Day 9 – BBE daily summary

Day 8 was yet another incredible day for our winning bloggers on their cultural exchanges! We had music and BMX festivals in Austin, un-explainable Wi-Fi and strange Bryan Adams related taxi journeys in India, pub crawls involving people from 7 different nationalities in Canada, cat street art in Malaysia, traditional Irish music at pubs in Galway City, beautiful beach days and snorkeling in Arraial do Cabo, bank robberies and quick, clever getaways in Slovenia and Kangaroo burgers in Australia. Day 9 was nothing short of incredible too, here is an overview of some of the things our winning bloggers experienced yesterday…

If you’re only just tuning into the Big Blog Exchange journey, do not fear, it’s not too late! Just go back to our day 1 daily summary and make your way back to here, day 9! You can catch yourself up on all of the unique and inspiring experiences our bloggers have been diving into over the last 8 days in 16 culturally diverse countries scattered across the globe.

You can follow their adventures as they report live on Twitter, as well as by searching the #bigblogx tag on Instagram, and of course by taking a look at their individual blogs.

We’ll be filling you in tomorrow on what our bloggers are getting up to today – the last day of their BBE journeys!

Lucie, France to USA! Lucie is spending the last two days of her USA adventure in the capital of Texas – Austin. After a crazy time at Fun Fun Fun Fest the day before, yesterday she woke up and set out to explore every nook and wonder of the city. She sipped ice coffee by the farmers market and found a beautiful spot to sit and take in the beauty of her surroundings, whilst listening to the music blasting from Fun Fun Fun Fest! 
Follow Lucies journey on Taralynns blog.

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Taralynn, USA to France! Taralynn spent yesterday exploring the beautiful city of Amiens. She enjoyed lunch at Les Bouchees Doubles with the secretary general of Hostelling International, Madame Edith Arnoult-Brill! Taralynn said ‘Have you ever met someone so inspiring that they make you stop and wish god had put more hours in a day so that you could carry on talking to them?’. After lunch she explored the city further, and spoke of the wonderful character she had noticed in every french street she had been to so far. 
Follow Taralynns journey on Lucies blog.

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Logan, Canada to India! Yesterday Logan set out to complete his exchange partner Purujeets dare, but he couldn’t find any Camels – so rode an Elephant instead! (Improvisation) He stroked his beard in concentration as he caught up on some blogging – and today he’s off in a Jeep in search of some wild tigers!
Follow Logans journey on Purujeets blog.

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Purujeet, India to Canada! Purujeet spent yesterday in Montreal and had some time to tour around every nook of this incredible city. In the evening, just to stick with general stereotypes – Purujeet went to see a real Canadian Hockey game between the Montreal Canadians and the Minnesota Wild! 
Follow Purujeets journey on Logans blog.

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Vincent, Malaysia to Argentina! Vincent is back in Buenos Aires, the city in which he kicked off his Argentinian adventure 9 days ago. He spent yesterday on a walking tour of the cities CBD and got so carried away that he ended up a little bit lost – and without a map to hand! Luckily, he found a comfy stall in the street to rest himself and his poorly ankle from his hike a few days back. Vincent tells us that he got pestered by a lot of ‘Arbolitis’ (Illegal money exchange touts) on the tour – not ideal! He still had a wonderful day however,which we’re happy to hear. We’ll catch up with Vincent tomorrow and find out what adventures today brought him.
Follow Vincents journey on Belens blog.

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Belen, Argentina to Malaysia! Yesterday Belen set out ready to take on her exchange partner Vincent’s Malaysian dare, to go up to the iconic and beautiful Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, and grab a Durian on the way! There were a few barriers standing in her way – firstly, a storm started brewing. Next, her bus driver decided to completely skip her stop. It seemed as though the world didn’t want Belen to complete this dare! She persevered through the barriers and the rain however, and the view she had when she reached the temple was absolutely stunning. Oh – and she bravely tried the Durian too!
Follow Belens journey on Vincents blog.

