I am very happy to take part in this interesting and very social project, and even happier that I was invited to join by two of my favorite travel bloggers:
So the project basically consists in choosing 7 old posts of ours to let people catch up with your old articles, and then each blogger can nominate up to 5 bloggers to go on with this chain! See the rules here. I must say that choosing the post wasn’t as easy as I thought! But anyway it was fun.
So here we go!
- My most beautiful post
I have many favorite ones, but speaking of beauty I think the most remarkable one is “Basata, day 2: The greatest beauty“.
It’s a post about all the little things that made my last camp on the beach so memorable, and beautiful… but all these things are just small details – as I say at the end of the post “the greatest beauty is in the simple things”. Don’t you agree?
- My most popular post
Definitely “Internet blackout in Egypt, notes” – As you all know, I was in Egypt during the Revolution and on January 28th they cut off the internet and phone signal too. I kept taking notes of what I saw and felt, and just copied and pasted everything once I had the connection back (around 1 week later…). This is a very strong post that still gets many visits and even if it’s painful for me to read it again, I am very happy that I wrote it. I didn’t take photos that day but I guess my writing describes everything very well… please let me know what you think.
- My most controversial post
Another easy one: “When you fall in love in Egypt and you’re a foreigner” – I wrote this because, wtf, I have the experience and I knew what I was saying. Of course many Egyptian guys got it very wrong… but I was in Egypt long enough to experience things and see my friends living some experiences too. And if I didn’t use the term “exceptions” is because I am not saying that what I wrote about is the normality, instead. Anyway, I just felt like writing that post and I didn’t change my mind since then. Bittersweet post. Enjoy…
- My most helpful post
“How to have a FREE astonishing experience at the Giza Pyramids” – Follow these easy tips to see the most amazing sunset of your life over the Pyramids… you’ll love it! And it’s for free, so you just have to try. ‘Nuff said.
- A post whose success surprised me
“A conversation with my father” – I was so surprised by the success this post got. I received quite a lot of comments and private emails too. It was definitely a good surprise and made me feel much better, as this is a sad post about my father that doesn’t accept my lifestyle and definitely doesn’t go easy on me… Did you have to fight with your parents/family when you decided to be a full time traveler? Please share your story! I’m sure we have a lot in common.
- A post that didn’t get the attention I thought it deserved
Well, there are many, hehe. But if I have to choose, I will tell you “Camping with Beduins at Characters of Egypt Festival” – This is one of the coolest things I ever did in my entire life: I spent 3 days camping in the Wadi el Gamal desert, in Southern Egypt, together with Beduins from all over the Egyptian deserts. Definitely a unique experience… And this post kind of passed unnoticed. *sigh*
- The post of which I am most proud
“Scared of Muslims in airports? Read this!” – A post about discrimination against Arabs vs religious unity in the Middle East.
I would like everyone to read this as I think it contains some very interesting, enlightening information. Apart from the first sarcastic part, at the end of the post there are some very touching photos and anecdotes. I was happy that people generally liked this post and it didn’t cause any controversy… well I would still be proud of it, just I would’ve linked it in the “most controversial post” point instead!
Ok, so this was my selection! Phew, it was hard.
So now it looks like I have to pick 5 fellow travel bloggers to participate. I must say some of the people I wanted to tag have been nominated already, but there are so many great bloggers out there so it wasn’t hard at all to pick 5!
- Jeannie from Nomadicchick.com
- Sabina from Solofemaletraveler.com
- Nelly from Wildjunket.com
- Juno from Runawayjuno.com
- Stephanie from Thetravelchica.com
Let me know what you think of my 7 posts selection!