Travel theme: Work

I was sauntering through Rome‘s Campo de’ Fiori when my eye was caught by this cheeky vendor.

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So I went looking through my photos for other images of work that I’ve caught on my travels. Here is laundry day on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

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Still in Guatemala, this chap made log-carrying look easy. I was in awe of the speed at which he was walking with such a heavy burden.

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This guard had the difficult task of stopping people from running headlong through the tulip fields at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

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Behind the scenes, in fields not open to the public, tulilp pickers spread across fields of unopened tulips gathering armloads of plants for future sale.

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Do you have an interpretation of this week’s theme that you would like to work on? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Work
  • 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!

xxx Ailsa

“Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.” – Pablo Picasso

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

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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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151 Responses to Travel theme: Work

  1. Great photos, Ailsa! And that first one is hilarious hehehe.
    Here’s my take on Work: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/travel-theme-work/

  2. suej says:

    That first image is a hoot! I’ll dig through my archives, I’ll have something for sure…

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  4. Kris says:

    Beautiful shot of the tulip fields! Ok. Here’s my blog entry for your travel theme: http://brain.queenkv.org/2014/02/21/travel-theme-work/

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  6. The Rider says:

    I know, not everybody like my work, sorry about that. But I decided to share a little bit of my life with you- http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/work-ailsas-weekly-travel-theme/

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  8. markd60 says:

    They all sound like more fun jobs than mine.

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  11. Jaspa says:

    One person’s Work is another person’s adventure of a lifetime!…

    http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/the-red-baron-of-kauai/

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  13. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lol! Great first photo!
    Thank you for doing this each week, am enjoying the challenges.
    del
    http://wp.me/p4crId-wZ

  14. I really wanted to run through the tulip fields when I saw that shot! Wonderful. I wrote this post last week about rubber workers in Thailand…not in response to your challenge, but it fits the theme! http://aglasshalf-full.com/2014/02/15/regarding-rubber/

  15. topazjungle says:

    Wow Guatemala seems like an amazing place to visit. I’m adding it to my list 😀 cool pictures!

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  20. rsfdeep says:

    Awesome photos and insight! Thanks.

  21. Love all your photos for the theme, Ailsa. That first one is priceless. 🙂

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  25. Tish Farrell says:

    Here’s my ‘work’ story, Ailsa (thank you for another good theme) – it’s about looking for smut on Kenya’s farms and why Kenyans work so hard: http://wp.me/pKVAM-yP

  26. aj vosse says:

    Work is such a ‘durty’ word on the weekend!! 😉 I’ll have to think of how I can help you out on this one! 😛

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  30. cocoaupnorth says:

    First photo, classic! Lovely theme. Unfortunately I won’t be participating, my work demands at the moment don’t allow me the luxury;-)

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  34. sueslaght says:

    Love your photos Ailsa! I have enlisted the bees of Slovenia to meet your challenge. Hope you enjoy. http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/02/22/travel-theme-work/

  35. Lynne Ayers says:

    You keep coming up with great themes, Ailsa. Good selection.

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  37. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a fun topic.
    Here is my entry for the week!
    http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-Dv

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