Travel theme: Endearing

Bernini’s stumpy little elephant won its way into my heart not for its beauty but because it was so irresistibly endearing. I am a sucker for things that make your heart skip a beat and fill you with good will. Here are a few more endearing encounters that have made me smile. First up, a memorial to a well-loved dog with a crooked jaw named Dirty Biter.

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Life in the Big Apple can get pretty hectic and sometimes a stroll through Central Park is just what the doctor ordered. On my way from the Upper East to Upper West Side I cut through the park for an escape from the city and look who popped out to say hello and follow me around for about 20 minutes. Needless to say, I forgot all about where I was going and settled for a little bit of raccoon watching instead.

raccoon central park

I love seeing a community come out to play; you can tell so much about a neighbourhood by the types of events they embrace. When I visited Seattle’s Georgetown it was love at first sight – how can you not adore a group of people who hold onto their worn out electrical appliances and repurpose them to take part in their annual Power Tool Drag Races?

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Are you ready to charm, delight and captivate? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones divine and human, by nature endeared to each other. – Epictetus

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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89 Responses to Travel theme: Endearing

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  4. I add my photos for you…maybe little bit unrelated, but for me..this is endearing moment during my Eid return home

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  8. I know people are expecting photos of cute babies and furry animals, but I love my invertebrates…

  9. Rusha Sams says:

    Here are my endearing little winged friends from Colorado:

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  11. Su Leslie says:

    I do so love the raccoon shot! Great theme and here’s my contribution:

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  14. Sas says:

    Oops! I meant to post this yesterday and completely forgot. Anyway, here it is

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  17. Raccoons – they adapt much better than people I think. That’s quite a cute one…maybe he was waiting for you to ask for his autograph?

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