Travel Photo Roulette #50 Theme – Play

Get ready folks, it’s time to PLAY another round of photo roulette!

The day Kieu & I were leaving to Prague, we received a tweet from Runaway Juno telling us we were the winner of the 49thPhoto Roulette!

Last round’s photo roulette was ‘Sweet’, hosted by Runaway Juno and our PDA deer photo in Nara was the lucky winner. Check out the other super sweet shots from that round!

Now I’m happy to announce the theme of the 50th round of Photo Roulette:

PLAY

Play has so many different meanings and most of the time it brings out the happiness in all of us. And I think it’s safe to see we’ve seen this everywhere in our travels. Play can be seen as playing a game, sport, instrument, musical or a fool! It’s really open to interpretation and we’re curious to see what playful photos you come up with.

Some examples:

DSC_0048Blind street act playing his guitar in Cusco, Peru.

DSC_0310-001Sapa kids playing a hill game with a stick, tire and ball of dirt?

tango-001Dancers playing as tango lovers in Buenos Aires.

The contest will run from Nov 12 to Nov 19, 2012. 

For those new to the process, Travel Photo Roulette is a rotating event open to bloggers and photographers and people generally interested in good work. See the rules below.

Contest Over View

The contest rotates through travel and/or photography blogs as such, the winner of the previous round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the subsequent round on their own blog. The new host then chooses the next theme, a generic keyword or phrase and players submit their interpretations of the theme over course of the week of the contest. At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favorite photo from the submissions and displays it as the week’s winning entry. They then include direction to the new host for the next round. Readers can attempt to lobby the author toward a certain photo via comments – the author can accept or ignore any lobby as they see fit. The game is repeated with the winner hosting the following week’s game and choosing a phrase for new photo submissions.

Guidelines
  • One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (ie. photoshopping) is not.
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • Please try and keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized (around 600px).
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme: * Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract  ‘religion’. *Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque”, or “Overlooking Creation”. Use something that is able to be interpreted by all.
  • After 1 year, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for bloggers, we need you to be a blogger to be declared a winner. Sorry!
How to submit your photos

To enter in the Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and we will upload it to this post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening. Check back here throughout the week to see all the entries as they come in and feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days from today, with the submission date being November 12th , 2012  – 11:59 PM November 19th, 2012 (Monday thru Monday). The winner will be announced in the days after the deadline, and they will host round 51.

Past Photo Roulette Winners and Hosts

The following is a list of the previously played rounds of the game and the hosting blogger for each. This list also doubles as a winner’s table as each topic host won the preceding round! Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some stunning photographs from the chosen term/phrase!

