I loved India.
It was one of those places that I hadn’t longed to visit but had harboured a certain curiosity about and when we got there and begin to explore I was quickly enamoured.
It’s a beautiful country and in the places that seemed the poorest, the harshest, I found incredible moments of beauty.
She was one of those beautiful moments.
No more than 10 years old. Quietly watching – first from afar and then a little bit closer. Her curiosity brought her over. The boys were showing the neighbourhood kids the photos they had taken of them. The small crowd erupted in laughter every time a new shot flickered on the screen.
She wanted in.
Eventually she approached me. Touched my arm. Motioned to the camera.
I took this photo.
When I showed it to her, she smiled so brightly I had tears. I wish I’d taken another.
Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing a travel moment on the blog and across my social media channels. I hope you’ll join me by sharing a moment that was special to you in a place near or far. Tag it with #GlobeTrotWed and let’s help each other remember #WhyWeTravel .