Travel Theme: Relaxing

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Relaxing.

On a paddling trip, we don’t paddle all the time…

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Regarding the last two photos… we do seem to have a knack for finding, in the unlikeliest out-of-the-way spots, on tiny deserted islands, chairs.

We call them “dictator chairs”. We’ve probably all seen somewhere that iconic photo of the dictator—well, a would-be dictator at that stage—seated on a cheap plastic chair in his hideout in the jungle, flanked by menacing bodyguards with machine guns and mirrored sunglasses. (So as not to offend any dictators that might be following our blog, I’d better not show any particular photo of that kind here.) The first time we saw one of these chairs, on a little island, that was the image that came to mind. The white plastic chair gleamed in a sinister manner against the dark undergrowth. There was no dictator or bodyguards, but the chair was surrounded by a luxuriant growth of poisonous plants. And it did have a lovely view out over the water…

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27 responses to “Travel Theme: Relaxing

  1. Morning coffee on the beach (or sandbar) is the epitome of relaxing in my book.


  2. Very relaxed, but where’s the glass of wine?


  3. I really liked the last one,the best seat available for relaxing :)


  4. That last chair…It looks like a present from the Gods….In such a lovely spot!!!
    I agree about plastic White chairs..May be there are factories everywhere on the world!


  5. simply being on the beach is relaxing! and to be sitting on that chair must be heaven! :)


  6. Love the last pic. That chair looks so inviting. It just needs a sun umbrella. :)


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  8. Sigh, I’d like to be a “dictator” for a day….


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  11. I so need to find something like that. I’ll call it my fortress of solitude :D


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