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Ainoha, Brazil to Ireland! The cliffs of Moher were on Ainohas Ireland itinerary yesterday! Along her way she saw Galway Bay, and maybe some Leprechauns. We’ll have some photo’s for you all soon!
Follow Ainohas journey on Stephanies blog.

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Stephanie, Ireland to Brazil! Stephanie said goodbye to the beautiful beaches yesterday and made her way back to our Cabanacopa Hostel in Rio. She got a little bit lost, but our hostel street signs helped her out!
Follow Stephanies journey on Ainohas blog.

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Jono, Australia to Slovenia! It was with a heavy heart that Jono said goodbye to Ljubljana yesterday, he took with him a mind full of warm memories and was headed for Postonja. Despite the flooding caused by the heavy rain over the last few days, Jono set off with a positive mindset and went to the caves to hang out with the Slovenian Batman, yes, that’s right – Slovenian Batman! Our hostel put on a celebration for Jono to make his last night in Slovenia one to remember, and what better way to celebrate than with wine!
Follow Jonos journey on Ninas blog.

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Nina, Slovenia to Australia! We have a little update from a few days ago for you all from Nina, she met up with Katherine – our BBE winner from last years exchange in Melbourne for cocktails! She’s been hiking in Grampians National Park and visited Great Ocean Road too!
Follow Ninas journey on Jonos blog.

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Ruth, UK to Hong Kong! Ruth visited the Hong Kong Space centre yesterday, Heritage 1881, and of course had more amazing cuisine!
Follow Ruths journey on Kittys blog.

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Kitty, Hong Kong to the UK! Kittys itinerary changed yesterday, meaning she gets to spend two whole days exploring the wonderful British city of York – and of course, turning her breakfast into fantastically creative little faces.
Follow Kittys journey on Ruths blog.

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Manuel, Spain to South Africa! Manuel is currently in beautiful Cape Town, and yesterday his blog made it onto one of the 7 wonders of the world – the iconic Table Mountain.
Follow Manuels journey on Roys blog.

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Roy, South Africa to Spain! Roy has officially touched down in the beautiful Spanish city of Barcelona. He checked into our hostel, grabbed his camera and set off to explore, and of course took some some outstandingly beautiful shots along his way.
Follow Roys journey on Manuels blog.

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Marcela, Italy to Philippines! Marcela spent yesterday taking in her last dose of Baguio, a beautiful city a few hours north of Manila. She took this stunning shot, and today she’s getting on a bus back to Manila.
Follow Marcelas journey on Tessas blog.

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Tessa, Philippines to Italy! Tessa spent yesterday touring the world famous Vatican! She’s there again today, hoping to snap some photo’s of the Pope as he appears on the balcony!
Follow Tessas journey on Marcelas blog.

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Follow their journeys on Twitter and Instagram #bigblogx

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Day 6 – BBE daily summary

What an amazing journey the Big Blog Exchange 2014 has been so far. We’re officially over the halfway point, and our fantastic bloggers have all successfully immersed themselves into the culture of their host countries, with open minds and cameras to hand. Taking the challenges along the way head on, and of course, keeping us all on the edge of our seats throughout. We’ve had a wealth of incredibly eye opening photography, some amazing videos and beautifully written stories – showing us 16 diverse countries from the perspective of the individual bloggers. The journey is far from over, with several challenges and experiences to come. For now, here is an overview of what every one of them got up to on the  6th day of the cultural exchange adventures..

Remember, you can follow their journeys live on Twitter by clicking here. You can also take a look at all of the photos on Instagram surrounding their trips by searching the #bigblogx tag and following their individual accounts and blogs.

