Travel challenge: Secret places.


Ailsa’s travel theme, “Secret Places,” was quite a difficult one this week. I’ve never really thought on my travels, of looking for hidden away nooks and crannies. When I was a child, I would love to crawl underneath the table. The cloth hung down quite far, and I used to make-believe that when I was hidden in there, no-one could ever find me. I realise now, that my parents knew quite well where I was hiding, but allowed me my secret place, and pretended not to have the faintest idea where I was.

Whilst in Phuket last week, we went wandering around the back streets just to see what we could find away from the tourist parts of the town. As we walked past a deserted local cafe, we spotted this dog having a siesta on top of one of the tables inside. There was no-one else around, and his secret was safe with us. As we took our pic, he opened one eye,Β  just to see who had discovered his secret snoozing place. πŸ˜‰

There are many very smart tailor’s shops in and around the tourist streets, and you cannot walk past them without someone popping out to ask if you want a suit or a dress made. I don’t know if it’s a secret or not, but I think that most customers would never guess that once they’ve been measured up, their garments will be farmed out to this kind of sewing room in the covered front porch of a house in a back street, such as this one. We saw many such places, where young girls were busily machining away.

Well that’s all the secret places I have for you. Now it’s no secret that I’m off to bed. See you all tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

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36 comments on “Travel challenge: Secret places.

  1. We all had our secret places as kids, I used to hide up a tree πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing these vignettes from your trip.

  2. Hi,
    Sounds like you had some fun getting off the beaten track so to speak, I think it’s a great idea, and what a find as well.
    Great photos, and I just love the photo of the dog, he certainly doesn’t want to miss on anything, he can see it all from up there. πŸ™‚

  3. Is there anyone who didn’t hide under a table? πŸ˜€

    Love that dog though, so gorgeous. He must be well confident to be on top of a table and not underneath πŸ™‚

  4. Being one who needs daily “me/alone-time” (it doesn’t have to be much,just alone,LOL),I always look for nooks and crannies when traveling,or at home. Good read,great pics πŸ™‚

    The DC

    • Hehehe. The poor dogs we saw around, looked rather lean and very mangy indeed. It was so sad to see them rummaging in the trash bags for a bite to eat. ;(

  5. Interesting insight into the real sewing rooms of the tailor shops, adinparadise. Oh, and what a cheeky doggy πŸ™‚

  6. Hi AD, hope that doggy didn’t leave any fleas at the table for the next lot of customers πŸ˜‰

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