Travel theme: Numerals

Well, seeing as last week’s theme was Words, I thought I’d balance things out with a more numerical theme this week, starting off with one of my favourite iconic road trips, the one and only Route 66.

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Dublin’s renowned swimming spot, the Forty Foot, immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses, and the place where I welcomed in the New Year by taking a plunge in ice-cold water.

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The most romantic of meeting spots, under the clock at Grand Central Terminal.

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Farina Haus in Cologne, Germany, which has been producing the original Eau de Cologne since 1709.

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I’m hoping I can “count” on you to share some of your own numerals for this week’s travel 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: Numerals
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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❤ Ailsa

A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo. – Kurt Vonnegut

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don’t. – Ian Stewart


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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27 Responses to Travel theme: Numerals

  1. Sue says:

    Ooh, I like these, Ailsa….I’ll hunt out some numbers for you tomorrow

  2. aj vosse says:

    Did you really take the New Year’s plunge at the Forty Foot? Just adding to the statistical numbers or can I really count on the true, daft Ailsa to take the dip? You have me outnumbered by enthusiasm for cold! Count me out! 🏊‍♀️🌊⏰💥😂

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  4. Sue says:

    Well, I’ve had a trawl through the archive, and here is a selection of numbers from abandoned/restored structures:

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  6. Leya says:

    As I have been away for some days…I tried a combo!

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  10. Sarah Z says:

    Here’s my entry for the week from my recent trip to Japan and a throwback to my trip two years ago ^^

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  12. bushboy says:

    I haven’t contributed before Ailsa but I became inspired with the theme Numerals

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  15. christyevers says:

    I love it! The rain man of Travel! My number: Anchorage hotel 330. A haunted hotel

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  18. ellem63 says:

    The Grand Central Station Clock is amazing!

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