Some people when they travel will have a â€œthingâ€ that they do. Maybe they collect fridge magnets or flags to put on their backpack. Maybe they take a dance video in every location. Perhaps they have a teddy bear that they take a picture of next to famous landmarks. Some might try and sleep with a local in every country of their gap year travels.
I point at things.
Iâ€™m not sure how or why this started but over the course of a year travelling down the world, I pointed at things. Sometimes I pointed out the obvious and sometimes it was just the bizarre or strange.
I give you, Amar pointing at thingsâ€¦
Here I am pointing at Machu Picchu. You can hardly miss it but just in case. There it is. Right there. Where Iâ€™m pointing. Look.
With over a year spent in Spanish speaking countries, Iâ€™ve still only been able to master ordering food. However, when ordering pizza itâ€™s essential that they get the pizza size right. Gigante pizza is for two people? Yeah right. I want this one lady.
Itâ€™s Iguazu falls on the Argentinean size. Itâ€™s pretty cool so worth pointing out.
This one was taken in Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay. Possibly one of my favourite places in the world. I took the hostel dogs for a walk but they were unperturbed by my pointing. Using a stick caught their attention.
Yes, it is possible to do the Galapagos on a budget and yes you can point at the giant tortoises while they are eating.
Casually strolling down this street in southern Argentina, I spot a few old bombs decorating this individualâ€™s garden (presumably relics from the Falklands War).
Itâ€™s also worth pointing out my grey cardigan. Itâ€™s from Pull & Bear. I like it, a lot.
This is me pointing out Dave less than enthusiastically. Taken in Panama, Dave suggested we visited this â€œidyllicâ€ off the beaten path island. There was a reason it was off the beaten path. Take that point Dave.
Flying by the seat of your pants is a great way to backpack but having to constantly change hostels because you havenâ€™t booked ahead is a pain. I spotted this sign and thought Iâ€™d point it out. Not sure what a Muzzas is but they are on offer. Bargain.
I hadnâ€™t seen snow in over a year so I pointed at it. There you are. Hello snow.
I think itâ€™s this wayâ€¦
No, itâ€™s definitely this way.
Salar de Uyuni, otherwise known as the worldâ€™s largest salt flats, in Bolivia. Incoming random mini salt tornado ahead.
Laguna Colorada in the south of the Salar. Itâ€™s pink flamingos yo!
Last but not least. Here I am pointing at a penguin in Antarctica. Many penguins were pointed at that day. Not only do I love penguins but I loved being in Antarctica.
So do you have any travel traditions? Let me know in the comments below!