Liebster Award

We are celebrating a win!!! Let’s face it, we love traveling and we love sharing it. We share it because we want to do so but it is so nice to see your numbers going up in followers and social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube). For the past couple of months, we’ve been seeing Liebster Award nominations among our fellow travel bloggers and we just got nominated!! Not once but three times! This means that other bloggers appreciate what we’re writing, they like it, they share it and in some way, we are valued, and that is a huge win. Although our numbers are not the highest, someone else than our parents is reading our blog!

So… what are the Liebster Awards?

This award is aimed to connect bloggers as well as to help people to find travel blogs that they might like. You get nominated by other travel bloggers who have been nominated by other bloggers and so on and so forth. Apparently, liebster means beloved in German, so this is a love-award where bloggers nominate those other peers that they love.
But it is not just naming one another, it is about getting to know deeper some other bloggers by asking and answering questions: we’ve been asked some questions and we’ll give some questions to our nominees so you can get to know them.

A bit more about us

Although you can read more about us in our renewed About us page, we would like to give you a hint of who we are:
We are Sara and Nacho, a Spanish couple who have been together for almost 13 years and traveling almost as much. However, we only started writing our first blog attempt in 2011, when Nacho moved to work to Angola. This was his way of telling his family and friends how amazing life was. We kept the blog and only occasionally wrote, but kept traveling and living abroad as we are part of the expat community.
A little over a year ago we sat down and decided to get back with the blogging but this time more seriously. Since then we’ve been posting weekly and we want to keep doing it. As said before, we are expats. We’ve lived (together or just one of us) in England, Angola, Denmark, Malawi and Turkey, and we’ve learned to love this way of living. Our trips are always DIY, and since we stay in a country for a while we either explore the country itself or the region, learn about the culture, traditions and the food. We just can’t complain!
Now Graham and Charlie from Undiscovered.Guide, Nicole from Wanderlust Brunette, and Carlota from The Wandereuse have nominated us for the Liebster Awards and we couldn’t be happier.

Our answers

We’ve chosen our 11 favorite questions from the 3 blogs that nominated us, here we go!
From Undiscovered.Guide:
Is there a song that instantly takes you back to a place you’ve traveled?
Dreams of brighter day take us to Malawi where we’ve been on two different occasions.
If you could go back to anywhere you’ve visited whilst traveling just one day, where would it be?
It’s impossible to choose just one. We’d love to go back to Bali (although we’ve just been there), to Malawi (as it has a piece of our hearts) and to Angola (where all this started).
Best food you’ve discovered whilst traveling?
We looooove eating, so this is again a very difficult question. Best food we tried in Nepal was mo’mo, in China rice noodles with octopus, in Turkey the Iskender kebab but we always miss Spanish food!
What activity is at the top of your bucket list, but you haven’t had chance to do yet?
We have experienced some great safaris but there is one that we still have to do: Chobe National Park is calling us. And underwater we’d love to dive with the whale shark.
From Wanderlust Brunette:
How did you get into blogging and what are your goals and aspirations for your blog?
We started blogging when Nacho moved to Angola but we have become more serious in the past year. We just want to have fun and share our stories, be helpful and have as many readers as possible.
Where is your next big adventure taking you?
Panama!!!! We are moving to Panama City, it will be a chance to get to know Central America, we have never been on that side of the Atlantic (well, NYC and Seattle but not in a long time)
What is the craziest thing you have ever done while traveling?
We’ve done whitewater rafting in Nepal, where we also tried paragliding. Driving a motorbike in the streets of Luanda, Angola.
Do you have a travel partner? And if so, how did you meet?
We have each other 🙂 We were once swimmers, and when Sara moved to study to Madrid she joined the club where Nacho was swimming, 6 months later this amazing love story began.
What is your favorite quote or book?
“I haven’t been everywhere but it is on my list” by Susan Sontag

From The Wandereuse:

How do you see your blog in 5 years?
We see it full of new stories and adventures, with a larger collection of countries and with many more travelers friends and readers.

What is it that you struggle the most with blogging?
The most difficult part is to produce something different to the rest, with a fresh point of view; we don’t know if we actually do this but at least we are writing it the way we would like to read it.

