Photo of the day: Making new friends

2014-01-08 13:08

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Some of the perks of travel are that you’re guaranteed to see new things, meet new people, explore different cultures, tastes and feelings, and possibly make new friends.   

In today’s photo of the day by Instagram user, WilliamPainter_, we recognize that physical differences do not define friendships. One does not need to speak the same language to make a new friend, and in this case, come from the same species.  WilliamPainter_’s image displays a man and Giraffe staring at each other, while both sticking out their tongues, as if to playfully tease one another.  

National Geographic reckons that a giraffe’s tongue can average at about 53cm in length, whereas a human tongue is only about nine centimetres long. Nevertheless, difference in shapes and sizes didn’t deter these two from having the funny moment captured.   

A great tip for making new friends by Mother Theresa, is to "let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier”. 

Have you met a great friend whilst traveling? Send us your photo and story if you’ve captured the moment. You can mail us your pics to or follow New24 Travel on Instagram, mention us in a comment and we’ll check it out.  

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