I’m hosting another blog carnival – this time about all the little strange, weird, and amazing things that people see when they travel. Everyone finds different things absurd (and absurdly awesome) so here are what some other bloggers have discovered during their travels.
Around the World writes a caption about decorative handmade shoes in Rajasthan that blend traditional and modern styles.
Wandering Albatross relays a story about a hitting a sandbank while on a nighttime Amazon boat trip and his lack of “Bear Grylls skillz”. (Glad you are ok.)
In A Parisian Bug Story, Correr es mi Destino tells about her bug filled hotel room in Paris and the fine art of French diplomatic negotiations to get another room in the middle of the night.
A Twenty-Something Abroad gives us 2 stories from her travels. First she talks about how she ruined Mancakes morning (by the way, mancakes sounds like something I need to make my boyfriend) due to way to much interest in a holy well that appeared magically one morning on her daily jog (walk).
She also tells us of the unique history behind the small Belgian town of Leuven – and how she became infatuated with the women béguinages (basically nuns without the rules). It’s actually an interesting story and a bit of history and culture you probably haven’t heard before.
And lastly, Finding the Universe gives us a beautiful and absurd photo essay on the most scenic toilets in New Zealand. I kid you not. Turns out New Zealand has some of the most scenic toilets I have ever seen photos of. I want to go to New Zealand for nothing more than seeing these toilets randomly in the middle of great views.
These are this month’s Absurd World posts. I’m going to keep doing this. Want to contribute your own post? You can: HERE.
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.