1. Nov 4–10, 2010 – Living the Dream – “Animals”
2. Nov 17–24, 2010 – Skinny Backpacker – “Road Signs”
3. Nov 29–Dec 6, 2010 – Dream a Little Dream – “Street Art”
4. Dec 8–15, 2010 – Flashpacker HQ – “Festival”
5. Dec 17–24, 2010 – Over Yonderlust – “Landmarks”
6. Dec 26–Jan 2, 2011 – Don’t Ever Look Back – “Beaches”
7. Jan 5–12, 2011 – ThePlanetD – “Portraits”
8. Jan 15–22, 2011 – Travel with a Mate – “Motion”
9. Jan 26–Feb 3, 2011 – Johnny Vagabond – “Water”
10. Feb 8–15, 2011 – Ken Kaminesky – “Urban”
11. Feb 21–27, 2011 – Travels of Adam – “Friday Night”
12. Mar 7–13, 2011 – Itchy Feet Chronicles – “The Journey”
13. Mar 19– 25, 2011 – Brendan’s Adventures – “Changing Seasons”
14. Apr 4–10, 2011 – Shutterfeet – “Storytelling”
15. Apr 13–21, 2011 – 10 Times One – “Piousness”
16. Apr 26–May 4, 2011 – Beached Eskimo – “Learning”
17. May 21–27, 2011 – Travel Junkies – “Architecture”
18. Jun 1–7, 2011 – Destination World – “Transportation”
19. Jun 8–15, 2011 – Living the Dream – “Paradise”
20. Jun 21-28, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Clothes”
21. Jul 4-11, 2011 – The Unframed World – “Symmetry”
22. Jul 16-25, 2011 – Beached Eskimo – “Home
23. Jul 31 – Aug 7, 2011 – BackPackerBanter – “Inspiration”
24. Aug 14 – 21, 2011 – WanderingTrader – “Darkness”
25. Aug 28 – Sep 4, 2011 – Finding the Universe – “Tranquillity”
26. Sep 12 – 19, 2011 – Fearful Adventurer – “Food”
27. Sep 23 – 30, 2011 – Adventures of a GoodMan – “City”
28. Oct 06 – 13, 2011 – Globe-Trekking.com – “Reflections”
29. Oct 17 – 24, 2011 – Scene With A Hart – ”Framing”
30. Nov 9 – 16, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Silhouettes”
31. Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2011 – Hecktic Travels – “Music”
32. Dec 11 – Dec 18, 2011 – Globetrotter Girls – “Love”
33. Dec 25 – Jan 1st, 2012– Man on the lam – “Humor”
34. January 8 – Jan 15 – My Walkabout – “Winter”
35. Jan 15 – Jan 22 – The Art of Slow Travel – “Blue”
36. Feb 6 – FEb 13th – Ten times One – “Depth of the Field”
38. March 7 – March 14 – Nomadbiba – “Sunshine”
39. March 24 – 31 – Travel With Kat – “Local Character”
40. April 10th – 16th – The Travel Bunny – “Street Scene”
41. April 23rd – April 30th – Adventure Crow – “Spirit of the Country”
42. May 7th – 14th – Food Travel Bliss – “Evening”
43. May 17th – May 24th – Matt Gibson – “Adventure”
44. May 30th – June 6th – Flashpacker HQ – “Once In A Lifetime”
45. July 23rd – July 30th – Skinny Backpacker – “Surreal”
46. August 10th – August 17th – 2away – “Smile”
47. Aug 27 – Sept 2 – Bridges and Balloons – “Excellent Splendour of the Universe”
48. Sept 8 – Sept 15, 2012 – The GypsyNester – “What the ?!”
49. Oct 22 – Oct 29 – Runaway Juno – “Sweet”

The more the merrier: Please share this article on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and G+ and elsewhere to get more people involved. We look forward to your entries!

Submit your entry in the comment section below. Images will be posted as they come in.

Good luck everyone!

To find out who the winner is… click here

Round 50 Entries

Ashley of Ashley Abroad

Soccer on the Spiagga. While hanging out at the beach on the Italian island of Ischia, these little boys invited my friend and I to join their game of football. It was so much fun to learn some Italian and hang out with some very adorable locals.

Jaime of Breakaway Backpacker

Taken in the heart of Istanbul on the busy street of Istiklal… I love street art so was in love with what was painted on the boards of a construction site, but then when I saw this lil old man happy as can be playing away I knew it would be an amazing shot .

David and Veronica of Gypsynester

On the beach in Colonia, Uruguay, this adorable little guy is more than ready to share his father’s passion for fishing. Doesn’t matter that the pole is three times his size, he tackles the task at hand!

Jeremy of Living the Dream

Even kitties need to play too (Yes, that is a squeeky toy Simba, and yes, I love the irony). In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Raul of I Live to Travel

A little girl plays in Trocadero as tourists in the background worry about snapping the perfect pic of the Eiffel Tower!

Mike & Luci of 1000 fights

The Zulu King’s Press Secretary opening the Zulu Games

Jade of Our Oyster

I was hiking in Sydney’s Royal National Park I had my first ever whale sighting – this humpback whale amused himself by breaching and playing in the water in front of us.

CeCe of Little Victories

There was one little gal that caught my eye, as she was sitting at the edge of a hut playing with a half filled pot of dirty water, and a rag. So innocent, and so content with her little “toys”

Suzanne of The Travel Bunny

This is a cute hotel kitten who spent ages playing in, out, and on these shoes.

