I am very excited to be selected as the winner of the Versatile Blogger Award.
That is super amazing and I am very grateful to Natalie who runs the blog ificandoit.co.uk for nominating me for this award. Woohoooo 🙂 thank you again. Natalie is a true travel addict and so far she visited 26 countries. She inspires others to travel with her beautiful pictures.
So what exactly is the Versatile Blogger Award?
It’s an online award given to new bloggers for encouragement and support, a fantastic way for the blogging community to motivate and push one another towards success. I for one am honoured and definitely feeling encouraged! Recipients of the the Versatile Blogger Award must be nominated by their peers.
If you have been nominated here are the rules:
- Write and publish a blog post thanking and linking back to the person who nominated you
- In your post list 7 random facts about yourself
- Nominate up to 15 other blogs who you follow and believe deserve recognition
So here we goooo, 7 random facts about me:
1.Surpise, surprise: I love beaches
I love hanging around stunning beaches and I am always looking for the perfect spots.
Ocean and salty water were always something which attracted me and inspired me already in my childhood. As a child, I was often sick, and my parents took me for the first time to Italy to get better. I fell in love with the sea immediately.
Since then, I developed a special relationship with the sea.
2. I am from Slovakia and so far I lived in 6 different foreign countries:
– Italy, UK, Russia, The Netherlands, Poland and Germany.
Wait, again not Slovenia 😀 Many people tend to confuse Slovakia with Slovenia, it’s funny but I wanted to make sure you know 🙂
I left my hometown when I was 18 years old and moved to Milan, where I worked for a modelling agency which was pretty cool but as I wanted to go to University, the best place to do that for me was to move to London where I studied translation and interpreting. Four years of studies included the possibility to do an exchange year and I chose Saint Petersburg. After my degree, I started my carrier in the Netherlands, which gave me the opportunity to move to Warsaw in Poland and later to Germany.
3. I was a professional athlete and a medal winner
When I was about 13 years old I started with athletics. I love this sport and I finished when I was 18. My disciplines were mostly long jump, but I also did high jump, 100 and 200 meters. The biggest achievement was for me winning a first place at the Slovakian long jump national championship (2007/2008).
4. I speak 5 languages
Living in different countries gave me an opportunity to improve my language skills and also learn new ones: English, Russian, German, (Slovak, Czech: my mother tongs)
I did my degree in English and Russian languages with an opportunity to study 2 semesters in the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, where I met my boyfriend, and now fiancé. After my studies, I started to work for Hollister in the Netherlands, where I asked for the transfer to Warsaw and afterwards to Germany (my fiancé is German).
As I live in Germany I had to learn German to make my life easier here 😀 and with continuous support from my fiancé family, colleagues from work I was able to improve it (still not perfectly fluent but it will just do).
5. I quit my corporate job to travel the world
Three years working in the retail industry made me realise that I need more in my life. Of course, I learned a lot and I enjoyed working as a Store Manager but with each year my passion for travelling became bigger and bigger.
That’s why, I decided to quit my career and go for a long term travel with my partner in crime, my fiancé Nico.
6. I sing
Singing is for now my hobby and I have been singing for the past 4 years, attending private singing classes in order to help me to improve and to be able perform better. I love to sing slower songs, so called Lounge music but pop as well. I don’t really have any favorite bands or singers but for example I love songs from Coldplay and Years ‘n’ Years. You can have a look at some videos: here 🙂
7. We got engaged at the beach in Cuba.
During our holidays in Cuba, we spent one day in Cayo Jutias, one the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Lying on the shore together, talking about how we met… little waves splashing us gently, beautiful turquoise water and perfect white sand, I got asked: ” Will you marry me?” Absolutely shocked, surprised and happy I said YES.
And now for the nominations!…
The nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are:
Adam and Amanda Rouman: www.roumantheworld.com
Natalie Saunders: www.desertwildjoshuatree.com
Andree Pontbriand: www.lovelightchaos.com
Ally & Ashley: www.traveltribeworldwide.com