Amanda has challenged me to a Travel Photo Challenge where I post one photo a day, without description for ten days. Due to the holiday crush I am already five days behind. But Amanda says I can be flexible with the rules, so I’ll fast track and rush forward with a two a day post.
Travel Photo – Day 1
Starting with one of my favorite cities to visit. Can you guess which? I wrote about these iconic taxis in one of my earliest blog posts. You can read about it here.
To put my experience in context, I visited this city after living in Beijing for four months. Hailing a taxi in Beijing was a cultural experience. Success depended on which side of street you were standing, whether the taxi driver wanted to go to place you wanted to go and whether you were fast enough to block the person trying to ambush your cab. Suffice to say, when I visited this city and saw an orderly queue of taxis, I felt like I’d discovered an oasis of peace, order and civility.
Travel Photo – Day 2
To understand how I felt about this city one needs to know my family’s history. My great-great grandparents left China in the early 20th century to live in Jamaica. They originally came from a part of southern China that shared common traditions and cuisines to those found here. When I visited this city for the very first time, I felt a connection. It was instant déjà vu. I write about it in my blog post here.
Have you figured out where this city is? Yes, it is the same for Day 1 and Day 2. And I know that I’ve posted more than one photo per day. But I also haven’t kept it description-free either. I don’t follow rules very well.
The other rule of the challenge is to nominate someone else to post 10 photos for 10 days. But why would I start following rules now? If you’d like to challenge yourself, go ahead. You can pingback to me. Or not. Afterall, rules are really only guidelines.
Toronto, Canada. December 2020