Travel theme: Tempting

As the witty wordsmith Oscar Wilde once said, I can resist everything but temptation. I have been failing miserably to resist the temptations Rome has to offer, indulging in decadent pizza…

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… and luscious gelato.

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There are many other things I find irresistible, like the call of the ocean on a hot summer’s day…

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…building a snowman in the first snowfall of the year…

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…the lure of the open road…

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…and the promise of what lies hidden around the next corner.

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I hope I can entice you to create your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you are tempted to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

Don’t try to resist this week’s challenge. 😉

xxx Ailsa

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again. – Robert A. Heinlein

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. – Mark Twain


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 - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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128 Responses to Travel theme: Tempting

  1. Colline says:

    I would not be able to resist the temptation of pizza and gelato either. Do these tasty morsels taste better in the country of their origin?

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh yes, that pizza sold by the yard is out of this world – I had the most amazing salad pizza one day which knocked my socks off. And the gelato, oh Colline, the gelato! )

      • Colline says:

        I should visit just to taste it 🙂

        • mithriluna says:

          The gelato in Rome is worth a trip to that beautiful and delicious city! AND you must eat it everyday you are there. Nothing like it!

          • ailsapm says:

            I agree whole-heartedly, mithriluna – it is an unspoken rule that you MUST have gelato on a daily basis when in Rome. My favourite flavour so far has been cassata, all those little pieces of fruit, heaven! 🙂

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  3. Sandra says:

    Great post, its hard to resist pizza and gelato in Rome. I love to travel. Writing, traveling and photography are me hobbies and they all go handin hand….Rome, my favorite city.

  4. Ben says:

    Have to personally disagree about that first snow, particularly since my home has been a miserably frozen wasteland for the last 3 months. Still, the dog’s expression is great!

    I took a different route, or rather, didn’t with hidden passages in Bagan ruins 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Ah yes, when snow hangs around for too long it can get a little wearisome, that’s true. But the very first snowfall of the year always brings out my inner kid. Love your post, Ben, I wonder where that passageway led? xxx

      • Ben says:

        Not sure myself, though the temple had at least 5 interior levels.

        Is that your dog? Looks like he’s just relishing the snow. Mine last one used to just dive face first in as soon as she got outside.

        • ailsapm says:

          Yes, that’s my best pal Major, he used to wake me up in the middle of the night when there was snow, because he was so excited to go out and play in it. 🙂

        • Pamela says:

          In case you haven’t seen it yet, Ben, do take a peek at Bailey, the unknown reindeer.

  5. aj vosse says:

    I am tempted… that I am!! 😉

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  7. I just love the picture of the dog blinking in the photo, isn’t that bombing? Here’s my snowy temptation!

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, what a beautiful part of the world you live in, Anna, those slopes do look tempting! The dog with the snowman was my very best friend for 14 years, his name was Major. He came with me on many adventures and taught me everything I know about joy and wonder. xxx 🙂

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  9. Witrian How says:

    Long time no see, Ailsa
    Love the road~Nice shots~

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  11. suej says:

    Great idea, Ailsa, this’ll have me thinking,

  12. Leya says:

    Love Mr Wilde and your pictures of IRRESISTABLE temptations..!.Let’s see what I can find…

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  14. acuriousgal says:

    Wonderful photos….as always

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  16. Ese' s Voice says:

    All are beautiful and tempting but that gelato….mmmm….irresistable! 🙂
    Here’ s what I came up with this week:

  17. Emilio Pasquale says:

    For some reason my grandfather delighted in telling us that pizza was an American food that the Italians adopted. Thank you, Google for setting the record straight for me. I am finally able to reclaim my heritage. Enjoy your pizza and especially end your meal with gelato! Food of the (Italian) gods!

  18. Heyjude says:

    Oh I could dive into that gelato! I’m going to have to think about what I can tempt you with this week now…

  19. Jo Bryant says:

    it is not surprising to read that pizza and gelato are so delicious in the country that they come from. I love the image of that beautiful dog with the snowman…he looks so ‘in the moment’.

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  21. Jaspa says:

    Here’s my contribution to the challenge, Ailsa… Another Hawaiian Paradise:

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  23. for a while, I been trying to join your weekly challenges, but I always got busy, and missed the deadline, but not this time.
    Loved your photos.

    here’s my entry:

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  25. sueslaght says:

    Ailso I enjoyed your temptations. Here is my contribution from the beach in Jamaica.

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  29. I haven’t been by in awhile, but I am back. You tempted me 😉

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  35. This is really a tempting theme 😉

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  37. Tina Schell says:

    Hi Ailsa – it’s been forever since I posted to one of your fun Travel Themes! Decided to take a different spin on this one here: . And I must add that the shot of your pup with the snowman is absolutely priceless!!! Well done 🙂

  38. Pamela says:

    I don’t need pizza..I don’t need gelato, I don’t need pizza, I don’t need gelato, I don’t need pi…..I want pizza, I want gelato. Roma, I’m on my way.

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