Jessica & Dani of Globetrotter Girls
Hmong girls in Laos playing pov pob, the Hmong game of love.

Heather of Ginger Nomads

This was at the pier in Mandalay where you take the boat to the village of Mingun. These little guys played ball with my friend and I.

Kathryn of Travel with Kat

A school play in The Gambia, about malaria and using mosquito nets. It was a very special moment when I realised one of the little girls was playing the part of me handing out nets.

Noah of Somewhere or Bust

A girl selling bracelets in Sihanoukville, Cambodia forced me into a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The deal was that if she won, I would buy two bracelets from her. If she lost, I would get a free bracelet.

Cam & Nicole of Traveling Canucks

Having some fun playing at the Hiekein Brewery in Amsterdam, Holland

Nat & Stu of Where’s My Passport

You may get a lot of these style ones but here are a couple of Buskers we saw playing whilst in Byron Bay. Looking at them you could be in the deep south.

Dream Explore Wander

Just outside of the church in Santorini, I saw two boys playing music, obviously they were embracing their sweet music

Wanderlass


Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia for me is a ginormous playground for big kids with imagination!

Fidel of Scene with a Hart

This photo was taken at a children’s home near Fukuoka, Japan. These children were very excited to see us visiting and were taking Sailors hand-in-hand to their athletic field to play baseball with them.

Natasha of World Wandering Kiwi


While in Livingstone, Zambia, I visited the local Lubasa orphanage and played board games and football with the kids one afternoon. There was some outrageous cheating at snap and we learnt that you should never let the scoreline get in the way of a good penalty shootout!

Roving Jay

I was wandering along Santa Monica Beach and I spied a boy and his dad on a sand dune. The boy was playing a full drum kit, while his dad video taped him. So I had to go an investigate.

Sam & Sarah of Food Travel Bliss


This band play with the members and the crowd made for a great colourful picture.

Heather of Quixotic Road

New Zealand keas play near Milford Sound

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  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    What a great contest! This is my “Play” submission, titled “Soccer on the Spiagga. While hanging out at the beach on the Italian island of Ischia, these little boys invited my friend and I to join their game of football. It was so much fun to learn some Italian and hang out with some very adorable locals.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyabroadx/8178441107/in/photostream

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks for the foto Ashley!

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    What a great contest! This is my “Play” submission, titled “Soccer on the Spiagga. While hanging out at the beach on the Italian island of Ischia, these little boys invited my friend and I to join their game of football. It was so much fun to learn some Italian and hang out with some very adorable locals.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyabroadx/8178441107/in/photostream

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks for the foto Ashley!

  • http://twitter.com/BAbackpacker Breakaway Backpacker

    I was actually just yesterday wondering what ever happened to Photo Roulette, cus I hadn’t seen anyone tweet about it in a while and then today I get your tweet. I’m glad it’s still going on… and I love the word you choose.

    Here is my submission for PLAY: http://breakawaybackpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DSC02508-1.jpg

    One of my favorite photos ever was taken in the heart of Istanbul on the busy street of Istiklal. I love street art so was in love with what was painted on the boards of a construction site, but then when I saw this lil old man happy as can be playing away I knew it would be an amazing shot and was so happy I was able to capture it. This photo always makes me smile.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Great pic Jaime. Dope background too.

  • http://twitter.com/BAbackpacker Breakaway Backpacker

    I was actually just yesterday wondering what ever happened to Photo Roulette, cus I hadn’t seen anyone tweet about it in a while and then today I get your tweet. I’m glad it’s still going on… and I love the word you choose.

    Here is my submission for PLAY: http://breakawaybackpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DSC02508-1.jpg

    One of my favorite photos ever was taken in the heart of Istanbul on the busy street of Istiklal. I love street art so was in love with what was painted on the boards of a construction site, but then when I saw this lil old man happy as can be playing away I knew it would be an amazing shot and was so happy I was able to capture it. This photo always makes me smile.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Great pic Jaime. Dope background too.

