My friends, we have done it!

Nelson Carvalheiro Travel&Food is #1 European Travel Blogger !

I would like to dedicate the #1 European Travel Blogger Award to all my dear friends, contacts and followers on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. It is good to know that you can count on all of you to support me when it is needed. The most amazing and wonderful sense of togetherness was shown when I could see all of you sharing and calling for your own friends and contacts to vote, so a Portuguese national could win the vote.

A special thanks to the Tourism of Portugal and Visit Portugal official authorities for supporting the broadcast of my campaign, and also to the Portuguese media for covering the vote process and the winning results.

It is a very good feeling to know that you have your friends, your contacts and eventually your country supporting you, and just proves that Portugal can unite it self around the causes that it believes in!

Winning the #1 European Travel Blogger award means that the stakes are higher, and I feel more committed than ever to continue to write and photograph interesting and engaging stories about what People, Travel and Food. Stories about the feelings, senses, smells, sights, sounds and touches, as it is through your senses that you ultimately achieve the “sense of place” when travelling!

It was a month of hard work and intense networking across all the social media and travel platforms and thanks to your support we have achieved this award together. I am very proud of all of you and of what we managed to achieve together! Sharing the immense joy of what it feels like to have won such an important award is what matters the most to me at the end of the day!

Once again, Thank you very much! I owe you one….