The Liebster Award is a blogging award which encourages bloggers to show love and raise awareness for up and coming, new bloggers.
I was nominated for the Liebstar award by:
Thank you so much. It is such an honour to receive this award
Whenever Liebster award is given, the recipient have to answer ten travel related questions. The questions I got were the following:
1. What is it that you like most about travelling?
I just love to see new places, learn about new cultures and make new friends in other countries. I am also a bit of a history buff and find it very interesting to learn more about the history of the places I visit. Usually, if visiting a place for the first time I don’t read too much about it, try to come with a clean plate, discover a place with no preconseptions. When I get home from a trip I dive into the history of the place I just visited which means I can keep on rediscovering a place long after I return back home.
2. What’s your favourite way of travelling and why (by bus, car, plane..)?
Most of the time I prefer planes, I like to get to places really fast and don’t spend too much time on the road. Unlike many others, I’m not afraid of flying, I am more afraid of driving. So I try to avoid cars as much as I can. My favorite way of travelling though, must be the bullet train in Japan. So fast, so comfortable. Much more room that in a plane cabin. I love getting to the station, buying a bento box and some beers, board the train and just watch Japan fly past me as the train speeds from one city to the next.
3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten during your travels?
Hmm, I’ve had a lot of weird food when I travel. I usually try every local food I come across. I did a bush walking trip in Australia where we tried bush food, live ants and stuff like that. It was delicious. So was the raw chicken I was served in Japan, a dish I certainly would never try in Europe. But I survived.
4. What’s the most wonderful encounter you’ve had with local people in a different country?
In December 2015 I went on a skiing trip with nine Japanese friends. Well, they are friends now. Back then I only knew one of them, and I had only met her twice. We rented a cabin in Niseko, Japan, and spent the days skiing. At night we would retire to our cabin, cook homemade Japanese food, drink beer, play cards or just sit around and chat. It was an amazing experience. The Japanese are so welcoming and friendly once you get to know them. That is an experience I will remember forever.
5. What travel experience will you never ever forget about?
I guess I answered this question in the question above, but there are many other experiences I won’t forget. Go-Karting on the streets of Tokyo, seeing a concert in Tokyo Dome with 55.000 other BabyMetal fans. The Crescendo Prog Festival in south-eastern France is a wonderful, intimate festival where I always have a good time. I have been there twice now. There are so many experiences I have had when travelling that I will never forget, it will take too long to mention them all.
6. What do you miss most about home when you’re travelling?
I have to admit, I don’t really miss that much. I love to travel and try to live in the moment. I guess not having my friends there to share my experiences is what I miss the most.
7. What’s your travel ritual, something you always do before or during your trip?
I can’t think of a specific ritual I have before a trip really. I pack of course, and try to clean my apartment so that I come home to a clean place. Other than that I don’t think I have a specific ritual.
8. Are you more a chilling-at-the-beach or a mountain-climbing type of person?
Neither really. I am more the city traveller. I love visiting new cities, just walk around without a plan. See what interesting places I can find, be it a cool store, a nice restaurant or a friendly bar. I’m not really such a nature traveller and at the beach I get easily bored.
9.What place do you think every traveller should have seen at least once in their lives?
This one is easy! Japan! Everyone should visit Japan. Such a wonderful country, totally different culture from the west, great food and friendly people. I always recommend Japan when people ask me where to go.
10. What’s your ultimate travel goal?
Ultimate travel goal, let me see. This is a hard one. I guess I just want to see the world, make friends across the globe, see as many new places as I can but aso revisit the places I love, get to know them more. My new year’s resolution is to visit at least two new countries every year. I guess that might be my ultimate travel goal. Visit at least two new countries a yeat and revisit as many countries as I can.
Here are my Liewster Award nominations
Happily Tanned: Praful and Neha shares their travel stories from India and Europe.
Cassidy’s Adventures: A 19 year old American traveller living andi studying in Rome
Whoajennie – Finding the Way: A traveller with two kids, living in beautiful Hawaii
DBucketList: I discovered Danica’s blog when she nominated me for a Sunshine Award, and frankly I found the blog so good I thought it deserved a Liebster award
Blissy Life: A team of bloggers trying to discover the paradise in the world
Ingrid Zen Moments: Ingrid from Bucharest writes about books and travelling
Life by Lauruhn: A Danish travel blog with posts both in English and Danish
Moving Shoe: A collaboration from six Indian IT professionals with a love for travel
All Gud Things: a dentist with a love for travel. Lots of interesting posts about India
Taking on the City: Food, wine and travelling. Mostly the Uk and Europe
WannaBeEverywhere: An IT girl living in Denmark, writing about her love of travels
And my 10 questions to you are:
1. What is your favorite thng about running a travel blog?
2. Do you prefer solo travel, travelling with a friend or to travel in a group? And why?
3. What is your favorite travel destination? And why?
4. What is your best travel experience?
5. What is your worst travel experience?
6. What are three things you always bring with you when travelling?
7. Do you keep a travel journal? Or do you have some other way of documenting your travels when on the road?
8. What is your advice to first-time travellers?
9. What is it about travelling that you love so much?
10. How do you pick your travel destinations?
The rules of the Liebster Award
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/displaying it in your post.
3. Answer the 10 questions about yourself that your nominating blogger gave you.
4. Nominate 5 – 11 other blogs that you feel deserve the award.
5. Create a list of questions for your nominated bloggers to answer.
6. Explain rules of The Liebster Award in your post.
7. Once you have written and published your post inform the people/blogs that you nominated about their nomination so they can then continue the chain and nominate other bloggers.
8. Enjoy your nomination