Lucie, France to USA! Lucie headed out to explore yesterday, she had no car, but she did have a day pass! She was off to San Diego, an iconic and beautiful city in California. The journey would take an hour and a half, plus two transfers, but if you have the time and the sun is shining like it was yesterday – why not? Summer was well and truly back on for Lucie yesterday as she enjoyed the beautiful Californian sunshine on her route, and although her bus decided it wasn’t going to turn up on time, this meant she had more time to soak up the rays. She saw the Cabrillo national monument, had a fantastic lunch and a pumpkin spice frappucino (yum!) and ended her day by visiting the beach and watching the stunning San Diego sunset. Today she says goodbye to the beaches and heads inland, and we’ll see what she gets up to on tomorrows summary!
Follow Lucies journey on Taralynns blog.

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Taralynn, USA to France! Taralynn said goodbye to Lyon and made her way over to the beautiful Marseille, after Paris, the second largest city in France! She spent the night there getting a feel for the city, and woke up yesterday ready to spend the entire day exploring! She sat in the same spot her parents sat in at her age, and has been nailing her French lingo! She’s a bit worried she might be turning into a human baguette, and has made contact with some football fans in the USA who want to take her exchange partner Lucie to a Tailgate, one of Taralynns dares for Lucie! Taralynn has written a post on Lucies blog about her time in Marseille. Today she is leaving Marseille and flying over to Rennes, and we can’t wait to see what she thinks of it there.
Follow Taralynns journey on Lucies blog.

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Logan, Canada to India! Yesterday, alongside the Monkey temple, Logan visited India‘s most famous and historic city defense fort. He also made his way over to the floating fort in the middle of a beautiful lake, and watched how hand block printing is done. After a few disagreements with his taxi driver about where he would take him (at least there were no Justin Bieber songs this time) Logan eventually made his way back to his accommodation to escape the beautiful, but tiring 38 degree heat and went out in search of dinner after the sun had set.
Follow Logans journey on Purujeets blog.

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Purujeet, India to Canada! Purujeet spent yesterday in the fantastic Canadian city of Toronto, he was armed with a map and a camera and set out to explore! He got a dose of Canadian sunshine, and visited Chinatown market in Kensington, where there were only English signs and no French signs! Check out his incredible Canadian itinerary on the HI site.

Follow Purujeets journey on Logans blog.

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Vincent, Malaysia to Argentina! Vincent had quite a remarkable day yesterday in Argentina, and went trekking in Patagonia! He said it wasn’t easy, and he twisted his ankle slightly (ouch!) but the scenery both along the way and at the end of the trek was undeniably worth it all – just look at these beautiful shots he managed to snap! What a day!
Follow Vincents journey on Belens blog.

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Belen, Argentina to Malaysia! Belen spent yesterday in Melaka, saw the stunning floating mosque, had a beautiful dinner, and today – she’s flying over to Penang! We can’ wait to see what she experiences there.
Follow Belens journey on Vincents blog.

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Ainoha, Brazil to Ireland! Ainoha has adored Ireland so far, and has had the absolute pleasure of seeing it both cold and hot weather – seeing two completely different sides to the cities she has been exploring. She’s currently in Glendalough!
Follow Ainohas journey on Stephanies blog.

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Follow Stephanies journey on Ainohas blog.

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Jono, Australia to Slovenia! Jono spent yesterday in Velenje! He had some morning travel inspiration, ordered a coffee from a tablet and explored the city. Last night, he very bravely wore his Chelsea FC gear to watch them play Slovenian football team, NK Maribor! (He wore this under his clothes of course, he needed to get home safely and couldn’t risk being outed as  a Chelsea fan!)
Follow Jonos journey on Ninas blog.

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Nina, Slovenia to Australia! Nina has been in Port Stephens, and hiked Tomaree mountain! She took an incredible shot from the heights of the mountain, said Australia was beginning to feel like a home to her, and of course – tucked into a hefty (but amazing) burger to top off her day! Next – she’s off to Melbourne!
Follow Ninas journey on Jonos blog.

