Thoughts after 500 posts…

Good Saturday Morning from Paris, France!!

Looking at my WordPress Dashboard, it’s reminding me today it will be posting my 500th post.Sculpture of Madame Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux en toilette de mariee by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux found in Petit Palais Paris France

I migrated my Single Woman Travels! site from Tumblr to WordPress back in November 2013. It’s been quite the journey because I traveled for 8 months in 2013 and now I’m in the middle of a 6 months pilgrimage/journey in Europe.

I have been very fortunate to have found this outlet to share my images and thoughts with you.

Thank you for your time, attention and acknowledgement of my thoughts and ideas.

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Whoa! I got nominated for my very First Award!

Liebster award badgeHow cool is this!? The beautiful Kat at Kat Pegi Mana have nominated me for the Liebster award!

This is extra cool and exciting for me as this is my very first blogging award – EVER!!

Thank you so much Kat! You’ve brought a glimmer of happiness to my stressful week!!


What’s the Liebster award, you ask… It is an award given to bloggers with less than 500 followers. It is given from one blogger to another. The intention is to help new blogs gain more exposure, more audience – Pay it Forward.


The following are my answers to Kat’s questions…

1. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?

My friend suggested I share my travel photos and travel experiences and my love for travel. A couple of years later, here we are 🙂

2 . If you could wake up tomorrow somewhere other than where you are right now, where would that be?

This is a very difficult question for me to answer, as I LOVE to travel and explore new locations. If I can categorize them, I would say the following…

For sun & beach – the Maldives
For architecture – Paris, France OR Prague, Czech Republic
For diverse cuisine – Hong Kong
For ingenuity – Japan

 3. What do you never leave home without?

This is an interesting question. There’s been many times I have left my home with nothing other than the clothes on my body. No house keys. No money. However, if I was to choose something – I would say my passport. Just in case a perfect stranger hands me an airplane ticket! haha

4. What has been your favourite blog post to write?

 Up to now, I would have to say my 5 part series on Why visit Antarctica.

5. If you were given an opportunity to learn a foreign language, what language would it be?

There are many languages I would like to learn or re-learn. If I can really only chose one and only one, I would have to say French – the language of love. I love Paris and French is very similar to Spanish and Italian so I can use it as a basis to help me understand the other European languages.

6. Do you prefer rain or sunshine?

Sunshine – please and thank you. However, I do not mind a bit of cloud in the sky 🙂

7. Are you a sweet or savoury person?



I would like to nominate the following bloggers…

never nothing going on

Free But Fun!

Heartbeats on My Feet

The Proto Star

Karina Castrillo


Should you choose to accept this award…

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Answer the questions you were given
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 500 followers
  • Tag your nominees and post on their blog


The following are my questions to the nominees…

  1. If time and money is not an issue, where would you like to visit within this Universe?
  2. What is the name of your favorite restaurant and what is your favorite meal there?
  3. If you could go back in time (knowing what you know now), what career would you choose?
  4. Describe your favorite weekend.
  5. What is your preferred mode of transportation?


Thank you for visiting my blog!!

CONGRATS to the nominees – Happy blogging and Safe Travels! Liebster award