We’re ambivalent of awards. Don’t get us wrong, but once you get stuck in the number game, it’s possible to lose focus of what you want to write about. That said, it does feel good that someone reads your blog (ours had been a zombie blog for months at end), and appreciates the effort that goes into it. And that’s why, we’d like to thank Kendra (Rusty Travel Trunk) for nominating us for the “Liebster” award. We’d like to think of it as a way of showing appreciation. 🙂
What’s the most interesting post on Kendra’s blog? Without a doubt – her bucket list. It’s going to be a pretty mean feat, to achieve those 90 items, on that list. All the best with it and would love to read your account on achieving them all. 🙂
“Liebster is a word with German origins meaning dearest, sweetest, kindest, and beloved. The Liebster Award exists only on the internet, and is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. The award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers. The purpose of the Liebster Award is to recognize and discover upcoming talent in the blogosphere through a Pay it Forward initiative.”
As with most awards, here are the set of rules:
- We have to link back to the person who nominated us (but cannot re-nominate them)
- We have to answer the 10 questions given to us
- Select 10 blogs with under 200 followers to answer our 10 questions
Since we don’t always like playing by the rules, we’re going to tweak them a bit and cut the number from 10 to 5.
Here are Kendra’s 10 questions for us:
1. What do you like most about the whole concept of the blogging world?
We’re relatively new to the blogosphere, although our blog has been doing the rounds for a while. What appeals, is the kind of people / travellers you get to read about. People who share the same passion for life, travel, and exploring. And yes, lot of perspective, occasionally peppered with introspection.
2. What is your best/worst/funniest travel memory?
We have a whole list of them. You can read about them here! 🙂
3. Solo travel or group (of any size) travel?
On longer trips, we prefer to travel by ourselves. Occasionally, we do travel with family or friends. Number is a critical amount to a trip. Nothing more than 6 or you’re going to get into a frenzy.
4. What note-worthy food did you discover on a trip?
There have been many. The ones that stood out are the ‘fried insect platter’ in Bangkok and ‘Octopus balls’ in Japan, both found in street stalls. And, although, we’ve not been brave enough to taste any of it, we admire the fact that it was cooked in an edible, appetising manner. More recently, we’ve acquired a taste for sushi and salmon on rye bread.
5. Favorite travel related book or author?
Sadly, we don’t read books (procrastination?), but still keep buying them. We love ‘National Geographic’ (not the travel edition) Magazine and are truly inspired by the people who capture our living planet.
6. What can you NOT travel without?
This is a tricky question. We are pretty accommodating and many times have forgotten to pack important items. So, yeah, there’s nothing really that’s incredibly important. Perhaps, standard medication or placebos.
7. List five things from your bucket list.
1. Test our freezing point in Antarctica
2. Set on a Darwinian journey of discovery in Galapagos
3. Ditch ‘propah traveller behaviour’ and take those crazy trick snaps in Belize
4. Challenge our vodka drinking ability in Russia
5. Challenge our two left feet and try the tango in Argentina
8. If money were no object and you have the time off, where would you go tomorrow?
We’re talking of hypothetical situations. So, all of the above! 🙂
9. What is your favorite passport stamp and why?
We love ’em all. 🙂
10. Do you have any specific traditions you do when you visit somewhere new?
Not really, we pretty much adapt to what’s there. When you’ve travelled for a bit, you realise that you can’t be picky. 🙂
And now we’ve got to pass on the appreciation. Here are some promising blogs in the blogosphere! If you love travel, photography, and nature – you should surely check these links.
Here are our 5 questions for you! (there’s no pressure to participate. This is a rather lengthy post to work on. If you think, you’re good to go and have time on your hands, go ahead. We’d like to hear your side of the story.)
1. What kick-started your travel/photography journey?
2. If there’s one place (one that you’ve visited) you’d love to stay for the rest of your life in, where would it be?
3. Have you ever chosen hunger over a weird/inedible dish?
4. Do you have a travel movie that never fails to inspire you?
5. Have you ever chosen to let a moment remain a moment, rather than capture it on your camera?