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Ruth, UK to Hong Kong! On her 6th day in Hong Kong, Ruth experienced laid back island life on Lamma, a beautiful island just off the coast of Hong Kong. Paradise!
Follow Ruths journey on Kittys blog.

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Kitty, Hong Kong to the UK! Kitty said goodbye to Bristol, hopped on her next train and spent yesterday exploring the famous city of Bath, Somerset in the UK. She went on the Mayor of Baths honorary guided tour and saw the iconic Bath Abbey. She took some beautiful shots of her exploring the city during the day! She stayed in our Bath hostel – and today she’s off to Cambridge for some punting!
Follow Kittys journey on Ruths blog.

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Manuel, Spain to South Africa! Yesterday in Cape Town, Manuel took on an evening surf! We have no confirmation if he succeeded or fell off the board, but we’re sure just like Nina did in Sydney, he gave it his best shot and did amazingly well! He had a ‘Braii’ (traditional South African Barbeque) and visited the townships and settlements.
Follow Manuels journey on Roys blog.

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Roy, South Africa to Spain! Roy said yesterday that Spain is really blowing his mind with it’s diverse beauty, yesterday he was travelling through the mountains between San Sebastian and Pamplona – the home of his exchange partner Manuel. He’s been taking some incredibly beautiful photographs so far, and we can’t wait to see the rest of the cities on his itinerary from his perspective.
Follow Roys journey on Manuels blog.

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Marcela, Italy to Philippines! Marcela is in the stunning area of Bohol in the Philippines, home to the famous Chocolate Hills, and some outstanding beaches. After a rocky start in Manila at the beginning of her journey, Marcela has fallen more and more in love with the country since arriving, and that love has reached it’s height in Bohol. She spent yesterday on the Bohol beaches!
Follow Marcelas journey on Tessas blog.

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Tessa, Philippines to Italy! Tessa has written her first post on Marcelas blog about her time in Italy so far, complete with thoughts, opinions and photographs, you can read it by clicking on the link below! She spent yesterday in Sienna, had a beautiful view walking up to her hostel and today she is off to Naples!
Follow Tessas journey on Marcelas blog.

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You can see all 16 of our winners blogs together by clicking here. They will be posting on their exchange partners blogs for the duration of the 10 day cultural exchanges, sharing every step of their adventures with you all along the way. You can also follow their journeys by following their personal Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. It’s currently day 7 of our 10 day digital trip around the world, but there is still so much to come! Remember to check back to the blog tomorrow to see what our fantastic bloggers experienced in their host countries today.

Join the conversation #bigblogx

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Day 5 – BBE daily summary

Yesterday marked the half way point of our bloggers 10 day adventures. We’ve had tango lessons and hiccups at wine tasting tours in Argentina, strange taxi journeys involving cows and Justin Bieber in India, lost luggage and broken luggage wheels in Paris, crazy cat street art in Malaysia, Harry Potter tours in London and beautiful colorful buildings in Italy. If you’ve just tuned into the Big Blog Exchange adventure, click on the following link to go back to our day 1 summary on the blog, and make your way through to where we are now, the half way point!

Remember, you can follow the bloggers adventures live on Twitter by clicking here. You can also see all of the photography from their trips by searching #bigblogx on Instagram, and by following their individual blogs! Remember, they are switching blogs with their exchange partners for the duration of the 10 day exchanges!

Lucie, France to USA! Lucie struggled to leave those comfy pillows yesterday, and took off on an exciting road trip with an old friend!
Follow Lucies journey on Taralynns blog.

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Taralynn, USA to France! Taralynn spent yesterday exploring the beautiful city of Lyon. She visited the Roman Amphitheatre, and today she’s off to Marseille! She’s having an amazing time there, and we’ll catch you up with what she’s been up to there tomorrow.

Follow Taralynns journey on Lucies blog.

