A French guy named Thibault, decided to make a round the world trip for the normal reasons: have an adventure of a lifetime before settling for a normal working life.
He gave it a different angle though by snapping pictures of his feet everywhere he went. The result is a nice collection of pictures of his feet aka feet selfies with a backdrop of famous sights around the world.
From Selfies to Feet Selfies
As an avid selfies taker our French travel hero was looking for a more interesting way to take selfies during his trips. A lot of selfie spin-offs have emerged since the introduction of the frontal smartphone camera. From spinning selfies, an inspiring high-five selfie travel video and an impressive selfie every mile for 2600 miles along the PCT.
Well Frenchie came up with a new type of selfie: the feet selfie. He called his trip Le Tour du Monde de mes Pieds (round the world journey of my feet) and documented all his feet snapping on his blog. Unfortunately in French only so here follows an English version of all his highlights….
Literally ‘The World at your Feet’!!
His approach has been quite straightforward: lie on your back with camera in hand, lift your legs, snap the photo!
Feet Selfies from around the world
Have a look at some of the cool photos he has taken on his 223 day journey around the globe and get inspired for your own original round the world trip
Some more photos here. In chronological order of his journey around the world
Day #2 : Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
This picture was very easy to take. It reminds me of the first day of the world tour, where we drop our bags in a dorm for the first time and are having a hard time imagining what he next 200 days will bring.
Thermal baths Széchenyi, Budapest
Snow all around the bathsand a big blue sky at an exceptional location in the centre of Budapest. Outside temperature -4 ° C, water temperature 36 ° C.
Day #4 : Parque de Retiro, Madrid
Day #9 : Cathédrale de la Sé, Brazil
Day #12 : Bay of Rio de Janeiro / Lapa Steps
Christ, the Redeemer statue
The most classical and iconic image in Brazil. Yet it was one of the hardest pictures to get. To understand why, you must imagine lying on your back, legs in the air, a few meters away from a Christ standing 40 meters tall among hundreds of people walking around taking their own photos.
Day #14 : Pain de Sucre (Pão de Açúcar)
Day #17 : Paraty
Jour #24 : Colonia del Sacramento
Day #29 : Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
In Uruguay, while searching on Google, I had stumbled upon a photo of an inn along a deserted beach. I absolutely want to go there and take a ‘feet picture’ with it. So I went to Cabo Polonio and I came across an even more beautiful inn, a few meters from the one I had spotted on the web! The proof:
Day #43 : Santiago Chile
Day #52 : Viña del Mar
Jour #55 : La Paz, Bolivia
Jour #57 : Salar d’Uyuni / Isla del Pescado (Bolivia)
Day #59 : Laguna Colorada
Day #61 : Copacabana, Brazil
Jour #62 : Lac Titicaca
Day #72 : Machu Picchu, Peru
Day #80 : Everglades National Park,
Jour #90 : Cloud Gate @ Chicago
Day #98 : Killarney Provincial Park
Jour #109 : Niagara Falls
Kata Tjuta, Australie
After a 3500 km almost non-stop drive in two days, followed by another 500 km on the 3rd day, I arrived in the heart of the red center of Australia. If did not take a ‘feet picture’ in front of the mythical Uluru but instead I immortalized my time in this region with Kata Tjuta.
A total of 70 hours driving 6000 km in 6 days. And all of that was decided on a whim.
Day #122 : Tokyo Skytree (634 m)
Day #128 : Temple Sensō-ji, Japan
Jour #139 : The Great Wall of China
Day #165 : Temple Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Full Moon Party, Haad Rhin, Thailand
Around 3 am, I needed to take a break during the Full Moon in Thailand and I am therefore sitting on the sand. Right in front of me, a young man who has clearly not turned to local alcohol, while he hardly moved during the 15 minutes I was observing him. A little bit too many magic mushrooms maybe?!
Day #176 : Noppharat beach
Mt Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia
Whenever I see these pictures, I think back to that beautiful sunrise, to such holders who climbed in thongs with 20 kg on the shoulders and on my return … barefoot.