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What did I learn this week?… (15/11/14)

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It is the end of the week again, and the time has come to write down what I have learned…

liebster-award11) The first thing that comes into my mind is that I have learned what the Liebster Award is, as I have been nominated (read my post!)

2) Thanks to the Liebster Award I got to know many great travel bloggers still in their beginnings. Some of them are really worth following! Check for the Liebster Award!

3) Not only my online friends brought a smile to my face. I have learned that friendship is something really special and does not depend on space or time. Actually, I did not learn that only this week, but it came to my mind again this week. You can be best friends also if you are in two different parts of the world. I love all the technology that allows me to be constantly in touch with my friends, and of course I love my friends! 🙂

4) I am very close to my 1000 followers on Twitter!! It was one of these numbers that came into my mind as a goal when I started the blog. This taught me that I am actually on the right way. I am so happy about that, thank you all!! (If you are not following me: hurry up and help me reach #1000!! 😉 ) Here is the LINK!

5) I have learned that it makes no sense packing the clothes you do not use in everyday life. We all (talking about women 🙂 ) have some “special” clothes we do not wear in everyday life, waiting for the occasion to use them, which could be a trip to somewhere special. Well, forget it! If you loved that pullover so much you would find any occasion to wear it. So, avoid carrying too much useless weight!

6) I am expecting many changes to the city of Milan, due to the EXPO 2015, which is very exciting. But of course one of them is the unavoidable increase of the hotel rates. What I actually found out this week is that the prices have already been increased, not only in Milan but also in the rest of Italy. Bologna is the city with the highest increase. My advice: If you know that you will travel to Italy in 2015, try to already book the hotels, in order not to have a higher rate later on.

7) ESA’s Rosetta mission soft-landed its Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it is the first time in history that something so extraordinary has been achieved. And what are the people talking about? About champagne landing on Kim Kardashian’s huge butt!
I sometimes really cannot believe what I read! -> Here

8) Friends, my suitcase is packed, I will be flying to Barcelona to the EIBTM Travel trade fair! I will be soon reporting about the news in the travel business and, why not, also about some nice places to visit while on a business trip to Barcelona.

I am looking forward to your comments & thoughts! Have safe travels wherever you are!

Pinkvel 🙂

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My Liebster Award Nomination

liebster-award1Thank you Madison’s Avenue for the nomination for the Liebster Award. Unfortunately I didn’t realize my nomination straight away, but here I am now and I am happy to reply to the nomination.
I like it because it supports us “small” (but very talented 😉 ) bloggers, and it is a great way to connect with the others. It is a pleasure for me to follow all your suggested bloggers and hope that I can be inspirational for others too.

So here are my answers:
1. Why do you travel?
I have discovered this passion very early in my life and it was always clear for me that I want to work in the travel industry. That’s what I finally did.
It soon became a sort of addiction. Now I do not only travel for work but I work for my travels, since that is what I do in my free time too.
(No, I am not working as a travel blogger… that’s what I do in my free time).

2. What would be your ideal travel itinerary?
There are so many that it is too difficult for me to answer.
Very high on my bucket list there is Patagonia, from Argentina to Chile.

3. What was your first memorable travel experience?
Well I think it was the first flight I took alone: Frankfurt-Palermo. I was 15 and so proud to travel alone that I took a coffee on the plane and wanted to sip it completely relaxed as if I had always traveled alone in my life but…. unfortunately it was so hot that I burned my mouth with it and the hot coffee landed on the shirt of the businessman sitting next to me!! I wanted to just hide myself but there was no way I could escape!

4. Do you have an I-can’t-believe-that-happened travel story?
Too many! 🙂 Positive and negative. Whereas negative has fortunately never been tragically negative but funny, at least when seen with a distance.
An example? Once I arrived so early at the airport that I completely forgot to worry about the time. I sat down looking at the planes taking off for hours and I somehow never heard my name at the loudspeaker.
Of course I missed my flight. The chaos started and after a while I managed to book another flight which was very complicated with layovers… but this was not all:
As I finally entered the plane and wanted to sit down I noticed that I had left my hand-luggage at the gate!! (won’t tell you how this ended! 😉 )

5. What’s one crazy thing you’d love to do but don’t know if you’ll ever get the courage to?
Parachuting!

6. What’s the hardest part of traveling?
Carrying the bags!! Those who know me know that I became kind of allergic to carrying heavy bags.

7. Do you think traveling is something you’ll be able to do forever?
Until my body allows me to.

8. How many countries have you visited?
Actually, this is too difficult to count. Many, and many more are still missing.

9. Do you have any travel regrets? What are they?
I don’t think so.

10. Who’s the coolest person you’ve met on your travels?
Can’t think of just one person. I fell in love with so many. Normally it’s older people that touch me most.

11. Where’s your next destination?
I’ll fly to Barcelona, Spain, next week.

My nominations:
1) Whimsicallycarefreeme
2) sandandflowers
3) Travel with Emilie
4) When Woman Travels…
5) blondcoffee

The Rules:
• Thank the blogger who nominated you, and include a link to their blog
• Provide answers to the eleven questions from that person
• Give nominations to other bloggers, who have less than 500 (Twitter or Blog) followers
• Ask them eleven new questions
• Let them know about their nominations, so that they can proceed with the award process

My Questions:
1. Why do you write about your travels?
2. Is writing your main business?
3. If not, would you like to do it as your main job?
4. Which is your dream destination you would like to visit?
5. What was the funniest thing that ever happened to you during your travels?
6. Which destination disappointed you?
7. The nicest hotel you have ever been to?
8. Which are the 3 most beautiful cities according to you?
9. Your best and your worst food experience?
10. Which languages do you speak?
11. Your best blogging tip?