Thanks to Mark at Migrationology for getting us on board the My 7 Links project. The initiative was kicked off by Tripbase with the goal to “unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again”. Not a bad idea we reckon!
Our Most Beautiful Post
Had to think about this one for a while. I think though that the photos Jess took from the Kite Festival in Sumpango, Guatemala are stunning, and make it our most beautiful post. The fact that we had such an amazing day and also that it was our last full day there, make it somewhat sentimentally special as well. The size, colours and intricacy of the kites was almost impossible to believe. For anyone around Guatemala at the time, I we would highly recommend getting along to check the festival out. Giant Kite Festival – Guatemala
Our Most Popular Post
Definitely the post which sparked the most debate was the What to Do When Children Approach for Money. Its something any traveller in a developing country will have to deal with, and it was interesting to get some insights into different ways people handle it.
Our Most Controversial Post
It’s fair to say we haven’t posted anything that has caused a chain of stinging insults in the Leave a Reply box. Maybe something we have to look into! In any case, we nominate our Importance of Being PREPARED Before Travelling post, about a guest in a hostel we working in at the time who was traveling without a passport.
Our Most Helpful Post
Our mutual love of Mayan ruins saw us hitting up more than just a few sites along our travels through Mexico and Central America. We did a trilogy of posts that gave some details and hot tips on a selection of the best ruins. Mayan Ruins Part 1: Mexico
A Post Whose Success Surprised Us
As a bit of a laugh, we knocked up a post that gave insight into the various personalities that frequent hostels. We never expected it to get all the attention it did. It even still gets a comment or two and an occasional tweet. Note to self: got to think of more ridiculous dribble to write! Different Types of Hostel Guests
A Post we Feel Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved
I guess back when we began the blog, we felt like we were publishing all this material and no one was looking at it! I think we let through a few spam comments in the hope that just maybe they were real. One of the posts detailed our time at the Flora Tristan English School in Arequipa, Peru. We loved it there and wanted to spread the word! Volunteering – Flora Tristan English School – Arequipa, Peru
The Post we are Most Proud of
One of the drivers behind our blog to begin with was to give some info on various volunteer opportunities we were to get involved in. Whilst working at the AWARE Animal Shelter near Antigua, Guatemala, we decided that we could put a video together to better do that. After finishing it, we were reasonably happy. Then to see the response it got, we were overwhelmed! We believe as a direct result, the organisation received donations as well as more people getting out there to help. It was extremely gratifying to think we had achieved something really important to us. AWARE Animal Shelter Guatemala, Video
Now, the hard bit. Who to nominate? Seems this project has been uber successful and all the blogs we follow are killing it! So, we will restrict our nominations to two.
We would like to invite GranTourismo and Flip’n Travels to the My 7 Links project. Both blogs feature great combinations of clever writing and spectacular photos. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t yet!