Naomi’s Langkawi sunset picture really put me in the mood for the beach, but today’s Wallpaper Wanderer has an inspirational picture from somewhere rather rare. Elin is the creator of A Box From which I posted here previously who tells us a bit more of one of the places that she’s visited (and that she has created a box from!)
Kish island, Iran
It’s always mind-boggling to have a coke, the most familiar taste, in a completely different part of the world. I was dining at a rare restaurant, one of few who are allowed to have live musicians perform (otherwise this is forbidden). The female guests performed advanced seat-dancing (dancing by women is also forbidden) and kids were happily running around to the beats. Familiar taste, very unfamiliar setting. This is why I like to travel.
It’s such a completely American item, who would have thought that Coca Cola would be a memory maker of an Iran trip? Elin’s entry is also a little unusual amongst all those we’ve seen so far, as it’s the only one which isn’t set against some sort of picturesque scenery. I like that it shows how different things inspire people to travel – some of you might have sound inspirations or smell memories even!
For those interested, I did a little research and found that Kish Island isn’t actually that hard to get to – apparently it’s quite a touristy spot and gets about a million visitors each year, and considered a rival of sorts to places like Dubai! But there are lots of countries that have bans on Iranian products, so if you do end up there, stuff you buy back might get confiscated at the airport >_<
Do you have something that inspires you to travel?
What do you put on your wallpaper or just look at to inspire yourself to travel? It could be a fabulous quote, inspirational people, picturesque scenery, or even a quirky picture on your fridge… Wallpaper Wanderer is here to make you wanderlust! Send in your picture and a short blurb telling me about it, either through email to theoccasionaltraveller [at] gmail [dot] com, through the facebook app here or at the Wallpaper Wanderer Page. I’ll pick my favourite ones and feature them here and on Facebook!
Missed the past Wallpaper Wanderers? Check them out here.