  • The GypsyNesters

    Congrats on your win! Here’s us:

    On the beach in Colonia, Uruguay, this adorable little guy is more than ready to share his father’s passion for fishing. Doesn’t matter that the pole is three times his size, he tackles the task at hand!

    http://www.gypsynester.com/uruguay-fisherboy.htm

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Love a kid trying to learn an old craft. =)

  • The GypsyNesters

    Congrats on your win! Here’s us:

    On the beach in Colonia, Uruguay, this adorable little guy is more than ready to share his father’s passion for fishing. Doesn’t matter that the pole is three times his size, he tackles the task at hand!

    http://www.gypsynester.com/uruguay-fisherboy.htm

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Love a kid trying to learn an old craft. =)

  • Jeremy

    Even kitties need to play too (Yes, that is a squeeky toy Simba, and yes, I love the irony). In Chiang Mai, Thailand

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/148834_629224033050_7869386_n.jpg

    Congrats on the win!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      haha… ironic indeed.

  • Jeremy

    Even kitties need to play too (Yes, that is a squeeky toy Simba, and yes, I love the irony). In Chiang Mai, Thailand

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/148834_629224033050_7869386_n.jpg

    Congrats on the win!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      haha… ironic indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/ilivetotravel Raul

    A little girl plays in Trocadero as tourists in the background worry about snapping the perfect pic of the Eiffel Tower!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      It’s all about the little things sometimes

  • Raul (@ilivetotravel)

    A little girl plays in Trocadero as tourists in the background worry about snapping the perfect pic of the Eiffel Tower!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      It’s all about the little things sometimes

  • http://www.1000fights.com 1000 Fights

    Yay! congrats you guys! We have the next winner. The Zulu King’s Press Secretary opening the Zulu Games: http://1000fights.com/travel-photo-roulette-50-theme-play/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Wow.. Now that is something!

  • http://www.1000fights.com 1000 Fights

    Yay! congrats you guys! We have the next winner. The Zulu King’s Press Secretary opening the Zulu Games: http://1000fights.com/travel-photo-roulette-50-theme-play/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Wow.. Now that is something!

  • http://twitter.com/our_oyster Our Oyster

    Here is my submission – When I was hiking in Sydney’s Royal National Park I had my first ever whale sighting – this humpback whale amused himself by breaching and playing in the water in front of us – http://www.flickr.com/photos/71590703@N06/7500511366/in/set-72157630879286010

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Holy moly!

    • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

      Fab Shot!

  • Our Oyster

    Here is my submission – When I was hiking in Sydney’s Royal National Park I had my first ever whale sighting – this humpback whale amused himself by breaching and playing in the water in front of us – http://www.flickr.com/photos/71590703@N06/7500511366/in/set-72157630879286010

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Holy moly!

    • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

      Fab Shot!

  • Globetrottergirls

    Congratulations for winning the last round, guys!

    Here is our submission for this week’s roulette – Hmong girls in Laos playing pov pob, the Hmong game of love. Unmarried boys and
    girls line up facing each other and toss a tennis ball
    back and forth – hoping that the girl or boy they like throws the ball
    back. If the ball drops, that means there’s no interest. Both the girls
    and boys dress up in traditional costumes which represent their clan –
    and they must find someone from outside of their clan to marry.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/globetrottergirls/6988686440/in/set-72157629946552367/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Cool umbrellas!

  • Globetrottergirls

    Congratulations for winning the last round, guys!

    Here is our submission for this week’s roulette – Hmong girls in Laos playing pov pob, the Hmong game of love. Unmarried boys and
    girls line up facing each other and toss a tennis ball
    back and forth – hoping that the girl or boy they like throws the ball
    back. If the ball drops, that means there’s no interest. Both the girls
    and boys dress up in traditional costumes which represent their clan –
    and they must find someone from outside of their clan to marry.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/globetrottergirls/6988686440/in/set-72157629946552367/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Cool umbrellas!

