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11. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

non travel related - my niece been born

travel related - being in Newgrange on Dec 21st for when the sun lights the passage with natural light from a technique developed before the pyramids even existed.

12. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

I think the most amazing thing I've seen, heard really, was when I was a boy and my family was living on a remote island in Micronesia. One of the elder islanders had been killed somehow at sea. When they brought his body back to the island, they commenced a funeral procession that involved a shrill waling for days on end. Men and women alike crying and screaming (seemingly in utter pain). As a child, it scared the bijeezes out of me, and though I was only 7 it has stuck with me to this day as one of the most incredible things I have ever been witness to.

13. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

In Kathmandu, I saw a man lift up concrete slabs using a sling wrapped around his penis... that was pretty amazing...

this is a hard one...
In Sth Africa there were two
1. being in the middle of a herd of about 50 elephants with nothing but a jeep for protection..
2.seeing a mother leopard playing with her young cubs was the most amazing

I'm sure there are other but they are a few that come to mind...

14. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

A naked girl for the first time, but that's not really travel related.


Just sailing down the nile at dusk on a dhow, and seeing the sun go down

Finding sloths (a mother and child) in the trees when out piranha fishing on the Amazon.

There was the most trumatic too when I saw a guy with advanced Leprosy when I was about 6 in Nairobi and afterwards not being able to eat for a couple of days, travelling isn't always about having fun though is it? it's about experiencing things totally out of your own world or sphere of knowledge

15. Posted by vilmalotta (Respected Member 95 posts) 11y

My first time snorkeling, in Mauritius. Amazingly beautiful
coral reefs near east coast of the island. The whole experience
with dolphins following us to the snorkeling spot...
Haven't found such a beautiful corals anywhere after that.
But haven't been to Great Barrier Reef... I guess that's
on more place I'll must vistit. :)

Also my first time in a helicopter, flying above Hudson river and
seeing the amazing view over Manhattan.

And all those beautiful animals... orang-outangs, pandas, huge beautiful iguanas...

16. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

You know what the best thing in the world is?? the fact that i am 1 hour away from finishing my last day at work and i set off on monday!!!!


17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting kevstump

You know what the best thing in the world is?? the fact that i am 1 hour away from finishing my last day at work and i set off on monday!!!!


Congrats Kev!!!! Have as wonderful time and find lotsd of things to post in this thread! (You definitely have a wide range of emotions going on in your post! ;) )

I'm not the most patriotic person around, but seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time as we landed in Newark, NJ was amazing for me. It was from a plane and from distance, but I could still see her clearly. It made me think of all the people who have passed by her as they have come to America, whether as visitors or immigrants. That feeling took me by surprise... :)

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

1. Wildlife in Africa
2. Pyramids @ Giza
3. Franz Josef Glacier for the first time as a child

19. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

Ale Stenar ("stenar" is the Swedish word for stones, and it doesn't have anything to do with beer...) in Skåne in the south of Sweden. It is Sweden's largest - 67 metres long and 19 metres wide - preserved "ship setting" - stones set in the layout of a ship. It's magical!!!

Some pictures (there are better photos but just to give you an idea...):


20. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

The northern lights from out the back of the house I grew up in in rural cumbria, just breathtakingly sensational. But scandinavian folks probably think that's humdrum by now....