Kerala Blog Express, Cinnamon Travel Blogger Awards and More!

It’s hard to believe we are almost half way through February already – where has the time gone?! Apologies for not blogging as often as I normally do but these past 6 weeks have been pretty hectic. Full, detailed blog posts will follow shortly but here’s an update on what’s been going on…

In January I spent a week surfing in Taghazout followed by a week exploring the souks in Marrakech and not exactly falling in love with the place. You can read my Solo Travel Guide To Marrakech here.

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I flew straight from Morocco to Paris to visit some friends and spent around 4 days stuffing my face with Pain-au-chocolat and Fondue and taking way to many photographs of belle Paris. I didn’t think I could fall in love with that city any more but I think I’m now a little bit obsessed.

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Next I flew to Lisbon where I spent a few days working at The Surf Office…I will have a full review of that experience in the next few days, but let’s just say WOW, Lisbon sure is pretty!

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Last week I was in Norway on assignment with Expedia.ie….my friend Lauren and I had such a fun weekend sledding, watching a ski festival and paying for outrageously over priced drinks in Oslo!!

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Now for the super exciting news that I have been waiting to share with you! I have been selected to take part in the Kerala Blog Express, a two week tour of Kerala in India with 27 other bloggers from all over the world. It’s being organized by Tourism Kerala and they have a jam-packed and no doubt adventurous itinerary planned out for us. I fly out of Dublin this Saturday and cannot wait to touch down in Trivandrum to meet all the other bloggers. Thanks SO much to every who voted for me….it’s all thanks to you that I’m off to India for two weeks!

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More exciting news…I have been chosen as a FINALIST in the first ever Cinnamon Travel Blogger Awards run my Cinnamon Hotels, Sri Lankan Airlines and the PTBA. There are only 30 finalists chosen out of over 700 nominated bloggers so I am feeling equally lucky and proud. I am in the final 3 for the ‘Best Upcoming Blogger Awards’ and they are flying me to Sri Lanka on June 1st to take part in a one week pre-conference tour in the South of Sri Lanka followed by the Gala Awards ceremony in Colombo.

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Oh, and did I mention I am MOVING to Thailand?! :-)

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3 Comments

  1. February 11, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Out of all these exciting news Thailand sounds the most exciting! Congrats :) Where about are you moving to?

  2. February 11, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Seems like you’ve had a whirlwind of a time! I’m glad you enjoyed Oslo, and I feel ya with those drink prices! I don’t know where you went, but most bars are the same here – absolutely insane! Congratulations on the nomination! :)

  3. February 11, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Yeah… mid feb already.. time flies. Congrats on your awards and nominations by the way. Good luck with move to Thailand.