The Globetrotter Girls nominated us to take part in the 7 Links project started by Tripbase. The idea is to dig through your archives and choose some old posts for certain categories. We took part in the 7 Link Challenge a year ago so we’ve focused on posts we’ve written in the last year, except for our most popular post which is still going strong from our first month of blogging!
1. Our Most Beautiful Post – Bolivia’s Salt Flats: One Wild Ride The Wrong Way Round (Part 2)
We always get asked what was our favourite place in South America and we answer without hesitation: Bolivia. It was a challenging country to travel in but we were rewarded with some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes we’ve ever seen on our high altitude jeep tour through the southwest of the country. Days 1 and 2 were gorgeous too but it was the final few days that really blew our minds as we visited red lakes filled with flamingos, volcanoes in the desert and the famous salt flats.
2. Our Most Popular Post – What Do You Pack When You Are Leaving Forever: Our Packing List
Our packing list as consistently been our most popular post for all 16 months that we’ve been blogging. Deciding what to take when travelling long term can be overwhelming and this post lists exactly what we fit into our small backpacks.
3. Our Most Controversial Post – Lows of 1 Year As Digital Nomads in South America
We don’t really write controversial posts but a few people disagreed with our complaints about South America. It really needs to be read alongside our highlights of South America post as we did love travelling there but wanted to honestly present the things we didn’t like about the continent and the challenges of travelling as digital nomads.
4. Our Most Helpful Post – How To Travel Long Term With Only Carry On Luggage
There’s a lot of talk on the internet about travelling light and only taking hand luggage on flights but we rarely meet backpackers who actually do this. If we can travel forever with a 30 litre and 40 litre backpack between us then you can too! This post goes into detail about how we manage this.
5. A Post Whose Success Surprised Us – Travel As Pleasure and How To Avoid It
Simon’s look at the philosophy of freedom and meaningful travel was very well received. It’s not often you see references in a blog post so that was particularly impressive! It’s good to know that long thoughtful posts can be just as popular as snappy Top 10 lists.
6. A Post We Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved – The Secret Life of A Nomadic Web Designer
We haven’t done as much video as we’d like but putting together this video in our fancy Medellin apartment was a lot of fun. Not everyone will get Simon’s sense of humour but I still think this deserves more attention than it originally got.
7. The Post We Are Most Proud Of – Bolivian Bus Hell: An Illustrated Guide
We now continue the project by nominating five more bloggers to share their 7 links:
Chris & Cherie at Technomadia
Adam from Viajar Sin Rumbo
Erin & Gavin The Traveling Mallorys
Jeff at Lengthy Travel
Anthony from Man Vs Clock.
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