If you keep your eyes open, you’re more than likely to come across plenty of quirky, funny and nonsensical signs all over the world. Here are a few from my travels that have given me a few giggles from typical British sarcasm to just plain random African musings.
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable” | Joseph Addison
Here are some smiles I’ve picked up along my travels, from people from all walks of life; some who don’t always have much to smile about, but they smile all the same.
There isn’t a single place in the world I’ve been to that I haven’t loved in one way or another, and every time I leave a place I almost always tell myself that I’ll make it back there one day. But with so many incredible places to see in the world, I usually try go somewhere new, as I love to explore other countries, learn about different cultures and try new things. I get caught up in new places and ticking things off my bucket list but, while the places that I’ve already visited and loved so dearly turn into a distant memory, they are never forgotten.
I’ve been lucky enough in my life to travel to some amazing destinations and experience the beauty that the world has to offer, from snow-capped mountains and sandy deserts, to tropical rainforests and modern cities. The world is an incredible place and, while I might be easily pleased, there really is so much to see in one life time that can take your breath away.
It upsets me to see when people treat our planet with no respect and, because of this, things are gradually being ruined. Rainforests are being chopped down, lots of animal species are facing extinction and the world is just becoming a dirtier and greyer place.
Tanzania is one of the most incredible countries I’ve ever been to; not only is the wildlife and landscape amazing, but we also fell in love with the people when we did some volunteer work in Moshi.
Every afternoon we would make our way through the fields to Swiwsco Orphanage, where we helped look after the children and played with them until we were all exhausted. The boys all loved Alex, one of very few male volunteers, who played football with them and taught them some tricks.
One of the most incredible sights to see on an African safari is the Great Migration. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra make the journey every year with their young, from the vast plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the greener Masai Mara in Kenya.
The river crossing is a big part of the migration and tourists flock to the river even when there are no animals in sight. Not only are the banks of the river incredibly steep and the water pretty deep, which means a lot of animals fall and drown, but the river is also full of hungry crocodiles, waiting patiently for the huge feast of wildebeest that walks right to them every year.
The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” Richard Mullin
For my first post about one of my adventures, the only thing that I could possibly talk about is somewhere that is very close to my heart. In fact, it’s somewhere so close to my heart that I’m pretty sure I left it there when I returned home and it’s been calling me back ever since.