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  • Gemma Fottles

STWWS: Arrival in Amsterdam for the Job of a Lifetime

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

I cannot believe it. After three trains, one tram, one shuttle, a plane and three months of relentless campaigning to be SPAR International's UK travel reporter, I am finally in Amsterdam. I did it. I got to the final of the See the World with SPAR travel reporter competition. And I am hereeeeeeeeee, bitches.

I cannot express how nervous and excited I am. The final task as part of the See the World with SPAR travel reporter competition is a full report... video, blogs, photos, the works. Over the weekend I will be creating a media report about Dutch culture under the theme of ‘Where people make the difference’… I’ve got a few interviews planned that will hopefully all go the way I envision it, and I have one hell of a busy day tomorrow which will hopefully give me everything I need to create some kind of mildly entertaining content that may or may not secure me my dream job: travel reporting for 4 months all around the world – 4 different continents and many different countries. CUE mental breakdown.

It's a lot of pressure. I'm fresh out of university with everything ahead of me yet nothing set in stone. So, as my wonderful, loyal readers on this rambling travel blog, I would appreciate any support at all in this – whether it be as simple as leaving a comment on my blog posts, to tweeting and sharing my efforts of facebook and twitter. If you have any ideas of where people make a difference in Dutch culture, then get in touch! I’m focusing my report (again, if all goes to plan) on nature and the environment. Which will not be as geeky or boring as it probably sounds. I promise.

I want to say another big thanks to everyone who helped to get me here for the first  round, plastering my face and my cringe YouTube video all over the social media world. Although that video makes me cringe my head off - and I'm sure will haunt me for the rest of my life - it was totally worth it.

Oh, and the weekend is already off to a good start. I had to miss picking up my results today in Birmingham... but my good friend has kindly picked them up on my before. I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 1st class honours in English Literature and Media. Aahshgjsdgkkdfgll!!!!!! Is everything falling into place?

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