I’m Helen – The Lite Backpacker! I have made a choice to spend my time, money and energy on seeing as much of this beautiful planet as possible.  I am constantly searching for better ways to be healthy on a  backpackers budget. Keep in touch with my talestips, reviews and recipes by subscribing when  you see the pop up box OR you can get in touch through Facebook and Twitter for updates. If you have any great recipe ideas, send them through as well as I would love to try them out.. Hope you enjoy! 

 

Shanghai Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour – Review

Who doesn’t love dumplings? I certainly have a soft spot for a fantastically made dumpling, especially the ones with soup in the middle. Shanghai is one of the best places in the world to get a variety of different types. Over the centuries, different cultures from around China have merged …

Blackheath to Blue Gum Loop Bushwalk – A Sydney Escape

In need of an escape from Sydney? Head up into the Blue Mountains to do the Blackheath Blue Gum loop bushwalk. If you like being alone in the bush, stunning waterfalls, crystal clear swimming holes, sunbathing lizards and pushing your body to the limits, then this is the bushwalking escape …

Han Tang Inn Hostel, Xi’An, China – Review

I was a little nervous about arriving in mainland China for the first time. Everyone had mentioned to me that if you didn’t speak the language it would be very hard getting people to understand you. This is a situation I have run across many times in my travels, but …