From the once in a lifetime experience of rafting the Grand Canyon in the US, to the awe-inspiring views of the mountains surrounding sacred Lake Minnewanka in Canada, and then across the Atlantic to Finland for midsummer celebrations and an insight to the world’s biggest collection of outdoor loos, Virtual Blog Tour is about to make a giant leap to the majestic semi-continent of India…
…for a Kerala-style breakfast at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort,
some serious pampering Maharaja-style at Neemrana Fort-Palace in the land of kings, Rajastan,
and a super-delicious Gujarati Thali in cosmopolitan Mumbai.
Already out of breath? Let’s have a small break then. Some of you might wonder what Virtual Blog Tour is all about. Don’t worry. I will tell you all about it. But first things first: order a strawberry daiquiri and make yourself comfortable on your beach chair or hammock (not too comfortable though, because I need you to be awake all the way until the “grande finale”). If you are in the southern hemisphere, then throw a couple of logs to the fireplace, pour yourselves a glass of Hennessy, and curl up in your favorite armchair. Are you all set now? Jolly good!
Last Monday, traveller, adventurer and storyteller Sue Slaght at Travel Tales of Life extended an invitation to me to join Virtual Blog Tour. This project asks each participant to compose a one-time post to be published on a specific Monday. It’s purpose is to introduce bloggers through a series of questions about the creative process and what inspires us to do what we do. The same set of questions will introduce a blogger to another blogger’s readers, as well as the wider blogging community.
In her post “Finland-A Virtual Blog Tour”, Sue did such an awesome job introducing Finland and Traveller’s Tree, that my page went literally on fire for three consecutive days! Thanks to Sue, I had the opportunity to get to know and talk with fascinating bloggers. And who knows? Maybe that marked the beginning of new exciting blog relationships! I sincerely hope so.
But now, and before the daiquiri is over, off to the questions:
I can see now that your glasses are almost empty and you glimpse at the sea far more often than you do on this post. Off to the “grande finale” then! Ladies & gentlemen, madame et monsieur, maine admen und herren, let me introduce you to Finnish blogger Miia Niskanen at Pearlspotting, who is currently also enjoying her summer holidays at one of the thousand lakes of Finland.
Miia is “The Person Who Goes Where No One Else Does”. Today she is based in Paris and in her blog you will read about her daily life in one of most fascinating cities in the world, Paris, but also about Finland, and her India travels. To Miia, her travel experiences are like pearls and this is why the name of her blog is “pearlspotting”. I hope you will enjoy reading her posts, as much I have!
Time to leave you now. Daiquiris are enjoyed, the sand is white and soft, and the azure sea looks warm and inviting. What are you still doing here? Off you go! 🙂