It’s been ‘amazing’!

It’s been a wonderful journey that so many of you have tuned in to follow and watch. Travelling 16 different countries in 10 days (well digitally for us) is tiring, but definitely inspirational. Here’s what some of our bloggers had to say about the experience.

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Liesbet Maroye

Now, I am in Paris. 3000 pictures later, with even more memories stored in my head, thinking of all the people I met and all the stories I heard. All this makes from this trip, this experience one giant lovely moment. A moment I would like to continue sharing with you. I didn’t always have the time to write more about my personal experiences, but now I am back, I have the time to reflect on certain things. The next days/weeks, on my blog “Liesbet à Paris“, I will continue writing about my reflections and my journey in South Africa.

Sophie Roberts

There is something very unique about travelling and during this trip there have been moments when I’ve felt like I was in film. Almost as though I’m reflecting on myself being there, living that moment. I feel it at times when I am most relaxed and immersed in the country.

Tina Seidling

The last 10 days have been a amazing experience, discovering a country I never had on my travel list, falling in love with white beaches, mangoes & lechon – and boku.

Auður Osp

This trip has been amazing, weird, wonderful and everything in between and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you Big Blog Exchange, IYHA, Uri, Anat, Ofer, Kayed (sorry for misspelling your name before), Mahady, Miki, Moshe, Esti, Hava and everyone else who made this possible. I will never forget it!

Sophie Roberts

It’s been INCREDIBLE!  Just wanted to say a massive thanks for this opportunity. It’s really been the most wonderful week, I’ve seen, learned, experienced, tasted, and thought of so many different things.

We’d love to hear three words that describe your thoughts on the exchange and how you’ve found following it! 

Stay tuned for the blogger’s manifestos (summaries of their trip)!

A Day With Kisty

Kisty, our winner from Singapore visited the Hostelling International offices on Monday (17th June) to meet the Big Blog Exchange team and enjoy a cupcake reception! She also met the CEO and President of HI, in addition to taking part in an interview about her overall experience!

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Kisty meeting our HI President!

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BBE team Brianda and Scarlett with the cupcakes for Kisty!

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Traditionally British Scones, Jam and Clotted Cream!

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We also spent a day in London with her too!

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Thanks for visiting us Kisty! It was great to meet you.

Stay tuned on this blog for the video interviews, we can’t wait to share them!

The last day of the Big Blog Exchange!

We can’t believe it’s over now. It has been an amazing adventure for all. Most of our bloggers are flying home at the moment, reflecting on their 10 days experience. As we mentioned before, some of the bloggers are staying to explore the exchanged destinations for longer at their own expense and with a support of Hostelling International’s National Associations.

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

Andy is now in Granada enjoying the sun. Look at some oh his great shots from his trip to Cordoba!

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara spent her last day in Santa Monica and is now off to Spain.

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur is on her way home now! On her last day, she enjoyed Jerusalem street art and Israel Museum.

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali had a casual drive through a cloud of volcanic ash.

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty has visited our office today. We had some great laugh together and we also enjoyed some HI cupcakes. She has met BBE team as well as our president Edith Arnoult-Brill and CEO Mikael Hansson.

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Amazing Asia Adventures came to a close. Sophie is now flying through Malaysia-Singapore-Amsterdam-Geneva-Chamonix to her hometown in the UK.

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario had spent her last day in Auckland.

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand (blogging from Argentina)

Katherine is just checking-in at Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza. Here are just couple of shots from her visit of La Boca, a district in Buenos Aires, with a view of a beautiful sunset to finish off an amazing trip.

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Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

After visiting Carcassonne, she is heading to Biarritz, a beautiful seaside town.

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire is flying back to Canada now. She spent her last moments in Rio de Janeiro!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie is about to cross the border of Germany and Netherlands.

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Tina is back in Frankfurt now and is missing Philippines already!

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Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

Liesbet is just on the plane back home. She spent an early morning at Table Mountain to end this trip with some great views over Cape Town.

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

Didi had an amazing time in Belgium. Now she is on the plane to South Africa. Have a safe flight Didi…

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Sophie and Jeremy said bye bye to each other and they are both on their way home.

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Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

Chee spent a day at La Ronde Amusement Park yesterday. She played the Goliath which is the largest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada. Afterwards, she got on the Maid of the Mist and got really close to the Niagara Falls. She said it was the best experience ever!

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Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 10 – BBE Daily Summary!

