The following ‘7 Facts about Me’ will give you a sneak preview into where around the world my journey has taken me & just what my footsteps have got up to…
How exciting my 1st ever Versatile blogger Award! A big thank you to the lovely Cailin over at the blog STUMBLY for nominating me for this award (click on her blog name to open up a new window with her post with my nomination in.)
7 World Wide Life Experiences that are so worth it!
During harder times in life, it sometimes helps me to choose to focus on all the great life experiences I’ve had so far and the amazing places around the world I have visited – as when I reflect on these things I feel richly blessed beyond struggles, health issues, status, what/who is missing in life etc.
So for being interviewed for The Versatile Blogger Award and being asked to share 7 facts about me, I’ve chosen to draw from my bag of life experiences from all around the world to share with you and I’ve dug out the photographs to go along with them too…
1. Life Experience: Going inside a ‘Pyramid of Giza’ in Cairo, Egypt.
I have lay inside an ancient tomb inside one of Egypt’s great Pyramids. You had to bend down and practically crawl inside and back out again, with only one way in and out it was small, squashy and it was REALLY hot down there! However, while down there I couldn’t resist jumping in a tomb and posing for a pic – posing is just part of who I am! 😉 As you will know if you follow me on Instagram @helens_journey
2. Life Experience: Holding a baby alligator!
Yes you read that right, I have held a baby alligator. But don’t worry there was a professional handler there to talk me through it and make sure I held it correctly for safety for us both.
It was after an air boat ride through the Florida Everglades swamps filled with alligators. As a huge NCIS & CSI fan you know in my head I was pretending I was on the airboat with Horatio in the opening theme tune of CSI MIAMI right 😉
3. Life Experience: Quad biking in the Sahara Desert
I have driven a Quad bike across some of the Sahara Desert, we had to wear sunglasses and a head scarf as the sand flies up into your face and because it is so hot, it is protection from the sun. As the time ticked away we also got to watch the sunset over the sand dunes, which the photo on a mobile back then didn’t do any justice to.
4. Life Experience: Seeing your football team winning a cup for the trophy cabinet.
I got to see my home football team ‘Birmingham City FC’ win the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium, winning 2 -1 against Arsenal in February 2011! It was a brilliant day with my family that I will remember forever, what a high and a buzz. A well deserved win KRO! (our slogan KEEP RIGHT ON! aka KRO)
5. Life Experience: Climbing the Statue of Liberty & Empire State Building
I’ve climbed the Statue of Liberty & Empire State building (ok I was only 5 so I only remember tiny moments but I do remember doing both…
The statue of liberty I remember it being endless winding stairs and it being boiling hot and my Auntie freaking out as she is scared of heights.
The Empire State Building, I remember being at the top and it was all caged in and we used a, what seemed huge at the time, telescope to look out over New York.
6. I watched the Olympic Torch handover in the UK when it passed through my home town Birmingham (England’s 2nd City).
7. Life Experience: Visiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Having a fond friend who was getting married in Morocco gave me a perfect opportunity to explore that beautiful part of the world. So while in Marrakech we went on a minibus adventure into the Atlas Mountains & we got out to see a beautiful waterfall.
So there you have the 7 life experiences I’ve chosen to share with this award – I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me more, as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you and looking at the photos again too.
Right, here are my chosen nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award… (Anyone who participates, don’t forget to tag me in your posts so I can see your replies.)
- nikki at nikkipedia
- Positive Changes Journey
- Trail By Fashion
- Off To The World
- mishi pcm
- Simple Hijabi
- The Happy Diary
- Fam by Choice
- Mamma in Joy
Here are the rules/guidelines for the nominees to follow:
- Thank the person who nominated you. (share a link to their website)
- Share 7 facts about yourself. (this doesn’t have to be travel related, that is just what I chose to do)
- Nominate no more than 15 bloggers for the award.
Fancy finding out even more about me? Then read my other blogger award interviews by clicking on the award names below to open interviews in seperate tabs:
- ‘Liebster Award 2018’ YAY! Come & read my interview answers & to get to know who I am as a person away from my keyboard
- “MY ‘MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD’ number 1
- HELEN’S JOURNEY BLOG WINS 1st SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD
- Sunshine Blogger Award Interview – number 2!
- Blogger Recognition Awards- Sharing the story of starting my blog!
⭐ Can’t get out and about due to chronic pain or other reasons or just want some entertainment? Then why not travel virtually – read my blog post The ULTIMATE Guide to using online ‘Virtual Tours’ to visit Famous Places, Landmarks and Tourist Attractions! An EPIC list of links to take you all over the World!
⭐ To read my blog post reviews about other places I have visited in person around the world, click HERE for my ‘TRAVEL & DAYS OUT’ section of the blog
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