Otro Premio Liebster.

Gracias a Rutas Trazadas por nominar SetMeravelles por este premio. Esta vez voy a dejar la explanación en español, como he recibido la nominación en español 🙂 Mis preguntas en inglés.

 

LOS PREMIOS

Los Liebster Awards son unos premios que existen únicamente en el internet y consiste en otorgar el premio a varios blogs que te gusten para así promoverlos y darles mayor exposición. Estos awards llevan rodando por el internet desde el 2011 y yo apenas me enteré a principios de este año que existían.

REGLAS

Si aceptas la nominación debes publicar una entrada en tu blog con las siguientes características:

  • Agradecer a la persona que te nominó, con un enlace a su blog. Seguir el blog de esta persona.
  • Publicar la imagen del Liebster Award en tu blog usando un widget.
  • Contestar a las 10 preguntas que te hace la persona que te nomina o escribir 10 cosas sobre ti (esto lo decide la persona que te nomina)
  • Enumerar las normas.
  • Informar a las personas que se nomina.
  • Al ser nominado debes visitar cada uno de los otros blogs con los que fuiste nominado y si deseas seguirlos.

 

PREGUNTAS

Mis preguntas son:
1. ¿Cuál fue tu primer viaje? Creo que tenía 2 semanas cuando mi madre me llevó a ver su familia en Kentucky. El primer viaje que recuerdo era cuando tenía 3 o 4 y fuimos a la playa de Virginia, Virginia Beach. Viajaba mucho cuando era un niño. What was your first trip? I think I was 2 weeks old when my mom took me to see her family in Kentucky. The first trip I remember was to Virginia Beach when I was 3 or 4. I travelled a lot as a child.

2. ¿Qué tipo de hospedería prefieres: hotel, hostal o apartamento y por qué? Depende. Ojalá tuviera la pasta para pagar un hotel. Suelo alojarme en una pensión o AirBNB. La pensión por precio y no ser albergue. Me gusta la privacidad. Los AirBNBs están de moda, y me gusta conocer gente del lugar que estoy visitando. What type of housing do you prefer: hotel, B&B, flat and why? It depends. I wish I had the money for posh hotels. I usually stay in a pensión (similar to B&B) or AirBNB. The pensión for the cheaper price that isn’t a youth hostel. I like privacy. AirBNBs are popular at the moment, and I like to meet people from the place I’m visiting. 

3. ¿En cual país/ciudad has probado la mejor comida del mundo y que fue eso que comiste? Sin duda la mejor gastronomía está en Euskadi, (el País vasco). No puedo comer mariscos pero hay pintxos de todo. Mi comida preferida es paella valenciana (paella mixta no es paella. Es arroz con cosas.) También me gusta mucho la comida italiana, y siempre cuando viajo a Italia como mucho y muy bien. In which country or city have you tried the best food in the world and what was it that you ate? Without a doubt the best food is in the Basque Country. I can’t eat seafood, but there are pintxos made from everything. My favourite food is Valencian paella (Mixta isn’t paella. It’s rice with things.) I also like Italian food a lot, and whenever I travel to Italy I eat a lot and eat well. 

4. ¿Qué tipo de viaje disfrutas más: tren, avión, barco o auto? Si puedo conducir, un coche. Hago muchos viajes con BlaBlaCar, un app para compartir coche. Me gusta mucho viajar en tren también. El avión no me gusta mucho pero a veces es necesario. Suelo viajar mucho en autobús, el nombre de los guaguas en España 🙂 What type of trip do you enjoy most: train, plane, boat or car? If I can drive myself, by car. I do a lot of trips with BlaBlaCar, an app for ridesharing. I also like travelling by train. I’m not a fan of planes, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. I travel a lot by bus.

5. ¿Cuál es el viaje más reciente que has hecho y cuál es el próximo? El viaje mas reciente era con Samarucs a la Selva de Irati. El próximo será por Europa con mi madre con destinos: Italia, Grecia, París y muchos sitios en la mejor península del mundo. Ay, espera. La semana que viene he de hacer un examen en Barcelona, pero Barcelona es como mi casa. What is the most recent trip you’ve gone on and what is the next one? The most recent one was the trip with Samarucs to the Selva de Irati. The next one will be a European trip with my mom to Italy, Greece, Paris and a lot of places around the Greatest Peninsula in the World. Oh. Wait. Next week I have to take the GRE in Barcelona, but BCN is my second home. 

6. ¿Cuál ciudad/estado/provincia/pueblo/condado de tu país me recomendarías visitar? De EEUU, Seattle. De mi segundo país, recomiendo: San Sebastián-Donostia, Bilbao, Barcelona, Granada, València, la comunidad autónoma de Asturias. Y Tenerife. No puedo elegir solo un sitio de España. My favourite city in the US is Seattle. Of my adopted country, I recommend San Sebastián-Donostia, Bilbao, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, and the autonomous community of Asturias. And Tenerife. I can’t choose just one place in Spain. 

