Blogger Relay; My Top 3 Travel Memories
This thing organized by Lowcostholidays. This ‘thing’ is another major event in the relay trend. But instead of passing a baton, we pass pens. Well, more like digital pens. The ‘thing’ is the Blogger Relay, where teams of bloggers pass the baton in the hopes to finish fast, first and with the most posts. I feel honored to be a part of Team Purple, whose captain is Neil from backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.
Here’s the thing. We write about our top 3 travel memories. The baton was passed on to me by A Chinese Nomad. So now I present to you, my top 3 travel memories!
Bronze: Thanksgiving in New York City
Many bloggers are American, so many might not find this so special. However, as a European mainlander, I find Thanksgiving a very intriguing holiday. For me, it’s something like Christmas, but a little different.
Thanksgiving in New York. To the locals, the skyline might seem like a skyline. To me, its lights are a sign of comfort
Why was this my number 3 experience? Well, for starters I had never experienced Thanksgiving before and to celebrate it in such a great city as New York was a privilege. Secondly, I had just broken up with my girlfriend and the heartwarming comfort of an upcoming holiday seemed to only depress me more. But New York, New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, you have something that can heal any broken heart. There’s just something in the friendliness of New Yorkers, making you feel like you belong. And not to mention, the amazing lights of the skyline as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Making you know you are meant for something great and that you are a part of something bigger.
Silver:. London Olympics 2012
You might now Jerick from 25travels. Well, he organized something amazing for me! The chance of a lifetime; to be a part of a sports event that’s global! And I love to be a part of something that’s global! Well, not a part of it, but to experience it.
Old Trafford. Amazement!
It was in Manchester where we saw the football match Japan – Egypt. And it might not sound like much, you wouldn’t guess the Japanese were kicking ass! Of course, the fact that you could be in Old Trafford is also something you have to experience! Unless of course you absolutely resent Manchester United, which I as a football fan of Feyenoord Rotterdam can totally understand. Please don’t make me go to the Amsterdam ArenA!!
1. Junglerailway, Malaysia
This has to be the most epic adventure of my entire life! There’s nothing like embarking on a journey from the capital Kuala Lumpur, one of the most crowded places in the world, to the northern rainforest. As you embark on this journey, you pass by stations that are getting less and less sophisticated. After a while, all that’s left is a sign… You can read all about this adventure here. I wonder if the trains are still operational. When I went in 2009 they were already replacing some of the older trains, which I took of course, with express trains.
Well, there you have it! My top 3 travel experiences! I’m glad I could write these as I haven’t been as active as I was before. As my previous posts often indicate, I’m currently employed fulltime. Yes I know… So much for the travel… Not at all! I’m actually saving money for a next big trip and I will definitely let you all know how it’s going.
One of the most beautiful and life changing trips I have ever been on!
So… here I stand, stretching out to the line, taking a look at my next teammate. I swiftly hold the baton forward to pass it on and as I rush to the line I hand it over. I hand it over to nobody less than Charlotte of Blonde in the City. Good luck! And may Team Purple do great!