I was nominated for the liebster award…. wow…..



Well I never ever thought someone would ever nominate me for an award, so it was such a nice surprise to see a comment saying I had been nominated thanks to the wonderful Katy the Voyager! I feel very honoured that someone would think of me to be nominated for this award. The Liebster Award, which is basically the blogging edition of paying it forward. It is an award given to blogs that have followers of 200 or less. Thank you so much again Katy the Voyager for nominating my blog. This definitely gives me the courage to keep going at it, and be more consistent with my blog posts!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that has been passed on through the blogging community for many years. Liebster is a German word that can mean kindestdearest, or beloved.  The Liebster Award is a blog award nomination presented to novice bloggers in an effort to spread blog love and increase blog exposure.

Liebster Award Rules: What you as a nominee need to do.

1.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to his or her blog.

2.Answer the 10 questions by the nominee before you.

3.Nominate 10 of your favourite blogs with fewer than 200 readers, and notify them of their nomination.

4.Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

I nominate:

1. The Tiny Traveler 

2. Come Follow Me to Italy

3. The Travelling Twin

4. The Beauty of Decisions 

5. My European Adventures 

6. From Italy with Love x

7. Peeking into Italy

8. Mi Chiamo James

9. Molto Molto

10. 14 Weeks Worth of Socks

My Questions & Answers

1. Why do you blog?

I blog, because it’s something I enjoy, it’s a different way to discover yourself, and since my blog is me learning a new language, I can’t wait to go back through to posts later on to see how much I have improved. And It’s a way to show the rest of the world about a language and a country I love.

2.What is the strangest food/experience you’ve had?

Strangest food experience for me I think was Christmas Eve 2012, when I was in Italy with Matteo’s la familgia and we had to eat seafood, I’m not a fan of seafood, so I found it far to much, and probably made a rather bad impression on his family all because I generally don’t eat seafood.

3. What city did you go to on your first plane ride?

My first plane ride was on a tiny plane out of Hokitika airport to New Zealand’s capital of Wellington when I was 18 years old.

4.What is great about your native city/country?

I do like that New Zealand is so far away from the rest of the world, but also because of that, it means that we are quite excluded form the rest of the world. I watched a video on Facebook today that I thought summed up my memories of New Zealand. So I’ll share it here, because it definitely shows what is great about the country I still call home.

5. Where are you off to next and why?

We are already planning our next trip back to Italy in August of September, to see the family and soak up the sun, and help my language skills.

6. Who inspires you?

I think Pope Francis definitely inspires me, he’s doing a world trip soon, that’s pretty exciting!

7. What is your dream vacation?

Travelling from the top of Italy to the bottom!

8. List three cities you would highly recommend

Rome, Assisi and St.David’s

9. Any Nightmare Vacations?

I think the time I was in Italy for the month of January 2013, I couldn’t do anything because it rained the whole month!

10. Would you like to live in a foreign country? Which one?

I already live in a foreign country, but if I had a choice it would be without a doubt Italia!

My Questions for My Nominees

1. What inspired you to create your blog?

2. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

3. What is your most memorable travel experience?

4. What is your favourite country?

5. What tops your Bucket List?

6. What’s your favourite way of travelling?

7. Where is your next travel destination and why?

8. What is your favourite pastime?

9. What is great about the city you currently live in?

10. What’s one random fact about yourself?