One of the things I love about travel blogging is the community that has sprung up around it.
I’ve made some great friends online and have even had the pleasure of meeting some of them ‘in real life’. But when Tripbase announced their 7 Links project I was a little nervous. It was like high school all over again. Would anyone tag me?
Of course they would!
My lovely friend Heather from There’s No Place Like Oz tagged me in her roundup. So here I am, sitting in the sunshine by Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, taking a break from some furious blog writing to share with you some of my favourite posts from the last year of blogging.
My most beautiful post
Without a doubt it would have to be my post about An evening at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. I had just arrived in Nepal from Tibet and took these images on a Friday evening as pilgrims from all over Kathmandu came to perform the kora around the stupa. I love the images in this post.
My most popular post
When I posted about my troubles photographing people and asking for advice, I expected to get a handful of comments. The discussion that ensued in the comments was the most entertaining and helpful of all the comments I’ve received to date. For those of you who participated – thank you!
My most controversial post
I prefer to avoid controversy, and I wouldn’t call any of my posts controversial. However, I know that some readers have taken my Trust and the Solo Female Traveller post to be a big whine about how people stare at me when I travel. Which is not how it was meant to be read at all – I spent months in India, I can handle the staring!
My most helpful post
I know that my post about tips for bus travel in Turkey has helped a few people out, and it’s a pretty popular entry point for Google searches.
A post whose success surprised me
You guys were pretty interested in my room in Varanasi – I think it’s because of the above picture. Seriously, it wasn’t that bad!!
A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
The post I am most proud of
I love to write about India, and there is something about Varanasi especially that inspires me. I am very proud of my post about Life and Death in Varanasi – I think I helped open some people’s eyes to the joys, frustrations and realities of travelling in India.