Two Canadian Girls Exploring the Globe. Seeking Womens' Stories of Happiness and Supporting Sustainable Travel.
A Hot Minute in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of our favourite cities in Asia! If you want to find mouth watering food that you won’t eat anywhere else in the world, some of the largest markets filled with everything you could possibly need and want, along with some outdoor adventures to tie it all together, 3 days in Hong Kong is the perfect amount of time to have a jam packed 72 hours.
Take a trip out to the neighbourhood of Mong Kok.
Mong Kok is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, but don't let that scare you away. A shopper's paradise, the district has anything you could ever want to buy - from shoes to household items to western brands and luxury goods. An interesting feature of this area is that entire streets seem to be dedicated to selling specific items. The most scenic and interesting among them are the flower market, goldfish street and bird market. In this neighborhood you can also find the Ladies Market - a street market filled with stalls selling electronic goods, knick knacks and other souvenir items. Even if you aren't looking to buy anything, Mong Kok is a great area to explore and experience a part of Hong Kong's bustling urban life.
·When shopping at the Ladies Market, remember to bargain on the prices! Often, the initial price quoted will be triple the market price for that item.
·Concentrated on Dundas Street are an abundance of food stalls selling a variety of different street food.
·Before leaving the store, make sure you examine the items to double check that you have the goods that you paid for.
·Before buying expensive items (electronics, shoes, etc), make sure to 'check' the price at nearby stores to make sure you're getting the best deal possible.
Day one continued....
Located in Mong Kok, Flower Market Road is where local Hong Kongers come to - you guessed it - buy flowers and other plants. It is especially busy come holiday time, when traditional plants are bought for good luck and to symbolize prosperity. There are beautiful orchids, bouquets, and plants in all shapes and sizes. Although there is not too much to 'do' here, it's a great area for photo opportunities and to soak up the authentic culture of Hong Kong.
·Go early in the morning if you are looking to buy some flowers, as they are the freshest at that time. If you get there REALLY early, you'll see them unloading the trucks.
Kowloon West Promenade
An alternative to Tsim Sha Tsui's 'Avenue of the Stars', this quaint waterfront promenade offers all the spectacular views of Hong Kong harbour, but without the crowds and tour buses. Take a leisurely stroll down the promenade, and then enjoy the sunset, and watch as the harbour lights turn on. Or, if the weather allows pick up some food at the nearby shopping mall, Elements and have a picnic on the grass while enjoying the beautiful urban scenery.
·This is a great location to see the 'A Symphony of Lights' harbour lazer show, starting at 8:00 pm daily.
·The nearby shopping mall, Elements, has a grocery store ThreeSixty as well as many takeout options for you to pack a picnic.
Hong Kong at Night
Check out Ozone bar at the Ritz Carlton, located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Center (ICC), and is currently the highest bar in the world. It offers panoramic views of the Hong Kong harbour and the Kowloon Penninsula.
·The dress code forbids beach sandals, open toe shoes, and sleeveless shirts for men.
·It gets quite busy on the weekends. Call ahead to check if there is a waitlist (phone: 2263 2263). Table reservations require a minimum spend, dependent on the day of the week.
·It's best to go for a drink or two, as if you have dinner here the food bill can get quite expensive. Drinks start at HK$100/$16CDN.
·If the weather is permitting, grab a table or stand on the outdoor terrace. If it's not, be sure to brave it for a few moments - the pictures are spectacular.
With large crowds and a vibrant atmosphere (especially on Friday and Saturday nights), Lan Kwai Fong is the nightlife central of Hong Kong. Originally just made up of a small square of streets, the bars and restaurants have now spilled out into the surrounding area. You'll find a good mix of expatriates, tourists and students in the party crowd, depending on which bars or lounges you go to.
·Most dance clubs will have a cover charge for men, and be free for women.
·For budget travellers, buy drinks at 7-11 and drink them on the street, as there are no open-bottle laws. Most establishments won't let you bring in outside drinks.
·Many bars and restaurants have 'ladies drink for free' night (typically Thursdays).