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Logan, Canada to India! After a bumpy night involving an uneasy stomach, Logan recovered miraculously overnight and woke up fully prepared for a day of sightseeing. Logan spent his morning in the older part of Jaipur, the pink city. He described the city as ‘a beautiful patchwork of temples, monuments and other buildings all made out of pink sandstone’. He travelled through the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and walked up and down the streets filled with authentic Indian shops. He paid a visit to the Albert Hall museum to learn a little about the depth of Jaipurs history and culture, before heading over to the huge shopping centre of Pink Square (and got some bargain buys while he was there!) Since arriving in India, Logan has taken on Indian cuisine head on. However, after a slightly unsettling stomach the night before, Logan sensibly went for something a little closer to home for dinner last night and grabbed a Dominos pizza. One thing Logan has noticed since arriving India is the abundant and drastic differences between each city he has visited, each is hugely diverse and incomparable to the last, but incredible in it’s own way. We can’t wait to hear Logans take on the other cities he has yet to visit, and too see how they contrast to those he has already experienced.
Follow Logans journey on Purujeets blog.

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Purujeet, India to Canada! Purujeet has written an article on Logans blog about Halloween in Canada! Yesterday he rode the underground on his own, which we imagine to be quite a strange experience in a busy city! Today he is in Toronto, and he has a huge day ahead of him! We’ll report on his Toronto adventures right here on the blog for you tomorrow.
Follow Purujeets journey on Logans blog.

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Vincent, Malaysia to Argentina! On the summary yesterday we told you that Vincent had spent his day hiccuping at a winery in Mendoza, and was packing his bags up ready for an overnight 16 hour bus journey to Bariloche! He had a fantastic ‘bus breakfast’ and although tiring, he enjoyed the stunning views of Argentina on his bus journey, and slept off the wine from the winery in Mendoza! He also sent us a stunning photo of the foothills of the Andes, and we just had to share it with you.
Follow Vincents journey on Belens blog.

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Belen, Argentina to Malaysia! Yesterday Belen woke up to a mouthwatering breakfast, took on some of her exchange partner vincents lingo from our Local Lingo Challenge by using the Malay expression ‘Lah’, and spent the day on a River Cruise on Melaka River!
Follow Belens journey on Vincents blog.

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Ainoha, Brazil to Ireland! Yesterday, Ainoha gave us a photo overload of her amazing time in Ireland so far. She’s been to Dublin, Cork City, Cashel, Glendalough and now Enniskerry! Here are some snaps of her time so far, she even got to visit the iconic Rock of Cashel! (we’re not jealous we swear..) She’s had the cold weather and the sun, seeing Ireland from both sides – each as beautiful as the other. She even carved her name and our #bigblogx tag into some woodwork, so the Big Blog Exchange is now forever in Ireland!
Follow Ainohas journey on Stephanies blog.

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Stephanie, Ireland to Brazil! Stephanie spent her morning taking in her last dose of the beautiful Salvador, she went quad biking with her new Brazillian friends in Praia do Forte then made her way over to the federal capital of BrazilBrasilia!
Follow Stephanies journey on Ainohas blog.

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Jono, Australia to Slovenia! It was a huge day for Jono yesterday in Slovenia. He woke up and had a fantastic breakfast, got himself suitably dressed up in the Big Blog Exchange shirt we sent him, and headed off to a press conference! He was interviewed by some national press in Slovenia about his exchange, his exchange partner Nina who is currently in Australia, the BBE project and his blog! We’ll have more on this amazing event for you soon. Yesterday he also went wine tasting in the place with the oldest wine tree in the world at 450 years, before visiting downtown Maribor and of course taking on a huge pot of Almond ice cream to top off his long day. He headed back to our MCC Hostel Celije, who offer fantastic themed rooms, and realised he was in the Ninja room – complete with num chucks and a ninja costume. We imagine he spent a good few hours pretending to be in some form of combat in his room last night, trying to look threatening with his num chucks, but we have no official confirmation of this.
Follow Jonos journey on Ninas blog.