7. ¿Tienes algún pasatiempo además de viajar?

Senderismo, escribir, leer, cine, series (Twin Peaks, Riverdale, House of Cards, Merlí y Jane the Virgin son mis series del año 2017) In my free time, I like to hike, write, read, movies and series. (Twin Peaks, Riverdale, House of Cards, Merlí and Jane the Virgin son mis series de 2017. 

8. ¿Cuándo viajas en avión, prefieres el asiento del pasillo, el del medio o ventana?

Soy de ventana, siempre. I’m always a window seat. 

9. ¿Te gusta pasar la temporada navideña viajando o prefieres pasarla en tu ciudad o país junto a la familia? Viajando…suelo viajar a EEUU para visitar mi familia de hecho..Travelling! I usually travel to the US at Christmas to visit my family actually. 

10. ¿Eres más de museos o más de parques? Parques. Me aburro la mayoría de museos. Prefiero pasear por las calles y conocer la ciudad de esta manera. Parks. The majority of museums bore me. I prefer meandering the streets and discovering a city that way. 

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My nominees:

ClearSkiesCamino
HikeMinded
ItsGoodToBeCrazySometimes
LivingtheQLife
NadineWalks

Questions:

  1. What was your first hike?
  2. Where is your favourite place you have ever travelled to?
  3. Where is your #1 Bucket List destination?
  4. What are your thoughts on pineapple on pizza?
  5. What is your #1 piece of travel advice to others?
  6. Have you got any travel regrets?
  7. What place would you recommend others NOT to visit and why?
  8. Why you do you blog?
  9. If you won the lottery (even if you don’t play), what would be the first thing you do?
  10. What’s your favourite day of the week?

History of Lieber

Post Camino.

I am back from the Camino del Norte Adventure of 2016. Ya he veulto desde la Aventura del Camino del Norte de 2016.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting my thoughts and feelings and experiences on the Camino del Norte. It’s a lot to process, especially at the same time I’m trying to get myself settled in to my new city, Valencia. Durante las semanas que viene, voy a escribir aquí sobre mis pensamientos y sentimientos y experiencias del Camino del Norte. Hay mucho que contemplar, y aún más cuando estoy intentando instalarme en mi ciudad nueva, València. 

I walked from Santander to La Isla in Asturias before having to quit a few days early due to a combined heatstroke/cold (it takes talent). I am ready to go back to the Camino. I feel I grew as a person and learned a lot about myself and the world while walking those 150ish kilometres. Caminé desde Santander hasta La Isla en Asturias antes de tener que dejarlo unos días antes dado de una mezcla de insolación y resfriado. (Tengo talento ya os digo.) Ya estoy listo para volver al Camino. Me crecí como persona y aprendí mucho de mi mismo y el mundo mientras caminaba unos 150 kilometros. 

I can’t wait to my next stage. No puedo esperar hasta la próxima etapa.

Look for entries to start appearing the first Monday (Labour Day for the Americans, Monday for the rest of the world) in September. Empezando el primer lunes de septiembre, ya podréis leer todo sobre mi experiencia. 

Until then, I was nominated again for the Liebster Award by The Slider, so here we go! Thanks, mate! I’m too busy to nominate anyone, but all the blogs I read are worthy fof it!

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The Liebster award is online recognition by bloggers to new and up and coming bloggers. When nominated for this award, you answer 11 questions set by the ‘nominator’ and then you nominate 11 of your favourite new bloggers (with less than 200 followers – although I think one can be a little flexible on this) and ask them 11 questions.

My 11 questions

1. Who is your favourite musician/band? Mariah Carey and Brand New.

2. Have you ever been to sub Saharan Africa? Nope, but I would love to!

3. What is your culinary speciality? Fajitas. I’m a horrible cook. Cocino bastante mal.

4. What is your favourite film? Moulin Rouge

5. Is there a special place close to your heart in the world you have visited? The Camino, Asturias, Euskadi, Catalunya and Granada come to mind. The Roman Bridge in Cangas de Onis in Asturias is a favourite of mine.

6. Can you recommend a great place to visit in your city/town/village which not many people know about? Valencia is pretty touristy, but there are a ton of museums outside the Ciutat de les Arts i Ciencies that are usually free on Sundays. The Holy Grail is allegedly located in the Cathedral of Valencia, according to The Vatican. And there are so many beaches that you can easily avoid Malvarossa. L’Albufera and Xàtiva are nearby sites to visit.

7. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles.

8. Is there a particular work of art (painting, sculpture, drawing, photograph, conceptual work or just any artefact) that is close to your heart? Not that I can think of. I connect more with words than art.

9. What was the first concert you attended? The Judds.

10. What is your favourite inspirational quote? No Day But Today.

11. When was the last time you cried? I think last week on the Camino I was overcome with emotion one day. I got over it 😛

 

What are the rules for the Liebster Award?