Standing at 34 meters tall, the Big Buddha is one of the largest bronze outdoor sitting Buddhas in the world, and it draws pilgrims from all over Asia. There are several ways to reach the Big Buddha. The fastest and most scenic is to take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car (~20 minutes one way). Buses and taxis are also readily available (~45 minutes), and the most adventurous option is hiking to the Big Buddha (~4 hours) - however, this is not recommended during the summer months, as soaring temperatures and humidity levels will make it quite a challenging experience.
·Avoid visiting on public Chinese holidays, as the line-ups are extremely long due to the high number of pilgrims and visitors taking both the cable car and bus.
·If on a budget, take bus #23 outside of Tung Chung MTR. It's located next to the escalator going up to the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Expect long queues on the weekend.
·If taking the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, you can prebook cable car times via their website to save time and avoid the queues. Check that the cable car is operational before going.
The Po Lin Monastery across from the Big Buddha is still active to this day as an important home to Buddhist monks. Here, visitors can immerse themselves amongst its beautiful Buddhist shrines, statues and architecture - thanks to a massive renovation project that makes it well worth a visit.
·Take a longer rest-stop and enjoy the vegetarian food they offer in the restaurants here.
·If you're eating at the vegetarian restaurant, buy a ticket and the menu is set. The more people in your group, the larger the variety of dishes.
Day Two Continued...
Tai O- A traditional fishing village dating back three centuries has maintained its laid-back lifestyle and charm. Given a picturesque view of the ocean and the old stilt houses, for which Tai O is known, there are photo opportunities around every corner. Slow down the pace and take your time exploring the area.
·You can take a 'boat tour' to see pink dolphins, although sightings are quite rare. Nevertheless, the cost is cheap, and the boat ride is quite scenic.
·Avoid going on weekends.
·To reach Tai O, take bus #11 from Tung Chung MTR (~45 minutes) or bus #21 from the Big Buddha (~15 minutes).
·The best thing to do is to wander away from the more touristy central areas for a glimpse into Hong Kong's past and way of living.
·Try the egg waffles made traditionally by the old man with the charcoal grill. There usually is a long line-up.
·Try the local snacks and food from the food stalls lining the street, or sit down for a seafood feast.
Located on a hill west of Tai O,there is a building that was originally a police station - built in 1902 to prevent smuggling and piracy - and has recently been converted into a boutique hotel and heritage site. Take the short walk to Tai O Heritage Hotel to snap some photos of its panoramic views of the fishing village and ocean below. Then you can also say you've been to the westernmost point of Hong Kong.
·There is a coffee shop where you can enjoy an afternoon tea, although it is on the expensive side. Book ahead if you want to go for afternoon tea, as spaces are limited.
·If you want to stay here, book in advance as there are only 9 rooms.
·There is a ferry pier next to the hotel that you can take back to Tung Chung, but ferries are infrequent, especially on weekdays.
A beautiful beach located on Lantau Island (the Chinese name translates as "shell beach"), Pui O is not too crowded and offers great scenery and clear waters. It makes a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. When the tide is out, you can effortlessly dig for clams and shellfish - some locals collect the shellfish to fry up and eat at home.
·Grab food at the beachside restaurant Ooh La La, which serves tasty Western food.
·Pui O is reachable by bus from Tung Chung (3M) or Mui Wo (Number 4).
·Campsites are available for use, and the restaurant Ooh La La rents tents and camping equipment.
Located a mere 30 minutes by boat from the Central district, Cheung Chau ("Long Island") is an old fishing community with an abundance of sights and eateries - from temples to street food, to an of pirate caves. Get lost amongst its narrow streets, breeze along the coastal bike path and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle.
·The best way to explore this small island is by renting a bicycle from any of the shops dotted along the main strip right when you step off the ferry.
·Take a ferry from Pier No. 5 located ~15 minutes walk from Hong Kong/Central MTR. The ferry ride is ~30 minutes or 1 hour depending if you take the fast or ordinary ferry.
Up until the 1970s, the Star Ferry was the main method of transportation between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. This short 10-minute ride across the Victoria Harbour offers amazing skyline views.
·There are ferries frequently available between Tsim Sha Tsui to Central or Wan Chai.
·Aim to be on the ferry at 8pm from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Island to enjoy the "A Symphony of Lights" lazer show that occurs daily.
