Travel theme: Self

Out and about recently, I was struck by the number of people wandering around with their camera phones stuck on the end of so-called ‘selfie sticks’.

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In the age of the selfie, I must admit I am far, far happier behind the camera than as its subject, so my ‘selfie’ photographs tend to be a little, umm, obscure, like this silhouette of my favourite summer skirt after a day at the beach…

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…or my green boots being broken in…

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…or getting cosy in fluffy Christmas socks.

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But the self portrait I think represents me best is one I took sitting right at the top of a Mayan pyramid with my feet sticking out over the edge. My jungle boots, covered in jungle mud, peeping out over the jungle.

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So you see, you don’t always have to get right in front of the camera to capture the essence of who you are. Can I tempt you to create your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

This above all: to thine own self be true. – Shakespeare

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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98 Responses to Travel theme: Self

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  4. Love the socks! As someone who likes to keep their feet warm in fluffy socks I can appreciate the socks 🙂 Hate selfie sticks, they were everywhere in Europe and we could not walk along the street or enjoy a moment without someone trying to sell us one.

  5. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa , I did a post on “selfies” in 2014. Thought it was quite relevant to your theme. regards Peet. https://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/travel-selfies-been-doing-them-for-years/

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  8. Justine says:

    Thanks for helping me get out of my writer’s block a bit!

    https://justinebernice.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/travel-theme-self/

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