Mia in Borobudur

Travel Theme: Hats

This time the theme at Where’s my backpack is: Hats. So I decided to post several photos from my travels in Norway, Japan and Indonesia. The hats won’t be the only thing in the photo, not that important either, but there are. Hats, helms etc.

Before you see the photos, I’ll write a bit of explanation.

  • The Norway photo comes from my trip in 2010. I have written about the Folk Museum in Oslo already, best check the tag museum on the sidebar.
  • I have written about yabusame festival already, actually there is a video of it. I posted this photo to show you that towels are used by Japanese as hats when they have to stand for a longer time in the sun. This photo was taken on a festival, but I saw them also when we were waiting outside in the sun to enter Tokyo Games Show.
  • The photo of armours was made in the Himeji castle, Hyogo prefecture in Japan. The castle is one of the Japanese sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This isn’t the only photo from Hyogo prefecture.
  • The last photo, of my friend, was taken in Borobudur, a Buddhist temple that is an Indonesian site listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. I did post a photo of Borobudur earlier, for another challenge.

Would you like to wear those hats? Are you taking part in the challenge?


  1. I am taking part for the first time this week.


    1. Nice photo. 🙂
      Have fun with the challenge.

  2. I hope you enjoyed Oslo! (and the other places too)

    1. Oh yes, greatly. Oslo is such a great city. I’ll be going there from time to time. 🙂 But of course, I enjoyed other places too. 🙂

  3. I have been to Oslo but only briefly if you check my blogs A Cold Dip on a Saturday Night, is about Norway.
    As for hats I seldom wear them but I recall being in Venice and purchasing a black straw hat with the words Venice around the hat on a red ribbon which was part of the hat. Someone thought it looked like a picture on the cover of a book.
    I liked Venice mainly because it is all on water and thus made it different. I stayed a while in the youth hostel and even slept on a barge, oddly enough the owner never complained but when the engine started up, I knew it was time to travel on.

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