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The best blogs of 2009...

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...chosen by TravelBlog members.
9 years ago, January 5th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #98498  
EUROPE:

Best writing:
The Breath of a Thousand Strangers. and Wake Me Up Before We Go Go

Best photography:
French Riviera: a swirl of Provence and lots of Fun!, Unbelizeable: An Italian Wedding and England does Autumn

Best adventure:
Metro Zombies


ASIA:

Best writing:
Bowing before the feet of the Heavenly Leader and The Psychedelic Rajasthan Experience and namaste, agra!

Best photography:
Diving with Whale Sharks - OMG! and Typhoon Tarsier.. and From the Golden Temple to Points South: Our Last Week in India and God, life and cow shit and My Birthday in the Pakistan Karakoram Mountains

Best adventure:
Bowing before the feet of the Heavenly Leader and The Land of the Thunder Dragon... ten days in a picture book and Anxious Times at the Border


AFRICA:

Best writing:
A trip on the wild side... and Cape Peninsula and Cape Town and It's not ok - ever! and You cannot tell people to forget who they are. and If 2's company and 3's a crowd, then 25 is too bloody many to fit in a freakin' daladala and The floating world

Best photography:
The Wild and Lesedi Cultural Village - 'A man without culture is like a donkey without stripes' and The Big Feed and An Ounce Of Moroccan

Best adventure:
Bargaining With the Gods and Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Meeting our distant relatives and Trucking hell


MIDDLE EAST:

Best writing:
Dead Wadi Petra and The New Iraq and Konya: Mevlana and the Center of Sufism

Best photography:
Tourist Iran and Transition: Kabul to Kandahar and The Real Iran

Best adventure:
Discover Iran 2008 and The New Iraq


NORTH AMERICA:

Best writing: None

Best photography:
Pressing an Isle of Apples and Big Island, amazing golf and night diving!

Best adventure: none

CENTRAL And SOUTH AMERICA:

Best writing:
The Carretera Austral (The end of the road...) and Chasing the sunshine, climbing giant sandcastles and Peru's answer to Tutankhamun

Best photography:
In the jungle, the mighty jungle and Learning Spanish in South America and The cloudforests of Mindo

Best adventure: none

OCEANIA

Best writing:
The End of an Unforgettable Adventure!

Best photography:
Mad Dingo's & Englishman & Woman!!!

Best adventure:
49 day entire NZ experience

OCEANS AND SEAS:

Best writing: none

Best photography:
The Ithaca Shipwreck

Best adventure: none

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9 years ago, January 5th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #98563  
Wow I love the England does Autumn photo's. Lovely. Pity I missed that season. Reply to this

9 years ago, January 11th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #99264  
So nice to be included on the list - feels like an honour. Thanks very much and best travels to all in 2010. Reply to this

9 years ago, January 11th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #99266  
You certainly deserve it LuBarnham. Your blogs and photos are great! 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #99555  
Wow! I feel so grateful for this exposure! Thank you so much for your nominations and comments, this is why I blog, and just to know that a few people read and enjoy my blogs makes it all completely worth it in the end! Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #99558  
I think you might even have one or two more winning blogs Nick. I havent gathered the ones for the Middle East/adventure category yet. 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #99566  
I wish to express my complete gratitude for this honour. It just proves that telling the truth, warts and all can get others to think about their own lives, all I can ever wish is that my journey, writing and photos may help those struggling in silence, too be brave enough too look into changing those things, big or small, that have been wrong or negative into right and positive experiences. The travelling bit is just one part of finding ones truth. Blessings X Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #99567  

It just proves that telling the truth, warts...


I think also, people can sense sincerity, and it make them more interested. 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #99570  
THANK YOU MELL X Reply to this

9 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #99573  
Wow, I really thought only my parents were reading! A very unexpected pleasure - thanks!!! Reply to this

9 years ago, January 14th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #99668  

... I really thought only my parents were reading...


You are a Front Page blogger now. Likely hundreds of people are looking at your blogs. 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, January 14th 2010 No: 12 Msg: #99770  
Anna & Chris - you would be surprised how many people read your blogs. My original purpose in coming onto Travelblog was to show friends and family what I was doing - however, the vast majority of comments and emails about my blogs come from people I have never met! Reply to this

9 years ago, January 17th 2010 No: 13 Msg: #100071  
B Posts: 847
All those listed , I have read and enjoyed. I am honored that one of my blogs made it to the list. Salamat (thanks)........ Reply to this

9 years ago, January 18th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #100175  
WOW! There are so many great blogs out there im not sure if we really deserve such a high award.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the travelblog community for reading and voting for our blog. We have gained so much information through reading other members blogs and the fast growing forums, that we only really use our gude book for the maps these days.

Thanks again.. Sophie and Dale Reply to this

9 years ago, January 18th 2010 No: 15 Msg: #100180  

... im not sure if we really deserve such a high award.


I think one of the most popular bloggers on TravelBlog such as you are, certainly deserves such a reward. 😊
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9 years ago, January 19th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #100311  
Hi,

Such a nice blogs, Good work in your blog but You are mention middle east section but here i can't get Dubai Page you were not mention information related to the dubai, show me the link of dubai blog, where i can get the infor mation of that page.

Thanks
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9 years ago, January 19th 2010 No: 17 Msg: #100315  
Hello Ohanna 😊

Here are the blogs for Dubai

Please do not post those that link on the forums again. It is against the rules.

Mel Reply to this

9 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 18 Msg: #100495  
B Posts: 4
Hi Mel

We feel extremely privileged to have our blog voted, it has put a huge smile on our faces. 2009 was truly a special year and one we will cherish forever. We are so glad that other people are able to share our experiences, it has been so lovely to get such postive feedback.

Thanks
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9 years ago, January 22nd 2010 No: 19 Msg: #100771  
Hi Mel!

I'm overwhelmed and very honoured to find that three of my most recent blogs have been put forward this year. Thank you - and all involved - so much. I very much enjoy writing the blogs, and, even more, in hearing from people who have read them and are interested in the places I've visited.

Happy travels, everyone!

Thanks again.

Elizabeth Reply to this

9 years ago, January 22nd 2010 No: 20 Msg: #100776  
The interest in The Breath of a Thousand Strangers. this month has made it my third-most read blog of all! I'm very grateful.

J.
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