  • http://little-victories.net CeCe

    Congrats on your win!

    Here is my submission…..

    Nowadays kids rely play on iPad’s, Game Systems, and an assortment of other high tech gadgets. Whatever happened to using your imagination and playing pretend? While visiting a Himba tribe in Namibia I was surrounded by children happily playing with rakes, sticks, pieces of plastic, and even kleenex tissues that they managed to pick from my bag!

    There was one little gal that caught my eye, as she was sitting at the edge of a hut playing with a half filled pot of dirty water, and a rag. So innocent, and so content with her little “toys”….and did you happen to notice the absence of electronic gadgets?!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uhi6LmJyPWE/Tgy3oQupuSI/AAAAAAABVQA/kLyWW1w6u5Q/s1600/IMG_2994.JPG

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks CeCe! All about the simple things some times

  • http://little-victories.net CeCe

    Congrats on your win!

    Here is my submission…..

    Nowadays kids rely play on iPad’s, Game Systems, and an assortment of other high tech gadgets. Whatever happened to using your imagination and playing pretend? While visiting a Himba tribe in Namibia I was surrounded by children happily playing with rakes, sticks, pieces of plastic, and even kleenex tissues that they managed to pick from my bag!

    There was one little gal that caught my eye, as she was sitting at the edge of a hut playing with a half filled pot of dirty water, and a rag. So innocent, and so content with her little “toys”….and did you happen to notice the absence of electronic gadgets?!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uhi6LmJyPWE/Tgy3oQupuSI/AAAAAAABVQA/kLyWW1w6u5Q/s1600/IMG_2994.JPG

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks CeCe! All about the simple things some times

  • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

    Congrats on your well-deserved win – loved that pic. Here’s my entry and I’ve gone for the ‘ahh factor’ and this cute hotel kitten who spent ages playing in, out, and on these shoes. The laces were a bit chewed by the time it had finished… http://www.flickr.com/photos/14870023@N02/8183569367/in/photostream/lightbox/

    • The Travelbunny

      Hi – I’ve logged in above with my Twitter handle. I’d be grateful if you could include my blog url when you put the pic up please? http://www.the-travelbunny.com
      Many thanks and apologies for being a pest…!

      • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

        Not a problem. Thanks for your pic!

  • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

    Congrats on your well-deserved win – loved that pic. Here’s my entry and I’ve gone for the ‘ahh factor’ and this cute hotel kitten who spent ages playing in, out, and on these shoes. The laces were a bit chewed by the time it had finished… http://www.flickr.com/photos/14870023@N02/8183569367/in/photostream/lightbox/

    • The Travelbunny

      Hi – I’ve logged in above with my Twitter handle. I’d be grateful if you could include my blog url when you put the pic up please? http://www.the-travelbunny.com
      Many thanks and apologies for being a pest…!

      • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

        Not a problem. Thanks for your pic!

  • http://twitter.com/gingernomads Heather Carson

    Congrats on your win and your engagement! Here’s my submission for ‘Play’:

    This was at the pier in Mandalay where you take the boat to the village of Mingun. These little guys played ball with my friend and I. Every time I see their photo I can’t help but think of this little gang and the time we played ball on the riverbank.

    http://www.gingernomads.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0073.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

      Lovely shot – different expression on each child’s face…

  • Heather Carson

    Congrats on your win and your engagement! Here’s my submission for ‘Play’:

    This was at the pier in Mandalay where you take the boat to the village of Mingun. These little guys played ball with my friend and I. Every time I see their photo I can’t help but think of this little gang and the time we played ball on the riverbank.

    http://www.gingernomads.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0073.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/TheTravelBunny Suzanne Courtney

      Lovely shot – different expression on each child’s face…

  • http://twitter.com/TravelWithKat Kathryn Burrington

    Some lovely submissions so far! Here’s mine http://travelwithkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/malaria-play1.jpg
    A school play in The Gambia, about malaria and using mosquito nets. (I’ve been involved with this school for over 5 years now. It was a very special moment when I realised one of the little girls was playing the part of me handing out nets.)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      How touching.. thanks for your submission!

