Liebster Award, the 2nd: English, please!

liebsterSome months ago, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award the first time. Now lovely Fabienne from Luxembourg meets the World nominated me again, and this time all the questions are in english. Please, forgive me if my english isn’t the best, haven’t used it in quite a long time. So, first: What is the Liebster Award?

Basically, the Liebster Award is a way of getting to know other travel bloggers interests and point of views. The award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is not only meant to get some information about other bloggers, but also a way to support them in the blogging community. The award is given to other bloggers of your niche in order to get to know them. Liebster comes from Germany and means something like dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart etc.

Here are the 11 questions, Fabienne got for me:

If you could take someone with you on your trips, who would it be?

Mmmh, difficult! I love to travel with my whole family, my mum, my sister, my brother-in-law. But that’s something for city/weekend trips. With my aunt and my uncle, who are as crazy about travelling as I am, I had some of the best travel-experiences in my life, like seeing northern lights and visiting the Grand Canyon. I enjoyed discover a moroccan village just with my boyfriend by my side. Trekking through Sweden with a totally unknown girl who became a great friend was amazing as well! So, you see, I’ll never have to travel alone if I don’t want to. For every kind of travel I have beloved ones to take with me!

Name your three favourite places you’ve been so far

  1. Definitely northern Finland! Visiting the arctic with all it’s icecold glory was breathtaking in every sense of the word.
  2. La Provence: Walking through a field of deep purple lavender with sun on your skin and the chirp of the crickets in your ear…hmmm!
  3. Morocco: Even if my one and only visit was way too short and way to focused on learning to surf, I absolutely fell in love. Because of that I definetely have to come back to see Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, the Atlas, and and and!

 

Your best travel memory
The joy and happiness to stand on the back of a sled and have a pack of wild huskies pulling you over ice, that glistens in the sunshine, while the cold is burning your lungs.

 

Your worst travel memory

It was more a catastrophy than a holiday: a surfcamp in France. There wasn’t enough food, we didn’t get the accommodations that were promised, everyone was really unfriendly und our tuition was just a bad joke.

 

Suitcase or backpack?

Depends. Suitcase for Roadtrips and hotel stays. There’s just more room and it stays tidy for longer. Whenever you have to move your luggage a lot or carry it all on your own: backpack!

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What was your very first travel memory?

Korsika. This island with the clear, turquoise water, in which you can see all the pebbles on the ground, the swing in the yard of our holiday-home and the playhouse for us kids at our favourite restaurant, where the adults  played „earthquake“ with us.

Sun or Snow?

Snow. Glistening in the sunlight! 😉

Apple or Samsung?

Apple. But not out of conviction, more out of opportunity. Got my iPhone second hand and the offer was irresistible cheap.

What inspires you to travel?

The will to live my life to the fullest. Yeah, sounds like a clichée, but I never feel so alive as I do while travelling. Experiencing new landscapes, getting to know new people, pushing myself beyond my borders… I’m absolutely sure, that this world we live in has so much to see, to share, to feel that my will to travel will remain unbroken till the day I die. Or to express it another way: The day I don’t want to travel, I’m dead.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I have to admit, I’m quite happy in Germany, in Cologne. We have a lot of privileges here, that I wouldn’t have in other countries: I live in a democracy,  in a country where women are equal to men by law, where I can look for a job I like and live in an appartment with every comfort I want. I can marry whoever I want! And even better, I can not marry whoever  I don’t want! And I have a fundamental right of free speech. We don’t have a gun problem or a massive drug problem, we can search for porn on the internet if we like, use every social media site and have as many children as we want. With a german passport you have the best travel possibilities in the world. So yeah, I’m happy here. (Huh, that came out a bit political, didn’t it?)

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What is your next destination?

The next weekend I’m visiting holland again, the germans favourite shorttrip destination. My family and me are renting a nice house in Haarlem, we’re going to visit the beach, play games and just be happy, that we have each other.

 

Rules for the Liebster Award

Once you received your nomination, you have to:
– Create a blog post on your blog
– Answer the questions assigned by the blogger who nominated you
– Nominate as many new bloggers as questions you asked for the Liebster Award
– Give your nominees a list of your questions they have to answer to keep the love going
– Notify the nominees
– Post your Liebster award blog post link in the comments column of the blogger who nominated you

My nominees:

Reisen mit Kate
Anns Schwedenherz
Von Lenas Abenteuern
Paradise found
breitengrad66

To be honest, all this blogs already have lots of fans and don’t need my support, but I like them and I’m happy if they like to participate. If not, that’s no problem of course. And of course, everyone can write in the language he or she wants! 🙂

My questions:

  • What was the hardest, most exhausting or just most shocking travel experience in your life?
  • Name your three favourite places you’ve been so far!
  • Did you ever fall in love while travelling?
  • Is there something you just have to take on every journey? A book, a talisman, a plush animal… 😉
  • If you could just snip your fingers in this moment and be somewhere else, where would that be?

 

 

Bis bald und gute Reise!

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