The Global Curious nominated to the Liebster Awards!!!
The Global Curious nominated to the Liebster Awards!!!!
Medieval trumpets triumph sound here please!!!
A BIG BIG thank you to Wanderlust Wings.
Carla, you must know you made me very happy with this nomination! Congratulations for your blog and nomination as well! I can see we have a lot in common. Except for the age, I'm like a grandma compared to you ajajajajaajaj.
I'm quite new at blogging, and I'm taking it slowly as I really want to enjoy every step of the way. There's so much to learn out there that I didn't realize till not long ago that someone in 2011 had this great idea:
Creating this symbolic awards that circulate on the internet and bloggers use to get difusion and networking with other bloggers.
Thumbs up for creative and like minded people! This works like a chain reaction. You need to be nominated by another blogger and pass the instructions and the spirit of this collaborative iniciative.
So the news caught me off guard of course. We just arrived from a 4 and half months trip that took us through 4 continents and I was still FRODO MODE ON: You know Frodo right? Lord of the Rings short fellow? Yes, I'm talking about him.
I'm talking about that feeling of not knowing where you really are. Am I home already? Or, Am I still traveling but dreaming of home?
And then, you are just looking at everything with your eyes half-closed and some medieval music in the background. This is when you realize you are feeling as surreal as Frodo felt when he came back from getting rid of the ring.
So... you can imagine that when I saw the comment on my IG I started dancing quite ridiculously and then I talked about all my blogging knowledge to my czech flatmate. I'm sure she wanted to hear every single detail.
So back to the Awards!
If I nominated you and decide to accept this recognition, please follow the instructions below:
Thank the person that nominated you (that'be be me!). Add a link to the blog ad follow it if you like it.
Post the Liebster Award image in your blog.
Answer the 11 questions that the person that nominated you is asking o write 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate between 5 - 11 blogs, according to the amount of followers.
Include this set of instructions in your post.
Tell the bloggers you chose that you have nominated them for the Liebster Awards.
Ask 11 questions to your nominees. Try to be creative!!!
Visit and follow if you like the other blogs you've been nominated with.
Once you've followed the instructions you are automatically the proud winner of the Liebster Awards woho!!!
You can be nomitaded a number of times.
And now, the first interview of my whole life... paving the road for an unprecedented fame... :/// jajajajaj
(this is when people ask... are you high? I'm not! I'm happy that's all)
1 Which place did you always dream of visiting? Have you been there already?
When I was 8 I remember Morocco's photo album sitting on the tea table. My grandad had been there many years ago and looking at his photo on a camel exploded my mind. This is when I realized there was a whole world out there. Since then, it's been my dream to visit that exotic land. Hopefully next year will find me stargazing in the desert!
2 How did you decide to start your own blog?
4 years ago I was travelling through Europe for what was planned to be a two months trip.
One day, I called my family to tell them that my holidays were not finishing at all. I was going to stay in Denmark for a year doing a Working Holiday visa.
That was one of the biggest games changers of my life. After I made the decision of going down that path, I started learning all these things that led to reconnecting with myself.
When I was young (ahhh just kidding I'm still young! 30's are the new 20's right? Riiiight???) I studied cinema, make up artistry, used to write poetry. Always loved camping, travelling and meeting people. Even was a scout for 5 yeas!
Becoming an expat brought so many challenges into my life, that at some point I realized I had acquired all this knowledge, experience and a huge need of expresing myself. Honestly I didn't know if there was a way to combine all these hobbies.
I didn't want to be in the world without a project to motivate me and even though travelling is my favourite thing, I had the vision to turn that into something else, something I could use to be helpful to others too.
So at the beginning of 2016 I found interviews to travellers and bloggers... I could hear the doors opening and the ideas flowing my way.
It took me a while to make the decision as it's a lot of work and it takes huge commitment. Honestly that challenging side of it motivated me even more! So in November 2016 I started setting up The Global Curious.
3 What's the story behind the name of your blog? Why did you choose it?
I started following Laura and Juan, an argentinian couple that travels around the world blogging and writing books. When I purchased one of their books I emailed Laura saying "Thank you for sharing your travels with all the global curious out there!" She replied to me something like "Thank you! I really liked that global curious thing!". Of course she has no idea that her email helped me set things in motion.
I also felt it was perfect for the project. Curiosity is an intense but subtle force.
It's kind but challenging and will always make us move from where we are standing. Curiosity guides us to new perspectives.
At the same time it was very hard to find a name that would work in two languages. As you know this is a bilingual blog so that was key for me. In the end it all was like a puzzle coming up together with its own magic.
