February 29, 2012 - Posted by Erin in Travel

Could you easily narrow down just seven of your favorite photos? It’s not an easy task, but since my blogger pal, Erin from De La Pura Vida Costa Rica, nominated me to participate in Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shot meme, I decided I’d give it a try. So after loads of sifting through my photo archives, here are my seven shots. Which is your favorite?

A photo that takes my breath away


It’s impossible for me to look at this shot and not get swept away in my imagination. Taken by my husband, I didn’t even know it had been captured until returning to the US, and have often stared at it dreamily ever since. Halong Bay, Vietnam is without a doubt one of the most break-taking places on the planet.

A photo that makes me laugh or smile


A couple of years ago, I played shepherd for a day in Northern Spain – and this shot above, my friends, is the precise moment when I stopped eating lamb (OK, I had a little in Istanbul last summer, but other than that, no lamb). It is also the exact moment that I realized I couldn’t and shouldn’t ever make friends with pigs. Major conflict of interest.

A photo that makes me dream


See the end of that pier there? That’s my grandma and grandpa’s beach on Vashon Island, Washington, and where I’ve been going to dream since I knew what dreaming was.

A photo that makes me think


I searched through heaps of deep and thought-provoking shots, but I suppose I paused the longest on this one, which only made me ponder: “How can I get my hands on more of this heavenly Turkish baklava, STAT??” It’s not profound, but it did make me think. Plus, this post needed more food porn.

A photo that makes my mouth water

What – you thought the baklava was more mouth-watering? All the dirt and crust on these onion-looking things doesn’t get you worked up for a feast? Well it does for me! These are calçots – AKA one of my favorite foods on the planet right now. Week before last, on my trip to Catalonia, I participated in a traditional calçot-cooking fiesta – called a calçotada – and haven’t stopped yearning for the veggies since. Stay tuned for a future post covering all the yummy details.

A photo that tells a story


The photo tells the story, so I’m pretty sure an explanation isn’t needed here. But, if you need a clue, here it is: World Cup.

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

Swimming in Batumi Georgia

I just love how this shot captures the scene in Batumi, Georgia one day last summer – a cement jetty, clothes strewn on the ground, faded Georgian graffiti, and the hills in the distance. And then of course the emotions of a lazy day in the sun – a few of the kids chatting, another just keeps to himself, and then one just seems to be rearranging his business. A simple day, a simple shot, but so much more than that – for me anyway.

So now that I’ve taken part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots, I’m nominating some my fellow Spain-based bloggers to get in on action. And the nominees are….

The Spain Scoop
My Spanish Adventure
theViatrix
Pass the Ham
Christine in Spain

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9 Responses to “7 super shots – some of my favorite photos”

  1. Holly Says:

    Love it!!

  2. Sabrina Says:

    The lamb is precious. And now I am going to close this page, because i really like eating lamb and don’t want to have to give it up… Your pier pic makes me dream too 🙂

  3. Erin in Costa Rica Says:

    awww the lamb photo makes me smile, too! So precious 🙂
    I love the food porn and your explanation haha
    Great shots!

  4. Erin Says:

    I honestly felt bad just typing that I ate lamb in Istanbul – I felt like I was letting that little lamby down. I’m a horrible person!! I love you lamby!

  5. nancy todd Says:

    Beautiful pics. Especially liked the one of A Photo That Takes My Breath Away!

  6. EurotripTips Says:

    Beautiful! I love the World Cup one – such a delirious day!

  7. Amy Says:

    I just came across your blog this morning and I love it!! A few years ago I spent Semana Santa up in a village outside Sigüenza and I fell in love with a little lamb just like that one. Luckily I’ve never eaten lamb so I didn’t have to give it up, but my god what cute faces they have!!

    Love the pic that tells a story, too. The swoosh of the flag is great!

    (I also just requested to join your Americanas group. I definitely think there are some things that only other American expat girls can understand!)

  8. Erin Says:

    I just added you to the group! Looking forward to meeting you at a future get together :).

  9. Majida Says:

    Liked the pictures, however loved the first one the most 🙂

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