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Monthly Travels Challenge: Discover!

Welcome to the first of the monthly challenges. Every month, on its first day, I’ll be posting rules for the challenge. You have the whole month to do it.

The idea behind June rules is Be a tourist in your own town (region)!

June rules:

  • Discover! You should visit a place you haven’t seen yet. Parks, monuments, buildings, museums, local/ethnic restaurant, etc.
  • My place! You should visit a place in your town or region. Region might be cultural/geographical/political. Just sharing some link with the place you live in.

Both rules are obligatory. New places visited before 1st June 2015 (local time), but posted in June, are not valid.

Going for a guided walk around the town (especially to unknown areas of the city) is a good way to feel like a tourist in your own city.

Since I live in Warsaw, I can discover a new place in Warsaw, Mazovia Province or Mazovia Region. The last two aren’t the same.

If I would be living in Surakarta still, I would either explore Surakarta or Central Java Province (including any city that lies there). I know Yogyakarta and Surakarta had some historical links too, but well, it’s a special region for a reason. 😉 There are lots of things to see in CJ. 😉

If I’d be living in Tokyo, it would be Tokyo or Greater Tokyo area.

Etc. etc.

Have fun discovering new places!

Please link back to the post, so it’d be easier for me to link to you in the summary post in July.

Do you have a place you always wanted to visit, but haven’t done so yet? That could be a great chance. Do you know what place will you visit?


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  2. I have similar thing going on with my “Changing Seasons” challenge. I’ll link up some photos to your blog in June.

    1. Ok. I’ll check out your challenge tomorrow. There is never enough photos of Norway for me. 😉

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  6. This is such a cool idea! This will be the first blog challenge I accept; is there anything I need to do other than just post and include the #Monthly Travels Challenge tag? Thanks!

    1. Other than obeying the rules – no. 😉

      Have fun with the challenge and sorry it took so long. Cheers.

  7. Hi, I’m quite new in blog’ing, so many things need to discover still:) I like your challenge and would like to participate but not sure how to do that 😀
    in “leave a reply” website place i put the link that I would like to add to this challenge:) so what I should do now?:) Makasih mas! (nice to know that you have been in Indonesia:))

    1. Aku mbak 😛 I was a Darmasiswa student too, in Surakarta (Solo). It’s worth going there, just 75 mins and 10.000 rupiah (unless it got more expensive) by train.

      Well, it was discovering a new place where you live, so for now nothing. 😛 Do you see pingbacks above? It’s from linking this post in the text of your post. I ask for this as it’s easier to keep track of everybody’s posts. Maybe your readers would be interested in the challenge too.

      On 1st July (Warsaw time) there will be another post with rules for July. Cheers.

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