For a change we will try to leave the speaking (primarily) to the photographs:
We were visiting Turkey but had no plan to see whirling dervishes. We thought they would just be cheesy shows put on for tourists. But our guide took us to an evening show at a caravanserai outside Cappadocia. There was nothing cheesy or fake in any way as we watched in fascination as these men spun about. It would have been a more mystical experience if Blonde hadn’t nearly decked a woman who refused to follow the rule to not use a flash to take pictures during the performance. Flashes could be dangerous to the men whirling about. But then maybe two arguing women could be too….
When in Barcelona this past July we had an opportunity to see the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. The fountains were originally constructed in a major hurry (not easy to do in Spain) for the 1929 Exposition. In the summer there are several nightly shows done to recorded music and the water turns all kinds of colors. And it’s free, spectacular and was about two blocks from our hotel so we went twice!
We were staying in Calella, had driven to Girona and the Costa Brava Tourism Director had lunch with us and mentioned that the annual fireworks competition was going on in Blanes. Even though Blanes was at least an hour and a half in the wrong direction and we avoid crowds we drove right into the crowds to see the show that didn’t get underway until 10:30 p.m. If you’re in the area in late July sometime then go but, unless you rarely see really good fireworks, save yourself some major (but well behaved crowds). We enjoyed the sights but not the drive home!
Blonde was lucky enough to win a free trip from Sad Cars to Iceland in June. Nola, of NewTakeTravel was Blonde’s partner in crime and we were constantly amazed by the fabulous scenery (including the blue-eyed men) of Iceland. It’s a country truly unlike any other with a very distinctive look and culture and we fell in love with it.
These saltwater crabs hang out along the rocky coast of the Galapagos Islands and some of their best friends are the creepy, prehistoric looking marine iguanas. We don’t know if Sally has light feet because she can scamper quickly (which she can) or because she was on the crab version of Dancing with the Crustaceans but we liked her a lot!
In keeping with the contest rules I need to nominate five travel bloggers to also compete in the contest. They are:
Nola of http://www.newtaketravel.com
Cacinda Maloney of http://pointsandtravel.com
Brandon Elijah Scott of http://www.eyeandpen.com
Andrew Petcher of http://apetcher.wordpress.com
Pablo of http://wherespablo.com
May the best blonde win!