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Eleven random facts about us:

  1. We met at a swimming pool 13 years ago and have been together since
  2. Sara supports Barcelona FC while Nacho supports Real Madrid
  3. Sara’s favorite ice cream is mint with chocolate chips and Nacho loves pizza
  4. Our house is always a hostel, friends come and go
  5. We are entering in the yoga world
  6. Sara is the oldest of 3 and Nacho the youngest of 2
  7. We got married in 2014
  8. Nacho loves rap while Sara deals with it
  9. We got matching ankle bracelets first in Malawi and then in Indonesia
  10. Sara is a psychologist and Nacho an environmentalist
  11. We both like the Harry Potter world

Our nominees

Shayan and Kanika from Dose of Life have lived in Thailand most (or all) of their life if there is anything about Bangkok you need to know they’ve got the answer.
We met Tiago and Fernanda from Monday Feelings in Malawi. They took a sabbatical year to travel the world and after a few months back in Brazil, they are hitting the road again.
Sheena and Erik (DIY travel HQ) make travel for regular people easy, you don’t need to have lots of money to have a great trip.
Sarah and Nathan are another expat couple currently in Abu Dhabi. Exploring Kiwis has an impressive travel CV.
Lauren and Ben are the faces of Television of Nomads doing their best to teach English around the globe, currently in Korea.
One of our favorite blog in Spanish is Los Viajes de Ali (we know she doesn’t blog in English but you should definitely read her if you can!). She has shared some unusual trips (such as Mali or Oman) and goes on a budget.
Four on a World Trip is counting the days to leave everything behind and travel the world for a year. Another example that you can travel with your kids.
Rob and Taiss fell in love in Thailand and that resulted was changing continents and sharing the best of the country through Together in Thailand.
Another Spanish blogger is Maider from Pack and Click, as a professional photographer, there is little to say about her pics.
 Last but not least are Laura and Alex backpackers from Juntos Viajando, they were a great help through our trip around Indonesia.
Now is time for you to read the rules and answer the questions and get everyone to know you! Congratulations!!

Liebster Award rules

Once you accept a nomination, you are expected to complete the following steps:
* Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you.
* Create a post on your blog, displaying the Liebster Award logo.
* Answer the 11 questions assigned by the blogger who nominated you.
* Give 11 random facts about you.
* Provide rules/instructions for accepting the award.
* Nominate at most 11 new favorite bloggers for the Liebster Award.
* Come up with a list of 11 new questions for your nominees.
* Notify the nominees.
* Post your Liebster Award blog post link in the comments of your nominator’s Liebster
Award Post.

Questions

  1. What does travel mean to you?
  2. What was the funniest story that happened to you while traveling?
  3. How would you define a perfect vacation?
  4. What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve experienced while traveling?
  5. Did blogging change your way of traveling? If so, how?
  6. Which three countries are you willing to go next?
  7. Is there a place you wouldn’t go back? If so, why?
  8. Share the story of someone amazing you’ve met while traveling.
  9. What amazing food/dish have you encountered in your travels?
  10. What was the best experience you’ve had and where was it?
  11. What are you doing to grow your blog?

Thank you again, Graham, Charlie, Nicole and Carlota for this opportunity!

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24 comments

  1. Ozil!!!! Lol he’s a great soccer player. You two must have some great battles about those two teams on the pitch. It’s great to see some new blogs that I haven’t read before! Keep up the good work.

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  2. congratulations – again – to 3 nominations! It’s really a great feeling to be considered and recognised and I can’t wait to post my own Liebster Award article 🙂 It will be coming real soon! Thank you so much for the nomination, really appreciate it!

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  3. Congratulations on your three nominations! And, good luck with your blogging journey – it sounds like you have embraced life and are living it every day! So good to hear.

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  4. Good job on landing so many awards ! It’s really incredible that you guys have lived in so many different places, I can’t wait to read about your new adventures now that I got to learn about you ! I’ve never been to Panama but I’m sure it’s going to be super exciting !!

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  5. Congratulations! Your nomination was definitely deserved. I would love to go to Bali one day- glad to know it is one of your favorite places! Keep on traveling and keep on blogging, you are doing a great job.

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  6. “If you could go back to anywhere you’ve visited whilst traveling just one day, where would it be?
    It’s impossible to choose just one. We’d love to go back to Bali ”
    Me from Bali. Happy that bali being one of ur choice. 🙂

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    • We really couldn’t decide! Indonesia was our latest trip so it was high on our minds but there hasn’t been a place so far that we wouldn’t recommend!

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