officer's window and we peeked out through the blinds to identify one of them in this "lineup". When my friend and I pointed at one guy we were told he was an undercover police officer...hmmm. The whole thing was odd, but we got our money back!

Jessica

35. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

during the "three magical kings" parade in Madrid, Spain this past winter, i saw a "float" which consisted of a flock of geese with christmas ball ornaments tied around their neck...!!
also, last summer while travelling, (i forget where this happened, it may have been either switzerland or austria...), but i was walking down the street, when all of a sudden, a man rode by me on a bicycle, and at first i didn't think anything of it, until i looked closely at him... he wasn't wearing any pants or shoes, he was just riding his bike in a teeshirt...!!!
it was a sight indeed!!
lauren

36. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 11y

Quoting andifras

Quoting Travel100

Quoting andifras

oh my god my fear has heightend now! No where will i be going anywahere near anything like that now. People think i'm silly for this fear but now i can tell them the damage they can cause!

How do you develop an "Ostrich Phobia" in Scotland?

haha! I have no idea! I saw one on telly and the long necks totally freaked me out. The thought of meeting one makes me shiver!

Thanks for the advice MiM if i ever do meet one it shall be handy but the thought of me flapping my arms may result in people thinking i'm a bit mad and i get taken away to a hospital!

Andi

ive been attacked by one before - in a safari park i was sitting in the car with my window down chatting on the phone, didnt realise that the Ostrich had approached -

Suddenly i felt this almighty jab in my Shoulder - The bugger had pecked me! i couldnt beleive the force of it - was sore for days.

Im terrified of them now.

37. Posted by aimbug (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I've had fun swapping tall tales in this online storytelling game: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/play/

Grand prize is a trip to South America...which is a good motivator for those creative juices!

38. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

We were driving through Zambia on our African overland.. well thats the truck bouncing from pot-hole to pot-hole really and there was a dead man on a bicycle, just lying on the side of the road... like he'd been riding along and just shuffled off & then toppled over still on his bike!! It was the middle of nowhere, have no idea how long he'd been there or how long he was to remain.. our guide reckoned the bicycle would be first to go

39. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting FionaNZ

the bicycle would be first to go

LOL , that's messed up.

40. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting brown

what is the weirdest or most unexpecting thing you have seen occur during your travels?;)

Most unexpecting thing.. Me and Hugh Jackman on the way to honeymoon in Carribean..

Weird!