Round 2 of Photo(graphic) Memory and I couldn’t resist this picture – it’s one that makes me chuckle and reminds me of a truly unique experience.
This photo was taken during a 5 day trip up onto the salt flats in Bolivia, which involves long Jeep rides up into the mountains; a steady ascent into worsening and worsening altitude sickness!
After several days of travels and staying in small mountain accommodations, we stopped at the side of a lake for some lunch and were watching the flamingoes dotted across the water. Then my sight fell on this sign and I just found its placement in front of the vast landscape and huge mountains extremely ironic and highly amusing!
It seems that no matter where you are in the world, and no matter how remote, someone always needs to know where the nearest toilet is!
As they say, a picture can say a thousand words – and when you’re a traveller you realise how true this is! Photographs become the key to memories of places and experiences that will bring smiles for years to come. I love having photos around to remind me of blue skies and crystal seas during a cold, grey England day!
So here is the first in my new photo segment of the blog:
I love this photo – it taken back in 2004 while I was travelling in Thailand after graduating university. My sister and I were sunbathing on a beach on Koh Phi Phi island and we noticed the clouds starting to gather; literally rolling across the sky. They grew darker and darker and eventually it rained so heavily that it was like being in the shower!
When this happened on the first day we thought the weather had turned for good and vacated the beach, only to have to return an hour later to our sunbathing because the clouds had cleared and rolled away again. We learned that this happened every day, almost on the dot of 4pm. You could time your watch to it!
You can’t beat a good dramatic weather shot!