Temple Street comes alive at night when restaurants and market stalls are packed side-by-side, offering delicious local food and just about anything else you can think of buying. Pull up a stool on the street and get adventurous with ordering! This would also be a great opportunity to buy small gifts, so brush up on your negotiation skills!
·Temple Street stretches from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, so you can get to the action from either MTR station.
·Avoid visiting during the day time, as the outdoor seating for restaurants and market stalls won't be opened.
·Try the 'clay pot cooked rice,' which is a local favorite.
Our Top Tips for Hong Kong
· Grab an Octopus Card to store money and use on buses, trains and in convenience stores (you have to pay deposit). It will save you a lot of time queuing or fishing for change.
·Use the MTR - there's a handy map in every station detailing the surrounding areas. Make sure you're getting out at the right exit to save you time, as some exits are very far apart!
·Grab a taxi! Hong Kong can be oppressively hot sometimes and taking a taxi is very affordable, quick and most importantly, it has air conditioning!
·If you need to cross the harbour in a taxi, hail the taxi by making a 'wave motion' with your arm. Note: Not all taxis want to go across the harbour.
·There are 3 tunnels connecting HK Island and Kowloon. The Central tunnel is the cheapest but has the most traffic, and the Eastern/Western tunnels are more expensive but faster.
·There's usually no need to tip. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge automatically to the bill. You don't need to tip anything additionally.
·If you want to eat at a nice restaurant but are wary of the price, try going at lunch time - many have set lunches which are much more affordable.
·The 7-11 shops, located everywhere, are an affordable option for buying drinks. There are no open bottle laws, and the locals call it going to "Club 7".
·At local restaurants, ask very clearly about dietary restrictions, and double check with the staff before ordering. Often even veggie dishes are still cooked with animal oils.
·When on an escalator, walk on the left and stand on the right, or risk the displeasure of everyone behind you!
· At local restaurants, it's acceptable to leave food scraps such as bones on the bare table.
We hope you take a visit to Hong Kong on your next travels! With such a large airport, it makes for a great layover destination when traveling to smaller countries near by. Often, a 3-4 day layover doesn't cost you much more than your original flight.
Peace, Love and good travels!
Lindsey and Cornelia
Bhaktapur and Patan: Nepali Kingdoms
As we approached the end of our stay in Kathmandu, we decided to take a day trip out of the capital and venture to Bhaktapur and Patan. These are surrounding towns that are quite eclectic and offer a different vibe to Kathmandu.
Before Nepal became its own country in 1768 it was comprised of kingdoms; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Each kingdom with its own unique history and ruling powers.
Bhaktapur and Patan are quite different from Kathmandu and seem to have a slower pace of life. Bhaktapur will offer you historical temples and mind blowing art while Patan will send you down colourful streets and quiet corners. These smaller towns can be explored in a day (we did both in one) or you can find hostels in both if you really want to take your time!
To get to both spots, begin the day by taking a cab from Kathmandu. You can walk up to any driver and bargain for a price. Cabs are very affordable in Nepal. We spent the whole day exploring, took 3 separate cab rides and it only cost about 30 CDN dollars.
Check out our highlights below!
Take a guided tour through the old quarters and learn about the importance of each building and the specific architecture. There are guides situated right at the gates of the city and are ready to teach your for a small price.
Rub the snake statue for good luck where the royal family used to bathe.
Check out some authentic singing bowls and see if their healing powers work for you!
Climb up to the highest point in Bhaktapur's Durbar Square and enjoy the views.
Stray off the beaten path and venture out of the town’s centre to explore some artistic back streets.
Grab lunch at a rooftop cafe while enjoying some authentic Nepalese food and enjoy the sunset over Patan's Durbar Square.
Look around local temples. Nepal has little temples on every corner and each one has its own design, charm and feel. Make sure you check out The Golden Temple!
****Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan all have their own Durbar Squares which simply translates to The Palace Square. When in doubt, Durbar Squares are always a good place to find food, people and something to see****
What to do, Kathmandu
As you begin your descent onto unknown land, feelings of excitement start to crawl through your veins as you look out past the wings of your descending plane. Suddenly you are surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys, clusters of homes-different in size and colour; amidst a light haze that dusts your initial view of this newly awaiting country.
