Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Unexpected

On my travels around the world, I’ve often happened upon unexpected sights. These always add to the enjoyment and excitement of a trip, don’t you agree? Here are just a few for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.

A cashier in Walgreen's Pharmacy was wearing this amazing hat. She obligingly bent her head so I could take a pic.

A cashier in Walgreen’s Pharmacy was wearing this amazing hat. She obligingly bent her head so I could take a pic.

A rather dilapidated Discotheque in a Costa Rican village.

A rather dilapidated Discotheque in a Costa Rican village.

A beautifully decorated oxcart, complete with ox, unexpectedly appeared, when we were visiting a coffee farm in Costa Rica.

A beautifully decorated oxcart, complete with ox, unexpectedly appeared, when we were visiting a coffee farm in Costa Rica.

An unexpected Bull's-Eye at a resort in the Bahamas.

An unexpected Bull’s-Eye at a resort in the Bahamas.

Hubby got an unexpected visitor at the Kuranda Bird World in Cairns.

Hubby got an unexpected visitor at the Kuranda Bird World in Cairns.

A most unwelcome surprise when hubby went out to pack up the car, to leave our son's house in New Jersey,last Christmas.

A most unwelcome surprise when hubby went out to pack up the car, to leave our son’s house in New Jersey,last Christmas.

This satellite dish was a rather unexpected sight in Peru.

This satellite dish was a rather unexpected sight in Peru.

Last but not least, this Belizean woman's nail do was an unexpected sight on a plane ride from Lamanai to Belize City, I thought I'd just pop this one in especially for my friend Gunta. I know it will make her day. ;)

Last but not least, this Belizean woman’s nail do was an unexpected sight on a plane ride from Lamanai to Belize City, I thought I’d just pop this one in especially for my friend Gunta. I know it will make her day. 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed my unexpected pics from around the world. To see more entries for Ailsa’s Travel Theme, just click here.

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WPC: Juxtaposition

When I saw Michelle’s new theme ‘Juxtaposition’, I immediately remembered these few pics from my archives. We quite often see most unexpected pairings, and whilst travelling in Peru, I came upon this rather unlikely combination, near to the Temple of Wiracocha in Raqchi.

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Just below Machu Picchu is a market, with a railway line running right through the middle of it.

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On our Costa Rican tour, we stopped for lunch at a roadside restaurant, and I found this pair of sculptures really odd, and wondered whose idea it was to place them there. They seemed to bear no relation to one another at all.

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Lastly, here are two very different modes of transport. In Sarchi, the most famous crafts centre in Costa Rica, I noticed this modern day bicycle leaning up against the ancient ox cart on display there.

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