So I started blogging in 2010 and during these four years I have found many lovely blogs which I love to follow. One of them is Anna’s, which I found when I was searching for Lisbon information as I was traveling there the next summer. I was then charmed by her photography, and since then I have followed her blog. I enjoy her photographs, whether they are from New York or the countryside. It is beautiful to see the world through her eyes. I feel so honored she has nominated me and also think is a good opportunity to share a little bit more about me.
Here comes my answers to Anna’s questions.
1. Why did you start blogging and did it turn out the way you wanted?
At first I had a Flickr account where I would upload my photos but soon I felt like I needed a different space to tell stories with them, like keeping a diary. I decided to create my blog during the summer of 2010 – which now seems like ages ago. I have never had a specific goal for my blog, I just wanted to display and share my pictures. Of course it has evolved during the years but it has been a natural process: at first I would only share my traveling pictures, but now I like to include the places where I go to eat and things like that. I believe that’s the way it will be always, but who knows!
2. What do you do when you feel like you are loosing control and feel like eating a huge box of ice-cream?
During weekdays it is difficult for me to go out for a walk, as I usually arrive late in the afternoon, so I take a hot bath instead and maybe do my nails – I need so much concentration I don’t think about anything else – ha!
If feel that I’m becoming a little bit (more) mad than usual, then I might go to the countryside and have fun with the goats. This is one of my favorite things to do. Also as I work in online marketing, having no internet connection is a relief.
3. What is your secret dream?
My secret dream is to be able to travel as much as I can and see the world. I guess this might be not something surprising.
4. Do you tell people in real life that you are a blogger?
Most of the times I don’t. I just do so if the conversation might be related or I’m talking with someone which who I have a closer relationship.
When I have mentioned I have a blog to some people I have received the same kind of answer: “I knew you were a freak”. So maybe that’s why I don’t use my full name at all.
5. How long do you follow my blog and what do you like about it?
I found Anna’s blog in 2012.I love her photography and her daily life stories.
6. How did you come up with the name of the blog?
I just don’t really know. I wanted something different to the typical “whatever photography blog” which is ok but doesn’t represent myself. I wanted something unexpected. Además, no puedo nadar sounded great to me.
7. What is your favorite movie, favorite book and favorite song?
That’s a difficult question. I love going to the movies and watching films so I could say I’ve got more than one. If I had to choose it would maybe be “500 days of summer”. It is such a sad story but in a good way. My favorite book of all the times is “Matilda”, I know is a kids book but I loved it ( I also enjoyed the film). Nowadays I don’t have enough time to read books so it’s been a long time since I started one. I still have to finish world war Z. My favorite song is “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra. It always puts a smile on my face.
8. How would your friends describe you? Would it be different than how your blog readers describe you?
My real life friends would describe me as someone who worries about everything too much. Also a little bit silly, I love making jokes all the time. I’m famous for my bad jokes – but I think it is just they don’t have my sense of humor.
I don’t know if my blogger readers see me the same?
9. Recommend me a city and tell me what I should do there!
I will recommend the same one as Anna: Lisbon. Such a beautiful city, I’ve got so beautiful memories from that city. Go to Sol e Pesca (and old fishing shop that is a bar now) and enjoy a beer and paté de sardinhas – you won’t regret. Check my pictures here. Also you can read a little guide I wrote.
Also if you have the time go and visit Sintra, it is just like out of a tale.
10. Tell me something about you I don’t know!
I wear braces!!
So I’m passing this award to some lovely blogs that I love: Faye, Ines, Kasia and Polly