The day is finally here – the Big Blog Exchange competition has officially kicked off, and today marks the beginning of 16 diverse 10 day adventures!
Over the last few days our bloggers have been travelling across the globe. We’ve had a lot of plane journeys, a tuk tuk journey, some lost luggage, a storm, some delays and some missed connections (all part of the real travel experience though, right?) but despite all of this, they have all touched down safe and sound in their host countries.
If you are just tuning into the Big Blog Exchange journey, you can catch yourself up by clicking here. Yesterday we posted a bunch of photo’s direct from our bloggers journeys, from the packing, to the waiting to the boarding.
Now, they have all landed, have had some sleep, and are currently kicking off their cultural exchange adventures in India, Canada, the United States, France, Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Malaysia, Brazil, Ireland, Australia, Slovenia, the UK, Hong Kong, Italy and the Philippines.
Over the next 10 days you can get your daily dose of BBE adventure right here on the blog. We will be posting a daily summary, keeping you updated on everything our 16 bloggers have been getting up to in their exchange countries the day before. As well as the results of some small challenges we have set them to complete during their exchanges!
You can follow the buzzing Big Blog Exchange conversation and the bloggers journeys on Twitter by clicking here. #bigblogx
You can also follow the bloggers individual journeys on their blogs, remember they have swapped over and will be posting on their exchange partners blogs for the duration of the exchanges!
A majority of their journeys can be found on their individual Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts linked to their blogs.
Logan in India, on Purujeets blog!
Purujeet in Canada, on Logans blog!
Lucie in the USA, on Taralynns blog!
Taralynn in France, on Lucies blog!
Manuel in South Africa, on Roy’s blog!
Roy in Spain, on Manuels blog!
Vincent in Argentina, on Belens blog!
Belen in Malaysia, on Vincents blog!
Stephanie in Brazil, on Ainohas blog!
Ainoha in Ireland, on Stephanies blog!
Nina in Australia, on Jonos blog!
Jono in Slovenia, on Ninas blog!
Kitty in the UK, on Ruths blog!
Ruth in Hong Kong, on Kittys blog!
Tessa in Italy, on Marcelas blog!
Marcela in the Philippines, on Tessas blog!
Tomorrow we will be letting you all know what our 16 bloggers got up to on their first day in the host countries, with it being Halloween – we’re sure we’ll see a diverse range of celebrations taking place!
For now, here is a little overview of our bloggers arriving in their exchange destinations over the last few days…
Ainoha has landed in Ireland, had breakfast with the HI Ireland team, and is making her way to her first stop – Cork!
Her exchange partner Stephanie has touched down in Brazil, had her breakfast and is having fun in the hostel!
Jono has touched down in Slovenia and met the team!
His exchange partner Nina has touched down down under and is at our Sydney Harbour hostel – look at that view!
Logan was met at the airport with flowers by YHA India and is currently enjoying breakfast!
Purujeet his exchange partner has touched down in Canada, and is currently meeting the HI Canada team!
Lucie has arrived at HI USA, and has met the same member of staff who helped her the last time she was there last year!
Taralynn has lost her luggage (oops!) and had her first French dining experience with Marie-Jeanne from France!
Manuel has touched down in the stunning country of South Africa!
His exchange partner Roy has landed in Spain and is exploring Madrid!
Vincent has landed in Argentina and met a member of HI staff, Mercedes!
His exchange partner Belen had her layover in Istanbul, and is now safely in Malaysia!
Kitty has landed in London and met a member of YHA England and Wales!
Her exchange partner Ruth has arrived in Hong Kong, and is enjoying this phenomenal view!
Tessa has arrived in Italy, and her exchange partner Marcela is currently in the Philippines!
Tune in tomorrow for the beginning of the Big Blog Exchange adventures and to see how our bloggers celebrated Halloween in 16 culturally diverse countries!