I Have Been Nominated to receive Liebster Award

It is always nice to receive rewards, having a reward on the shelf or in the virtual world of blogging is as meaningful as each other. The virtual award is a sign of appreciation and recognition of bloggers by other bloggers. Not only does the award encourage new bloggers to continue to write, it also a sign of recognition by fellow bloggers.

My blog has been nominated to receive the Liebster Award by Katie and Jake from Untoldwanderlust budget world wanderers and ESL teachers. They both have a passion for exploring new and exciting destinations all over the world. On their blog, you can follow their adventures to discovering the Earth’s astonishing treasures. Thanks a lot to Katie and Jake for recognising and nominating my blog and sharing this great Liebster award.

Katie and jacks questions.

As Katie and jack nominated me I will now answer their questions, here goes…

1. Why do you travel?

I travel for the feeling of being free, the ability to do what I want whenever I want to or to simply be able to do nothing at all. I travel knowing that I have the ability to discover new things, those new weird and wonderful things that I can’t find back home. I travel for the adventure and the ability to create my own day’s adventures. I also travel to give myself a better understanding of different cultures and religions of the world, and of course to meet new people.

2. Where in the world do you really want to visit? Why?

There isn’t just one place I want to visit, I simply want to visit everywhere, I really wish there was a way to visit every country and every Island in the world, but of course, that is not possible in one’s lifetime. There are so many incredible things in this world to see and discover with my own eyes.

3. What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

At the top of my list is to see the Northen lights,  this has been a dream for sometime now. I have travelled all over Norway, Sweden, Finland and I’ve just got back from Iceland and I’ve still not seen those Northern Lights! I would love to see wild tigers, I am a big fan of big cats, lions and tigers are my two favourites and it would be a dream to see some tigers in their own environment. How cool would it be to go cage diving with great white sharks?

bucket list bungee

4. What tips would you give to someone for taking a long flight?

Sleep! I get asked this one a lot, and to be honest, I don’t have any tips. I sleep better on a plane than I do in my own bed, (yes very strange and no, no joke!) I always fall asleep before take off and only wake for meals and then fall asleep again.

5. What is the most valuable thing you have lost whilst travelling?

I have never lost anything! But when I was around 12 years old my parents lost me in Tunisia. We went out for a day trip and on the return to the hotel I fell asleep, as my family jump off the bus and went into the hotel restaurant for dinner, my brother asked where’s Kevin, like the movie Home Alone my mum screams KEVIN!! My dad rushed outside and to his fear the bus had left! My dad jumped into a taxi and shouted to the driver ”follow that bus”. When the taxi got to the end of the road there was no sight of the bus………. Needless to say, they found me and it was around this time when my love of travelling began, what an adventure :-).

6. What has been your worst experience whilst travelling?

Hmmmm, I could use the above but  I think the worse has to be when I was travelling in Somalia, Mogadishu and a terrorist attack happened about 100 metres in front of me. This was a scary time, unfortunately, people lost their lives.

7. Have you ever worked abroad? What did you do? If not, do you ever plan to?

I haven’t worked abroad, I have been offered a few times to run hotels abroad but I have never fancied it. I hope to one day teach English in Thailand.

8. What advice would you give to someone who wants to travel?

Book that flight already! The world has so much to offer and it caters to everyone. Think of something that would be an incredible experience for you, do a little research and make it happen. The world is an amazing place and can make all dreams come true.

9. Where is your next destination?

Next stop is Singapore in January, after Singapore, I plan to travel all over SE Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia and wherever else the wind blows me.

10. What are your top things to see/do when you visit a new place?

Experience the culture and try new foods, these are the two main things I first seek out.

Kanchanaburi thailand

My favourite travel blog is: The poor traveller

This blog has a great offer of budget travel destinations, I find this as one of my go-to blogs when I’m travelling to a new destination. I always travel on a budget and The Poor Traveller has great guides to make sure I am travelling on a budget.

Now to share more of the Liebster Award love…

As I have been nominated for the Liebster Award, I think it is only right to continue to share the love and nominate other bloggers who I would like to show appreciation and recognition to for their incredible work. Here goes…

  1. https://www.arwtravels.com/
  2. https://travelplugged.com/
  3. http://iamdanelson.com/
  4. http://singhruby.com/
  5. http://thebeautraveler.com/
  6. http://roadsandroutes.com/
  7. https://rondoview.blog/
  8. http://veggievagabonds.com/
  9. http://passportsymphony.com/

The best part of this award is looking at other blogs. You all have great blogs that I enjoyed looking around and even learning a thing or two, so thank you 🙂 .

And here are my questions for you…

  1. Where was your last destination?
  2. Where is your next destination?
  3. How often do you travel?
  4. In one sentence describe what travel means to you?
  5. What is the shortest trip you have taken away from your home country?
  6. What is top of your bucket list?
  7. Your remedy for feeling lonely on a trip?
  8. Are there any trips you have regretted?
  9. The one place I must visit before I die (convince me 🙂 )
  10. According to you what is the one thing I should do or keep in mind when travelling?

Liebster Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it somewhere on your blog.
  3. Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog (that is not your own). Explain why you like the blog and provide links.
  4. Respond to the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you for the award.
  5. Nominate 5-11 travel blogs that you feel deserve the award.
  6. Ask nominees 10 questions you would like them to answer on.
  7. List these rules in your post.
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post.

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