The Unique Blogger Award!

A few weeks ago, the lovely Crystal from Et Tu, World? Nominated us for a blogging award, when I found out I started writing right away but didn’t finish it yet as I went travelling a few days later and forgot that I hadn’t finished it yet.
Crystal’s motto is “Exploring more of what life has to offer” and I think that is something we all can relate to, so you should definitely go over and check her blog out.
She hasn’t been blogging for that long, but she is just starting her second year of university and I feel like in the future she will share a lot more interesting blog posts so why wouldn’t you want to tag along on her journey.
So once again, thank you so much Crystal. I really appreciate that you thought of us!

This award was created to celebrate each blogger’s uniqueness by getting to know them better and finding out new things that you may not have known about them. This award comes with a few very simple rules:
1. Thank your nominee.
2. Answer the questions that they have given you.
3. Nominate 5-10 other blogs (and let them know).
4. Set questions for your nominees.

1. What is your favourite type of weather and why?

This is such a hard question for me to answer, because just as Crystal already said in her post I struggle with choosing favourites.
We are just at the beginning of autumn and I love that season.
There is just something magical about a perfect autumn day. The foggy and chilly mornings that give way for the sun to dive everything into golden light. The world a mix of red, orange and yellow.
But I also love a day of heavy wind and dark rainclouds when it feels like the world is ending.
Who doesn’t like a day of summersun where everything feels endless and all you smell is the sweet scent of ice-cream and sun cream. Or what about a perfect day in winter with lots of snow and sun.
But if I have to choose I will probably say that my favourite weather is one of a light storm with dark rainclouds. You can feel in the air that something is about to happen but for now the world still holds on. No raindrops have fallen yet.

2. If the world was ending and you could save one thing (assuming all of your loved ones are safe) what would it be?

Assuming that everyone is safe and that I am safe and still the world is ending, the question is where would we go.
If I am thinking of starting off in another “world” – a completely fresh start, I can think of a lot of things that should just disappear with the world ending. But to be able to only save one thing is hard.
Now, I don’t want to be this person that says my phone or my laptop, but my first thought was something similar. I thought of saving a memory card with all the photos I have ever taken.
But if all my loved ones would be safe, there would be enough time to create new memories.
So maybe I would rather safe my collection of poems I have written and this may sound a bit self-centred and I don’t say this because I think they are good. But those poems are a cluster of who I am and how I see the world.
And I feel like if the world was ending, but you would still survive, it would be good to have something to hold on to, to what you used to be.
The mistakes we or other people have made, should always be what helps us to be better people in the future.

3. Where is your favourite place in the world?

Here I have to say that I haven’t seen enough of the world to be able to name my one favourite place in the world and, so I won’t name a specific place here.
So maybe my favourite place will always be home, wherever that is going to be. I am not speaking of the house or city that I live in.
For some people, home might even be a person. And to me, people are a big part of home.
But home is also more a place where you can feel completely comfortable with yourself.
Way too often you don’t feel at home when you are in fact “at home”.
This is what I wrote before I left the place I used to live to have different temporary homes in the matter of a few months. And now, more than ever am I questioning what home really is. What is home for you?

(I know that I am kind of cheating with answering all these questions, but I don’t know how else I should answer them. I like that I really have to think about these. Thanks, Crystal!)

4. Do you have a pet and if not, do you want one?

I don’t have a pet. When I was younger I used to have two guinea pigs and where I normally live the cat from our neighbours often comes to visit. Cats are incredible and can be very entertaining by just being themselves and I think it would be very nice have a cat one day myself.
But through it all, I always wanted a dog. Especially at the time when I used to take many walks on my own in Bremen.
Now that I have met many dogs and cats at the last two places I have been WWOOFing (4 dogs & 11 cats) I learned how much I really appreciate the company of animals around me. Especially on my first time you kind of always had a dog or a cat on your lap and you could never really get bored.

5. What inspires you to blog?

Everything and nothing. In the beginning this blog was just created out of an idea with my best friend and we just wanted to share our travel stories with other people.
And then, after some time you notice how many incredible and interesting people you meet online through blogging and everyone is able to exchange stories because even if people think they have nothing to share, we are all living, and life is different for everyone. What is even more amazing that you get to connect to all this people from around the world.
And even if I know that I would also continue blogging if no one would read it, because I just like to write, it is probably the people around you that inspire you to blog.
Especially if you get a nice comment of people who enjoy the content you are doing. I think one of the favourite comments I have ever received in my time blogging was that someone told us although she doesn’t get the chance to travel too much herself, she likes that she is able to couch travel through reading our posts.

I won’t nominate anyone specific as the last time I was nominated for an award it almost took me the longest to decide who I want to nominate, and I am still travelling and often don’t even have any Internet and I really like the idea that everyone who reads this can take part and answer my question if they want to. So please, go ahead. It would make me very happy to get to know people on a different level.

1. If you could do anything in the world without thinking of anyone else where would you be, and would you be doing the same job you are doing now?
2. What is your definition of home?
3. If the whole world would listen to you for a moment – which words would you speak?
4. What is one of your favourite quotes and what does it mean to you?
5. When was the last time you did something for the first time and what made you do it?



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