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Photoshopped image of Taj Mahal exposed a blogger's fake travel plans

Before you get bitten by the wanderlust bug looking at Instagram travellers, watch out for phonies like these

Arpita Kala 20 July 2017, 8:58 PM
This image by travel blogger Amelia Liana has stirred up quite a social media controversy

This image by travel blogger Amelia Liana has stirred up quite a social media controversy Image: Instagram

Instead of being termed a frequent flyer for her wanderlust-inducing Instagram account, blogger Amelia Liana has earned the tag of a frequent faker. Liana's social media feed is a goldmine for travel junkies with gorgeous pictures from trips around the world and her 468K Instagram followers would second that. From Barcelona to Morocco and her hometown London, the Instagram beauty seems to have had an air ticket for every place on earth.

However, the wanderlust-ers were in for a rude awakening when the hawk-eyed Internet sleuth spotted some major errors in the 26-year-old lifestyle guru's image supposedly taken at the Taj Mahal in India. Take a dekko:

 

 

If you're sighing and thinking about the sweat and long lines you endured to visit the Taj Mahal and it still didn't look as pretty as this picture, you're not alone. One netizen was quick to point out, "Not a soul around her in a country with a population of over a billion....lol,,,,, FAKE!!" while others questioned the absence of the scaffolding around the right tower and the compressed reflection of the Taj in the water fountain. Oh well! We bet Liana won't be saying 'Wah Taj' anytime soon.

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Hawk-eyed netizens pointed out alleged photoshop clues. (Image: Twitter)

The blogger denied these allegations and took to her website to write about her 'principles'. She also took to Instagram to share, "To my lovely followers ❤ In light of recent discussions in the press I have established my very own 'Image Principles'. These have been designed to assure you that all my images are in a way that reflects my aesthetic. I have given this a lot of thought and hope it clarifies any uncertainty."

Brb, we are going to enroll into a Photoshop crash course rather than saving the money for an air ticket. What's your take on the issue? 

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