#hplphotoaday Day 6- Favorite Foreign Food. I love so much food, particularly Turkish, Vietnamese and Mexican, but I’m currently dreaming of khao soi, a northern Thai spicy chicken soup. #soupstagram #khaosoi #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
Flying on budget airlines can save you plenty of money, but can make you want to rip your hair out from all the extra fees and nonsense that go along with it. In my years of being a budget traveler, I’ve flown Ryanair in Europe, JetStar in Australia and Asia, AirAsia in Asia and Spirit in the United States. Each budget airline has their own set of rules that can make you want to shout…
#hplphotoaday Day 5- My Packed Bag Today. Off to work with this purse my grandmother brought back from her travels. Inside is my badge, wallet, pen, planner, sunnies and iPod. What’s in yours? #herpackinglist @herpackinglist #inmybag
#hplphotoaday Day 4- #fromwhereistand. Today I’m sitting at my desk at home writing, wearing these awesome green shoes I had made in #HoiAn, #Vietnam! Get some made if you’re there. #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
#hplphotoaday Day 3- Travel Reads. I always carry a book, my Kindle or the latest issue of @afarmedia magazine. This was taken last week in #puertorico. @herpackinglist #herpackinglist
#hplphotoaday Day 2- On The Road. Today I road tripped with @sams_musings to see @racheleubanks1 in #my_athens. #herpackinglist @herpackinglist (at Creature Comforts)
#hplphotoaday Day 1- The One Little Thing I can’t travel without are pocket sized notebooks to jot down essential details like hostel addresses and info. #herpackinglist @herpackinglist
As you walk past the colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets, you’re immediately aware that San Juan is a city brimming with history. The architecture reminds me of my time in Portugal, apart from its iconic tiles. The unincorporated archipelago of Puerto Rico may technically be a territory of the United States since the Spanish-American War, but it makes you feel like you’re in a…
As if my post on Vietnam’s Street Food wasn’t enough, I’ve made a video called Eating Vietnam about all the delicious things I ate during my month there.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Before deciding to go to Vietnam, I could have told you little to nothing about the man known as Ho Chi Minh. I knew he was once a chef and spent time overseas before returning to his home country and ushering it into the modern and Communist age. But until turning up at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and touring his former home, I didn’t know why he was so important.