Glamor Blog 2009

  Between Two Journeys

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I can not believe it. Bubbles Underwater & Beyond is No. 2 in the ranking of 2009 blogs from the magazine Glamour, in the category "travel". What is nice is that it is the Internet users who voted. This allowed me to discover four other very nice blogs of globe-trotters, which I invite you to browse.

Starting with Don't be so French, No. 1 in the ranking, and much more "glamorous" than mine, it must be admitted, since it is mostly about fashion, in New York.

My personal favorite is going to Japan through blue eyes: staggered, often fair and funny chronicles about everyday life in Japan, by a young Lille expatriate in Tokyo. I will take the time to go through more of his tickets, both interesting and tasty.

Lovers of India will feast with these 2006-2008 travel diaries baptized The tribulations of Antoine. Exotic at will, since it also takes us to Syria, Ethiopia, Kenya or Dubai ...

Finally, really apart, Michel's tricyle round-the-world tour: at 61 years old, he has already covered tens of thousands of kilometres by pedalling... A blog as surprising as it is endearing. At the moment, he is in Burma (Myanmar) and heading towards Thailand.

Well, on the web page of Glamour, they made a mistake in their little titraille in red, and scored "Beauty Ranking" instead of "Travel Ranking" (EDIT-new visit made since: it's rectified!). Rest assured: I will not start writing editorial notes on trendy lipsticks or waterproof mascaras ...

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  Between Two Journeys

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  1. Bravo. All my congratulations. It's really deserved. I am very proud of you. And now, when someone will try to taunt me, I will say, "Yes, but I know the silver medal from the Glamor blog. "
    I watched the gold medal, really nice as a site. It is alert as everything and very refreshing. Note that your bubbles for freshness arrive on the first step.

  2. 😉 C’est tout à fait mérité, et pour moi, tu es le N°1!
    But if I am objective!
    I will go see others, thank you for the info!

  3. And ankles that swell, what's under the water? I imagine little buoys ...
    Well, I'll see the fourth winner. I liked the 3rd with his humor too quirky.

  4. @ Nono: J’aurais l’air fin, j’te jure, avec des bouées aux chevilles… Pfff! 😛
    Otherwise, me the same, I love the tone and humor of No. 3, Japan through blue eyes.

    @ Pit: Ça c’est vraiment gentil. 😀
    Bon, ben je crois que je n’ai plus qu’à ouvrir un fan-club… 😆

  5. 😆

    Incroyable!!! Les remarques subtiles du « Troll Velu » ne tombent pas dans la corbeille des messages « en attente de modération », contrairement à celles de cet autre commentateur velu et néanmoins désopilant dont je tairai le nom par pure bonté d’âme… 😛

    Ravie de voir que tu partages mon coup de cœur pour le blog du Lillois au Japon! 😉

  6. Do not really like Glamoor's readers.
    Put yourself in 2nd place ...
    Je pense que c’est à cause des commentaires postés par tes lecteurs. Sont pas à la hauteur de tes articles 😈

    NB: The blog of the expat in Japan is excellent.

  7. J’ai beaucoup rigolé en apprenant être « nominé » dans la sélection de blogs Glamour. 😡 D’un autre côté, je ne savais pas si je devais en être fier ou avoir honte. 😳

    In any case I also discovered your blog, and although not a diver (rather climber actually) I found it very nice and particularly well done. It makes me happy that it is reciprocal. Good luck, and wave if you come to dive on the side of the archipelago!

  8. Bonjour Alex, je suis ravie de découvrir ton petit mot ici ! 🙂

    Ben quoi, il est super « glamour » ton blog, pas de quoi rougir, faut assumer!!! 😆

    J’ai commencé à m’y promener et je me suis marrée toute seule derrière mon écran en lisant tes billets. J’ai adoré le manuel japonais pour apprendre le français (so romantic), le prédateur du centre commercial, et ce goût très nippon pour les grosses queues (hé, hé, avec une phrase pareille, je n’ose pas imaginer les requêtes Google qui vont bientôt débouler). 😆

    Thanks for the compliments, anyway. For climbers, there are some famous places in Thailand, on the Ao Nang side (Railey East and West beaches, in the Krabi area). On the other hand, I am not very familiar with diving spots in Japan. If I come here one day, I do not think it will be to dive, but rather to discover these strange customs that you describe so finely ...

    Good luck too, and enjoy reading!

  9. Glamour ! I always said it!
    C’est mérité. Et c’est bien que les « vrais » journalistes soient reconnus 😉
    You must work like crazy: your site is beautifully enriched, not to mention the fire fueled tickets. I do not mean to say that blogging feeds his man (his wife ...)
    So, we started to flash banner? Mmmm?
    Bon, comme ton site met 31 secondes à charger et que la moyenne de lassitude chez les internautes est fixée à 7 secondes, tu sais ce qui te reste à faire ? 😆
    Souffrant des mêmes maux, je suis en plein dedans depuis un bon moment et c’est aussi chiant que ça en à l’air… 🙁

  10. Merci Francis! 🙂

    I do not spin like crazy at the moment, I'm fine, I even a little up on the blog these days, in fact, since I had the "real" job (the one who feeds his wife and pay the rent) to insure ... I feed and enriched Small Bubbles Elsewhere rather when I insinuate in the wee hours of the night (but I know another who does the same with his blogueneries).

    For the banner, as I was unable to choose a visual and I was tired of being mocked by Alimata, I finally got down to this solution, which I use for a long time already on my other site Carnets d'Asie du Sud-Est (South-East Asian Diaries) (mais j’ai vu que le bandeau changeant en flash avait désormais tes faveurs aussi! 🙄 ) Pour l’instant, ça me va bien et ça colle nettement mieux à la thématique du blog. 8)

    The script I use is quite light, it does not slow down the page the most. In fact, which hinders the display of WordPress blogs, I have the impression, it is especially the scripts of plugins and themes. So I already restricted my plugins to those who are really essential, I fired the "gadgets".

    Je trouve en effet le Bloguen particulièrement long à charger (plus que Petites Bulles d’Ailleurs 😛 ), depuis que tu l’as relooké: tout « l’habillage » met un temps fou à apparaître. J’ai testé, comme toi, la vitesse d’affichage de mes pages sur des sites dédiés, et jusqu’à présent j’étais contente de moi, car j’obtenais moins de 10 secondes (d’où tu sors ce 31 secondes???) 😯

    But all depends on many other parameters, including the type of connection, and the browser (between IE and FF or Safari, for example, it's amazing, the difference) ❗

    I think I will still try to lighten my load time a bit:
    - by reducing the number of tickets on the homepage (the script of my theme automatically reducing each image in vignette, it will make less requests)
    - by removing the videos on the side (that too, that smashes the display performance)
    Too bad, I'm going to sacrifice the "visual" side that I like at speed.

    Otherwise, have you tested a plugin style "Super cache" that creates pages in Html to cache them, which avoids relaunching php requests each time? I hesitate to use this thing. It seems to me a little gas plant.

    Bon courage pour l’optimisation du Bloguen!!! 😀

  11. Félicitation pour cette démonstration de « glamouritude » 🙂

    A great recognition, especially from a reference in the field.

    I came across your blog not coincidentally, I am not disappointed with the trip and I will repeat the experience.

    If by chance, you came to walk on mine, you will see a new mag 'will not be long to make his appearance.

    Competition for the good "old" Glamor?


  12. @Mareen: Thank you for your little word. I feel very far from the "glamouritude" to say the truth, but it's still nice to have been selected in this "ranking". I will take a look at your blog when I return because the connections are a little slow, Koh Lipe.