Tag | Been there, done that!

Wednesday September 20th, 2017

I regularly come across some nice tags from other bloggers. Today I share the tag Been there, done that fromΒ Cynthia. Let’s start!


Which countries of the world have you visited so far?

Italy, Spitsbergen, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, England and Greece including Karpathos (+20), Thassos, Skyros and Rhodes.


Which destination is at the top of your wish list?

Hmm .. I’d love to go to Iceland, South Africa (diving with sharks!), Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and North America. Also, all the Greek islands are on the list ..;)


What is your most ideal vacation? (beach holiday, shopping trip, cultural holiday, etc.)

A beach holiday, but with a sporty touch!



Which place was so special that you would like to go there again?

Spitsbergen. It is one of the most northernmost places in the world and totally remote from the inhabited world. The place is so special, it can’t be explained in words. We were here in the summer of 2016, but I would like to go one more time in the winter when there is really snow everywhere.


Have you ever had to do a job in another country? If so, where?

No, unfortunately!


Who do you usually travel with?

Of course, most of the time I travel with Vincent.




Who would you like to go on holiday with? (this may be everyone: family member, friend or a famous person)

I would love to go to Karpathos again with my friends. Enjoy some quality time with them and show them ‘my’ island.


Who or what would you bring to an uninhabited island?

Vincent. Logical right? Anyway, I’m taking someone and not a “what” because I find it terrible to be alone!


Have you ever been to vacation in the Netherlands? If so, where?

Hmm .. actually never. Yes, weekend breaks, but I do not really count those. I just do not like the Netherlands for a holiday.


Would you rather go to an amusement park or to a zoo?

Actually, neither… but if I have to choose Β I would choose the zoo.


Would you rather have a ski or a sun holiday?

Sun holiday, of course!


What is your best vacation reminder?

Hmm .. Although all my vacations at Karpathos are always fantastic, I’m going for a more special vacation; Spitsbergen. During our trip, we slept at the northernmost campsite in the world and that is very special πŸ˜‰




What is your least fun holiday memory?

That was in 2005. We went to Karpathos for two weeks in May, for the first time in our own home. However, I broke my leg less than 36 hours before we needed to catch the plane. I needed a surgery and we couldn’t leave on time. At the end, we could go one week to Karpathos, but for me, it wasn’t the best summer because I had plaster on my leg and I couldn’t swim.


Which countries are you going to holiday this year?

Well for this year all holidays are over. We went to Karpathos twice and to Italy. For next year we are planning Karpathos again.


Where would you never go on holiday?

Never say never, but Asia is at the bottom of the list. I just do not have anything with Asia.



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Athina Ketting
Westland, NL

ΓΡια σας (hallo)! Mijn naam is Athina en welkom op mijn blog. Travel by heart is de plek voor liefhebbers van Griekenland en adventure seekers. Een paar jaar geleden werd ik verliefd op het Griekse eiland Karpathos. Eind 2017 stapten mijn vriend en ik uit de welbekende comfortzone en we joegen onze droom na: we kochten een huis op dit prachtige eiland! Op travelbyheart.nl vertel ik je alles over deze prachtige plek, neem je mee op ons avontuur en ik hoop je te inspireren om je hart te volgen. Enjoy!