Travel theme: Laughter

This has been a tragic week. For the reasons my last post has mentioned, I choose to embrace laughter for this week’s travel theme. I hope you will join me. Here’s my favourite laughing donkey carved with a chainsaw near California’s Lost Coast.

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The only sensible thing to do when you are handed an octopus is to laugh. You never know what’s going to happen next in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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Colourful glee celebrating the Holi Festival.

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What makes you laugh? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

I wish you all a year filled with laughter, compassion, kindness and joy.

xxx Ailsa

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. – Victor Borge

A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. – John Cleese


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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99 Responses to Travel theme: Laughter

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  3. Great theme! Against my better judgment, I posted pictures of me posing with tigers. The pictures are so goofy, they should be good for a laugh.

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh Juliann, I have tears streaming down my face after reading this post, thank you thank you thank you for posting this. I nearly lost it when I saw that photo of you LAYING ON A TIGER. Whaaaaat? That was hilarious, and exactly what I needed today. xxx Ailsa

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  6. Francesca says:

    Ailsa, The Holi festival girls look so happy. I also loved your previous post and have linked both.. Here’s mine.

    • ailsapm says:

      What adorable little stone figurines, Francesca, definitely chuckle-worthy – I can see why they might chase away demons! xxx Ailsa

  7. Ese' s Voice says:

    Yes, laughter (even the one of a donkey 😉 !) could bring light to the moments that have dark shades about them… Beautiful photos, Ailsa.
    Here’re mine:

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  12. Such an adorable donkey, Ailsa. The last photo is beautiful, and the second full of joy. Thank you so much for sharing your laughter, we all need it this week.
    With my entry, I hope to spread the joy too:

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  14. treerabold says:

    The laughing donkey is fabulous!!
    Here is my entry for your Travel Theme challenge. I hope you enjoy it.

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  17. ouidepuis1 says:

    I wish you the same!!

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  22. suej says:

    Love that laughing donkey… here is my effort for this week:

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  26. Leya says:

    They LL LOOK Hppy – especially the donkey…I have a collegue who’s a master of happy laughter.

  27. kirkistan says:

    Thanks for the laughter theme–good choice for this week.
    Beer, Soda, Daughter: What to pick up? What to put down?

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  30. Browsing the Atlas just led me to your blog here. I didn’t know your theme of the week, but posted my own take on laughter and losing control last Friday. No traveling required, although lots of people seem to go to the movies to either laugh or cry their eyes out!

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  32. joannesisco says:

    A perfect message … and a great choice of photos 🙂

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  35. Madoqua says:

    This is a great theme – it leaves you feeling cheery and happy!
    Sometimes it is just fun to do daft things, like pose for silly photos!

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  37. Sas says:

    I love the laughing donkey, it’s like something you’d find in my hometown of Blackpool 🙂

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  42. Sue Slaght says:

    I love that donkey! Here is my submission for laughter

  43. Great theme in this sad times! Thank you! This is my contribution: A pic from china

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