The first Monday of the Month – Blog Pick Day 🙂

Let the drums roll, the cymbals clash, the trumpets blare!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Blog Pick for September

Madhu blogging as The Urge to Wander

 🙂  Applause! Applause! And more Applause!  🙂

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Madhu is an interior designer and passionate traveler. She posts photographs of her extensive travels and accompanies her galleries with well-researched and crafted essays and notes. I love especially the historical snippets that accompany the many sites and sights.

I believe, and correct me if I’m wrong, her name Madhu alludes to sublime intoxication. Very apt, I reckon. It’s a delight to visit her blog – and you should too.

Many blogs focus on photography and travels. However, Madhu’s posts have a certain charm and allure. Everytime, it is as if I’m embarking on a virtual journey as she guides us gently through the images and her voice soft and unintrusive.

Her write-ups are not lengthy – something that many don’t have time for – but calibrated to entertain, educate and enthrall without crossing over to Yawndom.

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I’m not always the first person to visit, read or comment on her latest posts but I always set time aside to visit her blog, at least once or twice a week. I’ve travelled extensively but mostly on business. How much I’ve missed. Now, thanks to Madhu, I’m catching up with sights I overlooked or simply did not have the time for.

While you plan for your next travel, why not pop over and garner some ideas. Join the thousands of her regular ‘followers’. Visit Madhu blogging as The Urge to Wander.

Thank you, Madhu my dear, for sharing your travels and tales.


Related Links:

Blog Pick 2012 – Ian Grice, Australia

Blog Pick March 2013 – Padmini, Singapore

Blog Pick April 2013 – Jane Stansfeld, USA

Blog Pick May 2013 – Dee Vachal, USA

Blog Pick June 2013 – David Stewart, South Korea (for now)

Blog Pick July 2013 – Soma Mukherjee, India

Blog Pick August 2013 – Uzoma, Nigeria, Africa


Wishing All a Great Week ahead



    1. Hello Lauren,

      Madhu well deserves this tribute and continues to receive many words of appreciation from her ardent ‘followers’. Thank you for taking a detour to her site.

      Appreciate the kind words re my haiku 🙂

      Peace and luv,

      1. I am following her now, Eric, as her blog looks lovely and I will enjoy traveling with her! There are many places on my bucket list yet to visit! Thanks again for suggesting her blog! Peace and luv to you, too!

    1. Thank you, David.

      You post some exotic photos and write-ups of your travels of discovery in Korea too – I’ve always enjoyed them. It’s no wonder that you love Madhu’s posts. You’re both kindred spirits.

      All good wishes,

  1. Ah! Cheers to Madhu. I follow her blog too and love the pic stories she often puts up. To you, my very good friend, I have to say that you are a distinct personality. A gentleman redefined.

    1. Hello, Uzo my friend,

      Yes, Madhu has so many “following” her blog and I’ve seen your ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ there. Her travel posts are treats.

      I bow to your abundant words of praise.

      Peace and blessings,

  2. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Eric of Written Words Never Die every first Monday of the Month chooses a blogger to highlight. I’ve come to visit and follow some very interesting blogs thanks to his monthly efforts. Have a look!

    1. Hello Georgia dear,

      You post quite a few photos too and many other interesting genre – one can get delightfully lost in your daily offerings.

      All good wishes,

    1. Hello there, Val 🙂

      That’s lovely and I’m sure your visit will be worth the time you set aside.

      Thank you for the vote of confidence in my selection,

    1. Thank you Ishaiya,

      for joining us here and acknowledging Madhu’s talent. Yes, I enjoy your photos too – sometimes one is spoiled for choice

      It is my pleasure and privilege to showcase The Urge to Wander.

      Peace and blessings,

  3. perfect words for Madhu and her blog ,Eric. You quote about her finesse and style appropriately and she deserves being the blog pick ! 🙂

    1. Hello Soumya,

      Yes, she is a kind and lovely soul, just as you are 🙂 I’m blessed to know so many wonderful people.

      I agree, she is a highly talented person and writes very well – notice some of her choice of words and phrases – we authors can learn from Madhu.

      All good things accompany you,

  4. What a wonderful surprise Eric!!! Thank you so much! I am touched and delighted, and hope I can live up to the promise of those lovely words of praise 🙂

    1. Oh, Madhu

      It is my great honour to higlight your blog. I know you already have many many blog followers but I just had to show my gratitude to you for sharing the many wonderful photos and stories.

      It is my singular pleasure to have The Urge to Wander as my Blog Pick 🙂

      All good wishes my dear,

  5. Have visited Madhu’s blog and particularly recall her pictures of Thailand. Her blog is indeed a feast for eyes. This was an apt selection for the month and congrats to Madhu:)

    1. Oh, thank you Padmini – yes, I found her photos and stories about Thailand enthralling too. Glad that you found Madhu’s posts as interesting as I do.

      Have a great week ahead,

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