Travel theme: Sweet

My sister-in-law Roya texted me last weekend because The Bite of Seattle was taking place at Seattle Center – which meant it was time to go in search of frozen cheesecake on a stick. I had heard stories of this chilly concoction ever since Roya first discovered it, but had never had the chance to try it for myself. How could I resist its icy, chocolate-covered, nutty, sprinkled sweetness?

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But sweet can be so much more. How about the silvery tinkle of a harp being played on a busy Dublin street?

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Or the intoxicating fragrance of honeysuckle on a hot New York summer’s day?

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So indulge your sweet tooth and join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) Here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sweet
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. If you’re following via email there won’t be a change but if you’re following via WordPress you will need to sign up for email or RSS.

Whisper a sweet nothing and send it my way.

xxx Ailsa

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Shakespeare

“Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it.” – Julie Andrews

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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158 Responses to Travel theme: Sweet

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    The 2nd photo is just wonderful. love it… 😉

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  3. Love your frozen cheesecake on a stick and I always love the smell and the nectar of honeysuckle. Your photos are beautiful. 🙂

    I haven’t been able to participate in your challenge for a while since I’ve been traveling, but now I’m back and ready to send sweet nothings your way: http://catbirdineurope.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/

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  5. Ese' s Voice says:

    Honeysuckle is definitely my favourite – I can recall the fragrance just looking at that photo! Quite tasty theme, Ailsa 🙂
    And here’s as sweet as it gets from me: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Hmmmm…..frozen cheesecake on a stick! What will they think of next?! Good choice Ailsa!

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  8. Even heaven is not sweet, but bitter sweet… and it’s to be found in Brooklyn!

    http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/

    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, I’ve seen this photo before, Vlad, when you wrote the original story, and I never noticed the sign until right now. I was too busy looking at the space aliens 🙂

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  13. Rusha Sams says:

    Frozen cheesecake on a stick, oh my! Now I really, really want to go to Seattle! Sweet! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

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  17. Angie says:

    I wasn’t able to join last week’s challenge, so I’m making up this week by posting earlier. Here’s my sweet entry 🙂 http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/

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  19. Heyjude says:

    Love the frozen cheesecake – I shall make a note of THAT for my trip to Seattle.

    Reading catbirdineurope’s offering of the Pasteis de nata she ate in Portugal reminded me of another type of custard cake that I fell in love with in Slovenia – what is it with these European countries and their calorific breakfasts?

    http://wp.me/pL2aa-lw
    Jude xx

    • ailsapm says:

      Omnomnom, that looks so good, Jude. I’d heard of Bled cake before and have always wanted to try some – preferably sitting in a cafe on the shore of Lake Bled – you got there before me.

      • Heyjude says:

        I recommend them both – the cake and the lake. The picture of the lake you see on my post was taken from the patio of the restaurant where I ate the cake! Sublime!

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  21. loganbruin says:

    Can’t believe I would ever say this, but that thing in the first photo looks TOO sweet. I may head off to Hamburger Mary’s for a deep-fried twinkie, though.
    For those of you who love chocolate, which I imagine is everyone in the world except me. . . http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/
    I’m gonna go have some bacon now. . .

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  24. That cheesecake looks very pretty, if a little sickly sweet. Curiousity would have got the better of me too, I think.

    Here’s a selection of sweet Portuguese cakes and desserts: http://juliedawnfox.com/2013/07/26/portuguese-cakes-and-desserts/

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, Julie, that sliced chestnut tart sounds wonderful. You’re right, the cheesecake was a little too sweet – I could have done without the sprinkles, chocolate and nuts and just had the plain frozen cheesecake. That part was yummy! 🙂

  25. Cheesecake on a stick. YUM!!!!

  26. Mariane says:

    What a superb series of photo – especially the flower I like 🙂 I remember the smell of it …

    Here is my contribution for this lovely challenge.
    http://www.starhouse.nl/star4/?p=810

    Have a great weekend Ailsa !!!

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  28. danielfee says:

    This travel theme will add a few pounds just looking at the photos. Here is my entry.
    http://politonomicsandtravel.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/weekly-travel-theme-sweet-07-26-2013/

  29. What a delicious theme! I love your interpretations of the word. For me, however, this is what “sweet” means: http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/travel-theme-sweet/ 🙂

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  35. That harpist is just beautiful!

    And, oh the chocolatey goodness… yum!

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  37. Lyle says:

    I have missed the last few as we have been busy with guests, but I am glad to have time to join in this weeks theme. Mmm the frozen cheesecake looks yummy, to check out my contribution of sweet things use the link below.
    http://agringoslifeincusco.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/travel-theme-sweet/

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  39. I need to find some cheesecake on a stick today. 🙂
    My “sweet” story is here..http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/07/27/travel-theme-sweet/
    Lisa.

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  41. Madhu says:

    The frozen cheesecake looks fabulous! Just back from Paris and think I have a perfect image for your theme: http://theurgetowander.com/2013/07/27/an-edible-masterpiece/

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