Travel theme: Transport

It is said that getting there is half the fun … or at least it used to be before the advent of budget airlines. I’ve flown many an airline…

airplane aeroplane wing flight new york dawn travel

…but when time is not of the essence, I will always opt for a slower form of  transport, to enjoy more of the ‘getting there’ … like travelling across the US on the Lake Shore Limited and the Empire Builder

empire builder, eastern washington, train tracks, amtrak, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

… or boating across Lake Atitlan

san marco boat

… or even hitching a ride on horseback up Volcan de Pacaya.

mistyhorse

Then there’s always the car…

vintage car rally, irish veteran and vintage car club, powerscourt estate, picnic, travel, travelogue, ireland, ailsa prideaux-mooney

… and the trusty bicycle …

summer bike bicycle

… but for the ultimate in eco-friendly transportation options, I prefer these.

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Hopefully this week’s theme will steer your train of thought towards some of your own transport photos and drive you to create your own post. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! – Charles Dickens

Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet – the only one in the whole Milky Way – with a century of transportation whoopee. – Kurt Vonnegut

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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