It’s the last full day for some of our bloggers before flying home, so they are making the very most of their surroundings!

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

Andy has been blogging about his time in Cordoba!

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara has been staying in Santa Monica! Doesn’t her hostel look amazing!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur has been exploring Israel’s most colourful and energetic sites in her last few days!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali has been enjoying the Midnight Sun, in Skogar.

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty has been exploring the (apparently) most haunted city in the UK – York!

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Sophie has enjoyed her trip so much, she said that at some points – it has felt like being in a film!

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario has been visiting Akaroa.

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand(blogging from Argentina)

Katherine has been enjoying her last few days in Argentina by going on a HI bar crawl with some of the staff from the hostels she has been staying in! All this wine tasting and drinking must be tiring!

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Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

After two days relaxing in Sète, Natalia visited an oyster farm!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire has been exploring yet more wildlife in Brazil!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie is still busy exploring Germany!

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Tina hosted a bloggers meet up for the BBE contestants in Manila! Lots of bloggers attended – and Tina now has a new circle of blogging friends!

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She’s now on her way home.

Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

After wine tasting in South Africa and she is now ready for the Town Ship Tour and the trip to Robben Isle!

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

Didi has been enjoying her last few days with new found friends!

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Sophie and Jeremy are still exploring Malaysia together!

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Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

Chee has left Toronto and is now in Montreal, a city she immediately fell in love with as soon as she saw how creatively driven it is! This weekend is the Festival International Montreal en Arts which it celebrates music, art, designs and all things artistic!

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Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 9 – BBE Daily Summary!

There’s just a few days left to go – we can’t believe it’s gone so quickly! Our bloggers are still exploring new destinations though, and blogging about it for readers to follow.

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

After exploring ‘beautiful’ Cordoba, Andy is now en route to Sevilla!

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara has been busy living the LA lifestyle!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur says that IYHA (HI’s association in Israel) have been spoiling her whilst she’s been away! Take a look at those lovely views!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali has been on a tour of Snæfellsnes!

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty has been exploring Robin Hood’s bay – and tasting the English seaside classic ‘Fish & Chips’!

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Sophie and Jeremy have been exploring Malaysia together, and their readers have been setting them challenges via Twitter (scroll down to see Jeremy’s challenge below). They are currently at Port Dickson.

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario has taken some beautiful images of her time in Christchurch!

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand (blogging from Argentina)

Katherine has been on another wine tasting expedition (this time by bike) and has met lots of other like-minded adventure seekers!

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She tried ‘mate’ a type of herbal tea for the first time and really liked it!

Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

Natalia has been exploring the medieval town of Carcassone!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire has some fantastic pictures from her trip to Foz do Iguaçu! She even went water rafting!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie is visiting museums today, and getting to know the history of her exchange partner’s home country. Do you normally visit museums when you travel?

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Like the true foodie she is, Tina travelled around Cebu with her taste buds!

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Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

Liesbet went on a lions walk yesterday, and managed to spot two! One had even managed to climb up a tree!

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

After meeting lots of new friends in Bruges and Ghent, Didi made her way to Brussels yesterday! And already, it looks like she’s having a great time!

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Sophie and Jeremy are continuing their adventure around Malaysia.

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One of Jeremy’s readers challenged him to try Durian fruit icecream (also known as the smelly fruit). Sophie took a photo of him tasting it, which he described as being between ‘awful’ and ‘death’.

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Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

After mountain biking for the first time yesterday, Chee is now in Toronto!

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Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 8 – BBE Daily Summary!

Our bloggers have been busy exploring their exchange destinations, and blogging! Make sure you catch up on all of their posts here. Until then, here’s a little summary of what they’ve been getting up to.

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

This morning, Andy was featured in The Advocate as the ‘Face of the new diplomacy’. What a great article!

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He has been staying in Toledo for the past few days, in a real Castle!

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara blogged today about staying in green-eco hostel Boston!

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In addition to having a perfect day ‘surrounded by nature’!

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She is currently staying in this amazing lighthouse hostel! Yes, we do have a hostel in a lighthouse!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

We absolutely loved Audur’s latest post ‘An Eskimo in The Desert’ depicting her first experience in desert surroundings, coming from the cold climates of Iceland.

Yesterday, she lazed by the pool – chatting to the lifeguard. She said that ‘every pool should come with a handsome flirty lifeguard’!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali visited a glacier yesterday – and is up to more exploring today!

