Why I want to be part of the Big Blog Exchange

427246_434196156653003_95860256_nThe Big Blog Exchange is a competition being run by Hostelling International and is a chance for 16 bloggers from around the world to swap lives, cultures, and countries for 10 days in June this year. Kapcha The World has applied to be one of them.

Why do I want to be part of this exchange?

Well for as long as I can remember I’ve loved to travel. The thrill of heading off into the great wide unknown. To visit new places, immerse myself in different cultures and meet fascinating people from around the world. My main bucket list item is to visit every country in the world before I die. Whether I manage to do that or not, I’m sure as hell going to have a good time trying to.

Travel has helped me to grow as a person. What better way to learn about the world then actually experiencing first hand, to visit a place and meet the people, rather than simply watching it on the news, or reading about it in a book. My memories are my most treasured possessions that even years after visiting somewhere can be brought back to life with a simple smell, sight or sound. I definitely have wanderlust – I feel alive when travelling. I love the thrill of anticipation that you feel when even arriving at an airport to head off to somewhere new, the buzz of excitement when you first step foot off the plane to begin a new adventure, and even the sadness at leaving somewhere that you have fallen in love with, but have had the greatest time experiencing.

So where would I love to head off too?

I can’t say I’d complain about being sent anywhere but there are definitely a few places that would be at the top of my list…………….

France…….. Paris, Eiffel Tower, French Men, Wine, Garlic Snails


Brazil…….. Carnival, colours, dance, street food, music


Italy…….. History, architecture, fashion, love and passionmanarola-italy-coast_21080_990x742

The Caribbean…….. Sun, sea, sand and ……. rum cocktails


Ireland…….. Lush landscapes, Guniness, hearty food, and of course the accentsimages-11

Latvia…….. My heritage, history, food that reminds me of my grandparents and of course vodkalatvia_riga_House-of-Blackheads

Iceland…….. Lagoons, Ice Hotels, Northern Lights and Volcanoesicelandauroraborealis

Greece…….. Ancient gods, Temples, Taramasalata and White Sand Beachesimages-12

Canada…….. Rocky Mountains, Waterfalls, Lakes, Great Train Rides and Ice Hockey


Morocco…….. Markets, Spices, Jewellery, Mosques, and Majorelle Blue


I would love more than anything to be a part of this exchange. To have the chance to share my experiences with you all and to be able to tell my grandchildren in years to come about the amazing time I had for 10 days swapping lives with another blogger in 2013.

So please vote for me, and judges………….. PICK ME!

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    April 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Nice post Katherine! Definitely a great list you have, I hope that you get to see everything that you want.

    I just wanted to come by and check your blog out and wish you congrats on being a finalist in the BigBlogExchange! All the best!

    Cheers from Louisiana (USA)

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      April 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Andy. It’s a great opportunity. Really hope I get chosen to be one of the bloggers. Fingers and toes crossed.

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    April 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Good luck with the competition! I enjoyed reading your blog! I hope one day, I can come visit your country! Grtz

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    cicilia elviani
    April 26, 2013 at 6:11 am

    congrats for being top 100 katherine, u have a great list:

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    May 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats on making TBBE

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