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YHA Big Blog Exchange 2014 - Meet the winners!
    18/09/2014 03:01

Big Blog Exchange 2014 - Meet the winners!

Big Blog Exchange 2014 - Meet the winners!

After six weeks of a relentless race for votes, the competition has come to an end and the international jury has chosen 16 bloggers from the hundreds of entrants to swap lives, blogs and cultures for 10 days in the second edition of Hostelling International’s Big Blog Exchange.

HI announced this week on www.bigblogexchange.org the list of countries and bloggers taking part in this life changing experience relieving fans, followers and finalists from a stressful wait.

Twitter is buzzing with reactions of ecstatic bloggers who can’t wait for 31st October when their 10 days adventure will start! #bigblogx

"Just got out of yoga class. I was the most distracted student. Also ended up crying during Shavasana. Thank you @Hostelling! #bigblogx" says Tessa from The Googly Gooeys, our blogger from the Philippines going to Italy.

This year’s eight exciting exchanges you can follow on www.bigblogexchange.org are:

Lucie Aidart - France & Taralynn Mcnitt - USA
Ruth Silverton - UK & Ashley Dy - Japan
Manuel Garcia del Moral - Spain & Roy Potterill - South Africa
Stephanie Buckley - Ireland & Ainoha Moura Aguirre - Brazil
Belen Palacios - Argentina & Vincent Quek - Malaysia
Logan Anderson - Canada & Purujeet Parida - India
Tessa Go - Philippines & Marcela Fae - Italy
Mic Melansek - Slovenia & Jono Cusack - Australia

The followers are in for a treat as Hostelling International are sending their bloggers on extraordinary itineraries. With challenges every day they are going to delight us with amazing photos and stories of their memorable experience.

Brianda Lopez, Hostelling International Sustainability Manager and Project Leader says, “We are just as excited as our bloggers to announce the winners of the project. The Big Blog Exchange is all about giving the opportunity to bloggers to experience different cultures and meet new people; which has been Hostelling International’s mission for over 100 years. It’s fascinating to see how this project turns virtual interactions into real life experiences.”

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