Is that fog, smog or dust? You think to yourself. The first of many questions you may have as you begin and experience your travels in Nepal! We can assure you that an adventure full of learning awaits!
You have arrived in Kathmandu, the biggest city and capital of Nepal with a population of approximately 1,300,000 people. Nepal's population stands at just under 30,000,000. If you’re unsure as to where Nepal is located, it’s the small country squeezed right in between two powerhouse countries, India and China.
Over the years Nepal has made a name for itself in tourism, specifically in the adventure sector. Unfortunately Nepal experienced a major earthquake in 2015 that left a lot of homes, businesses and historical sites severely damaged. A lot of what you see now in Nepal is the rebuilding process, the country has come together to build and strengthen their communities.
Despite these challenges, Nepal is a country that we believe every traveller should experience. It is high on the travel bucket list for trekkers world wide as it is home to the basecamp of the Annapurna and Everest range. We spent 3 weeks in Nepal, from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a small village in between.
We could go on and on about what their is to do in Nepal, but first we must start with Kathmandu! We had 4 days to pack in as much exploring as possible and the city surely did not disappoint.
Our Top 10 Highlights & Tips for Kathmandu!
1.Climb 365 steps up to Swayambhu and explore one of Kathamandu’s finest historical sites. Watch that episode here!
2. Eat some incredible local and international cuisine, drink tasty cocktails or soothing teas while you chill out with fellow travelers at our favourite restaurant in Kathmandu, OR2K.
4.Treat yourself to a Spa visit. They are luxurious and very affordable in Nepal. There are tons of spas along the streets in Thamel, just check out Trip Advisor and some reviews before you book!
5.Western Tandooriis a must stop spot to eat for authentic Nepalese and Indian food!! Recommended by a fellow Canadian travel friend, we found this small gem and loved every bite.
6. Stroll through the maze that is Thamel, the travellers haven. If your desire is to eat, shop, prep for your trek, have an afternoon coffee or sit high on a rooftop patio. Thamel is the spot to go!
7. Hop in a taxi and take a drive out to Pashupatinath Temple. Learn about this holy site, watch cremations take place and allow yourself to be still and reflective amidst everything you're experiencing.
8. If you're craving a night out in the Thamel area, Purple Hazeis a classic rock and roll bar that'll keep the party going all night long.
9. Learn more of Nepal's Kingdom history at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, the most famous square in the country that used to be comprised of Kingdoms.
10. Your taxi from the airport to most hostels/hotels in the Thamel area should be about $9 Canadian Dollars which is equal to 750 Nepalese Rupees. Remember, haggling is appropriate in Nepal.
Hanging out with Monkeys in Asia
It is easier than you think, they are everywhere!
Although there are a few places to visit that are extra special. :) Just keep in mind that monkeys are NOT domesticated. They can and may bite you, which could result in a trip to the hospital and a massive rabies shot. So please tread slowly when interacting with these little buggers.
Swayambhu - Kathmandu, Nepal
Also known as The Monkey Temple, located just west of downtown Kathmandu. Upon climbing 365 steps to the top you will find monkeys everywhere! There are HUNDREDS of monkeys all over this UNESCO heritage site. Make sure you take a trip all the way up to experience where the Buddhists and Hindus make their pilgrimage each day!
You can visit Swayambhu for less than the price of a coffee. Check out our episode about our experience!
Mt Batur, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Getting up at 2am to climb a mountain is something every backpacker should do at least once. Think of the endorphins, think of the views, think of the monkeys stealing your breakfast when you finally get a chance to eat at 8am when you reach the top. In fact, that happened to us!
When you get to the top and you're ready to explore the active volcano, be prepared to be followed by these fierce little buddies to The Sacred Monkey Cave where they “never stop partying”.
You can book your walking tour from any of the little kiosks in “downtown” Ubud. The are little tourists shops about every 100 meters or so. And don't forget, always remember to barter!
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
If being the largest religious monument in the world, as well as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t enough for you to visit, maybe sprinkling some monkeys on top will get you there.
Being a respectful visitor is important when travelling. Keep in mind that you can't enter some of the temples with shorts or a top that is showing your shoulders. So please remember to pack layers and be prepared to sweat a little.
Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
The place you are most likely to have a monkey interact with you is no doubt, Monkey Forest! Upon entering, they sell bushels of bananas for you to feed them but hand them out quickly because they are hungry! The monkeys will also check your pockets to see if you are hiding any in there! One of them even jumped on Lindsey’s head when she sat down to have a break.
If you are staying in Ubud we implore you to stay at Yumi House! With one of a kind breakfasts and a cozy and clean room, we never wanted to leave our Balinese Momma!
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Climb the 231 steps to reach the top of the caves and celebrate the Hindu gods inside. On the way up the steps be prepared to take lots of breaks and lots of pictures as the monkeys will follow closely by your side, scavenging for food. Be warned - they will steal your stuff so hold on tight!
While taking the subway on your route to the Batu Caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur, note that they provide female only cabins. If you want to hang out with some sisters for the ride!
SASANE: Kathmandu, Nepal
February 2017, we landed late at night in Kathmandu, Nepal. Having come from separate parts of the globe, Lindsey traveling 15+ hours from Toronto via Hong Kong and Cornelia flying from Korea via China, (which surprisingly took 24+ hours with all the connections and layovers) we were both exhausted. Yet, we were so happy to be together again in the Family Peace House in downtown Kathmandu and ready for our next big backpacking adventure together!
No time to be wasted, we were to be up bright and early ready to film at our first organization, SASANE.
SASANE is a not-for-profit organization that supports women who have been involved in the Human Trafficking Industry. Their goal is to support and empower women to become active members of their local communities. They offer training and outreach programs that go into communities across the country and educate citizens about the realities of Human Trafficking and how families can protect themselves. They also give women the opportunity to learn about their legal rights, and train them to become paralegals. SASANE also offers a hospitality program that brings in many visitors to Kathmandu (like ourselves) and teach people how to cook Nepalese cuisine.
We spent 3+ hours with the ladies at SASANE and had the BEST time. Upon arrival we felt such a sense of love, acceptance and true happiness. Every single member of their team welcomed us with open arms. Our plan for the afternoon was to take a cooking class while we learned more about the organization, the women’s lives in Nepal and the variety of work these women did. Oh, and of course we were hoping to master some Nepalese dishes. Turns out, making a good looking momos is harder than it seems ;)
We discovered SASANE before our trip through our favourite travel company G Adventures. We were looking to meet women and experience different cultures through female driven initiatives, this program was a perfect connection for HappyHer.
If you find yourself in Kathmandu or Pokhara in the future, which we hope you do, take a visit to SASANE and meet their incredible team. You are sure to leave feeling positively impacted and full of a deeper global connection.
For more information about the organization and how to visit SASANE, take a look at their website
Peace, Love, and Happy Travels! XO Cornelia and Lindsey
Dog Sledding in Quebec City
Oh me. Oh my.
You must go.
At least once in your life.
Though I can tell you 100 % I will be doing this again.
This past month one half of HappyHer headed up to re-visit Quebec City. It had been ten years since the “all Ontario students must do this” school trip and it was time to make some new memories that didn’t involve the Museum of Civilization.
After hitting up the traditional spots - Petite Champlain, Château Frontenac and the winding hills of Old Quebec, it was time for a new adventure - Dog Sledding!
We drove 30 minutes outside of the downtown core to begin our adventure! We opted for the company Adventure Inukshuk and 10 outta 10 would recommend!
Things to know:
Dog sledding will run you about $100 per person for an hour in Quebec City - you can do it near Mount Tremblant but it will cost you much much more!
The dogs are cared for and LOVE to run. It’s in their blood and our little pups were ready to go!
You can be the driver or the passenger or both! I opted for passenger as it was warmer!
It is not that fast. This is a not a wild tundra movie of the north - you are presumably new at this (unless you make wild northern tundra movies) so they go at a pace that is comfortable for you.
There may be poo. The dogs that is. All that running is waking up their systems - maybe bring a scarf if the smell bugs you.
There is hot chocolate and husky puppy cuddling at the end!!!!!
Dress warm! If you don’t have snow pants they will give you some!
Don’t go when it is -32 like I did. You will very quickly lose that finger and toe sensation.
Peace, Love, and Happy Travels! XO Lindsey
Living Out of a Backpack: Our Top Travel Tips Before You Jet Off!
