Yay! Thank you to Ola for my nomination for the Liebster Award!
Here you can see my answers to her 11 questions:
Which is your favourite travel destination and why?
Probably Ko Lanta in Thailand. The people were so friendly and it was quite rustic – gasoline was sold in bottles and from old school American-style petrol pumps. There were beautiful quiet beaches with less than 10 people on them and I got to watch some amazing sunsets. I stayed in a great hostel with wonderfully kind staff and there was a lovely family owned restaurant across the road which served delicious food. I had such a relaxing time there and it was my favourite place throughout my entire month-long Thailand adventure.
Most delicious food you had on your journey?
The fresh pineapple that I scoffed regularly in Thailand and Ghana both have to be the most amazing pineapple I have ever tasted. I love Pad Thai and there was a particular chicken curry that I ate at a restaurant in Thailand that I can’t remember the name of but it was very tasty. Ooooh and Tom Yam soup…
Do you prefer solo travel or group travel?
I’ve never been on a group backpacking trip but I have been on short holidays with my friends and on a family trip to Ghana. It is lovely to have company when you’re away and also to have the shared memories when you get back but for backpacking so far I have enjoyed going solo. I love the freedom to pick and choose where I go and what activities I do and to extend or shorten my stay in a particular place if I want to. As a solo traveller, I meet so many other solo travellers and often hang out or travel with them. I love having the freedom to fly the solo flag when I choose or meet others and make friends when I wish to have company.
Funniest thing happened on a travel?
It wasn’t funny at the time but the train running away from Barcelona Sants Station (the last stop) with a bunch of us still on it was pretty hilarious now that I think about it.
Island or mountains?
This is a tough question because my favourite thing about travel is natural beauty. I love the views from mountains but I also love beautiful beaches and staring out to sea and of course the amazing sunsets. I guess if I was staying somewhere then I’d probably pick Islands just because they tend to be warmer. I stayed in a hostel in Pai in Thailand that was practically in the mountains and at night the temperature plummeted to the point where I was wearing half the contents of my backpack just to stay warm.
What is your favourite pastry?
Savoury – chicken pie. Sweet – Pain Au Chocolat or just plain croissants.
What was the reason to start a blog for you?
I am EXTREMELY passionate about travel and wanted to share my adventures. Also, a few friends had asked me for travel info and advice so I thought that starting a blog may help a few people. I love being creative and enjoy writing.
What is the next destination you are going to visit?
Australia. It has been top of my list since forever.
Panda or Koala?
I would love to cuddle a koala.
Is there a country you don’t want to visit and if yes, why?
Places that are particularly cold such as Iceland are not on my list because I have a very strong disliking for winter (I constantly tell people I’m allergic to it). I’d definitely be concerned about visiting anywhere where there is political unrest or an oppressive government.
Why did you start blogging?
I love to be creative and I enjoy writing about things I’m passionate about i.e. Travel. I wanted somewhere to jot down my thoughts and share my experiences and hopefully provide some useful advice and information. I also wanted to share the creativity that I see around the world as well as my own travel-inspired creativity.
My nominations are:
Rules for The Liebster Award Nomination:
- each nominee must link back the person who nominated them
- answer the 11 questions
- nominate 11 other bloggersfor this award who have less than 500 followers
- create 11 questionsfor your nominees to answer
- you can’t nominate the one who tagged you
- let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them
My 11 Questions are:
- Describe your blog in 5 words
- What would your ideal weekend look like?
- Which has been your favourite destination so far?
- Would you rather go skiing or lie on a beach?
- What made you want to start a blog?
- Is there anywhere you have been that you would never visit again?
- Name the top three destinations on your travel wish list.
- In which country have you met the friendliest locals so far?
- City or small town?
- Do you like to spend time in nature?
- Do like to have everything organised, booked and planned before you leave for your trip or do you like to wing it and see where the wind takes you?