100th Post: Popular and Favourite Posts and Photos

100th Post

Wow, can’t believe I’m already at my 100th post! It’s been a lot of fun writing the 99 that have come before and I hope that it’s been to fun to read them. Thanks as always for coming to my blog and reading my incoherent ramblings. Since I didn’t do something for my 1 year blogaversary, I thought I’d take a quick look back at the things I’ve shared so far and give a little preview of what’s to come. Hopefully you’ll find something new to read, or if not, know what’s coming down the pipeline.

 

5 Most Popular Posts

Saaremaa Meteorite Crater

To start with I thought I’d share the posts that have been most popular on Travelsewhere. I’d never really taken a look at this kind of thing before, so certainly found it intriguing to see what had been better received than others.

 

Estonia’s Best Kept Secret, the Island of Saaremaa

By far my most read post and in such a short time, the response to this post on Saaremaa has been beyond my expectations. To see it so widely shared on Facebook by Estonians and people with Estonian heritage means the world. There was a palpable sense of pride in their posts and it’s always nice to know you’ve done justice to a place. Sharing Estonia in general has been quite fun and knowing people have enjoyed reading about it is just icing on the cake.

 

Elsewhere in Slovenia: Beyond Ljubljana and Bled

One post that has seen quite a few comments and shares has been my look at the variety of destinations Slovenia has to offer beyond its big two. Slovenia is another European country that I’m fond of talking about, but I also quite liked the concept and hope to do more similar posts like my recent Czech one. One of the big things I like to talk about on this blog are destinations that don’t get there due and this kind of post represents that totally and utterly.

 

11 Essential Things to Do in Brașov

I’ve been quite surprised at how regularly this post gets looked at, but it seems there is quite the interest in the captivating Transylvanian city of Brașov. I often wonder whether providing straightforward lists like these are useful, but I guess it is an easy way to convey what not to miss. Brașov is a pretty great place for sightseeing and pointing out its big landmarks wasn’t hard.

 

Photo Series: Vienna Christmas Lights

I can easily understand the appeal of this post, who doesn’t like looking at Christmas lights? As my first photo essay, it’s nice to see that it hit its mark. Interestingly, this post was looked at year round, not just in the lead up to Christmas. Vienna definitely has some pretty fantastic Christmas traditions and I’ve enjoyed seeing their preparations the last two years. I may choose to update this with this year’s decorations.

 

Elsewhere: Aveiro, Portugal

It’s kind of amazing what one photo can do. Despite being one of my earliest and least refined posts, thanks to the above photo on Pinterest, people have been visiting this post nearly every day. Aside from that, this was one of my first Elsewhere features, a format that I love doing for places less seen.

 

5 Favourite Posts

Profile Machu Picchu, 2 Years Travelling

Ok, so the last 5 were the most popular with you, but these are 5 posts that were popular with me. I generally enjoy writing most posts I share with you, but some are more fun or meaningful that most. Here’s my pick of the litter.

 

My Thoughts After a Full 2 Years Travelling

This was as much about the personal milestone as it was about the post. Not sure there was anything overly profound shared in this post but it felt like an appropriate way to cap off a considerable achievement.

 

5 Czech Castles to Check Out

Who doesn’t love a good castle? I know I definitely do. After visiting Karlstejn last year, this felt like a natural post to write about and revisit some great memories from the Czech Republic. Thinking about it now, I’d love to do more castle posts, perhaps one on castles of the Baltic?

 

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Romania

This was my first time putting a post together that tried to provide insights and advice on visiting an entire country and I’m glad that I gave it a try. It might not be the most sexy or fun type of post but hopefully people find the information inside genuinely useful in visiting these places. Countries like Romania still seem a bit unknown in many people’s eyes, so anything I can do to bridge that gap seems like a worthwhile effort.

 

Strangest Places I’ve Spent the Night

Once the idea for this post popped in my head, it immediately sent me on a wave of nostalgia trying to think of all my travels and the places I’d slept. To me this kind of thing highlights just how far from normal life travel can take you and all the new experiences that are out there waiting. Would love to get a Part 2 together, so I better start looking for creative accommodation options. Any suggestions?

