I’d like to thank Jenny Stephens, from for my Liebster Award nomination! She writes a great travel blog.

The Liebster Award 2016 is an online award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means favorite. It’s a great way to explore new blogs and expand your network.


My Nominations

I just want to nominate those three writers. I don’t know them personally, but reading their blogs, I got the impression of some really extraordinary people and I want to get to know them 🙂


The Rules

Official rules of The Liebster Award 2016 if your blog has been nominated and you have chosen to accept it, are below.  I’ve found varying rules on the internet, so hopefully I have included them all!

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.  Images you can use for your 2016 Liebster Award can be found here.
  • Answer your nominator’s questions and create 11 questions for your own nominees to answer.
  • Nominate about five blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • Give 10 random facts about yourself
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.


11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I love the sunrise but I always miss it ’cause I sleep too long
  2. If I’m swimming in a lake I always think of sea monsters
  3. I’m a hiker and I’m afraid of heights
  4. I love Nutella (I just changed to another brand called Samba)
  5. I’m afraid of the world developing backwards in terms of tolerance
  6. I hate gender marketing (it’s one of the reasons the world develops backwards)
  7. My second toe is longer than my first one
  8. I hate clogged tubes and the bffff-sound when they unclog
  9. Sometimes I’d like to have a armpit hair-do
  10. Mosquitos love me
  11. I own R2D2 socks



My Responses to Jennies Questions:

What inspired you to start writing a blog?
I wanted to conserve my experiences and my photos. And I wanted to share.

Tell me three things people might not know about you?
I’m a Salsa Dancer. I took ballet classes. I work as an experience designer.

Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
As I write about hiking, nature is my biggest inspiration.

How has your attitude to blogging changed over time?
At the beginning I was less outgoing, now I know exactly what I want to share (and what I don’t want to share).

What’s one of the best places you’ve ever been and why?
Cuba. As a consequence of the system, people look at the world differently. And it is a beautiful country.

Name three things you always put in your backpack/suitcase.
Water, map, my Dad’s whistle.

Name a few favourite books (preferably travel-related) – I’m always looking for new recommendations!
Water Music, T.C. Boyle.
Zauberberg, Thomas Mann.
Cien años de soledad, Gabriel García Márquez.

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive in a new place?
Take a walk.

How will your blog look in 5 years time?
Really no idea.

How would you describe your travel style?
I prepare a lot out of anticipation. I read, I look at blogs, I learn languages. I will go there completely informed. But when I’m finally there, I will do everything spontaneously.

Any travel goals for 2016?
Not yet. Chile?



My Questions:

  1. Did you ever think about not taking a camera on your hikes?
  2. Are you afraid at night when you camp solo?
  3. What do you do against it?
  4. Which human quality/characteristic would you like to have (more)?
  5. What makes you angry?
  6. In which situation have you ever wanted to stop a hike and why did/didn’t you you do it?
  7. What is the best funny quote you found lately?
  8. What is the best serious quote you found lately?
  9. What was your favorite hike ever and why?
  10. Why do people vote for Donald Trump?


4 thoughts on “Awarded

  1. Haha, somehow I’m just discovering this…thanks! I’ve been walking other (non-blog) paths for a bit, and now I’m looking towards spring and preparing my little sailboat for what’s looking to be a pretty amazing year of adventures! 🙂

    I’ll think over your questions and then post responses when I feel ready. And thanks again!!!


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