Four Eyed Laagan Nominated for Liebster Award

T’was a surprising message in facebook that I received from one of the travel bloggers I knew during College Days, Meljean of Solontravel. I’m pleased and glad to announce that she had nominated my travel blog for The Liebster Award. This is my first award nomination since I started blogging. Thanks to that!

Her travels were impressive. From cities to mountains, and I know she’s getting there! I knew Meljean when we were colleagues during College Days as we were both Facilitators of NSTP. She’s clever, kind and great.

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What is Liebster Award?

This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart, etc. (http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/)

 

How does it work?

  1. 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. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  2. Display the award on your blog — Liebster logo.
  3. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!
  4. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) 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.

 

Question and Answer portion…

  1. When did you decide to start your blog and why?

Before I started, I was doing micro-blogs with Instagram (up until now) and many people are asking on how to get to the place, the itinerary, the experience and the like. So this blog was born! Lol!

  1. What is best travel memory?

That seemingly endless trek to Mt. Pulag via Tawangan Trail is my best travel memory!

  1. How often do you travel?

Since February this year, I mostly travel on weekends. Local mountains, waterfalls, beach and adrenaline-junk-spots are my paradise. (Ubusan ng yaman! lol!)

  1. Who is your biggest travel inspiration

I can’t think of someone that would be my biggest travel inspiration. However, if I can modify this question into WHAT, I’d say being a supporter of Responsible Mountaineering and Leave No Trace Principle has been my biggest travel inspiration especially since trekking has been my hobby.

  1. If you can move anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I wanted to be near the mountains with internet (of course! Haha)

  1. What is the best food you’ve every had and where?

I love eating! Different dishes in different locals. I could not determine yet the best food I had but definitely the best place to eat dinner was in “Junior Pulag”. T’was a knife edge between forests of Tawangan, Benguet, where you could see endless gorgeous mountan ranges from side to side and the million sparkling galaxy above PLUS the natural wind chills! That was the best one could ever have even eating just can goods.

  1. What’s the most challenging thing you’ve done?

Every adventure I had (blogged and not) are always challenging. From trekking to high steep mountains, swimming and jumping waterfalls, spelunking without safety gears, being stung by numerous sea urchins, name it! Truly I think I’m a daredevil! But I would put my first major climb to Mt. Pulag via Tawangan Trail was the most challenging thing I’ve done.

  1. What’s your favorite place so far?

Mountains!

  1. What place(s) is on top of your bucket list?

I do have lots of adventures that is on my list, but climbing (hopefully!) at least at the campsite of Mt. Everest is every trekker’s dream.

  1. What was your most embarrassing moment while traveling

I can’t think of any embarrassing moment while traveling, maybe when I jumped from the 60-feet waterfalls then I fell in the wrong way and everyone’s watching plus I don’t have safety gears. haha

  1. What do you hope people will learn about the world by reading your blog?

I hope people will learn the value of nature on how important it is. Without it, we are nothing. I hope that people that will go to the places through my blog will help spread and practice #LeaveNoTrace principle and Responsible Moutaineering to preserve the beauty of Mother Nature for the future.

and I nominate…

  1. The Wandering Soul Scamper
  2. The Wander(full) Life
  3. Terrific Traveller
  4. OhhMyGhed
  5. The Island Boy

Questions for my nominees

  1. When did you decide to start your blog  and why?
  2. What is best travel memory?
  3. How often do you travel?
  4. What is your biggest travel inspiration?
  5. If you can move anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  6. What is the best food you’ve ever had and where?
  7. What’s the most challenging thing you’ve done?
  8. What’s your favorite place so far?
  9. What place(s) is on top of your bucket list?
  10. What was your most embarrassing moment while traveling?
  11. What do you hope people will learn about the world by reading your blog?

I’m excited to see the responses of my nominees! It’s been a great day! Thanks again @meljeansolon!

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