Travel theme: World Cups

Has anyone else been following the World Cup? It’s been pretty eventful so far and now the competition is getting hotter. I’ve been looking at other world cups I’ve encountered on my travels. First up, a wonderful mural in Philadelphia, featuring a hand cupping the word ‘family’.

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Then there was this great cup of coffee I had in Rome on Valentine’s Day, made even more special by a flirty Italian waiter and a little bit of espresso art.

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These funky egg cups found in the Rock Stop in Utah.

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Last but not least, looking up at the cupola (hey, it’s cup-shaped and has cup in the name!) from beneath the baldachin in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.

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Look at all those cups and not a football in sight! How many more cups or cup-shaped things are out there? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé!

xxx Ailsa

Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. – Lord Byron

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis


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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118 Responses to Travel theme: World Cups

  1. Great post! Always fun to get a “perspective shift” in your day!

  2. Andrew Seal says:

    A great and timely theme and great photos Ailsa

  3. suej says:

    Oh, clever Ailsa! This’ll have me needing to think 🙂

  4. Hamilton says:

    “World Cups” AHAHAHA! Happy travels!

  5. Dina says:

    Great! 🙂

  6. Wonderful images, Ailsa. The only one I can think of at the moment, is also the Basilica dome. 🙂

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  9. Ese' s Voice says:

    Great theme, Ailsa! And your photos are beautiful as always – must admit I was the most drawn to the patterns of the egg cups above. 🙂 And…yes….cups are the one thing I try to bring back home from every travel…just a pity I am not at home at the moment to be able to capture the collection..
    Here’s my entry this week:

    • ailsapm says:

      Wonderful images, Ese, and I LOVE that Ray Bradbury quote. What a great idea, bringing cups back from all of your travels. 🙂

  10. livvy30 says:

    Love your take on “World Cups”!

  11. angelocrux says:

    Great photos! Always nice to join in on the fun! Let’s see what I can come up with this time. 🙂

  12. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Clever as always Ailsa and a refreshing change from footie!

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  14. Jaspa says:

    This year’s Formula 1 championship will included races on four continents. Talk about World Cups!

    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, cool, I’ve never seen a Formula 1 but your photos make me want to go right now. I adore that photo of Jaspa and his little buddies on the track! Hee hee. 🙂

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  16. I love the theme and the photo’s! It’s easy to forget to take photo’s of the small, seemingly everyday things like an arty cup of coffee, but it’s the small things sometimes that bring back little memories to make you smile! I certainly need to take more pictures of the small things!

    • ailsapm says:

      Every time I look at that photo of the coffee I remember the waiter’s twinkly smile and the mischievous glint in his eye. Makes me smile every time, Gemma. 🙂

  17. What an awesome theme this week. Points for creativity here!

  18. Heyjude says:

    Brilliant Ailsa! I particularly like the coffee – how sweet 😉

  19. A great assortment! Perfect quote from Lewis, too

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  21. goannasnake says:

    Thanks for another great travel theme. Here’s my entry for this week. What else would you drink from in Hawaii?

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  23. Nice shift, Ailsa. Here are my cups:

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  27. AvA_Martini says:

    These are our cups. 🙂 sorry, it’s not a picture but a video though… hehe

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  34. Imelda says:

    My family just visited an amusement park that features a tea set as one of the rides –

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  39. sonyavdg says:

    I had to go a fair way back in my files for this – but it sums up a very pleasant afternoon on the Great Victoria Bicycle Ride along the Great Ocean Road

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  41. Su Leslie says:

    So many options for this theme; here’s my take on it. I love your images – especially the Basilica.

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