Perhaps one of the reasons why I love to travel so much is that everything is new and foreign. When I saw this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, I realized that most of what I write about could fit under this theme. As long as you travel and experience the world with a “third-eye” (meaning an open-eyed approach) then you are bound to see something new, delightful and foreign all the time.
It was difficult to choose exactly which photos to highlight for this photo challenge, so I picked a handful of my favorites which truly represent foreign to me. Here they are…
Beijing, China: Live scorpions for sale to eat.
Shanghai, China: Traveling food bicycle.
Shanghai, China: Packages and goods are transported in the most unusual ways such as these wrapped gifts on the back of a bicycle.
Kathmandu, Nepal: Perhaps the most colorful, elaborate public buses in the world.
Beijing, China: Taxi in a tin box?
Rabat, Morocco: Stop sign in Arabic
Antigua, Guatemala’s infamous Chicken Bus.
Along the Annapurna trail in Himalayan Nepal, mule train hang-out outside our “hotel” room.
Receiving beautiful, traditional Henna in Rabat, Morocco.
Washing clothes in the local “laundromat” in Antigua, Guatemala.
Washed out roads in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, making traffic unbearable and dangerous.
Local markets outside churches in Antigua, Guatemala.
Elaborately painted Nepalese “taxis” in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Belly-dancing outfits for sale at the local souq in Rabat, Morocco.
Skinned chickens including feet, in rural China.
Only in France! Will you stop at a Patisserie for fresh french baguette and strap it on your backpack before a hike.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s photo challenge! To see more entries, click here.