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Seven Super Shots

Hello travellers!
I'm taking part in Hostelbookers Seven Super Shots - a little travel blogger round robin, if you will. See my submission,  below!

A photo that... takes my breath away:

Utah, USA: This was taken near the Four Corners. Amazing, amazing clouds, bright blue skies, and the light was pure and crisp.

A photo that...makes me laugh or smile:

Bangalore, India: A perfect moment caught on film - I was riding a ricksahaw through town when this gent, surprised to see me in all my blonde-haired, blue-eyed glory, snapped a picture of me with his phone. I surprised him by doing the same! 

A photo that...makes me dream:

Near Pohang, South Korea: This was an amazing morning, with the mists rolling over the hills surrounding this temple.  I dream about who might have stood there before me, admiring the view.

A photo that...makes me think:

Bubaneshwar, India: Street dogs (and cows) are all over India and it was incredibly sad and disconcerting, especially in a culture where animals are often highly valued in religion. I carried snacks in my pockets to share with them from time to time, rabies be damned.

A photo that...makes my mouth water:

Bangalore, India: nothing is better than fresh fruit - unless it's artfully displayed fresh fruit on the side of the road in India. The start of mango season is like a holiday! 

A photo that...tells a story:

Wellesley, MA: This is a ground shot from my college visit trek around the Eastern seaboard - the journey that helped me discover Davidson and take the first steps towards my adult life ... in Vans, of course.

A photo that...I'm most proud of (my National Geographic shot):

Varanasi, India: I followed this priest away from the banks of the Ganges in order to snap a pic of him carrying holy water in his shiny tin pail.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures - looking through my albums, I felt a little sad and nostalgic, but also so grateful for all the amazing things I've been able to see.

See some other bloggers' submissions here, here and here.


  1. Beautiful!

    You went to Davidson? In NC?

  2. Hey Selah, thank so much! Yes, I did - and loved it! Have you been?

  3. I grew up in north Charlotte and Mooresville so I'm familiar with Davidson. I haven't been on campus in years but I remember it as beautiful. I would have loved to go to school there but they don't have a dance major. I went to Winthrop in Rock Hill SC.

  4. Small world! I loved spending time in that area - I can't wait to go back for a visit and some Lancasters bbq!!!

  5. I keep thinking about that second photo. I bet that fellow smiles when he sees the pic of you. It's a great moment captured on film :)

  6. Yay Wellesley! :) I meant to comment on this post a while ago...come visit again!


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