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Nina, Slovenia to Australia! Yesterday Nina declared that the beaches in Australia are so amazing, that she wanted to move there permanently – and who can blame her! She said goodbye to Sydney, the city she has fallen so deeply in love with since arriving down under, and headed over to Port Stephens, saw some Kangaroos, watched the Melbourne cup and spent the night in our amazing Port Stephens hostel!
Follow Ninas journey on Jonos blog.

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Ruth, UK to Hong Kong! Ruth made it to Mei Ho hostel yesterday, visited the famous science museum and enjoyed some cocktails on Knutsford terrace!
Follow Ruths journey on Kittys blog.

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Kitty, Hong Kong to the UK!  Yesterday Kitty headed through London and said goodbye, before hopping on a train over to her next UK stop – Bristol! Home of world famous street artist Banksy. TBBE assistant had told Kitty to keep an eye out for his pop up street art while walking around the streets of Bristol, and she did just that! She’s set herself a personal mission of being able to use British currency, and is now in Bath! We’ll see what she gets up to there on the blog tomorrow.
Follow Kittys journey on Ruths blog.

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Manuel, Spain to South Africa! Manuel has had a crazy time in South Africa so far. He spent the first leg of his trip in East London, where Mandela was born and visited the village he was born in. He did some horseback riding on the beach, visited the stunningly scenic Coffee Bay, took on some hikes and engaged in some village and community activities! We’ll have some more snaps for you soon. Now, he’s in Cape Town!
Follow Manuels journey on Roys blog.

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Roy, South Africa to Spain! Roy said goodbye to beautiful Bilbao on his 5th day and headed over to San Sebastian, Donostia – a beautiful Spanish coastal city. Covered with beautiful mountains, beaches and rivers, and some cool black and white staircases! He spent the day exploring and taking these incredible photos, and fell in love with the place – he said he could easily spend weeks wandering around taking photos – and we can see why!
Follow Roys journey on Manuels blog.

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Marcela, Italy to Philippines! Yesterday Marcela said goodbye to Cebu City and caught the ferry over to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Home of the iconic chocolate hills and Tasier sanctury! She did as many of the activities we suggested to her as she could, and tomorrow – she will spend the entire day on the stunning beaches of Bohol!
Follow Marcelas journey on Tessas blog.

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Tessa, Philippines to Italy! Tessa fell in love with Milan, and every other Italian city she has seen so far on her Italian 10 day itinerary. She spent the entirety of her 5th day in Italy in the beautiful city of Florence. 
Follow Tessas journey on Marcelas blog.

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What a great way to hit the half way point!

You can see all of the bloggers together by clicking here. They will be posting on their exchange partners blogs for the duration of the 10 day cultural exchanges, sharing everything with you all along the way both on there and on their social media accounts. It’s currently day 6 of our 10 day digital trip around the world – but there is so much left to come!

Join the conversation #bigblogx

Winners Landed

Day 3 – BBE daily summary

Sunday 2nd November was the third full day of our bloggers 10 day cultural exchanges. It’s been an incredible adventure so far, and they have all had so many unique experiences already. We’ve been giving you updates daily on what they have all been up to in their 16 exchange countries – and what a day their second day was! We had journeys to Baltimore, visits to the Notre Dame in Paris, crazy taxi journeys in New Delhi, boat rides in Malaysia, and lively Halloween parties in Brazil. Their third day was just as amazing – here’s the low-down on what our bloggers got up to yesterday…

Remember, you can follow each of their adventures live on Twitter by clicking here. You can also see more photos from their adventures by searching #bigblogx on Instagram, and by following their individual blogs!

Lucie, France to USA! Lucie went out to celebrate Halloween for a second time in Baltimore (wearing the shirt we sent her of course!) She saw Edgar Allan Poes grave, had an amazing breakfast, got a bit chilly and wrapper herself up. She went on a street tour of Baltimore with our HI Baltimore hostel and saw some stunning sights along the way, then made her way over to San Diego. We’ll see how she got on there tomorrow!
Follow Lucies journey on Taralynns blog.

