Weekly Travel Theme: Play

For Ailsa’s travel challenge this week, it’s play… I have shots of people playing musical instruments, children with toy trains, grown men playing Boules, etc etc. but there were two images from my travels that fitted this challenge best of all.

When I was a child, mumble, mumble, treble mumble years ago, we used to climb trees, play in the fields, hopscotch in the road, but most of all, we would improvise. We had an ancient tent which did duty as a hospital, a school, a shop, you name it. So, I was looking for something like that.

In Romania one evening we came across some kids playing something like hopscotch in the road, and in Cuba a couple of boys were playing on planks roughly nailed together, with castors underneath, which they used as makeshift Go Karts….Health and Safety would have had a field day!

Kids playing in street, Maramures, Romania

Kids playing in street, Maramures, Romania

Kids at play, Cuba

Kids at play, Cuba

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13 comments

  1. I’m in the wrong age bracket to have these pics but I love yours.

  2. They are definitely having fun 🙂

  3. Hahaha, you and MrsC ALWAYS make me laugh with your banter 🙂
    And great entries for the challenge – I loved hopscotch and skipping in the street, playing football with a tennis ball and racing around in my brothers’ makeshift go-cart with wheels from an old pram – so I reckon I’m probably a contemporary too (though unlike MrsC I AM old enough for grandchildren 😦 )
    Jude xx

    • Glad you enjoyed both the images and the later banter, Jude! That’s what I love about blogging – the responses. Hey ho, and you’ve got me reminiscing more, about games we used to play. There was one with a tennis ball, bounced against a wall, and you seemed to do all sort of contortions bouncing and turning this way and that…no idea what it was called. And marbles. And football – I was usually in goal, despite being only little…. I’ll stop now! 🙂

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