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! 

 

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 …

How to Create a Budget Travel Itinerary

Creating a basic budget travel itinerary is the most important part of your trip preparation. Disagree… let me set the scene for you… You are heading away on a trip and you would like to start planning your itinerary. However, it all seems overwhelming so you decide to wing it. …

A Day in Hong Kong: How to get around Hong Kong

For a city as big as Hong Kong is, spread out across multiple islands, it is actually ridiculously easy and fun to get around Hong Kong. Seriously, it’s fun. Hong Kong has made sure that its transport system is as iconic as the city it services. With fast trains and …