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty is visiting Boggle Hole and Robin Hood’s bay today!

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“This camera was not part of my itinerary”. Kisty couldn’t resist buying a new camera!

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Today, Sophie and Jeremy jumped on the bus to Malaysia together – ready to explore the historical city of Malacca. They will be hosted by HI Malaysia for the remainder of the trip, before Sophie flies back to Singapore for her flight home! We can’t believe it’s gone so quickly!

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Yesterday however, a dream came true for Sophie as she visited an infinity pool in Singapore that her brother had shown her a picture of many years back. She claimed at the time that ‘one day I will visit’ – and yesterday, was that day!

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How amazing is that view!

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When exploring Sentosa with HI representative Jo, she came across pink dolphins. We didn’t even know they existed! Apparently, they turn more pink the older they get.

Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario is continuing to explore Christchurch today!

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand(blogging from Argentina)

Katherine is visiting Alta Montana, where it goes from hot – to freezing cold (and snow) within a few steps!

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Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

Natalia is still exploring the lovely Lyon!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire has been swimming in the falls!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie’s latest blog post ‘falling in love with Bavaria’ outlined Camie’s dream to visit a Castle!

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Looks like her dream came true!

Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Tina has been enjoying a little slice of Paradise!

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She even spotted a whale shark! And has been updating regularly on Instagram!

Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

It’s the last day on Liesbet’s Garden Route Tour – take a look at her pictures!

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

Didi’s adventure was featured in a newspaper this morning! How amazing is that!

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Yesterday, she took a hot air balloon ride around the city. Meaning she had an amazing view of her surroundings to take pictures of!

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Jeremy has had a great few days exploring Singapore, but is now heading back to Malaysia (with Sophie) to explore the historical city of Malacca!

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Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

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Chee has been hiking and white water rafting today! Wow!

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Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 7 – BBE Daily Summary!

Day 7 of the Big Blog Exchange has been full of adventure and activity! There’s only three days left of the official exchange (although several of our bloggers are staying a few days extra at their own expense to explore a little further!). We hope you’re enjoying exploring 16 different countries all at the same time, alongside our bloggers!

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

Andy told Sara’s readers that when travelling, he rarely chooses to visit and appreciate the local art – but when afforded the opportunity to in Madrid, he was pleased that he grasped the chance too, as he really enjoyed it!

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When you travel, do you look around local art galleries too?

Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara is now exploring California, and absolutely loves her new surroundings!

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The hostel she was staying in, even had a hot tub! Check out her view!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Despite initial reservations about visiting Israel, Audur is really enjoying her BBE adventure – and has said it’s opened her eyes much more!

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Take a look at her salad ‘starter’, it looks like a full meal!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Today, Ali will be jumping on a snowmobile and checking out a large glacier!

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty has been enjoying the English countryside, but is also looking forward to returning to London to explore some of the local museums – and visiting the HI offices!

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Sophie is exploring Singapore further (and Island hopping) with fellow BBE winner Jeremy! She will then head back to Malaysia (with Jeremy) for more adventures!

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario has been getting active whilst exploring Christchurch!

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Yesterday she took a cool sip at the Ice Bar in Queenstown!

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand (blogging from Argentina)

Katherine has been taking a trip to the wineries for some wine tasting!

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Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

Natalia has been blogging from sunny Lyon today, it looks lovely!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire has written about her time in Sao Paulo today, and has some amazing pictures to share!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie has recently blogged about her time in Germany – meeting new friends and visiting sites of historical interest. We love hearing and seeing what she has been up to!

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Tina has been exploring Cebu and Bohol’s beautiful landscapes and nature! We love her captioned pictures in her latest blog post!

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Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

Liesbet has been having an amazing time on Safari in South Africa!

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Jeremy Fowler is still exploring Singapore with fellow BBE winner Sophie! Today, he had lots of fun island hopping!

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And consulting the Indian fortune teller. “Please tell me I will be the final winner for the Big Blog Exchange”!

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Before visiting the Sentosa Aquarium!

Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

Chee checked into the picturesque Lake Louise hostel yesterday, before exploring what it’s surroundings had to offer!

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Today, she has her own cabin at HI Banff!

Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 6 – BBE Daily Summary!

We can’t believe it’s already day 6 and we are more than half the way through the BBE adventure! It’s been so fantastic seeing what the other bloggers are up to around the world each day, and we hope you’ve enjoyed following them too. There’s still lots more to come!