So you’re about to take off on your next adventure. Ready to leave the everyday routine behind and greet the world with curiosity and excitement.
You’ve got the funds in your account, you’ve pinned the ultimate bucket list item for each country on your route and you’ve done all the research you can before your flight takes off in under 24 hours (Omg WHAT am I missing?!).
Packing... Admit it, we all leave it to the last minute. A vacation is one thing, but trying to decide what to bring on a trip that could be upwards of 3 months in different climates and cultures?! Forget about it. Can anyone say stressful, much?
Both Lindsey and Cornelia have gone away from periods of 1-6 months at a time, and have a few top tips as to what they won’t leave the country without and how to ace the packing of that child sized backpack.
1.Natural Lip Balm.
I don’t leave the house without it, dry lips are my pet peeve.
Fave Brand: HEMP Coconut by Epic Blend. Goes on smooth and it is super hydrating. Without the chemicals you don't want on your lips.
2. XL Ziploc Bags.
Great for so many things! From a wet bathing suite, to nail polish, to stashing my face wash and creams.
3. A Warm Vest.
A recent travel discovery for me. Provides a perfect layer for colder destinations and it’s so thin, yet warm and not bulky to pack!
Personal Fave: Columbia, Omni-Heat
4.Biodegradable Wash Soap.
I wash my underwear in the sink, okay? #travelhack
Fave Find: Sierra Dawn Campsuds found at MEC. $13.75 for a bottle
5.Quick Dry Towel.
It’s thin, rolls up into basically the size of my fist... AND you can use it in the hostel shower room and the beach!
Living out of a backpack can be hard and I like to stay organized. These little bad boys from ORB Travel helped keep me sane when repacking every few days.
Why? A few reasons. Airports - the smaller the liquids the better. Weight - the lighter your backpack the better. Pay it forward - many travelers end their trips and leave you with free bottles of stuff so don't waste the limited space you have!
3.A Big Sweater
The cozier the better. Layers are key for hot and cold planes, trains and boat rides. You can also take them off and BAM you have a pillow! #travelhack
Key for staying in hostels or shared accommodation because unfortunately you cannot trust everyone. Many hostels will sell these to you but why not save that money for a snack!
I forget everything. Even the most memorable moments. Having a journal allows me to look back and remember that the best pad thai we had in Koh Lanta was at Rock and Roll Pad Thai, that 1000 riel (Cambodian currency) is $0.30 CAD and that the Taj Mahal took 22 years to build!
Peace, Love, and Happy Travels! XO Cornelia and Lindsey
HappyHer's Guide to Sustainable Travel
“Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then fills you up with stories.”
HappyHer adores everything travel. (OBV. Are we being repetitive here?) We jump at every opportunity to tick another country off our carefully tracked world maps. Our ideal trip involves connecting with communities abroad and learning from the people who make up these magical places. This type of travel brings us true joy, sparking our interest to go away time and time again.
The goal in filming our second season was not only to meet women and discuss their opinions on happiness across different cultures, but we wanted to explore the places we would be visiting with a sustainable take on our upcoming trip. According to the World Tourism Organization, traveling sustainably means "Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities". Simply put, our goal was to line up activities and excursions with organizations that spoke to us and that would benefit the communities we would be traveling amongst.
Before we left Toronto we did a ton of research as to the route we would be taking through Nepal and India. We had 6 weeks in total and wanted to make sure there were lots of opportunities to connect with a variety of women along the way. If you’re curious as to our preferred travel style, we can honestly say that both of us like to be prepared when planning a trip. Over the years, our travel habits have become a bit more relaxed than the first time we went away. We now like to leave a bit more room for spontaneity and spend a bit more time in each spot. This would be our second time back to Asia, giving ourselves 3 weeks in Nepal and 3 weeks in India. Compared to our first trip, which was 10 countries over 3 and a half months. BIG DIFFERENCE.
Both backpacking trips would leave us with memories that will never leave our souls and no doubt bring a smile to our faces, time and time again.
As HappyHer shares our Season 2 adventures with all you Wanderlusters, we hope that your travel bug is sparked and you too want to experience the joy, knowledge and wonders of sustainable travel.
Peace, Love, and Happy Travels! XO Cornelia and Lindsey