My Liebster Award!

Hi guys! I’m super happy to tell you I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Gemma from Little Miss Gem Travels -make sure to pop in! – Thank you so much for this early Christmas present!

The rules of this whole fun are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Answer 11 questions assigned to you by them
  • Nominate at least 5 bloggers and notify them about it
  • Prepare 11 questions for your favourite bloggers to answer
  • Post your Liebster Award blog post link in the comments of your nominator’s Liebster Award Post

Here are my answers to the questions Gemma prepared for her nominees:

What is your blog’s name and how did you choose it?

My blog’s called IntoTheCity, as some of you may have noticed 😉 I’ve always been a city girl, the whole buzz of crowded streets is what fascinates me and keeps me inspired. I’m doing my best to pass on that sort of energy on the blog, hence the name.

How do you combat writer’s block?

When I started blogging I used to worry about it a lot, now I’m much more relaxed about things. I don’t try too hard, it’s not meant to last forever so I just take it easy. There are so many other things to enjoy in life so I focus on those. And then the inspiration comes in a blinking of an eye!

How much time do you spend planning blog posts and other social media posts?

Oh man, I’m hopeless at planning. I’ve tried to be organised but somehow it’s never worked out so the embarrassing truth is I don’t plan at all and let IntoTheCity live its own, random and spontaneous life, exactly like I do! 😉

Who is your favourite travel blogger and why?

Joy from My Traveling Joys as she often writes about places which are close to my heart. She’s a lovely person, too!

What is the best piece of travel advice you have received?

It’s actually packing advice my friend gave to me once- Iron clothes- as simple as this. You’ll really gain much more room in the suitcase this way.

Do you like to plan destinations and activities or do you like to be more spontaneous?

Before a journey I usually do some research (mainly on the blogs) so I tend to have a list of coffee shops, food markets, fashion spots and art galleries I want to visit prepared in advance. Which, I just realised, makes me sound like an organised person, but trust me, I’m not! It’s just I do mainly short trips so I try to make the most of them.

When you hear the word travel, what one word pops into your imagination?


Do you prefer to travel solo, with friends, or with family?

Friends and family I guess… but it all depends on the destination.

What is your earliest travel memory?

Perhaps a 5-year old me by the seaside catching jellyfish in a yellow bucket?

To any new and inexperienced travellers, where would you recommend as an ideal destination?

Really depends on what you like but for all those who enjoy the city with great coffee shops (and all the other shops!), vintage markets, the most beautiful riverside, breath-taking architecture, tonnes of arts and incredible music scene- London has it all!

Where is next on your travel wish list?

Would like to go to Amsterdam and Copenhagen if I get a chance. In the meantime I’m happy exploring my new city though and I just can’t get enough!


My nominees are:

  • Kat behind Katnapped– for her humorous, unpretentious style of blogging, for having a lot of distance to herself and the world as a whole. She’s lovely, beautiful and authentic and she always makes me laugh <3
  • Katrina behind LAKATWOMAN– for being a super sweet, feminine babe proving that girls aren’t here to compete with each other, they’re here to empower one another <3
  • Alice behind Alice Catherine– not a new blogger for sure but every single picture she posts makes you want to be her! Her classy and nonchalant Parisian style with an edgy Mancunian twist is what I utterly adore. If you haven’t followed her yet, do it now, the girl just has it all!
  • Leticia behind Tishhlah– for being a next door girl who’ll always give you tonnes of ideas and inspiration for whatever you need. She’s super sweet and kind, too <3
  • Li-Chi behind Hello Li Chi Pan– for her elegance, simplicity and stunning (hear that? s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g!!!) photographs. They just make you look at the world through strawberries, rainbow and candy floss <3

And the questions for them:

  • When and why did you start blogging?
  • What’s your biggest blogging success?
  • What’s your biggest blogging challenge?
  • What inspires you?
  • What are your blogging goals?
  • What do you enjoy the most about blogging?
  • What’s did you learn through blogging?
  • How do you keep up with all social media platforms?
  • Who is the blogging icon to you? Why?
  • Who is your style icon?
  • The best blogging advice you’ve ever received?