  • http://travelwithkat.com/ Kathryn Burrington

    Some lovely submissions so far! Here’s mine http://travelwithkat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/malaria-play1.jpg
    A school play in The Gambia, about malaria and using mosquito nets. (I’ve been involved with this school for over 5 years now. It was a very special moment when I realised one of the little girls was playing the part of me handing out nets.)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      How touching.. thanks for your submission!

  • Noah

    Hey G and Q. Congrats on the win. Here’s my submission:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/somewhereorbust/8063944479/sizes/z/in/photostream/

    A girl selling bracelets in Sihanoukville, Cambodia forced me into a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The deal was that if she won, I would buy two bracelets from her. If she lost, I would get a free bracelet. I told her that I was a well-respected RPS champion from the States. This comment threw her off her game and I easily crushed her young spirit. I felt a little bad for her, so I still paid for my free bracelet. This was a bad move. I then had to explain to the other kids that my RPS hand was too tired for another best of 5. One of the little girls slapped me.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Nice way to psych her out!

  • Noah

    Hey G and Q. Congrats on the win. Here’s my submission:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/somewhereorbust/8063944479/sizes/z/in/photostream/

    A girl selling bracelets in Sihanoukville, Cambodia forced me into a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The deal was that if she won, I would buy two bracelets from her. If she lost, I would get a free bracelet. I told her that I was a well-respected RPS champion from the States. This comment threw her off her game and I easily crushed her young spirit. I felt a little bad for her, so I still paid for my free bracelet. This was a bad move. I then had to explain to the other kids that my RPS hand was too tired for another best of 5. One of the little girls slapped me.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Nice way to psych her out!

  • http://twitter.com/travelcanucks Cam & Nicole

    Here is our submission – http://travelingcanucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/IMG_4634.jpg

    Having some fun playing at the Hiekein Brewery in Amsterdam, Holland

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Haha.. we went to the Heineken Brewery too. It IS fun there.

  • http://twitter.com/travelcanucks Cam & Nicole

    Here is our submission – http://travelingcanucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/IMG_4634.jpg

    Having some fun playing at the Hiekein Brewery in Amsterdam, Holland

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Haha.. we went to the Heineken Brewery too. It IS fun there.

  • Nat & Stu

    You may get a lot of these style ones but here are a couple of Buskers we saw playing whilst in Byron Bay. Looking at them you could be in the deep south. Its on my photography blog but the roulette would continue on http://www.wheres-my-passport.com.

    http://stuarthowarthphotography.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_6362.jpg

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      very nice. Thank guys!

  • Nat & Stu

    You may get a lot of these style ones but here are a couple of Buskers we saw playing whilst in Byron Bay. Looking at them you could be in the deep south. Its on my photography blog but the roulette would continue on http://www.wheres-my-passport.com.

    http://stuarthowarthphotography.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_6362.jpg

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      very nice. Thank guys!

  • dewtraveller

    G&Q congrats on the win AND the engagement too :)

    This is mine,spotted in Santorini, Greece. Just outside of the church, I saw two boys playing music, obviously they were embracing their sweet music (which I also enjoyed very much).

    http://dreamexplorewander.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/play_kid.png

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Love Santorini. Thanks for your submission!

  • dewtraveller

    G&Q congrats on the win AND the engagement too :)

    This is mine,spotted in Santorini, Greece. Just outside of the church, I saw two boys playing music, obviously they were embracing their sweet music (which I also enjoyed very much).

    http://dreamexplorewander.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/play_kid.png

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Love Santorini. Thanks for your submission!

  • http://www.wanderlass.com wanderlass

    I have so many possible entries for PLAY as you allow such broad interpretation. However, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia for me is a ginormous playground for big kids with imagination!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mycoffeemug/7283555354/in/set-72157629927031644/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      holy cow. So much playing in the salt flats picture, I don’t even know where to begin!