4 ¿Who do you admire in the blogosphere?
I admire a lot of bloggers actually. In english I have been following a lot of Darren Rowse from Problogger. I think he and his team have a very powerful and generous platform for people interested in becoming digital nomads.
I also admire the bloggers I'm nominating for these awards. I think they travel differently or have that extra something that I really enjoy in the way they tell their stories or what they are planning to do next.
Also follow big blogs from Argentinian bloggers. I try to learn a lot from them and their sensitivity to then work on reflecting that also in my english writing which is quite challenging and enjoyable at the same time!
5 What are the main 5 things you've learned in your travels?
Most of all, to expand my reality.
To make decisions constantly trusting my intuition.
To be more flexible, relaxed but very efficient. To be able to adapt to any situation.
Solidarity, empathy and tolerance. Luckily I grew up with these values. But when I started travelling with the scouts I saw different realities. I was quite aware of them already at an early age, but having the chance of meeting locals and being able to volunteer and making a (even if very small) change, that shaped the person I am nowadays entirely.
I learnt to enjoy lifeand time present no matter what! When travelling things change very fast, so you really need to be present and connect with the moment.
6 Tell me about the first memory that comes to your mind if I say the word "Travel"
Grandad falling of the hammok on a camping weekend. I was 7, he was 71, it was pretty funny. Cound't stop laughing for the whole weekend.
7 What's the funniest story that happened to you in your travels?
The odyssey of coming back to New Zealand after my trip to the United States.
So... I jumped off the bus that took me back to New York after a week in Boston.
I was sooo ready to make the most of my last night in town (maybe cheap last minutes tickets to Broadway? maybe some Jazz and cocktails?).
For starters, after the bus I took the wrong train. When I tried to come back in the metro, metro wasn't working. My wheel suitcase broke and it was taking my snickers out every step of the way.
When after two hours in the middle of summer I finally made it to the address where my hotel was SUPPOSED to be in Brooklyn... well...there was nothing there... except for a WAREHOUSE.
Hotel didn't exist. No one had ever heard about it. FULL STOP.
After spending three hours in a very well known hamburguer chain I decided the best thing to do was to spend my last 24 hours in town at the airport.
In there I had a nice can tomato soup, tried to make a blanket with paper napkins, and slept on a chair with my siutcase tied to my leg. There was a girl playing the cello which made everything a little bit more magic (and depressing).
The day after I flew to LA, aftter 6 hours of layover, flew to Sydney. Spent 13 hours cruising the city to finally arrive to Christchurch at 1am excited to see my boyfriend...who wasn't there because he had fallen asleep.
What did I learn?
To be a Buddha of the comebacks. Stay chill and calm even while having the worst tomato soup ever.
8 How would you rather travel: alone, with friends, with your partner or with a big group of people?
This one is too hard to answer. I've been lucky enough to do all and can surely say I love all.
9 What is your favourite mean of transport?
I am a walker. If it's up to me I would just walk everywhere (because I'm awful at cycling and driving lol). But, I aso prefer by car. You can take it anywhere and sleep inside!!!!
10 Is there any place you wouldn't want to go on your travels?
Courtney, I'm so sorry for what I'm about to say. I never dreamt with going to Canadá. I can see landscapes are just amazing, and canadians are like...the sweetest people ever, but it never crossed my mind to actually get a ticket and go visit canada. Please someone talk me into it!!!!
11 What your next destination?
Northern lights in Iceland is the destination that's stuck in my head right now. I just came back from an amazingly good trip but I'm already planning the next one of course!!!
Oooookeyyyy, it's been a lot of fun answering these questions I feel like a superstar!!! So now... may I introduce you to my nominees...
I'm including blogs in english and in spanish, so we can all have a bit of multicultural exchange,
These are MY questions for you if you decide to accept the Award...
1 How do you decide where you are going next?
2 How do you balance your traveling life with being a digital nomad?
3 Did you ever miss a train, flight, bus or your passport? Tell me the story!!!!!
4 What was the most intense experience you had in your travels?
5 How did you reach the decision of starting the blog?
6 What fun advice would you tell to someone that wants to travel to your country?
7 When and how did you realize you were born to see the world?
8 If you have to choose another country to live in, where would that be and why?
9 How would you describe your way of traveling?
10 How do you feel every time you finish a trip or big adventure?
11 What books and movies would you recommend for travelling inspiration?
This is it my friends, happy travels and even more inspired writings!!!!!!
Do you want even MORE travel inspiration? Watch this video on the vlog!