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Taralynn, USA to France! Taralynn has written the third edition of her day in Paris on Lucies blog. Yesterday, she spent the entire day exploring Strasbourg!
Follow Taralynns journey on Lucies blog.

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Logan, Canada to India! Logan left Agra and went to see the iconic Taj Mahal yesterday! He’s off to Jaipur today!
Follow Logans journey on Purujeets blog.

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Purujeet, India to Canada! Purujeet spent yesterday in the wonderful Whistler. He saw Whistler Creek and Squamish, next stop – Toronto!
Follow Purujeets journey on Logans blog.

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Vincent, Malaysia to Argentina! We have just another update for Vincent’s day 2! He met Belen, his exchange partners family in Buenos Aires! They extended some extremely kind hospitality and generosity towards him, and he had a great time.  We have some extra photo’s from his second day to share with you, he explored Buenos Aires a little further and enjoyed every minute of it, before heading over to Mendoza. On his third day yesterday, Vincent took off to the Andes! He reached a phenomenal 2950m above sea level, and he has made some South American friends at HI Mendoza!
Follow Vincents journey on Belens blog.

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Belen, Argentina to Malaysia! Belen has tried out some local transport in Malaysia and visited Chinatown!
Follow Belens journey on Vincents blog.

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Ainoha, Brazil to Ireland! Ainoha explored the wonderful city of Cork, and made her way over to Cashel to see the iconic Rock of Cashel!
Follow Ainohas journey on Stephanies blog.

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Stephanie, Ireland to Brazil! Stephanie spent yesterday in Salvador and stayed at our F Design hostel, she explored the city and took a drive over to the truly stunning area of Praia Do Forte! We’ll see how she got on there tomorrow.
Follow Stephanies journey on Ainohas blog.

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Jono, Australia to Slovenia! Yesterday, Jono climbed the mountain he had been taking pictures of the day before – Bohinj Mountain! When he reached the top, he had a beer and a perfect view awaiting him. He saw Austria, and supported some locals in a football match! Oh and a few days ago, he met the Slovenian Katniss!
Follow Jonos journey on Ninas blog.

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Nina, Slovenia to Australia! Yesterday Nina said goodbye to Sydney and headed over to the stunning Blue Mountains!
Follow Ninas journey on Jonos blog.

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Kitty, Hong Kong to the UK! Yesterday Kitty explored the incredible capital city of London a bit more, and it’s fair to say she Sherlocked herself out.
Follow Kittys journey on Ruths blog.

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Ruth, UK to Hong Kong! Ruth had an amazing third day, and visited Cheung Chau retreat!
Follow Ruths journey on Kittys blog.

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Manuel, Spain to South Africa! Manuel visited the truly stunning Coffee Bay, just look at this scenery! (We’re not jealous, we promise!)
Follow Manuels journey on Roys blog.

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Roy, South Africa to Spain! Roy spent a majority of his third day exploring Burgos further, then headed over to Bilbao. He fell in love with it – understandably. We’ll see what he got up to in Bilbao tomorrow!

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Marcela, Italy to Philippines! Yesterday Marcela swam with Whale Sharks, and visisted the stunning beaches of Mactan Island! (Oh – and she got a bit burnt, oops!)
Follow Marcelas journey on Tessas blog.

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Tessa, Philippines to Italy! Tessa spent her third day exploring the city on the water – Venice. Known for it’s unique transport system and vibe!
Follow Tessas journey on Marcelas blog.

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Remember to check back to the blog tomorrow, we’ll be giving you an overview of what are bloggers are getting up to today on the fourth day of their exchanges!

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You can see all of the bloggers together by clicking here. They will be posting on their exchange partners blogs for the duration of the 10 day cultural exchanges, sharing everything with you all along the way. It’s day 4 of our 10 day digital trip around the world!

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