The fear of heights is a real thing.
Just ask my aunt, who unintentionally showed me for the first time in my life what it meant when your legs turn to jelly. Sure, we were only 27 metres high after ascending the Cape Agaulhus Lighthouse, but boy, what a sight it was.
But 27 metres doesn’t really compare to 233 metres, so I can only imagine what the reaction of her legs would be like if she happened to find herself on the edge of one of the top five highest bungee jumps in the world.
From CNN, just check them out:
Hear Macau, and you may think gambling and casinos. But Macau is not all about losing your inheritance over the slot machine. It’s here where New Zealand entrepreneur Alan John “A. J.” Hackett made a 233-meter jump earning him a Guinness world record as the “highest commercial bungee jump” in 2007. If you think you are bold enough to beat this record, The Macau Tower is surely a place to earn it.
At 220 meters, the Verzasca Dam is the only bungee jumping site where you can test your jumping nerves in the wee hours of the night. The dam is well lit with flood lights and sometimes the moon. It’s also famous for a brief feature in James Bond’s “Goldeneye.” Don’t consider jumping here if you are afraid of heights or the dark.
Right in the heart of South Africa, the Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world. Jumping from this spot gives a double dose of thrill — a leap from this infamous jumping pod and bridge walks surrounded by South African wilderness.
Yeah, go team SA.
Jumping from this imposing bridge into the beautiful Rio Grande river gorge is an unforgettable experience. The combination of views and thrills makes for a sensational experience for bungee fanatics.
Nicely placed on an interlink bridge between Austria and Italy, bungee junkies enjoy a swing from Europabrüke while taking pictures of the Alps in an upside down position. Jumpers who are able to hold onto their lunch can attempt other adrenaline moving stunts like jumps from hot air balloons.
Although I might not experience the same level of fear as my aunt, I sure won’t be visiting any of those locations anytime soon.
If the thrill of dropping through the air is something you live for, CNN lists 1o more for your bungee-jumping pleasure.
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