Living overseas gives us lots of opportunities to travel, and while we’re traveling, to see some crazy and rare things. For this week’s theme, I decided to post one rare thing from each of our three major trips this year (click on the pictures for a larger view):
While in Bali, we saw
a huge Banyan tree. In Bali they are used as gathering points for town meetings, or just for hanging out.
While in Vietnam, we saw
snake wine! Imagine jars and jars of grain alcohol with preserved snakes inside. Definitely something I had never seen before!
And, while in the Philippines, we saw
cool outrigger canoes. This one was made right before our eyes – on the first day there was just a big pile of lumber, but by the last day it had been built and painted – right on the beach.
Here in Malaysia, we have some very cool rare things, two of my favorites were actually posted for an earlier Photo Hunt: Growth, but just in case you didn’t have a chance to see them then, here they are:
The largest flower in the world: the Raffelesia. Here’s Alex leaning over a slightly dying flower (they only “bloom” for about 5 days every few months, so we were lucky to even see one at this stage). These are only found in Borneo – they are definitely rare!
Although all these items are may not be rare in their native country, they are certainly rare for me! What kind of interesting and rare things have you seen lately?