  • http://www.wanderlass.com wanderlass

    I have so many possible entries for PLAY as you allow such broad interpretation. However, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia for me is a ginormous playground for big kids with imagination!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mycoffeemug/7283555354/in/set-72157629927031644/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      holy cow. So much playing in the salt flats picture, I don’t even know where to begin!

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    One of my favorite Navy images. This photo was taken at a children’s home near Fukuoka, Japan. These children were very excited to see us visiting and were taking Sailors hand-in-hand to their athletic field to play baseball with them. I got down to the kids’ eye level to take shots like this of them enjoying their fun with us.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      That kid’s facial expression says it all. haha

      • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

        Yes indeed. One of those days that makes you wish you could change the world and every child would have a chance at a better life.

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    One of my favorite Navy images. This photo was taken at a children’s home near Fukuoka, Japan. These children were very excited to see us visiting and were taking Sailors hand-in-hand to their athletic field to play baseball with them. I got down to the kids’ eye level to take shots like this of them enjoying their fun with us.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      That kid’s facial expression says it all. haha

      • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

        Yes indeed. One of those days that makes you wish you could change the world and every child would have a chance at a better life.

  • Natasha von Geldern

    Hi, my entry is the final photo in this post: http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2012/06/victoria-falls-livingstone-zambia/

    While in Livingstone, Zambia, I visited the local Lubasa orphanage and played board games and football with the kids one afternoon. There was some outrageous cheating at snap and we learnt that you should never let the scoreline get in the way of a good penalty shootout!

  • Natasha von Geldern

    Hi, my entry is the final photo in this post: http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2012/06/victoria-falls-livingstone-zambia/

    While in Livingstone, Zambia, I visited the local Lubasa orphanage and played board games and football with the kids one afternoon. There was some outrageous cheating at snap and we learnt that you should never let the scoreline get in the way of a good penalty shootout!

  • rovingjay

    I’m currently in LA, and I was wandering along Santa Monica Beach and I spied a boy and his dad on a sand dune. The boy was playing a full drum kit, while his dad video taped him. So I had to go an investigate. It’s Hollywood, and everyone has their dream.

    http://www.rovingjay.com/beating-drums-on-santa-monica-beach/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Drums on the beach. very cool.

  • rovingjay

    I’m currently in LA, and I was wandering along Santa Monica Beach and I spied a boy and his dad on a sand dune. The boy was playing a full drum kit, while his dad video taped him. So I had to go an investigate. It’s Hollywood, and everyone has their dream.

    http://www.rovingjay.com/beating-drums-on-santa-monica-beach/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Drums on the beach. very cool.

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  • http://twitter.com/foodtravelbliss Sam & Sarah

    We loved seeing this band play, the members and the crowd made for a great colourful picture.

    http://foodtravelbliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Korea.jpg

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Holy cow. Is that guy whipping that around with his head?

  • http://twitter.com/foodtravelbliss Sam & Sarah

    We loved seeing this band play, the members and the crowd made for a great colourful picture.

    http://foodtravelbliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Korea.jpg

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Holy cow. Is that guy whipping that around with his head?

  • http://www.quixoticroad.com/ Heather- Quixotic Road

    Hey guys! Got distracted and nearly missed the deadline! =O Coming in at (almost) the 11th hour…. New Zealand keas play near Milford Sound. Unfortunately, the keas’ idea of play is mostly involves rampant destruction of anything they can get their little beaks on…in this case, a manhole cover.

    http://quixoticroad.com/the-trouble-with-keas/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Got you in just in the nick of time! Thanks for the birds!

  • http://www.quixoticroad.com/ Heather- Quixotic Road

    Hey guys! Got distracted and nearly missed the deadline! =O Coming in at (almost) the 11th hour…. New Zealand keas play near Milford Sound. Unfortunately, the keas’ idea of play is mostly involves rampant destruction of anything they can get their little beaks on…in this case, a manhole cover.

    http://quixoticroad.com/the-trouble-with-keas/

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Got you in just in the nick of time! Thanks for the birds!

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