May 31, 2013

Twitter tip: @Earth_Pics

Since I'm not able to travel very much, I need my daily dose of beautiful travel images so I can at least virtually travel the world every single day. Well, I know where to get this free daily dose of travel pics: Just follow @Earth_Pics on twitter. This account serves you about 45 amazing pictures a day, and every single one of them is enviable. It makes me want to grab my camera, hop on a plane and go to a random location on this planet. 

May 27, 2013

Food: Chocolate Lava Cake

I love everything that has chocolate in it. I like it even more if it has melted chocolate in it. So you can imagine I absolutely LOVE moist chocolate cupcake-ish cakes with melted chocolate on the inside, which oozes out when you put your spoon in the little cake. That's exactly what a Moelleux Au Chocolat is. It's also known as a chocolate lava cake or chocolate molten cake, because the chocolate oozes out like lava out of a volcano. Anyway, this is a truly devine dessert, and the good thing: it's extremely simple to make!

May 25, 2013

Backpacking wish list: Lush

When I'm going on my backpacking trip next year, I can't take my usual hair care products. The bottles would take up way too much space, so I have to come up with an alternative. Well, I found the perfect solution: Lush.

Lush is a brand which uses mostly natural ingredients. This is great, but the best thing is that they sell solid shampoo bars which, according to Lush, last as long as three 250 ml bottles of conventional shampoo. If that's true, it is a great substitute for liquid shampoo when going on a 5 month backpacking trip. Also quite nice: Lush is known worldwide, so when I'm out of product I can easily pop by a store in Singapore to buy the same product again. How great is that?

May 21, 2013

Travel Wish List: Chernobyl

I have a list. A list which contains places I really would like to pay a visit to at least once in my life. Today I'll share with you my first travel destination on the list. It's not necessarily on top of the list but I want to visit it soon. I know, it doesn't really sound like the most fabulous travel destination, but Chernobyl is very very very high on my travel wishlist.

May 19, 2013

Backpacking: the backpacking make-up bag

The stereotypical backpacking girl is often portrayed as a 'look, I didn't take a shower for a week' kinda girl with dreadlocks and an outfit that screams 'I don't care how I look because I am a backpacker and I'm freeeee!'. Now let me tell you that I'm not that kinda girl. I'm the girl that selects her outfit thoughtfully and puts on make-up almost every day. Not excessively, but the regular tinted bb cream, powder, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow (very natural though), and mascara seem to find my face every single day.
So now we get to the subject I would like to discuss: Do you take makeup on a backpacking trip? And if yes: which make-up do you take with you?

May 17, 2013

Backpacking gadget: Leatherman Juice CS4

Sorry, it's been a while since my last post. But I'm back again with a nice little gadget which, according to my boyfriend, I really need to take with me on my backpacking trip. He wanted to give me a practical backpacking tool as a gift (for no reason, did I already tell you I have the best boyfriend in the whole world?). So he gave me a Leatherman.

May 2, 2013

Weekend break: monkey forest

Sometimes you just have to take a little weekend break, away from all the stress, staying in a lodge somewhere in the forest doing nothing. Absolutely nothing. Well ofcourse that's not really possible, so we ate, we played a game of mini golf and we tested our bowling skills. The one and only trip we made was to a monkey forest. I love animals, and the great thing about this monkey forest is the fact that all the monkeys run around freely. None of them are caged, not even the gorilla's (but they are on an island so they can't get close to you, thank goodness). Anywayz... here are some amazing monkey pics I would like to share with you: