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:

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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

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  5. Francesca says:

    Your world cup collection is so delightful. Here are a few from China.

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  14. Here’s my obvious take, as a Brazilian football fan… 🙂

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  19. fathersunny says:

    the cupola idea is a blast!!!

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  25. Great post…enjoyed it..was hooked till the end..

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  31. Sergiu says:

    I’ve had a fantastic time in Brazil touring it for 17 days from Copacabana to Pelourinho – Salvador,from Chapada Diamantina to Fortaleza, Belo, Ouro Preto and of course Brasilia , but the moments that struck me the most were the ones when the Brazilian fans started being proud all of the sudden at random games it was unbelievable, if Brazil wins the Cup, it will be because of them for sure World Cup’s unofficial anthem – Eu sou brasileiro com muito orgulho com muito amor! – Arena Castelão in Fortaleza –

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