Today I won a travel writing award

I am absolutely delighted to share that I have won a travel writing award. I placed second in the We Said Go Travel 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award. The We Said Go Travel (WSGT) website is in the top 12% of websites in the United States of America, where there are over 80 million websites at present, and their travel writing awards are highly regarded. This contest was judged by Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, Amanda Castleman, a freelance journalist who features in the Guardian and the BBC amongst others, and WSGT’s own travel expert Lisa Niver.

The theme for the 2017 Inspiration award was “How travel has changed your Life”. Writers were asked to write about a place in their life or a place they visited where they took a risk and fought against fear and were willing to grow forward.

You can read my entry below, which is about a huge turning point in my life that occurred in the bustling city of Hong Kong. Working my way through tears and fears in crowded streets, I found my way forwards to an incredible chapter of my life:

Choosing Hope: A Migrant’s Crossroad in Hong Kong