If you had to sum up your most amazing travel experiences in just seven photos, could you do it?
I dunno, but I’m always up for a challenge so I’m going to try.
Although, GULP! Do you know how many thousands of photos I have?!?!
This was no an easy task. But to use The Time Crunched Traveler’s sentiment, “I’m going to give it my best shot.”
1.) A photo that takes my breath away
This one literally did take my breath away. First when I spotted the chateau from our ship. Then when we got up close to it, because we opted to climb the stairs from Le Basse-Ville to Le Haute-Ville instead of riding the funicular.
2.) A shot that makes me laugh or smile
There were strays all over Istanbul, both dogs and cats. We took a day cruise on the Bosphorous and one of the stops was at a tiny little village called Anadolu Kavagi. The dogs and cats at this stop in particular were quite comical. (The other pic I was tempted to go with for this answer was of a cat talking to me here. Funny animulies!)
3.) A shot that makes me dream
It is impossible for me not to dream of the sultans who lived in this palace and the lives that were led there. Especially after visiting the Harem and learning of the politics that were played amongst the women who all vied for the sultan’s eye. There were special privileges to be had for whoever mothered the next sultan.
4.) A shot that makes me think
When I read this sign that one song from Sesame Street played in my mind. Something about “Which of these things is not like the other?”
5.) A shot that makes my mouth water
I’m shocked I didn’t pick something sweet, but this lamb we had in Istanbul still makes my mouth water to think of it.
6.) A shot that tells a story
Are they old friends who meet every day, the one bringing the other a treat? Or was this a one-time chance encounter? I tend to think the squirrel knows the Peanut Man and has developed not only an affinity for his goodies, but trust for his human friend as well. I like to think this shot tells the powerful story of bonds and friendships and how beautiful even the most unlikely can be.
7.) A shot that I’m most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
There is no way this is worthy of National Geographic, but I’m proud of it because how exciting it was to hear the pilot announce we could see Greenland out of our windows as we passed over. I may never get that close again. I made sure to snap a photographic momento.
Tag! You’re It!
Here’s who I tag to share their 7 Super Shots next:
Julie from Above the Norm
Debbie from European Travelista
Red from Amazing Australian Adventures
Rori from Rori Travels Florida
Ruth from Tanama Tales