 

Finding the Many Dwarfs of Wrocław in Poland

I have to be honest, putting this post together was unexpectedly fun and I’ve enjoyed seeing people’s reactions to the ideas of the dwarfs. “Illegal dwarfs!?” has been a frequent remark, which I love. I hope to keep finding weird and wonderful things like this to share with you as there are plenty of them out there.

 

5 Favourite Photos

By now my passion for photography should be pretty clear and thought that I’d share my favourite photos used on the blog thus far. Not all photos I take make the blog (by a big margin), so these are just the ones used in posts I’ve shared.

 

Aveiro Streets

Streets of Aveiro, Portugal

There’s something about the atmosphere of this photo that I adore. The knitted sea life over the tiles makes for a fun scene, but I think it’s the brightness and light of it that makes this one of my favourites.

 

Condor Rising, Colca Canyon

Condor over Colca Canyon, Peru

I’d freely admit that photographing animals and wildlife is not a strength of mine, so I feel exceptionally lucky to have managed to time the above photo just right. Almost as good as seeing them in real life.

 

Loket Castle, Czech Castles

Loket Castle, Czech Republic

I’ve already expressed my affinity for castles and those in the Czech Republic, so here’s further proof of that. Loket Castle is an incredibly dramatic scene, but the light and stillness almost makes this look like a long exposure, which it wasn’t.

 

Ohrid Sunset

Sunset over Ohrid, Rep. of Macedonia

I’ve got plenty of sunset shots from Ohrid, as the town is oriented in such a way that the old town is always backlit by the glowing sky but this has to be my favourite. This is mostly due to the illuminated statue, that I feel adds something extra to the scene.

 

Park on the King of Thailand's Birthday

King’s Birthday in Bangkok, Thailand

Given that this was taken on my phone, I’m super pleased with the outcome. While it’s a little hard to tell with the low light, everything actually was yellow, from the shirts to the lights. Truly a fascinating time to be visiting the Thai capital.

 

Sneak Peaks

Cradle Mountain, 100th Post

It may not come as quite a surprise that I have plenty I’ve yet to write about. I’ve found myself with a considerable backlog of posts and keep coming up with new ideas every week. As such, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ll be posting about in the future. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, some of the following won’t come as much surprise.

 

Lithuania & Poland

Yes, I have even more still to share from my time spent in the Baltic and Poland! Although I’ve sporadically posted about Poland, I have plenty yet to share from my time there.

Italy

Either side of Christmas I spent time in the Italian region’s of Umbria and Tuscany, not to mention a few days in Rome. Expect to see quite a few posts on some lesser seen towns and cities, including my favourite, Lucca.

Australia

After almost 2 years away, I returned to my homeland for a whirlwind visit. Even though I spent most of my time in Australia catching up with friends and family, I did squeeze in a few sightseeing activities. In particular, there’ll be a few posts on the wonders of Tasmania.

Malta

I’ve spent the last month or so enjoying the island life on mediterranean Malta. While it hasn’t been all sightseeing and exploring, there’s plenty to share about this growing tourist destination.

… And plenty more

 


So, thank you again for reading my blog and supporting all that I do. What have been your favourite posts from here so far? What things would you like to see more or less of, e.g. Elsewheres, Photos Series, Tips etc.? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

 


This post is part of The Weekly Postcard over at Two Traveling Texans and Weekend Wanderlust linkup put together by A Brit and A Southerner. Please head on over for more great posts.

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24 Comment

  1. Enjoy reading your posts and I must admit your dwarves one was my favourite so far! Will look forward to the next 100 – especially what you write about Malta which is one of my favourite places in Europe #feetdotravel

  2. Anisa says: Reply

    Congrats on getting to your 100th post, I know how much work has gone into that. I really enjoying reading your posts because it is usually about a place that I never even thought of visiting. Its hard for me to pick a favorite but maybe the post about different places in Bulgaria? I think that was one of the first posts I read of yours. I am really looking forward to hearing about Lucca and Tasmania. Thanks as always for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post, David! Hope to see many more from you. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  4. Congratulations and what a great idea to return to your favourite places and photos.

