Travel theme: Youngsters

It’s May 1st and all around the world at this time of year ancient peoples celebrated the primal urge to, ahem, pass their genes on to the next generation. Easter bunnies, easter eggs and maypoles all had their roots in fertility rituals of yore, so in honour of the day that’s in it, here’s an homage to the next generation. First up, near the Rock of Cashel, a new generation of black sheep wearing coats a little too big for them.

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The younger generation of Holi festival-goers in Maple Valley.

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A mum and her babies floating on a ghastly green pond in the Hamptons. Apparently the village pond had been the victim of some pranksters the night before I visited. The pond returned to its normal colour a couple of days later.

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Last but definitely not least, a teeny, tiny, fuzzy baby spider monkey in the jungles of Tikal.

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So embrace the spirit of the season and show off some youngsters of your own. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Youngsters
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xxx Ailsa

There’s something missing about how we’re informing the youngsters coming along about what matters in the world. We teach them the numbers and the letters, but we fail to communicate the importance of our connection to the living world. – Sylvia Earle

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. – Erma Bombeck

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

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    • leannenz says:

      I enjoyed reading your post. It is Boys’ Day in Japan today which is a celebration of Children, Boys’ in particular. Thanks again!

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  4. Su Leslie says:

    A lovely theme, and I really like the photo of the three gorgeous, smiling girls. Here’s my contribution to the theme. Cheers, Su. https://suzysu.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/pictures-of-youth/

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