Liebster Award! 2


Bernard The Traveller is nominated not once, but twice for the Liebster Award. Liebster which means “dearest” in german. Little is known of the origin of this award, the award is a community-driven recognition, and it is awarded by previous nominees. It is designed to connect bloggers and to help readers discover new, up and coming blogs.

Bernard The Traveller received the nomination by 3 wonderful bloggers from 2 blogs. John Morris from, a super inspiring blogger that travels around the world after he met with a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. The second nomination came from Hema Jain and Suma Jain from Two sisters from the historic part of coastal Karnataka: Karkala, India travelling around the world.

Following are the Liebster Award rules:

  • Accept and thank your nominator for the award
  • Nominate 11 bloggers, you like and create 11 questions for them to be answered
  • Write a post about the nomination and answer the questions asked by your nominator along with a link back to their blog.

Big THANKS to John Morris, Hema Jain & Suma Jain!

As I am nominated by 2 blogs, I would answer all 22 questions.

22 Questions

  1. Why do you travel? What gave you the travel bug?

Traveling allows me to experience the world and broadens my mind. I am always amazed by the different culture, and the unique experience that traveling brings upon me.

  1. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what is at the top of it and why?

I don’t really have a bucket list. I just want to travel one country at a time and to experience one city at a time.

  1. What does the term “accessible” mean to you?

Accessible means connecting with the world.

  1. What specific post on your blog are you most proud of?

There is no specific post, rather I am writing experience or research that I have done, and sharing with my readers. I guess being a new blogger, I am still finding my niche.

  1. What is your favorite way to travel, and why? (airplane, train, boat, car, etc.)

There is no specific favourite way to travel, sometimes I prefer to fly to a country then train to another country or bus to another country. I enjoy the time where I get to see the locals living their lives.

  1. What has been your favorite destination or trip thus far?

I have not been to many countries but am always fascinated by Iceland.

  1. What is the biggest challenge you have faced while traveling? How did you overcome it?

I traveled to Phnom Penh by bus from Ho Chi Minh City, and on the second day of my trip, I broke my phone and cracked my screen. So, I was kinda uncontactable.


  1. There are millions of travel blogs – what sets yours apart?

I enjoy writing about scams and about travel research to get good deals.


  1. What is your biggest travel regret?

My biggest regret is I didn’t do the bungee jump at Macau Tower when I was in Macau.


  1. Favorite continent? Country? City? (Bonus points for a non-linear answer set!)

I am always fascinated by the culture and history of Asia.

  1. Three (key)words to describe your travel style.  (i.e. budget, luxury, immersion, cautious, adventurous, etc.)

Budget, Cautious, Well-planned.

  1. What according to you is an ideal travel moment?

When you have the ah-ha moment, and about to fall into a scam, but you know you kinda read this somewhere.

  1. What is the average amount of time you spend in planning your travels (if you do any)?

It can be up to a few weeks.

  1. What is on your travel list for 2016?

China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Maybe India.

  1. Do you enjoy trying local food while travelling?

Yes, I do. But it also depends on the cleanliness of the food. I do not want to be admitted to the hospital during my travels.

  1. How do you decide on your next travel destination?

I get inspired by other bloggers

  1. Name five of your favourite travel bloggers.
  1. What is the weirdest experience you have had while travelling?

Was asked by a tuk-tuk driver if I wanted any drugs, or any woman with “happy ending” massage, or even guys with “happy-ending” in Cambodia.


  1. List top 5 things you need the most while travelling.

My phone, deodorant, camera, cash, and my cards.

  1. What according to you is the most annoying thing about travelling?

Waiting, and being delayed for flights or being delayed for transport.

  1. Your preferred mode of travel (flights, trains, etc.,).

A mixture of flights and train.

  1. Mention one book/ movie that inspired you to travel to a particular destination.

I am keen to go to Bali alone, something similar to Eat, Pray, Love.


My Nominees!

Now, I have the privilege of recommending some great bloggers that bring a lot of value to their readers. With my recommendation comes the Liebster Award, should they choose to accept it according to the guidelines at the end of this post.

Varun Rain from

Janice Estabillo from

Vik Vek from

Betty from

Chris Bushe from

Kayleigh Mcallister from

Alexandra Bauer from

Christopher McIntosh from

Aryane Labanane-Héroux from

Inderjit Lal from

Jason Javen from


In order to accept the award, you’ll have to do the following:

  1. Follow me on Facebook and link my website in your acceptance post.
  2. Answer the 11 questions I have created for you:
    1. Where are you from? 
    2. What is the craziest thing you have ever done on a trip?
    3. Share your experience on being scammed
    4. What is the most useful tip you would have for other travellers?
    5. What makes you start a travel blog?
    6. What do you see yourself and your travel blog in the next 3 years?
    7. What do you struggle as a travel blogger?
    8. There are millions of travel blogs – what sets yours apart?
    9. What is your biggest travel regret?
    10. Describe your creative process in blogging
    11. What is the worst place you have ever been? 
  3. Name 11 nominees, and create 11 questions of your own. Then, celebrate!

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