  5. Woo Hoo! 100 posts is fantastic. Congratulations. Can’t wait for the ones on Malta!

  6. Garth says: Reply

    Congrats on your 100th post David! I love reading your posts as they are really unique and you take great photos too! look forward to hearing your thoughts on Malta and Umbria, we were about to go last year but then the earthquake happened, but we still plan to go in the next year or so..

  7. Congrats on reaching 100 posts! You have so many great adventures to some really cool places. I always enjoy reading them because I learn about a new place (many I haven’t even heard of). Looking forward to your future adventures as well!

  8. Ruth says: Reply

    Hi David, many, many congratulations on you 100th post. From experience, I know that is not an easy thing to achieve. Many people quit blogging after a few months because of the time involved and other issues. I am glad you keep writing because your style allows me (and others) to take a look at some off the beaten path places (using that expression for lack of better terms but you get the idea). Eager to read your upcoming posts1 #TheWeeklyPostcard

  9. Congratulations on reaching your 100th post, that is a great accomplishment ! I really do enjoy reading your posts as you visit some fascinating places which are off the tourist track. Keep the posts coming, I am looking forward to reading them 🙂

  10. 100 posts! That’s awesome, David! I think we’re only at 47 since we started our website 15 months ago, so 100 is an incredible feat and we’re totally inspired. 🙂 Looks like you’ve had a very successful 99 posts before this one, and your photos are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more from you!

  11. Happy 100 posts, that is a huge accomplishment. I look forward to reading more of your new and old material, and was a huge fan of your Slovenia post! The picture you took of the condor was stunning, what an amazing shot. I loved Malta, and can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!

  12. It’s been a pleasure following your travels over the last year or so and I always look forward about reading about your adventures. I liked your posts on Romania and Bulgaria as I knew very little about many of those places. Congrats on the 100 posts and keep it up mate!

  13. Oana says: Reply

    Congratulations for 100 posts, this is a huge accomplishment. I liked all you posts and pictures, there is something new to learn from all of them. I cannot wait to read more posts!

  14. Wow, congratulations David! At the same time, Thanks! We really enjoy your style and love your photography. Thanks for taking us along and introducing us to so many places. And thanks for the serious case of Travel Envy! 😉 Cheers!

  15. oneadventuretraveler says: Reply

    Congrats on your 100 posts. It has been a pleasure following your journeys and seeing the wonderful photos. You have taken me to places I have never dreamed I would see. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  16. thriftytrails says: Reply

    Congratulations on your 100th post! I really enjoyed the ‘Finding the Many Dwarfs of Wrocław in Poland’ post. It was entertaining and educational at the same time. I love reading about all sorts of travel tips. Just how I focus on thrifty travel tips on my blog, I like learning from other experienced travelers as well. Keep up the great work!

  17. Congrats on your 100th post! I love reading your posts and your photos are awesome! Keep it up! 🙂

  18. Congrats on your 100th post! It’s been fun reading your posts and following along on IG! You probably think I’m a stalker by now haha Looking forward to your future posts! 🙂

  19. PS. Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve just realized I’m only 3 posts away from my 200th post, and also never wrote at 1 year blogaversay (never heard that term before) and love your idea. Would you mind if I wrote a similiar post, of course giving you a shout out for the inspiration?)

    1. David says: Reply

      Haha, of course go for it. And I feel like I’ve heard the term blogaversary before but maybe I did just make it up, dunno!

      1. Ah great! Thanks! 🙂

  20. First off, just like everyone has has commented – CONGRATULATIONS! What a milestone that is for you! I really enjoyed this post actually if we are going to discuss favourite posts, mainly because this is an insight into your thoughts and what you like, it’s also interesting for you (and us) to know what is the most popular and I will admit, the dwarf one was definitely my favourite before reading this one – so quirky and unusual! Keep it up David 😀 #feetdotravel

  21. siddharthandshruti says: Reply

    Congratulations on the 100th post! Love your Condor over Colca Canyon, Peru photo! #feetdotravel

  22. what a great way to celebrate your 100th post! These photos are all awesome and I look forward to your many more 100s of post to come! 😉

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