We are "officially" one of the top eight travel blogs in the UK from 2017, as voted for by the Great British public (with help from our extended families in Bangladesh, USA, Kazakhstan etc...)
Here's the official email which we were very excited to receive.
Win or lose it's extremely exciting to get shortlisted. We are now in the top eight finalists from what was 111 nominees so it's an achievement in itself to get this far.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted, forwarded on the blog to any of their friends/colleagues and who put up with the badgering over email and social media.
We will now await the awards night in April to learn our fate. You can check out the seven blogs we are up against HERE under the Travel heading.
In other news, over the past few weeks both Ewan and Katie have been delivering speeches at their work places talking about things they learned whilst on their trip.
They were very well received, here is some feedback from attendees:
"This talk was a total inspiration, I absolutely loved it and learned so much"
"This talk has really made me think about how much I take for granted living in the UK, and how lucky we are in he grand scheme of things. It's made me consider if I'm making the most of how fortunate I am.
"I've learned so much about parts of the world I never even knew existed. I would love you to do this for my daughters as an example if what can be achieved when you think big. Inspirational."
If anyone is looking for an inspirational speaker to come to their workplace/school/club then as a loyal reader we will give you mate's rates! (seriously).