Once you accept a nomination, you are expected to complete the following steps:
– Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you
– Create a post on your blog, displaying the Liebster Award logo
– Answer the 11 questions assigned by the blogger who nominated you
– Provide rules/instructions for accepting the award
– Nominate 11 new favorite bloggers for the Liebster Award
– Come up with a list of 11 new questions for your nominees
– Notify the nominees
– Post your Liebster Award blog post link in the comments of your nominator’s Liebster Award Post

The Liebster Award

I am excited to have been nominated by Living the Q Life  for the Liebster Award! Estoy agradecido para recibir una nominación para el Premio Liebster de Living the Q Life. 

3and3quarters.net_-300x268[1]The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.  This is the way recognize and appreciate fellow bloggers and also promote our blogs.  El Premio Liebster es un premio que solo existe en internet, y es premiado de los blogueros a otros blogueros para reconocer y apreciar nuestros colegas de blog y promocionar nuestros blogs. 

How the LIEBSTER AWARD Works:

These aren’t so much rules but rather guidelines to keep this chain of awards going when you decide to accept the award. Son más un guía que reglas para seguir con esa cadena de premios cuando elige aceptar el premio.

  1. Write a blog post about your nomination, displaying an image of the award. Escribir una entrada de blog sobre tu nominación con el imagen del premio.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. Agradecer la persona que te ha nominado y incluir un link a su blog.
  3. Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked you in his/her blog post. Contestar las 11 preguntas que la persona quien te ha nominado te ha preguntado en su post. 
  4. Nominate 5 to 11 other new bloggers who you think deserve this award and come up with 11 questions of your own for them to answer. Nominar 5-11 más blogueros que piensas que merecen este premio y piensa en 11 preguntas para que contesten. 
  5. List these rules in your blog post. Incluir eses normas en su entrada de blog.

My Questions To Answer/Las Preguntas Que Tengo Que Contestar Yo

  1.  What destination/location are you most excited to see in 2016 and why?

    I was pretty excited about Prague. At the moment, I’m excited about crossing Zamora and Huesca off my Spanish province list and hopefully some amazing places on the Camino del Norte this summer

  2.  What travel experience pushed you out of your comfort zone and why?

    Any time I have to stay with strangers, as I deal with social anxiety. So the albergue on the Camino del Norte pushed me entirely out of my comfort zone. I survived.

  3.  Do you like to plan every detail of your trip or prefer to “wing it”?

    A little bit of both. I plan how many days I’m going to be in a city/place and wing what I do there when I arrive. I read guidebooks, so I have a plan, but I like to explore and find places on my own.

  4. Have you travelled someplace that really surprised you?  Why was it so surprising?

    Cinque Terre surprised me the most as I thought it was going to be a tranquil, peaceful connection with nature. Instead, there were so many tourists that finding peace and quiet was extremely difficult.

  5. Have you eaten anything that you thought you would never have eaten?

    I still have yet to try octopus or txiporones en su tinta, two specialties from Spain’s North Coast. I have eaten cactus and alligator though.

  6. What is your favorite thing about travelling?

    The unexpected, the seeing and experiencing new things, the excitement and breaking of routine. Everything except airports, really.

  7. Do your friends and family ask you why you travel?  What do you say to them?

    I think they understand my desire to see the world. I’m a Sagittarius, and a lot of Sagittarians have a need to explore the world. Usually if they have to ask, they’re not someone who will stick around my life too long!

  8. What is your next travel destination?

    Not sure. I think Bayona and San Juan de Luz in Basque France, but I may take off somewhere as soon as tomorrow depending on the weather! The weather plays a large part in travel plans in the North of Spain.

  9. Do you have a favorite time of the year to travel and, if so, what is it and why?

    My main travel time is at Easter due to having time off and money. In the summer, I have a lot of time but not a lot of money, and in the winter it’s the opposite. So Semana Santa has been my biggest travel time of the year.

  10. If you could be a villain for a day, who would you be and why?

    Maybe Cruella de Ville or Ursula, two of my fave Disney villains. If Spike from Buffy counts as a villain, I would be him.

  11. If you could have any 6 people over for a dinner party, who would you invite?

    Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Felicity Huffman, Nick Hornby, Pedro Almodóvar and Ewan McGregor for the famous celebrity one. I’d be too nervous about making a good impression to handle the Pope or Hillary Clinton.

My LIEBSTER AWARD Nominees

Kevin’s Thoughts, Ramblings and Everything in Between

It’s Good to be Crazy Sometimes

The Camino Provides

Cortado Inglés

The Dahlia Scene

My Questions for the Nominees to Answer

1. What are your favourite road trip movies?
2. What songs are on your road trip playlist?
3. What has been your favourite holiday/vacation destination?
4. Where could you go if you could go anywhere in the world?
5. What was your favourite trip as a child?
6. Do you have any favourite road trip books? If not, what’s your fave book?
7. And your ultimate road trip would be…?
8. Do you like hiking? If so, your fave hike!
9. Who is your favourite travel companion, or do you prefer travelling alone?
10. What is the most annoying thing about travelling?
11. What place would you recommend me to check out next?