Liebster Award

liebster2Thank you, See Me Know Me blog, for the nomination. I am very happy that you consider me worthy of the award. :З

Now, it’s time to recall the rules, answer the questions and to make the new nominations!

First of all, the rules:

Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too. Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers. Answer the questions 11 questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make 11 new questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

And here are my answers to the questions:

1. What was the best post that you feel you have ever written? Not by likes or views the one you wrote and thought ‘wow’ that is a great piece of writing.

There are two such posts. Both of them weren’t quite popular among the community.

The first one is Everyday Life in Myanmar. I like to see and read about everyday life in the different countries. It is often even more interesting that the classical sightseeing. Here are my thoughts about this, but this post is not “the second one”.

The second one is about how I almost got robbed in Jakarta’s slums, how do the (?minor) hospitals look in Jakarta, how did they do the wound treatment and how do the people react to the whole situation happened to me and my fellow traveller. I like this post because this is about the situation that doesn’t happen often. It enables you to see the city from the unusual angle.

2. What is the best piece of advice you would like to pass onto fellow bloggers like yourself to grow and develop their own blogs?

Write regularly and participate in major weekly events. You can also create your personal weekly events in the blog. This way you can ensure that your blog will develop and won’t be dead.

3. Where are you going to travel to next?

If I succeed with getting yet another Schengen Visa, it will be a small european trip. I don’t know exactly what countries it will cover, but it will definitely contain Lithuania and zero to three countries more, which I consider interesting, where I’ve never been before and where the ticket’s price will be low enough.

4. What are your top 3 essentials that you can’t travel without? (Passport,laptop and phone excluded).

Credit card, a spacious backpack and a travel plug :Р

5. If I asked you where I should go on my next travel adventure what would you recommend and why?

Myanmar. This country is simply fantastic, the lifestyle of the people, the traditions and the surrounding will never stop to surprise and amaze you. I want to get back to Myanmar and to travel only this particular country for a month to see all it has. Maybe even a month won’t be enough. And hurry up to get there before it will be spoiled by tourists like Pattaya.

Another good destination is Lisbon. It is undeservedly missed by the most part of European travellers, but it is much much much better than all the “classical” destinations like Rome. For me, Lisbon is a perfect, I’d even say, favourite city.

6. Where in the world have you eaten your best meal?

The cuisine of Czech Republic was definitely the best.

7. Whats the best travel advice that you can give other travelers?

Don’t stick to the sightseeing places, the life style of the ordinary people is often much more interesting. Never use travel agencies, always arrange your trips by yourself. Try to get acquainted with locals, and do anything that will get you closer to the “real” country or city, not the one that is shown in the glossy magazines.

8. What are you doing when you are not traveling or blogging?

Studying in the university, spending time with my girlfriend, making money for the further travels.

9. What’s your ideal blogging space like?

The one where the writer objects to find unusual in ordinary or already well-known things. Or, the one where the writer travel to  unpopular/dangerous countries.

10.  What inspires you to write your blog?

I want to show the places as they really are, or at the unusual angle. The feedback really inspires and motivates me.

11. Where in the world have you visited that you will go back to for sure?

I’ve partially answered this question earlier – it is Myanmar. I also like Malaysia very much – the is one of a very few countries where I don’t mind to stop for a long time – 2-3 months or even more.

And the nominees are:

And here are the questions:

  1. What is your way to explore a new country?
  2. What would you do if in the country you travel people don’t speak any of the languages you know?
  3. What are your top-3 travel essentials, except the passport, the laptop and the phone?
  4. What is your favourite quote about travelling?
  5. What is the most important thing for you in your travels?
  6. What is the most weird situation happened to you in travelling?
  7. What are you doing when not travelling or blogging?
  8. What is the best travel advice that you can give to other travelers?
  9. Is there any country that you’d like to avoid visiting?
  10. What would you like to read in other travel blogs?
  11. What inspires you to write a blog?
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