I was recently nominated by Mark over at Migrationology to take part in the My 7 Links project that was started by Katie at Tripbase. The goal of this initiative is to bring together bloggers and to give long-forgotten articles a chance to shine again (leaving humbleness and modesty aside). It all works a bit like the chain letter of days gone by; when a blogger is nominated to take part, they publish their 7 links (i.e. 7 blog posts matched to the 7 questions) on their blog and nominate 5 other bloggers to do the same.
So, without further ado, I present to you My 7 Links! Thank you for reading, and your comments are welcome, as always.
Sandal Road’s most beautiful post: Discovering Vancouver: Coal Harbour Waterfront Walkway
Ah, Vancouver. It is my favourite city. So yes, I am biased, of course. But I like this post because the photographs portray architecture, art, city scenes, boats, parks, the sea, and the mountains. I enjoy reading it because like Vancouver itself, it’s a great all-inclusive deal for the eyes, I think.
Sandal Road’s most popular post: Three reasons to visit Verzasca Valley, Switzerland
Due to very recent developments, I had to demote Discovering Vancouver: Totem Poles in Stanley Park to #2 of most popular S
Sandal Road’s most controversial post: Sky Jump from Auckland Sky Tower
This needs to be said; it is a tough decision: should I become a Skywalker or a Skyjumper? Although I am somewhat partial to sci-fi, this, surprisingly, has nothing to do with Luke. Readers commented with their recommendations; feel free to join in the discussion, the polls are still open until I visit New Zealand again on my next holiday and make use of my Blog4NZ voucher.
Sandal Road’s most helpful post: A Starter Guide to Working Holidays in New Zealand
I’m taking this one very literal. I’ve written a few very practical guides to New Zealand, including how to buy a car or van, camping and holiday parks, etc. This one is the mother of them all, I think, as it collects all you need to know on how to get started on your working holiday in New Zealand before your feet touch the ground of Godzone.
A post whose success surprised me: Great kiwi driving routes: the Forgotten World Highway
I really wanted to write an article on how great it is to tour New Zealand by car, and the quirkiest and most diverse route I have taken is the Forgotten World Highway in Taranaki on the North Island. I thought it would appeal to a niche audience only, but the opposite was true: quite a few readers found it fascinating precisely because it had such an intriguing name and they had never heard of the route before. If there are any other reasons why you particularly like this one, feel free to let me know in the comments section!
A Post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved: Dancing on ice in a sub-tropical jungle: Franz Josef Glacier (with video)
I thoroughly enjoyed my hike on Franz Josef glacier and interviewing Kevin, my glacier guide, on camera. I equally enjoyed writing this post and including the video as part of the Blog4NZ campaign earlier this year. I think it may have gone under in the vast amount of fantastic New Zealand posts that were produced in those 72 hours by travel writers and bloggers worldwide.
The post that I am most proud of: Curio Bay: serenity, surfing and sea lion adventures (with video)
It was a pleasure sharing this particular experience with you, dear reader. What a day this was – a blissful hike, a surf lesson, and meeting the local wildlife… I’m proud that my partner and I managed to take some great shots and video of this curious sea lion frolicking in the sunshine and developing a strong interest in quality camping equipment. New Zealand’s wildlife truly amazes me.
That’s it for me for now. I hope you enjoyed reading about My 7 Links. Now it’s time to visit these other amazing blogs:
I would like to nominate the following bloggers to take part:
- Jim at Holes in my soles
- Russell at In search of a life less ordinary
- Paul at My postcard from
- Aisleen & Rich at Life’s great adventures
- Erin at De la Pura Vida