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

Andy spent the day in Cordoba today, exploring his local surroundings! We’re yet to hear how he got on, but here are some great pictures from his time in Madrid!

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara is in San Francisco, and has spotted not only wildlife (sea lions on the pier) but lots of great architecture too!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur is currently staying in the beautiful city of Akko at the Akko Knights Hostel (which is very eco-friendly and modern!). She has a beautiful view from her room’s balcony!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali is really enjoying her time in Iceland, and has even had a go at driving on the right hand side of the road – all on her own!

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She is currently staying in the brand new Reykjavik Loft Hostel. Check out her view!

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty is in Ambleside today, on a Lake Cruise – look at the wonderful views!

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She has blogged about her last few days on Sophie’s blog, so make sure you check that out here.

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Sophie was sad to leave Costa Sands resort this morning (pictured with a staff member), but was really looking forward to meeting up with Jeremy in Singapore – and exploring the island together!

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She woke up today with a cold, feeling a little under the weather, but hopefully her healthy exotic breakfast by the poolside will cheer her up!

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She has had some fantastic memories (and a great Singapore adventure) so far!

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But was really excited to meet fellow BBE winner Jeremy and join him in exploring! Here they are together on the Singapore Flyer, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario is currently visiting Arrowtown, a city of gold!

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand(blogging from Argentina)

Katherine visited El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires today, in her own words ‘the closest thing you’ll find to heaven in a bookstore’.Picked up some watermelon shoes won bingo on the bus to Mendoza Falafel for lunch heaven in a bookstore IMG_3295

And now she is heading to Mendoza!

Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

Natalia is enjoying exploring Lyon!

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She loves the traditional balconies – and the delicious crepes!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Today, Claire visited Parque Das Aves..

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And wrote an article about where to stay in Sao Paulo!

Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie is on her way to Berlin, after thoroughly enjoying her time in Munich. The German Association sent over these images of her arrival a few days ago – and we couldn’t help but share them!

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Munich Park Hostel have sent Camie on her way to Berlin after a few days there. Camie says she’s going to miss it!

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Harking back to her backpacker days, Tina decided to live life like a local and flag down a ride from a motorbike in Bohol!

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Before taking a ride on a boat!

And sunbathing in Paradise!

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Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

Liesbet has enjoyed another day of road tripping, whilst riding on an elephant (wow) and visiting Cango caves! What an adventure!

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She is currently staying is Hostel Jeffreys Bay – Island Vibe Backpackers, a real surfers’ paradise!

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She has also written an article about how she is using BBE t-shirt to gather signatures of all the people who taught her something along her travels!

Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

Didi has been catching up on her rest as since she arrived she has been on the go non-stop! dsc_0716 dsc_0706 dsc_0710

The hostel manager at De Perdevisser hostel in Oostduinkerke where she is staying, kindly let her sleep in, rest up and saved her some breakfast!

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The hostel itself is named after the fishermen that go fishing for shrimp on horseback! Very few people in the world still do this though!

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Today, she continues her journey – and has arrived in Bruges!

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Last night, she went on a hot air balloon! Wow!

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

Jeremy is jumping across the pond today and visiting Sophie in Singapore! We think it’s fantastic they are able to meet up and share a few days together! Here is Jeremy arriving by bus to Singapore!

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Here is Sophie and Jeremy together at Spore Flyers in Singapore!

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Jeremy had a fantastic time looking around Singapore!

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Before checking into the hostel after a long day!

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Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

Chee canoed over Moraine Lake today and saw an elk on the way to Lake Louise! Before her trip, she didn’t even know they existed!

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Follow all 16 of our winning bloggers over at the bigblogexchange.org , where all of their posts, pictures and experiences will be published daily on the wall.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 5 – BBE Daily Summary!

Today has certainly been an active day for many of our bloggers, as they Island Hop, Zip Climb and explore local food markets! We hope you’re all enjoying reading the daily summaries – we thought it might be easier to read about their daily antics in one big long post. But if you’d prefer a detailed report, make sure you check out the bigblogexchange.org wall!

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

During his final day in Madrid, Andy met the team who organized his itinerary.

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Before visiting a Circus school!

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He then caught a glimpse into one of the hostel’s projects which gives back to the local community – providing free education services for local children, such as a library and electronic resources.

