My 7 Super Shots
Hostelbookers, one of my go-to sites for booking travel accommodation, has started up a meme to share favorite travel photos in the blogging community. One of my favorite bloggers, Erin from La Tortuga Viajera, has tagged me to participate, so here goes!
A photo that…takes my breath away
Santorini, Greece is as breathtaking in person as it is in photos. It is truly one of the most stunning and picturesque places I’ve ever traveled to. It’s the type of place that’s so beautiful, you’re happy to return again and it continued surprising me with its beauty on my second and even third (!) visit.
A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
I can see Gibraltar from my balcony. No, really! So every so often I head over there to buy normal milk, buy some threads from Top Shop and head to the top of the Rock to snap some pics of the ever-playful Gibraltarian apes.
A photo that…makes me dream
I recently went on a hike to Honey River, found in the countryside just outside of the city I live in. I wasn’t expecting to stumble upon such a gorgeous little place! I now understand why it seems to be such a well-guarded secret amongst the people here. I could have spent all day next to this creek dreaming,
A photo that…makes me think
This photo doesn’t make me think any deep thoughts, which may have been the point of this prompt, but instead appreciate the Spanish lifestyle I have come to know and love. The Spanish certainly know how to live, and I think I captured the essence of that in this shot. This is a scene from the feria of Jerez—people of all ages drinking, dancing and enjoying.
A photo that…makes my mouth water
Thoughts of Berthillon ice-cream in Paris will always make my mouth water!
A photo that…tells a story
Though I didn’t take this picture (my friend Julie did) it definitely tells a story! While we were exploring Santorini together, we stopped in the shade to rest. This little girl came over with her dad and struck up a conversation with us. The dad in his broken English asked if we knew Greek, and the little girl took me by my hand and started teaching me how to count in Greek: “Ena, dio, tria!” and we’d spin hand-in-hand in circles. It was the sweetest moment and proved that you don’t even have to speak the same language to connect with people.
A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
I’m not necessarily the most proud of this particular shot, but I do like how it turned out. This is the famous Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach and since National Geographic seems to like iconic, classic shots as much as unique ones, I chose this.