The “Sunshine Blogger Award” is given to new bloggers to recognize their efforts at their first steps. So, I feel very excited that my site “The Wandering Foxy ❧ ” was nominated and finally won the “Sunshine Blogger Award 2018” thanks to Valentini Argyropoulou, a greek girl who loves traveling and shares her amazing stories in her wonderful site My Shoes Abroad! Thank you so much for the honor! Check her Nominees here!
Here are the rules of “The Sunshine Blogger Award”:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog,
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you,
- Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the Award and write them 11 new questions,
- List the rules and display the “The Sunshine Blogger Award” logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Now, it’s time to answer the interesting questions that My Shoes Abroad asked me:
1. What people usually think about your country that is actually wrong?
I don’t think I’ve ever heard bad things about my country, as a place. Generally, Greece is a respected country due to the History of Ancient Greece. The problem is stereotypes. I’m so against them. I’m deeply saddened when some people characterize people of an another country in a bad way. It’s so wrong!
2. Describe the trickiest moment you ever had throughout a trip.
Several years ago, my family and I visited Prague for Christmas. We would return to Athens by airplane but there was a huge delay for our flight… not due to bad weather.
Many hours later, they eventually informed us that our plane had a damage. They tried to convince us that they repaired the damage temporarily and that the plane could fly. So, since there were no other routes for Athens, we took the risk to travel with that specific plane. The bad weather didn’t help us during the flight so I tried to be cool, trying to read my book and hoping for the best.
3. Which country / place disappointed you and why?
No country has disappointed me yet. I always try to see the beautiful side of each country I visit!
4. What was the most terrible action against animals/ planet by humans you have experienced in your travels and how did you react / will you react if it happens again?
Fortunately, I never had a bad experience because I’m very sensitive about this issue. But, with great regret, I realized that Europeans respect the environment and animals much more than Greeks! Most European cities are surrounded by nature. Most cities have parks and small forests where people can visit them, have a picnic, read a book or ride a bicycle. As for the animals, after my last visit to the Antwerp Zoo, I haven’t visited any zoo again!
5. What is the most amazing place you have been and why?
Three villages of Alsace in France: Colmar, Ivoire and Annecy. I felt as if I entered another dimension. Those places convinced me that fairy tales are true!
6. Which language (not your native one!) do you like/ admire and why?
I think Spanish and French. The first one reminds me the original sound of a spanish guitar and the second one the sense of art and love. Cliche, huh?
7. What is the best vegetarian food you have ever tried and where?
I became vegetarian 2 years ago and the last two years I’ve only visited one country. But, due to financial reason, I prefered to make my own vegetarian sandwiches in the appartment that I rented, so i had more money for wandering around.
8. Mention an uncommon travel APP/ website you are in love with and why!
I don’t have any. Sorry!
9. What do you say to people who are afraid of travelling (but they would like to)?
Get off your comfort zone! It’s difficult but it’s worth it! Life and goals demand action. What’s the use of having a dream if you don’t try to make it real? If you’re responsible and well informed, there’s nothing for you to be afraid out there! And save money! It’s all about saving money for this purpose!
10. Which was the most «out of your comfort zone» place you have been to so far and why?
Scotland, but it wasn’t the place that got me «out of my comfort zone» but my decision to go there. I mean, it was my very first time I decided to travel abroad all alone and I wanted it so badly. I was extremely scared and extremely excited at the same time. I remember that I lied to all my friends and relatives that I was going to visit the country with a group. I truly hate lying but I didn’t want to hear them telling me how dangerous it might be and affect me in a bad way. So, I made it! I explored the 3/4 of the country by myself. So, for me, the expression «out of your comfort zone» isn’t just about the place you visit but the power and the courage you have to have to grab your dreams and make them true!
11. How do you help the locals in less privileged countries you visit?
Never visited a less privileged country yet but I hope I can help people in need when I’ve been there!
Now, it’s time to announce you my Nominees! (Yay!) Here we go:
- A Lovely Planet from Hayley,
- Plant Powered Travel from Daniel,
- The Petite Adventurer from Crystal,
- Time Travel Bee from Anita,
- IAmDanElson (Pursuit of Happiness) from Dan,
- Ridgeline from Lauren,
- Bingaling Abroad from Meghan,
- Carlo & Lara (Travel Pirates) from Lara & Carlo,
- Kokosten from Stanley,
- Gen’s Adventures from Gen,
- Rincones De La Costa Brava from Anna.
My own questions to my Nominees:
1. Tell me a favorite thing you always take with you when you travel and why!
2. Do you prefer to take pictures of yourself, of local people or landscapes and why?
3. Share with me a touching memory of your trips!
4. Do you prefer luxury trips or not and why?
5. What is your favorite mean of transport and why?
6. Are you affected by stereotypes of each country you’re going to visit and why?
7. Which continent have you visited most?
8. Which destination seems impossible to you yet but you’ll never stop trying until you visit it and why?
9. Do you seek or avoid tasting local dishes and why?
10. Have you ever met Hippies on your way and what was your opinion about them and why?
11. How do you feel when you visit Temples of an another religion and why?
Good luck and Happy Travels!
Love and Peace!