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Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Now exploring San Franciso, Sara wrote a blog post on her days in Boston – letting readers know that she would definitely like to return there for an extended period one day. She thinks it’s a wonderful city that she could definitely live in! sara44 sara45boston sara56 sara445

Follow her journey now, as she explores San Francisco!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur blogged again today regarding her impressions of Tel Aviv and how it was full of contrasts and surreal little moments. It’s a really interesting blog post – and definitely worth a read!

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Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali explained how the Icelandic midnight sun was keeping her from resting her eyes!

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Kisty Mea from Singapore (blogging from the UK)

Kisty has now blogged about her first few days in the UK on Sophie’s blog, which you can check out on the BBE wall. We loved her ‘adventure starts here’ picture!

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Today, she is exploring the sites of Manchester!

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And tasting the world-renowned ‘Full English Breakfast’!

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Sophie Roberts from UK (blogging from Singapore)

Always up for a challenge, Sophie is all ready to zip wire at the speed of 60KM/hr today in Singapore!

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Whilst also trying some tropical fruits at the market!

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She recently blogged about her relaxing time in Sentosa! It looks luxurious! sophie

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Rosario Lamastra from Argentina (blogging from New Zealand)

Rosario is enjoying her time in Queenstown and is keeping us updated regularly!

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Katherine Kearsley from New Zealand(blogging from Argentina)

After a trip to the art gallery, Katherine has been relaxing and partying (all at the same time!). We don’t know how she does it!

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Natalia from Brazil (blogging from France)

Now in Lyon, Natalia has been tasting the local delicacies! And exploring the city!

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Claire from France (blogging from Brazil)

Claire has really been taking in Brazil’s wildlife and nature! Check out these beautiful photographs from her trip!

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Camie Juan from Philippines (blogging from Germany)

Camie has been exploring Munich a little further, enjoying the architecture – and the yummy food!

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Tina from Germany (blogging from Philippines)

Tina has been enjoying the Philippines in typical relaxed style!

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Today, yesterday evening she caught the ferry to Cebu! We can’t wait to see what pictures she takes of the gorgeous beaches!

Liesbet from Belgium (blogging from South Africa)

Liesbet has been enjoying a taste of South Africa (quite literally) whilst also exploring the wildlife and landscapes!

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Didi from South Africa (blogging from Belgium)

Didi has been learning how to kite surf!

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Jeremy Fowler from Canada (blogging from Malaysia)

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Jeremy has blogged about his last few days (with elephants, monkeys and fireflys) on Chee’s blog! It’s so exciting to hear what he has been up to!

Chee Chingy from Malaysia (blogging from Canada)

Whilst Chee has blogged a little summary of her adventures so far!

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Have you ever wanted to travel the world in 10 days? Do so through our bloggers eyes! 

Day 4 – BBE Daily Summary!

It’s day four and the bloggers trips are in full swing! Already, most of them have explored one (or more) cities in their exchange country and are starting to settle in to the new timezone. Lots of the bloggers have written a full blog post about the trip so far, complete with lots of images (some of which we will share below) so make sure you check them all out on the wall – here.

Andy Anderson from USA (blogging from Spain)

Andy is currently staying in Madrid at the Santa Cruz de Mercenado Hostel and has spent his first few days exploring the architecture – and the entertainment.

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He was surprised to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Spain!

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Next, he’s off to explore Segovia where he will stay in a castle at Toledo! Catch up on all his adventures here.

Sara Rodriguez from Spain (blogging from USA)

Sara has visited Chinatown (to try the noodles) and has been to Quincy Market!

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She is loving the traditional American decor!

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Audur Osp from Iceland (blogging from Israel)

Audur spoke on Ali’s blog today about contemplating converting to food blogging – because all she’s done since arriving in Israel is trial the delicious food on offer. She says that vegetarians would be in their element there, because a lot of the dishes are not centered around meat – but other flavorsome ingredients.

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And, despite initial reservations – Audur is really beginning to enjoy her trip! She says:

“I have to say that Jerusalem has surprised me. I didn’t expect to like it nor did I think I would feel short for time during my visit. To be honest I didn’t really know what to expect and sometimes uncertainty brings out sides of me I really wished would never rear their ugly heads. I’m glad I didn’t give up this amazing opportunity like I was contemplating for a while and am thankful that the world (and the Big Blog Exchange of course) has brought me here. Controversies and all.”

Ali Karp from Israel (blogging from Iceland)

Ali has been enjoying Iceland so far, including a visit to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon! Wow – we’re jealous!