As a somewhat new traveler and a newbie blogger, it felt pretty cool to have an awesome travel blogger such as Sebrin from The Clumsy Traveler choose me to be part of this fun award! I think I got a little too excited because I am still so new to all of this and wouldn't have thought that other travelers were looking into my blog! Either way, I'm thankful for the support from Sebrin along with other travel bloggers and friends. :)
This award has gone viral and I think it's a great way to connect with other bloggers that you don't necessarily get to see in person (or sometimes you do). The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is a great way to get to know others in the blogging community.
This may not even be a secret for some of you reading this, but I didn't know of such beauty until I moved to Germany and traveled down South. I'm not just saying this because I took a weekend trip there. I've vacationed there three times and each time I've grown more love for it than I did the last time.
For those who live around the area or have been there before, some might believe that this region is overrated. But for those who can appreciate nature and the outdoors lifestyle, you're more likely to believe that this is one of Europe's best kept secret.
I just got back from a short but long independent journey through beautiful Scandinavia last week and it was definitely a different experience from my other trips! Although, I did meet with a friend in one city, I spent the rest of the trip alone. At first, I was nervous and felt a bit lonely but with time those feelings did subside. I'm an extrovert, I love talking to other people but I especially like to talk to people who I already have the connection with. I had seen groups of girls together taking photos and couples hugging and having romantic dinners together which gave me a lonely feel. Another feeling I felt at first was paranoia. In the past, there had been some experiences while traveling that gave me a feeling that someone is out to get me or that I'll get pick pocketed again. These were all just fears I had in my mind the first day and I wasn't expecting that at all. Once I got to the airport in Copenhagen, I had to shake it off and learn that I decided to do this trip on my own for a better reason than to be scared. After that, I felt much better and could actually enjoy the trip comfortably.
I did meet great travelers along the way, some of the sweetest people, actually. Everyone I ran into in Copenhagen had a smile on their face and was glad to help you if you needed any assistance. In Norway, a woman named Heidi shared her travel journeys and her life as an expat. She had lived in Greece for 11 years, Scotland and now Oslo. In Malmö, I met a very sweet woman named Camille who was a traveler herself but talked mostly of her three kids who also travel extensively. All over Scandinavia were there people just ready to talk to and share their experiences with you. Ok, enough about how I was being a sissy on my trip and here's more about what I did in Scandinavia!