Travel theme: Routine

Alas, the holiday season is behind us and now it’s back to work/school/life as usual, so to put a spin on the post-holiday blues, let’s explore the routine. First up, laundry day on Lake Atitlan.

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Next up, slaving over a hot stove… Viking style, at the Brian Boru Festival in Killaloe.

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Shaking things up a little, how about a dance routine, maybe a secret tango in Seattle.

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Last but not least, the routine of earning a living, be it selling roses in Rome

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…rustling up the best street food I’ve ever tasted in New York…

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…or carrying a serious load of firewood in Guatemala.

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So don’t let the daily grind get you down, turn it into a blog post for this week’s theme instead. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

You have to be displaced from what’s comfortable and routine, and then you get to see things with fresh eyes, with new eyes. – Amy Tan

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. – Ella Maillart



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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52 Responses to Travel theme: Routine

  1. mickscogs says:

    That firewood shot always gives me a twinge in my back.

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  3. ledrakenoir says:

    Yeah how wonderful it would be if tango was anevery day routine… 😀

    All wonderful captures… 🙂

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  5. aj vosse says:

    I think “routine” for Ailsa means doing her weekly travel challenge!! Whooppee for Ailsa!!! 😉

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  8. cocoaupnorth says:

    Compliments of the New Year Ailsa! Thanks for getting me back to my blogging routine:-)

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  10. Happy New Year Ailsa ! Thanks for your weekly challenge.
    Here is my pick for routine 🙂
    Cheers Angela

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  13. Ah yes, the old routine… not always fun after the holiday season, but great as a theme, Ailsa.
    All my best wishes for 2016! *hugs and a big kiss*
    Here’s my routine photo:

  14. Pickleope says:

    How is that guy not collapsing under that load of firewood!?! Those rose guys bother me because they’re often aggressive and try to guilt you into overspending on a rose that only lives a day. Not to disparage the guy’s vocation, but please, get a better routine, rose guy.

  15. Fascinating photos for your theme, Ailsa. The firewood guy must heave such a sigh of relief once it’s all sold and he can go home. 🙂

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  19. Sue says:

    Great set of images, Ailsa…I need to get looking for some routine shots of my own…… 😀

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  22. Thanks for giving me a reason to get back in the blogging game!

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  24. pommepal says:

    Routine, or even lack of it, can determine our days. After 4 weeks working on a farm with strict routines I am now enjoying having no routines for a while. So I am enjoying having time to get back into my blogging routine. But this is about my time on the farm. Good to be back with you Ailsa.

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  26. travelrat says:

    One person’r ‘routine’ is another person’s ‘experience’

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  28. klara says:

    some routines are much easier than the others. as you say, Ailsa, some of them help putting thing into perspective.

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  32. That firewood load is intense. Here are my moments of routine:

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  38. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Alisa, such a wonderful theme.
    Here is my entry for this week.

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  40. Justine says:

    Alisa I look forward to your themes every week!
    Here’s my entry:


  41. leannenz says:

    Happy New Year Ailsa! It is good to be back. I couldn’t quite break away from the holidays but this post is about routine.

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