Can’t wait to read the answers! x

  • Serena Reidy

    Congrats for being nominated! I’d love to go to Copenhagen too!

  • Thank you for the nomination, Mal! Thank you for the kind words as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing us the story behind your blog name and the rest of your answers for giving us a glimpse of you. Can’t wait to start the new year with this post! Have a wonderful rest of 2016 and may 2017 be filled with lots of adventures and dreams actualized!

    • Thanks so much Katrina, it’s well deserved! Can’t wait to see your post! Have a beautiful time too, reach your goals, continue to be brave at your challenges and make your dreams come true! All the best hun x

  • Hra

    Congratulations!!!! I love your answers!! i would love to be nominated at Liebster awards some day 🙂

    • Thanks so much! I’m sure you will, keeping my fingers crossed for you here! x

  • Shop Girl

    Congrats so much for your recognition. I love the opportunity through Liebster’s to pay it forward and help other’s expand their networks!!

  • Congrats on your Liebster award, well done! Here’s so many years of blogging to come 🙂

  • Congrats on your award! I enjoyed reading your answers. Can’t wait to see more of your travelling posts.

  • LMGTravels

    Great post. Hope you get to Amsterdam/Copenhagen soon.

    • Thanks, probably when it gets warmer as at this time of a year I hardly get out of the house if I don’t have to, haha! x

  • Joice Kelly

    Very nice, good luck!

  • Sarah Ebner

    Great answers – love your ironing tip too. I need to see if it really works!

    • Haha, it truly does, you’ll see! Thanks for your kind words! x

  • congratulations on the nomination!
    I also like to visit local coffee shops, galleries and food markets every time I travel 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 They’re fun, aren’t they! Giving you a lot of insight on the local culture x

  • Kara

    Congratulations on the award, I always think of adventure with travel 🙂

  • Liazeea MO

    Congrats so much for your recognition.Can’t wait to see more of your travelling posts.

    • Thanks! Where BT guys finally sort out my Internet connection (such a pain in the bottom!) I promise to be more present here! 🙂 x

  • Thank you! And that’s a very interesting perspective, I’m not a huge fan of flights myself. I’m probably quite bored and frustrated with some noisy people around and I usually take flights early in the morning so I’m exhausted for the rest of the day. So yeah, I don’t like the experience but flying as way of transport is super convenient! x

  • Inyene Udom

    Congratulations dear and You are super sweet and organise. I love the way you answer all the questions.

  • lianne

    Congrats on the award, I remember getting this too a few years ago, a great way to get to know the person behind the blogger!

  • Divine Mwimba

    Congratulations on your nomination. This must be exciting for you! 🙂 I am so happy!

  • Daria Harvey

    Big congratulations! What a cool way to publicize your blog and share other blogs too! Hope you get to Copenhagen soon 🙂

  • So exciting, congratulations on winning the award! This is a post I will be writing this weekend 🙂

  • Isaly Fergg

    Congrats on being nominated (: I love that your earliest memory was catching jellyfish! That seems so cool.

    Isaly Holland

  • Emma Oxley

    Congratulations for being nominated and having your blog nominated. Great to find out a bit more about you with your answers to the questions!

  • Jhumki Nag

    Congrats and best of luck!!

  • Ance

    Congratulations! Very interesting post! I wait for the answers! 🙂

    • Thank you, I’m looking forward to seeing girls’ posts, too! x

  • Congratulations! great to learn more about you!

  • Neha Verma

    Congratulations .. hope this is one of the many more lined up for you in future.

  • JM

    Congratulations on your nomimation. Good luck to your blog

  • Thanks so much for your kind words! x

  • Shop Girl

    Congrats! I love a Liebster post. One it gives me insight on the blogger I love, and it grants me a great opportunity to find all new blogs outside of my little cyber corner. 🙂

  • Candy Kage

    Congratulation to you and all of those you nominated. Interesting getting to know you better.