7 Super Shots!

James of Plus Ultra nominated me for the Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shots, more than two months ago, and I know now what he meant by “choosing your best photos is like choosing your favourite children“! It was hard selecting 7 images from the hundreds in my archives, but fun as well, trying to remember exactly how I felt and what I was thinking when I clicked those shots

And here they are……my final seven:

A shot that……takes my breath away

Shot from the Brazilian national park across the river, this panoramic view of the Iguassu falls was nothing short of breathtaking! We had never seen such an awesome array of cascades – over 275 in all – any where else.

A photo that……makes me smile

On our way down from the Pisac ruins, this little Quechua girl befriended us and I doubt I will ever forget that gorgeous face or that enchanting smile 🙂

A photo that……makes me dream

What can be more dreamy and romantic than floating down the Nile in your private felucca? This image is evocative of the burnished hues of the Nubian landscape and the glorious Aswan sunsets.

A photo that……makes me think

This is the ancient theatre of Pergamom in Turkey and I find it very disappointing that my experience of a great archaeological site like this is left wanting, because most of the important artifacts excavated before 1936, lie elsewhere. The best…..in the Pergamom museum in Berlin. Makes me think how much nicer it would be, from a traveller’s perspective, to have all related antiquities housed in museums built alongside these sites. Wishful thinking perhaps.

A photo that……makes my mouth water

We have had some great meals during our travels, some fancy, and most in small local eateries. But the best by far was our al fresco lunch on a boat anchored in a waterway of the river Tigre, near Buenos Aires. A delectable spread consisting of crudites with delicious dips, meat and cheese empanadas, curried butternut squash tarts and freshly grilled (on the boat!) veal and chicken! And a refreshing fruit mousse for dessert! Bliss!

A photo that……tells a story

Most early civilizations used their art to record their mythology and history and no one did it better than the ancient Egyptians. This wall relief in Abydos depicts the Pharoah Seti I making an offering to the holy trinity of Osiris, Isis and their son, the falcon headed Horus.

A photo that……I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

A classic postcard shot of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. We had despaired of the sun stopping its hide and seek, when suddenly, without warning, the whole place lit up like someone had turned on a light above! Gives me goosebumps thinking about it!


Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

122 thoughts on “7 Super Shots!

  1. They are all beautiful photos, Madhu. The falls are fantastic, the boat picture is introspective, the Lost City is magnificent. But the little girl connects and for that reason, hers is my favorite photo. 🙂

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